Category Archives: Expeditions – Alaska – Himalayas etc

Sad news – Mountaineer, Ted Atkins killed in the Italian Alps whilst descending Civetta in the Dolimites.

I received this from one of my best pals Terry Moore it is the call you do not want but that I sadly have taken on to many occasions. “Hello Heavy After speaking tonight I can confirm that TED ATKINS … Continue reading

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Busy day – Early morning cycle , then climbing at Logie head and then meet Johny Muir .

We are still in the heatwave and headed out early into a strong wind to get some miles done. It was a lovely cycle and by the coast I kept cool but it was still hot. It was then get … Continue reading

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Some Character – Born to live forever – Al MacLeod. If going to the Alps please ensure you have Insurance.

Big Al MacLeod I was asked for some guide books for the Alps yesterday and I mentioned Insurance to the young couple and gave them some advice of past ventures after about 20 trips to the Alps. Looking through some … Continue reading

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Great News Drone Assisted Rescue on Broad Peak.

It was great to see that the Scottish climber Rick Allan was spotted by a drone after he had a problem descending from Broad Peak in the Himalayas. Broad Peak (Urdu: بروڈ پیک‎)[2] is the 12th highest mountain in the … Continue reading

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Farewell old watch – what now for the hill?

In the old days it was map ,compass, watch when I started on the hills nowadays we have gadgets now on our phone that can nearly do all those things! Yet I always carry a map, compass and wear a … Continue reading

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On way to Ben Nevis

I had a grand drive down to Glencoe today it was a superb day the hills were stunning! Snow was still high up on the hills but every thing was so green. This is superb time of year to see … Continue reading

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Lost pictures of the West Ridge of Everest 

Lost pictures of the West Ridge of Everest Many will note it is Everest Season just now and the usual media is full of the stars and the annual pilgrimage to the highest mountain in the World. I was very lucky … Continue reading

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