Category Archives: Expeditions – Alaska – Himalayas etc

Great gear – Buffalo shirts and some memories of Denali.

I have an old pal a superb mountaineer Terry Moore who I have known for over 40 years, he is by far one of the best mountaineers I have ever met. He sent me a photo about his Buffalo shirt … Continue reading

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  Thanks for a great night in Blairgowerie Tayside MRT.

Last night I did a talk for The Tayside MRT at there new base in Blairgowerie! it was an interesting night and very enjoyable! I travelled down early and visited a few friends on the way sadly there was no … Continue reading

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1983 Canada Ice – The dream ice climbing venue. Young unknown climbers, Koflachs boots and basic ice srews

Today my mate Nick Sharpe sent a photo of Mount Kidd Falls in Canada a route we did in 1983. This a steep ice climb protected by a huge avalanche bowl on Mount Kidd. Nick is a Mountain Guide in … Continue reading

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AGM Outfitmoray and Film Night with Moray Mountaineering Club.

Yesterday was busy of to Aberdeen to see Robyn and have lunch and a chat and the roads were fine but it was a raw cold and the hills are filling up with snow I would imagine. Then back home … Continue reading

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Great bothies and Memories.

It’s great when you find an old photo that sirs the memories like the one above of wonderful bothy days and night with great pals. Mark in the photo is no longer with us killed on Lochnagar many years ago … Continue reading

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Lessons from Diran Peak – The arrival at Base Camp.

It was interesting looking back on our trip to Pakistan in 1993 and though successful it was a close run thing. We learned so much, I had been to Nepal in 1990 on a small expedition of 6 pals on … Continue reading

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Photo memories – Barefoot on the Cobbler – At one with the Big Mountains – Bus up the Karakoram Highway. 1993 Diran Peak 23,839 feet Memories . Triumph and Tragedy.

I was looking through some old slides and found a few that make me laugh. I met this guy as we were coming off the Cobbler after a great days climbing, it was late on a summers night. We would … Continue reading

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