Category Archives: Falklands Islands

The Falklands – a winter climb on Harriet.

I was privileged to spend two tours in the Falklands when I was in the RAF. It is a wonderful place for wildlife and mountains. Most of the popular peaks are less than 1000 feet and were the scene of … Continue reading

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Winters in the Falklands – one pair of boots and crampons and a great day winter climbing.

I was privileged to spend two tours in the Falklands when I was in the RAF. It is a wonderful place for wildlife and mountains. Most of the popular peaks are less than 1000 feet and were the scene of bloody battles … Continue reading

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MEMORIES OF WINTER MOUNTAINEERING IN THE FALKLAND ISLANDS

MEMORIES OF WINTER MOUNTAINEERING IN THE FALKLAND ISLANDS     As a member of the RAF you occasionally get detached to out of the way places.  The Falklands Islands are one of these. It is a wonderful place and though … Continue reading

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Good night in Clydebank Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre – Met some great people – Great journey down.

It was an ever-changing day as I drove down to Clydebank for my talk last night I started off in low cloud and sleet on the Dava Moor and fresh snow on the wee hills. The A93 Glenshee road was … Continue reading

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Skye and the Dubhs Ridge! What to do if lightening strikes!

A Day with the Giant and Bob in Skye on The Dubhs Ridge “Doing The Dubhs”   “Said Maylard to Solly one day in Glenbrittle, All serious climbing, I vote is a bore, Just for once, I Dubh Beag you’ll … Continue reading

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Book launch “Cry Argentina” lecture in Inverness – Winter golf at Ballindarroch – Millionaires Golf

  Yesterday I managed to change my winter tyres, winter is now officially and was playing golf at Ballindalloch Castle golf Course but it was so cold on this wonderful place overlooking Ben Rinnes not far from Aberlour. We had sleet … Continue reading

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Mountain Safety – How can we improve the Safety message? Lecture tonight Inverness!

When I retired from Mountain Rescue I thought that would be the end of Meetings but as I am still interested in Mountain Safety I attended a Communications Working Group. The main aim is to improve the Safety Message after … Continue reading

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Meeting at Glenmore Lodge – Everest – National Scenic Areas in Scotland Map!

Today I am off to Glenmore Lodge for a working group on Mountain Accidents, it is a group hopefully that may be able to assist in getting the Safety message across after a sad winter. It will be interesting to see what … Continue reading

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Cry Argentina. All are welcome. Thursday 2 May, 6pm at Waterstones Eastgate Centre, Inverness

IAN SYKES is a climber and mountaineer who is the founder of Nevis Range Ski Centre and co-founder of Nevisport.  See yesterdays Blog! Ian is giving a free talk about the background to his novel, Cry Argentina. All are welcome. … Continue reading

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More on South Georgia – Dave Nichols RIP – Mad Ratters Tea Party Helicopters: like flying on Harry Potters broomstick…but with a little plastic windscreen.

Whilst doing some research on South Georgia I found out the Dave Nichols had died in 2006. Dave was a Marine and a world-famous mountaineer he ended up a Brigadier, he climbed with John Barry and is well mentioned in … Continue reading

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