Category Archives: Family

Climbing Pubs – Another Era ?

My first insight into a pub for climbers was in my first weekend at Kintail at the Kintail Lodge Hotel where I sat in awe with my shandy as the Mountain Rescue Team and the locals sang lots of folk … Continue reading

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Difficult Times Ahead

Well what can I say it going to be a hard time ahead and I am thinking of family and friends. With the lockdown comes a huge change in life for us all. I have had so many calls from … Continue reading

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A different Mothers Day.

Mothers Day What would my Mum be thinking of today as we are in the midst of this virus? She would definitely be upset with the way some folk who do not listen to current advice from those in the … Continue reading

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How do we cope with the Coronavirus information. Advice on hill-walking, mountaineering, skiing and climbing.

I am asked if I am going out on the hills with the Coronavirus ongoing? I have not been on the hills since January as I have a ongoing problem with my chest. It’s getting better and I feel a … Continue reading

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Great things happen when Men, Women and Mountains meet.

Yesterday I was at a lovely wedding for Brent and Dianne. They met at the Moray Mountaineering Club Weekend Meet in Glen Clova. It was great to see them so happy and we all had a wonderful day. Great things … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day. Lassies I admire !

International Women’s Day I was very lucky to have been brought up with some many friends telling me the tales of past Mountaineers and other incredible people. In these days there were few women mountaineers. I have always loved books … Continue reading

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Apologies for having to cancel a few talks recently I am trying to get health sorted out.

This week I should have been down South doing a talk for the Mayo family and the Bowland Pennine MRT but unfortunately I have not been feeling great for a while. One of the problems was I lost my voice … Continue reading

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