Category Archives: Family

Sadly no hills. Thoughts of two good pals . They make you think how lucky we are . Little things like eyesight snags and a great Scottish rugby result.

  Sadly I never got on the Moray Mountaineering Club Bus to Dalwhinnie today my cough was back so I have to take it easy and a wet cold day on the hills is not what I need. I hope … Continue reading

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A powerful piece by “Mountain Magic” on the tragic events on the Avalanche on Ben Nevis.

This is an article by Mountain Magic. I read it and asked Paul who wrote if I could reproduce it. It is written with incredible feeling after the tragic Avalanche on Ben Nevis. Andy was there along with other Mountain … Continue reading

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Headed home. Snowy Ossian and the Stag at Ossian a bit of a celebrity now after an article in the Sunday Post. Be aware heavy snow and wind.

Old age does not come easy and the Hostel was a bit busy and I found out that I was not booked my mistake. More of the club were arriving via Culra and some Munro’s. The weather would be wild … Continue reading

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Last day of February – it’s been a long month.

It’s been a strange month and the Spring like weather has helped ending what always feels a long month. Sadly I have only been out on the hills twice due to my bronchitis that is still getting investigated . This … Continue reading

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Thank you for those that came to the Moray Club talk on Mountain Safety in Elgin.

I had said I would do a talk to the club about Mountain Safety mainly winter skills for my Mountaineering club. It was held in the Drouthy Cobbler last night. As the winter is fading but could easy comeback we … Continue reading

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Well done Yvette on Kilimanjaro for the Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children Charity. So pleased for her and her group.

On my way back home just passing a misty Loch Lomond I heard that my step daughter Yvette had summited on Kilimanjaro as part of a charity group . She was two hours from the nights camp and tired from … Continue reading

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Stunning day to travel back the long route. A walk round the canal at Fort William.

I left Ayr yesterday and visited some friends in the West. Elma Scott in Crianlarich telling me how glad she was that the RAF Leeming Team who were up for a winter week. Elma is a lady who has looked … Continue reading

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