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BRITISH JOINT SERVICES ALASKA EXPEDITION 1962 – Denali

I just found a great article on a BRITISH JOINT SERVICES ALASKA EXPEDITION 1962 from the Diaries of John Hinde it gives a great description of the early days of climbing on Denali.  Many thanks to Fiona Wild John’s daughter for … Continue reading

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Looking back on 2017 – some thoughts!

The old saying that the main thing in life is: “Health is wealth” and that is what makes life so much better! I am so privileged that I have been able to share so many adventures with some great folk … Continue reading

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Heading to Ballater tomorrow. Lochnagar – the lure of a magic place and Memories.

I had originally planned the New Year at Glen Feshie but there was a mix up with the bothy so a few of us are of to Ballater tomorrow for the New Year. Many have plans but I am still … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas – Hill days and ice climbs on past Christmas Periods. Can you donate to the Homeless?

Yesterday was busy I spent most of the night coughing and lots of broken sleep the usual Christmas cold that sweeps the village. I managed to get into shops early though they were still busy at 0700 a bit of … Continue reading

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Al Slyvester update !

It is good to get some great news on Christmas Eve. This is from Al Sylvester. “Season greetings, I want to share with you what’s being going on. Thank you for everyone’s cards n messages, I’ve been overwhelmed to the … Continue reading

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Drive through Artic Scotland to Ayr then off to Lockerbie and the South

Yesterday I was away early after the gritters were out? Heading for Ayr to see my sisters . The main roads were fine and clear going over the Dave Moor was stunning with the Cairngorms plastered, my thoughts were wanting … Continue reading

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75 years on a forgotten tale of the Wellington Crash 10 Dec 1942 Geal Charn near Beinn Alder.

Beinn Alder Crash  10 th Dec 1942 There is an amazing story of a Vickers Wellington  aircraft 10/12/1942 that crashed south eastern flank of Geal Charn  One  crew member survived in mid-winter and went for help – what a story … Continue reading

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