Category Archives: Family

29 July 1980 – Mick Hernon RIP Pic Badile – Stafford MRT. A plea “If your climbing abroad please have Insurance?”

I was in North Wales on 29 July 1980  I had seen plenty of tragedy in the mountains and learned much of the effect that personal loss brings when  we lost one of our own Mick Hernon in the Apls. … Continue reading

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Fathers Day thoughts.

Father day. 2017 –  Many would not believe that I had a minister as my father a “Fire and Brimstone minister” a tee – totaller.  We had a great child hood though, very little money in a big manse in … Continue reading

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A special tribute/ celebration of JC life.

Yesterday was a special celebration of a good mans life! John Coull’s funeral service was a great tribute to John. Family and friends came from far and wide and there was a guard of honour when John arrived. It was … Continue reading

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John Coull – Funeral information: Friday 16 th June at 1430 at Moray Crematorium by Buckie.

In Memory of John Coull Mountaineer,Skier, Expeditioner, Arctic Explorer, Skier, Sailor, technology adviser and helper to the old and young, party organiser and lover of the wild places and especially the Scottish Islands. RIP John. From the family “JC Coull … Continue reading

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Home after a great trip from Oxford to John O Groats # RideforReuben

Well the great adventure is over and the cycle to John O Groats is ended. It was some trip 8 days on the road and nearly 800 miles cycled. It was to me so  scary to watch at times as … Continue reading

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Going Home after #RideforReuben – Thanks to all for your support and over £10000 raised.

I am in Inverness after another long day and the great adventure is nearly over and all we have to do is get Yvette, Dave, Lexi and Ellie Skye home via the airport. The van has been returned and all … Continue reading

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Looking for accommodation on Tuesday night the 30 th May #RideforReuben.

I am helping my stepdaughter starting next Friday in her task to cycle from the John Ratcliffe Hospital in Oxford to John O’ Groasts over 750 miles. I fly down next week and I will be the support driver following … Continue reading

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