Category Archives: Friends

Crazy Sorrow – The life and death of Alan Mullin a book that is hard to read but you have to finish it.

This is the story of one of Scotland’s young mountaineers Alan Mullin his short life and his dad death. To me it tells a story of a horrific childhood the effects of sectarian bigotry, a hard life in the military … Continue reading

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7 December 1982 – This is the Anniversary of the F111 USA crash on Sgurr na Stri ( Hill of Strife) Isle of Skye.

“At about 8 pm on the night of 7 December 1982 after descending to about 1000ft over Loch Scavaig, an F-111F aircraft struck the southern face of the 1620 foot peak Sgurr na Stri,  The unarmed aircraft, serial number 70-2377, … Continue reading

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Books – that mean a lot to me a few more ideas for Christmas?

Books have always meant a lot to me and my early climbing days these books especially were specail. In these days that was what I wanted for all my Birthdays and Christmas presents from a very young age.  I was always … Continue reading

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Some ideas for stocking fillers for lovers of the outdoors.

As always a few ideas for the Christmas stocking fillers. A Bothy bag / a great bit of kit its magic of you ever need it in an emergency or to get out of the weather. They all are lightweight … Continue reading

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A great show at Culloden Academy Inverness. Christmas is a time for the kids to enjoy.

I drove to Inverness at the weekend Ben Wyvis was looking great but I was not going on the hills. It was magic as I managed to get to watch my Grand kids at Culloden Academy Inverness take part in … Continue reading

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An interesting night with Clive Rowland “Wee chat” about an epic on the Ogre in Pakistan.

The Ogre – Baintha Brakk or The Ogre is a steep, craggy mountain, 7,285 metres high, in the Panmah Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram mountain range. It is located in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan: 7,285 metres: Karakoram First ascent: Doug Scott, … Continue reading

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Thinking of my Mum – 40 years on.

This is always a hard week as every year at this time as the years go by its still the same today as it was when my Mum passed away.  This is the anniversary of my Mum’s passing she died … Continue reading

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