Category Archives: Gear

The Celtman Extreme Triathlon June 2018, what an event.

It was an incredible idea to organise an Extreme Triathlon in Scotland and a few had their doubts, including myself. A few thought that to run such an event on the West Coast was bold and questions like would the … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Enviroment, Equipment, Friends, Gear, Hill running and huge days!, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Munros, Views Mountaineering, Views Political?, Weather, Wildlife | Leave a comment

Celtman Extreme Triathlon today – all the best to all the competitors and those who look after them.

I woke early and think of all the Celtman and women who are now ready for the swim in Loch Torridon 3.2 kilometre early this morning then they are off for a 202 kilometre cycle and then the run over … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Enviroment, Friends, Gear, Health, Hill running and huge days!, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, People, Views Mountaineering, Weather, Wildlife | Leave a comment

Scary helicopter ride in Skye?

When you look at the photo below it is just the normal photo of a wild Corrie in Skye. It is Coire Bhasteir in Skye the Gateway to this part of the Skye ridge. Every time I look at it … Continue reading

Posted in Friends, Gear, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Views Mountaineering, Weather | Leave a comment

A insight into a different World of Cycling and meeting two icons Mark Beaumont and Alan Hinkes of the Outdoor world.

Yesterday I travelled from Ayr through the wonderful scenery of the Galloway and Borders on my way to the Keswick Mountain Festival. I passed many of the places where my Dad and Mum took us hill walking over 50 years … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft incidents, Books, Corbetts, Cycle to Syracuse Training, Cycling, Enviroment, Friends, Gear, Lectures, Local area and events to see, Lockerbie, Mountain rescue, Mountaineering, People, Plants, Recomended books and Guides, Views Mountaineering, Weather, Wildlife | Leave a comment

Respect – in more ways than one . A rescue from the TD Gap in Skye 1960.

How much we take for granted today if we have a problem in the mountains. Nowadays we have the helicopters, well equipped, trained teams, good roads and communications. There were few teams about even in the 60’s and a call … Continue reading

Posted in Equipment, Gear, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Rock Climbing, Views Mountaineering | Leave a comment

Helmets when scrambling – to me a no – brainer? Yet I still make mistakes.

The sun is out and many are out climbing and scrambling. It is amazing how still so many do not wear helmets yet now when cycling the great majority are now wearing them. Here are two stories. In the RAF … Continue reading

Posted in Equipment, Friends, Gear, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Views Mountaineering, Weather | Leave a comment

Annual warning to be aware of loose rock whilst scrambling/ climbing in the mountains! Tip, Tap,Test!

Fingers Ridge in the Cairngorms a classic summer/winter  climb but beware of loose rock on high mountain Crags! As the better weather comes it’s great to see folk out climbing my own crag was busy at the weekend at Cummingston … Continue reading

Posted in Enviroment, Equipment, Friends, Gear, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Views Mountaineering, Weather | Leave a comment