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Stag Rocks – “Final Selection” a three star classic diff a day with pals. The St Valery Refuge a Cairngorm lost shelter.

I had wanted to do this short climb for many years; sadly for some reason when I climbed at bit I had missed it always climbing the nearby Afterthought Arete and a few others climbs many years ago. We had … Continue reading

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A Birthday Walk with two pals and we met some incredible folk.

Yesterday it was a pals birthday and she fancied a walk there was a wee hill that she fancied doing so Bab’s (the birthday girl)her pal Ella and me met at 0745 for a short drive to Loch an Eilein … Continue reading

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Diran Pakistan Part 2 – Moving up the hill, avalanches and near epics.

Diran 7257 metres or  23948 ft in Pakistan was first climbed in 1968 by three Austrians: Rainer Goeschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell. Earlier attempts by a German expedition in 1959 and an Australian expedition in 1964 were unsuccessful. It … Continue reading

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All you cycling fans these are well worth a listen – podcasts from the Adventure Syndicate.

I got this from the incredible Jenny Graham (Round the solo cyclist World record holder) “Yo yo yo!!! We have new RTW podcasts out 🥳🥳🥳 could do with folk leaving reviews on itunes to help get it up the charts. … Continue reading

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Over in Skye it’s hot.

Well what weather to visit Skye. It was so hot and clear blue skies all the way. I went by Applecross to visit a pal had a great lunch fresh smoked salmon and passed the Torridon and Applecross hills looking … Continue reading

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It was early away about 0100 yesterday for the 2 and a half hour drive to Sheildaig on the West Coast. What a stunning village that takes the Celtman into its heart as does the whole area. The weather was … Continue reading

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I was out yesterday down my local cliffs at Cummingston it’s a wonderful place with caves,  cliffs,  rock pools and the sea. Many walk by it on the Moray Coastal path yet its a magical place.  It’s a place I … Continue reading

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