Category Archives: Gear

Climbing in the Mountains – Read this please Tip, Tap Test?

Unfortunately there has been a couple of bad accidents in the Cairngorms over the weekend one involving a pal Ron Walker who was hurt when a loose block came away. Ron has given his permission to repeat his tale and … Continue reading

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Dundonnell MRT – The opening their new Base at Dingwall.

Today I have been invited to be at the opening of the Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team base at Dingwall.   Dundonnell MRT cover a huge area in the North of Scotland that is sparsely populated and to have raised £185000 … 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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Sorry for the “no Blogs” but now in Pebbles heading to Glenshee #RideforReuben cycle to John O’ Groats.

I am on a big Charity cycle as support for my stepdaughter Yvette her husband Dave and Dan the team in #RideforReuben  750 miles in 8 days  cycling to John O Groats! . We are now in Pebbles heading for … Continue reading

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I am so glad I always took photos on the hills! What was your favourite old camera?

It is not hard to take photos nowadays the simple camera phone /digital revolution makes it so easy to take photos on the hill. I have always carried a camera and broken so many over the years but that is … Continue reading

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4 seasons in a day on Beinn Eighe at the Lancaster crash at the Triple Buttress with two special people.

On Sunday I was up at 0500 and away by 0545 it was raining as I headed over to the West Coast to Torridon to meet some pals for a visit to the Beinn Eighe Lancaster crash in the wild … Continue reading

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Day 2 Skye – A wander onto Garbh Bheinn via the coastal path  nearly! Eagles, Herons, crazy seals and the “Mad Burn”.

I was staying at the Coruisk hut in the Isle of Skye and I decided to camp nearby with the weekend meet with the Moray Mountaineering Club. There were 14 turned up for the meet all came in by boat … Continue reading

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