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Winter Skill talk in Aviemore tonight! Hopefully a wander before I go.

I am away to Aviemore tonight for my Winter Talk in the Cairngorm Hotel at 8 pm, I hope to get a wander before the chat and leave home late morning. It hopefully will be a good evening and is … Continue reading

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2018 – This is a Big Winter and year of the Big Snows and even bigger Cornices. Snow shoes some thoughts.

This is a big winter the first for many years and so many are loving the hills and enjoying the blue skies and big snows. Every weekend thousands are out having fun and it is wonderful seeing all my pals … Continue reading

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“The experiences of our past are still the best road map to our future” Should we learn from mountain accidents?-

As I am still aware of the tragic events that are happening this winter on the hills are raw to many. I know full well the consequences of this as it is my sisters nephews who were lost in last … Continue reading

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Missing brothers in the North West – a big search on going in Wester Ross.

As i write this I had planned a night with pals in a snow hole overnight in the Cairngorms but put it off due to windy  weather forecast, Instead I will go for a Coastal walk with pals. The news … Continue reading

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Looking back on past Winter Courses – learning every time you go out !

A pal put a photo up of our Annual Winter Course in the Cairngorms and Ben Nevis where we introduced many to a Scottish Winter. As always we were involved in many call outs. The lessons of taking care were … Continue reading

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A short walk – Beleach Na Ba – Applecross a place that never fails to impress.

Yesterday I was offered a trip to Applecross by a pal Pete Amphlett we went in his van  it was not an early start we left at 0900 from my house. It was a stunning day bitter cold but no … Continue reading

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Heading to Ballater tomorrow. Lochnagar – the lure of a magic place and Memories.

I had originally planned the New Year at Glen Feshie but there was a mix up with the bothy so a few of us are of to Ballater tomorrow for the New Year. Many have plans but I am still … Continue reading

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