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A short afternoon climbing at Redhythe Point near Portsoy in between heavy showers.

Yesterday we had heavy showers but we had planned to meet up two pals Pete and Dan and maybe try to climb locally. It was not looking good as we had the summers heavy showers all morning. Anyway Portsoy is … Continue reading

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The Munros an appreciation what they have meant to me!

The Munros an appreciation July 2017 The Munros 41 years on. I am looking back on the Munros days what a great way to learn about this wonderful  country, the mountains their hidden secrets , friendship on the hills and … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 9th Aug 2017, 7:30pm at Corrie and Sannox village hall Heavy Whalley – A life in mountaineering and mountain rescue

I am working on my wee chat in Arran  Wednesday, 9th Aug 2017, 7:30pm at Corrie & Sannox village hall. I am looking up some of my old slides and visits over the years to this wonderful Island where I have … Continue reading

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Things I wish I knew before getting older. Look after your body its the only one you have.

Look after your body when your young how many of us have said that ? For me the long days with big hill bags, carrying heavy loads and stretchers have taken their toll. Also the wet gear and bivies long … Continue reading

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Aonach Bhuidhe – and the stunning Glen Elchaig a Cycle, a new remote Corbett a lot of sun. Also a few tips for the sun

I drove the short 30 minutes from the Kintail Bunk house  where I had an overnight stay the small bothy only hold 6 people and it was a noisy night as there was a party going on at the Hotel … Continue reading

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“Tackle climbing this way” John Disley an old book but interesting.

Met a pal young Stue Coulthard he gave me some of his old mountauneering books on Friday and some great information in them “Tackle Climbing this way” by John Disley written in 1959 is a gem. Heading out Laggan way … Continue reading

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Lovely morning in the Cairngorms.

I am down in the Cairngorms at the Badaguish Centre with Outfitmoray a local Charity for kids. We have sorted out the Accommodation at the Badaguish Centre near Glenmore and are staying in wonderful wooden chalets in the forest and today … Continue reading

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