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Mountain Aid “Step up to Winter”safety talks now finished with last night talk at Aberdeen University.

That’s the Mountain Safety talks finished in Aberdeen . I have just completed a week of Mountain talks in 5 towns in Scotland. Dunfermline, Irvine , Lanark, Dundee and Aberdeen. This was for a Charity called Mountain Aid who sponsored the … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid Step into winter talk – yesterday in Dundee with great assistance from the Ancrum Mountaineering Club and Tayside Mountain Rescue another good evening.

Last night was my second last talk “Step into Winter” in a busy week for Mountain Aid on Mountain Safety. I left Ayr for my trip to Dundee and it was an easy journey no rain today. Arriving early to … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid – Step into winter talks – last night talk in Lanark today heading for Dundee.

It was a night of heavy rain as I drove to Lanark for my third talk in 3 days . I left early as I was worried about the roads and there was heavy flooding. I went cross country from … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid Talk in Irvine a great night good crowd and good Craick . Thank you all for your support from the two local Mountaineering clubs.

Yesterday after a long drive back from Dunfermline from my first of 5 Mountain Aid Talks on Step up to Winter. I drove back to Ayr it poured all the way home. I was staying with my sister in Ayr … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid – Step into Winter talks today Irvine Harbour Arts Centre at 0730.

last night was a long drive to Dunfermline in the rain the hills were covered in mist as I stopped on the A9. I was down for a chat last night to a packed audience of lovers of the outdoors. … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid safety talks next week all free entry and I am sure it will be a good night.

Next week I am away doing the Mountain Aid Talks that run from Monday to Friday. Last year I did the same and enjoyed the week and met so many folk. It is great to get out and talk to … Continue reading

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Recovering from a long day then visit Arlington cemetery. Bikes fitted meet the support crew and see Washington at night.

We had a quick interview with the media individually after breakfast. I was still suffering from jet lag after being up for 22 hours the day before. It was then go to the incredible Arlington cemetery in Washington and what … Continue reading

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