Category Archives: Health

Crazy Sorrow – The life and death of Alan Mullin a book that is hard to read but you have to finish it.

This is the story of one of Scotland’s young mountaineers Alan Mullin his short life and his dad death. To me it tells a story of a horrific childhood the effects of sectarian bigotry, a hard life in the military … Continue reading

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Winter Adventures – A day at the races on Ben Nevis Castle Ridge, Observatory Ridge, North East Buttress and Tower Ridge.

Winter Adventures This is a from a good pal who I climbed with many years ago. It is his birthday this week I was supposed to go down South to celebrate his birthday. Due to other family commitments I could … Continue reading

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Short wander in the Cairngorms to the crag in the mist.

Yesterday I missed the good weather by a day but wanted a wander. The Cairngorms is on my doorstep so it was a lazy start. The road was icy at the Dava Moor and it’s a wild place with a … Continue reading

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Looking after each other on a winter hill day.

It’s hard to try to pass a message about looking after each other on the mountains when I love going out alone. I always tell folk where I am going and have my own safety network of mates and family. … 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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Thank you for all the support.

Many thanks to all for your support the cards and words they mean so much after I lost my sister Eleanor. We had a lovely Service to Celebrate her life in Ayr. I heard so many stories about her life … Continue reading

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Out on the hills again Aonach Shasuinn Affric .

The hill of the height of the Englishman (Sassanach ) what a great name for me it was a hard day. You are supposed to climb its neighbour as well in the same day Carn a Coire Gharb. Yesterday my … Continue reading

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