Category Archives: Himalayas/ Everest

29 July 1980 – Mick Hernon RIP Pic Badile – Stafford MRT. A plea “If your climbing abroad please have Insurance?”

I was in North Wales on 29 July 1980  I had seen plenty of tragedy in the mountains and learned much of the effect that personal loss brings when  we lost one of our own Mick Hernon in the Apls. … Continue reading

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John Coull – Funeral information: Friday 16 th June at 1430 at Moray Crematorium by Buckie.

In Memory of John Coull Mountaineer,Skier, Expeditioner, Arctic Explorer, Skier, Sailor, technology adviser and helper to the old and young, party organiser and lover of the wild places and especially the Scottish Islands. RIP John. From the family “JC Coull … Continue reading

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35 years ago in May 1982 Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker went missing on the “Unclimbed Ridge of Everest”

It is 35 years ago that Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker went missing on Everst on the then called “Unclimbed ridge” As I was researching for the Moray Mountaineering Club lecture a few years ago , I was sent a … Continue reading

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Heading to Bairgowerie for a talk to the Tayside MRT.

I am off on my travels to Blairgowerie to talk to the Tayside Mountain Rescue. I will visit the late Al MacLeod’s Mum my best pal who was killed on a fall on the North Face of the Materhorn it … Continue reading

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Thinking of my pals in the USA after the election. Busy day with the “Be Active Life Long” (BALL) Group at Burghead and that night The Epic on the Ogre by Clive Rowlands.

I stayed up most of the night and watched the USA Election, there will be difficult times ahead for my many friends in the USA. I had a great 3 months in the USA Lecturing to Unity college in Maine … Continue reading

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Guy Holeman RIP – Memories of Diran Peak.

I had just come back from a great week with Outfitmoray at Applecross and heard the sad news that an old pal he died in an accident. This  news has been on Facebook and other media outlets but a few … Continue reading

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The Shed – Everest base camp Tibet 2001!

Just looking at some old photos of our trip to Everest in 2001 in our secret weapon the Shed – great days with so many nationalities and no hassle, great days. This article was published in the Mountain Bothy Association … Continue reading

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