Category Archives: Himalayas/ Everest

Doug Scott another legend gone .

Another great gone – Doug Scott cult hero extreme mountaineer. Yet he was a kind and caring man who did so much for Nepal and its people. population. His love of the country and after so many expeditions to the … Continue reading

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Sharing a few comments from so many on Hamish MacInnes.

I wrote a piece on the death of Hamish MacInnes at the age of 90. I was amazed by some of the lovely stories that came back many via Facebook and other media. I have put them together so that … Continue reading

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Willie Mac – Local boy retires a big thanks from RAF MR and your old mates.

I met Willie Mac as a young lad from Harris who joined the RAF Leuchars MRT, he was enticed to join by Stampy a tiger in his day. He worked in Workshops and had not long joined the RAF. In … Continue reading

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Tent Bound – week 2 “Lock in” How Expeditions and tent life helped?

During these recent times I think that some of the long Expeditions I have been so lucky to be on help get you through hard times. Sometimes we never made the tent and had to bivy outside it was so … Continue reading

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Classic Gear – wind-suits.

In the RAF we were lucky we had always a contact or folks in the team who could make things. The Safety Equipment could turn and old parachute into a basic wind – top or suit if you chatted to … Continue reading

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In memory of the life of Martin Moran.

This is from the Moran Mountaineering Facebook Page. In memory of the life of Martin Moran we would like to make a donation to the Indian Mountaineering Foundation and the Torridon Mountain Rescue Team. The Indian Mountaineering Foundation work in … Continue reading

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Expedition to Diran in Pakistan Act 3 the Summit Attempt.

Diran is a big mountain in Pakistan just under 24000 feet. We had a wonderful expedition there in 1993. Looking back we were so lucky with huge avalanches daily. We learnt so much from this trip for the future expeditions. … Continue reading

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Diran Pakistan Part 2 – Moving up the hill, avalanches and near epics.

Diran 7257 metres or  23948 ft in Pakistan was first climbed in 1968 by three Austrians: Rainer Goeschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell. Earlier attempts by a German expedition in 1959 and an Australian expedition in 1964 were unsuccessful. It … Continue reading

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Diran – Pakistan 7266-metre (23,839 ft) pyramid shaped mountain lies to the east of Rakaposhi (7,788m)

Viewed from the Hunza Valley, Diran is a gentle pyramid and is considered to be the second easiest 7000m peak in the Karakoram after Spantik, although it has a reputation for avalanches. The Karakoram Highway runs up the Hunza Valley … Continue reading

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Tranters Round – and No Tigers in the Hindu Kush. Big Hill days.

With the long summer nights and long daylight this is the time of year for the keen runners and walkers. There will be a few out on these the “Longest days” getting these marathon days in. Scotland abounds in great … Continue reading

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