Category Archives: Himalayas/ Everest

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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Sorting out the gear after a grand day in Torridon. Beinn Eighe poem.

Thanks for all the comments on my lost phone on Beinn Eighe some funny some not  I was not going to let it spoil a good day. I reported the loss on line to the Police and got a lovely … Continue reading

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Some information of the Nine graves of Muslim soldiers of the Indian Army at Kingussie Cemetery.

I wrote a short piece on my blog after a visit to see my pals grave at Kingussie Cemetry who was killed in a climbing accident nearby are the graves of 9 Muslim soldiers: In the main Kingussie cemetery are … Continue reading

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Brummie Stokes RIP. Soldiers and Sherpas.

As we travelled back from a great day on Stac Pollaidh  we heard over the radio that John Henry Stokes MBE BEM, known as ‘​Brummie’ Stokes, had passed away. Brummie was a British Army soldier and mountaineer, known for his … Continue reading

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