Category Archives: Lectures

Time to get out on the hills – this is a healing place.

I had a hard few weeks and with the sad outcome over of the Gibson brothers loss on the hills. It made me think of how lucky I am and yet how healing the hills can be. The photo above … Continue reading

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Off to meet the RAF Mountain Rescue Winter Course today. A few memories.

The annual RAF Winter Course is on this week and today and myself and my pal Dan Carrol will meet them tonight in the Cairngorms. The teams are up for a week training and it is an annual event since … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Talk to Carnethy hill running club. Extreme hill running and superb talk by Greg Boswell on a Bear attack in Canada.

I had an interesting drive to Edinburgh via Darvel and the volcanic plug known as Loudoun Hill.it was snowing and the Main Glasgow Road was struggling with heavy snow so it was cross-country to Edinburgh. It rained most of the … Continue reading

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A hard day on the back of Beinn Liath Mhor a few thoughts a day hard day physically and mentally? A huge thanks to Torridon MRT.

I was staying at Gerry’s Hostel right next to Achnachellach Station snow had fallen during the night only a smattering but the weather was a little warmer. I was planning to go in to the back of Beinn Liath Mor … Continue reading

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Heading to Achnasheallach “Gerry’s Hostel” for the weekend. Weather dependant?

Depending on the weather I am heading to the North West meeting Brent and Dianne at Tarvie all weather dependant if no go I will come back home. I stayed in Gerry’s Hostel over 40 years ago on a walk … Continue reading

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As Britain is getting some heavy snow the Cuillin Ridge in Skye has an incredible winter day in 4 hours 57 min. Missing Walker in Bendronaig Lodge, Lurg Mhor and Bearneas areas. .

A few years ago now¬† – In search of romance (perhaps) Tim Gomersall and Finlay Wild spent Valentine’s Day trotting across 11 Munro summits, fuelled mostly by jelly babies, in an uncontested (so far) record six hours 14 minutes and … Continue reading

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A cycle in Appin heaven! On the hills from Lochaber MRT “The conditions are great at moment but underfoot they are very unforgiving and care should be taken when out.”

After a great night at the Fort William Mountain Festival and a magic breakfast in the Alexandria Hotel it was off to see my friend Sue who fancied a cycle. To be honest I just wanted to be on these … Continue reading

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