Category Archives: Lectures

At last a short wander in the Cairngorms Sron a’Cha-no – then a chat on Mountain Skills in Aviemore – full house.

Due to many reasons I have not been on the hill much recently the main one was tragedy of my sisters nephews ( one still missing on the hill) was a hard time for all. I had promised to speak … Continue reading

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2018 – This is a Big Winter and year of the Big Snows and even bigger Cornices. Snow shoes some thoughts.

This is a big winter the first for many years and so many are loving the hills and enjoying the blue skies and big snows. Every weekend thousands are out having fun and it is wonderful seeing all my pals … Continue reading

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“The experiences of our past are still the best road map to our future” Should we learn from mountain accidents?-

As I am still aware of the tragic events that are happening this winter on the hills are raw to many. I know full well the consequences of this as it is my sisters nephews who were lost in last … Continue reading

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Looking back on past Winter Courses – learning every time you go out !

A pal put a photo up of our Annual Winter Course in the Cairngorms and Ben Nevis where we introduced many to a Scottish Winter. As always we were involved in many call outs. The lessons of taking care were … Continue reading

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Ideas for Christmas presents and stocking fillers for hill lovers ?

Some ideas for that lover of the mountains in your life? The phrase “All the gear no idea” is even worse after Chritsmas.  The new ice axe and crampons are great and easy to purchase but gaining the skills to … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid Winter talk last night Kilmarnock full house again tonight Dumfries Police HQ at 1930. Ayr United win what a day.

Last nights talk for Mountain Aid was held in Kilmarnock at the Capringham Golf Club it was a great success with another full house. The event was hosted by the Am Binnien club. Thanks to all. Despite the dark night … Continue reading

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Thanks all for a good night at Dumbarton for the Mountain Aid Talk – tonight talk at Kilmarnock at the Caprington Golf Club.

I left Moray in poor weather yesterday it was sleeting as I was heading for Dumbarton about 200 miles away for a Mountain Talk I am doing for the Charity Mountain Aid. It is a serious of talks for the … Continue reading

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