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It was a long warm 4 hour drive yesterday to my home town of Ayr to speak at a fundraiser for Galloway MRT. My grand kids were heading home to England on the same day so I am glad my … Continue reading

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I am preparing for my chat in Ayr tomorrow. In the town Hall. Hopefully it will go well and Galloway MRT will raise some money for the team. I was brought up in Ayr and the town means a lot … Continue reading

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I have been invited to speak in Ayr Town Hall next Wednesday. I am speaking in tandem with a Galloway MRT a team this will mean a lot to me as over the years especially at Lockerbie where I worked … Continue reading

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Updating your skills for the older mountaineer?

I was asked by an older pal  the other day “are there any courses that can update your winter skills if you have never previously  attended an official winter skills course”. I have been asked this a few times by … Continue reading

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Last day of February – it’s been a long month.

It’s been a strange month and the Spring like weather has helped ending what always feels a long month. Sadly I have only been out on the hills twice due to my bronchitis that is still getting investigated . This … Continue reading

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Well done Yvette on Kilimanjaro for the Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children Charity. So pleased for her and her group.

On my way back home just passing a misty Loch Lomond I heard that my step daughter Yvette had summited on Kilimanjaro as part of a charity group . She was two hours from the nights camp and tired from … Continue reading

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Stunning day to travel back the long route. A walk round the canal at Fort William.

I left Ayr yesterday and visited some friends in the West. Elma Scott in Crianlarich telling me how glad she was that the RAF Leeming Team who were up for a winter week. Elma is a lady who has looked … Continue reading

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