Category Archives: Lectures

A insight into a different World of Cycling and meeting two icons Mark Beaumont and Alan Hinkes of the Outdoor world.

Yesterday I travelled from Ayr through the wonderful scenery of the Galloway and Borders on my way to the Keswick Mountain Festival. I passed many of the places where my Dad and Mum took us hill walking over 50 years … Continue reading

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Lovely day in Moray – cycle Forres to Nairn and evening chat to Burghead and Hopeman Heritage Group.

After catching up with someĀ  personal admin (made a curry for Wendy my friend of many years) dropped it of and had a chat. She is going well for in her 80’s then headed of for a short cycle from … Continue reading

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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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