Category Archives: Lectures

A journey to the past and a look at the future and the drive of a bold young mountaineer Uisdean Hawthorn

Yesterday I had an easy drive to Newburgh near Aberdeen to do a talk with Uisdean Hawthorn one of Scotland’s incredible young mountaineers. I had been asked to speak with Uisdean to a group of Explorer Scouts who were fundraising for … Continue reading

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Off to visit a new crag for me on way to talk tonight – Greymares Slab.

I am heading to the East today to day to have a look at the Grey Mares Slab near the Bullers of Buchan. It is a sea cliff and according to the North East Guidebook it is the most attractive … Continue reading

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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 some  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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