Category Archives: Lectures

Mountain Aid “Step up to Winter”safety talks now finished with last night talk at Aberdeen University.

That’s the Mountain Safety talks finished in Aberdeen . I have just completed a week of Mountain talks in 5 towns in Scotland. Dunfermline, Irvine , Lanark, Dundee and Aberdeen. This was for a Charity called Mountain Aid who sponsored the … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid Step into winter talk – yesterday in Dundee with great assistance from the Ancrum Mountaineering Club and Tayside Mountain Rescue another good evening.

Last night was my second last talk “Step into Winter” in a busy week for Mountain Aid on Mountain Safety. I left Ayr for my trip to Dundee and it was an easy journey no rain today. Arriving early to … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid – Step into winter talks – last night talk in Lanark today heading for Dundee.

It was a night of heavy rain as I drove to Lanark for my third talk in 3 days . I left early as I was worried about the roads and there was heavy flooding. I went cross country from … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid – Step into Winter talks today Irvine Harbour Arts Centre at 0730.

last night was a long drive to Dunfermline in the rain the hills were covered in mist as I stopped on the A9. I was down for a chat last night to a packed audience of lovers of the outdoors. … Continue reading

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A wee chat to my local ladies of the Woman’s Guild in Burghead, memories of my Mum.

  I am still chasing jet lag with my return from the USA, Yesterday was so busy catching up doing washing and up at 0400 time clock gone. Then it was get things done shopping make soup for my old … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Cycle to Syracuse sunshine and rain emotion and love and a Police Escort to finish.

I am struggling with words so my pal Brian Asher has put his thoughts down I love to hear what these guys I am with feel. Day 5. Brian Asher “The day started early with a cooked breakfast from the … Continue reading

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A long day to Edinburgh – Arthur’s seat and a wonderful visit to the Scottish Parliament!

I was away in my travels again down to Edinburgh a bit blowy but the journey went well 3 and a half hours plus a break! No snow on the hills just the bracken turned brown and a big wind … Continue reading

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