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Yesterday was International Volunteer Day thanks to all who give of their precious time. Fittingly a presentation night with Daedalus Explorers  Scouts  

A got a few reminders that today is a day to thank all those who give off their time voluntary to help others. The country would not exist with out them and their are so many who help I all … 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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A wonderful tale of remembrance on Beinn Eighe from the Royal Marines 45 Commandos.

I have had a busy weekend no hills preparing for the Mountain Aid lectures and missed out on the hills. I was also getting over a cold( man flu) Its been a sad week losing Paddy who ran Inchree accommodation. … Continue reading

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Day 13 – West to East 9 th November 1977 a winter day on the Mamores.

I was just back from a great night talking about “Getting ready for winter” live on Facebook. I was part of a panel Mark Diggins a Mountain Guide and head of the Scottish Avalanche Information Service, Jon Jones Head of … Continue reading

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Get ready for winter live tonight Q & A on Facebook at 1930 organised by Mountaineering Scotland.

Tonight is the live Facebook Q&A sessions at 1930. Mountaineering Scotland¬† – Join us online for our first ever Facebook Live Q&A, hosted by mountain safety advisor Heather Morning, with a panel of experts from Scotland’s mountaineering community. We’ll be … Continue reading

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Heading to Newtonmore via Glenmore Lodge and hopefully a wander on the hills!

I am off to Newtonmore this morning but stopping in at Glenmore Lodge in the Cairngorms to give a short interview for Radio Scotland.  It is about snow and should be on at the Christmas period on a science program. … Continue reading

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