Category Archives: Local area and events to see

Spey Bay a wander a chat to the B.A.L.L Group and a forgotten airfield where 70 airmen lost their lives

My local area never seems to amaze me, yesterday was a superb day after a few days of storms but I missed my weekly gold to give a chat at Spey Bay about 20 miles away. I was speaking to … Continue reading

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Strange weather – big winds and seas. Be careful!

As we wait for the weather to improve my thoughts are with Ireland where the storm has battered the Island, the power of nature is there for all to see. No matter what we do we have to sit and … Continue reading

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The tale of  Teallach the two climbers and a snow hole in the Cairngorms

I once had a dog called Teallach, (the softest long-haired Alsatian you could ever meet) hefinished his Munros in 1985 and he had only twelve left for his second time around, when he unfortunately passed away. He had a life … Continue reading

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A short morning on Sgurr Na Bannachdaich the Isle of Skye 965 metres! 

According to many sources guide books “Sgurr Na Bannadich Munro 190 is one of the easiest Munros on Skye and a fine viewpoint ” it is the most westerly of all the Munros! It is usually done with several others … Continue reading

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“Slip, sliding away” on a wet Idwal Slabs with two special mates.

I am in Wales and stayed with Rusty and Nerys and the boys in Bethesda last night we had a great night. We had hoped to go climbing with Pete Kay another pal yesterday. The weather was poor and rained … Continue reading

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Day 2 Golf in Wales-well done on the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award -Daedalus Explorers Scouts.

We had a great day yesterday at  Denbigh in Wales playing golf with pals for a week. We had a great day in the sun near the Vale of Clyyd . We brought another ex mountaineer Alaister Haveron to join … Continue reading

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Great news for Torridon Mountain Rescue Team – Well done all.

I heard the great news that Torridon MRT had raised the money needed for their new Mountain Rescue Base. At present they were working out of a cupboard in the Youth Hostel and had done for many years. Many who … Continue reading

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