Category Archives: Local area and events to see

An interesting night with Clive Rowland “Wee chat” about an epic on the Ogre in Pakistan.

The Ogre – Baintha Brakk or The Ogre is a steep, craggy mountain, 7,285 metres high, in the Panmah Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram mountain range. It is located in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan: 7,285 metres: Karakoram First ascent: Doug Scott, … Continue reading

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REMEMBRANCE Week – The Wellington Aircraft Crash on An Lurg near Bynack Mor in the heart of the Cairngorms. A poignant place.

Two of my pals who were at the Re Union visited this crash site before the Mountain Rescue Re Union this weekend. I plan a visit this winter hopefully.  I was very privileged to spend most of my working life … Continue reading

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A weekend of memories. The Annual Scottish RAF Mountain Rescue Reunion.

Today after watching the rugby I am heading to Newtonmore for the Annual Scottish Mountain Rescue Reunion. There will be over 100 at the Reunion which is held at the Highlander Hotel. It’s a great gathering and the Current Lossiemouth … Continue reading

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Do you love Skye ? Skye Statue – can you help?

I have a great love of Climbing and walking for over 50 years in Skye and think that a Statue to two of the pioneers of Mountaineering on the Island would be a great idea. If you can help please … Continue reading

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Ardmair a wonderful setting by the sea and the mountains. This week snow is forecast for the mountains

I am so lucky my Grandkids are in Scotland and up and they were up for the Festival at Ullapool staying at Ardmair Point caravan and campsite. What a location that is. The sea the small Isles and the mountains … Continue reading

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Great time in Wales

I have been away in North Wales golfing for 5 days. No hills for me sadly no time to visit pals who live locally but we had great weather. I was very lucky to spend 3 years in North Wales … Continue reading

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What would you have done ?

This is another interesting story of a pal who was out alone in the Cairngorms Last week. He had been up on the hills for a week. He is A very fit competent Mountaineer. Heavy, How’s things? I saw your … Continue reading

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