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A long day, a bit of family, some culture, thoughts and a wild late drive along the moonlight snowy A9.

It was a long day yesterday getting back at 0115 from Lockerbie. The day started with a wild day in Ayr driving rain and wind then out for a breakfast with my sister in Prestwick. The weather had been wild … Continue reading

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Drive through Artic Scotland to Ayr then off to Lockerbie and the South

Yesterday I was away early after the gritters were out? Heading for Ayr to see my sisters . The main roads were fine and clear going over the Dave Moor was stunning with the Cairngorms plastered, my thoughts were wanting … Continue reading

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The art of getting old – ungracefully!

  Yesterday I applied for my OAP ( yes I am that old now) yes you have to apply for it that was news to me. It was pretty easy in the end and the results soon should be a … Continue reading

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Tick the Hills and climbs do not let the ticks tick you ! Be aware. Wild fires as well just now!

  Despite a thorough search I found another sheep tick again after ny hill walk at the weekend, it was still tiny but I had missed it, they are hard to locate. Despite being covered up the get in and … Continue reading

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Glendessary – Sgurr Cos na Breachd – laoigh ( peak of the cave or bonny calf) and unpronounceable name.

These early starts It was up at 0500 away at 0630 and it was raining when I left to pick up Derrick the birthday boy 75 yesterday in Forres and then on to Dunphail to pick up Babs. The rain … Continue reading

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Mountain First Aid – Part 2 and a few comments?

This the second part of a few thoughts on early Mountain Rescue First Aid /Emergency Care. I spoke about the efforts of the early pioneers like Donald Duff, I Jones and others. It is fantastic to see how far things … Continue reading

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Mountain First Aid – the early days – Donald Duff – Dave Danter – Ieuan Jones.

Many take for granted the huge improvements in Mountain First Aid and Wilderness medicine. It has been developed over the years and even in my time in the mountains it has improved so much. I had a message from a … Continue reading

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