Category Archives: Rock Climbing

A wee reminder to check each other before you climb. “Buddy buddy “ checks so important.

It’s amazing how quickly you forget things No matter how experienced you think you are. We did a few rock climbs the other day at Reiff in a cold day in the North West. I had not climbed for ages … Continue reading

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Early start for the North West and a different day rock climbing at Reiff on the coast.

My mate Al who works off shore had fancied a day on the hill he had not climbed Stac Pollaidh not far from Ullapool. It is a lovely wee hill with stunning rock formations and never ending views of these … Continue reading

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A Look back on the Munros 42 years on

Munros When I started my Munro mission in 1972 I was on a long journey to plan my weekend hills and had the Munro book and my own list with me everywhere I went. I was with the RAF Kinloss … Continue reading

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Ted Atkins – Eulogy

Ted at High camp on Everest. Eulogy written by Shona and friends. Ted was born in Newcastle, the son of a miner and draftswoman, and was brought up with his brother, Colin and sister, Gail in Nottinghamshire. This was where … Continue reading

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Ted – from Rushie

RIP Ted, thanks for teaching us all so much and leaving behind things that will keep us all going; explorer, adventurer, inventor, RAF Mountain Rescue, Top Out, freefall, Antarctica, Nepal, Balachulish, Everest, North face of the Eiger, fashion guru, friend … Continue reading

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Last day in Plockton and a wee cycle in Applecross sadly meeting a nutter in a car.

I was at Plockton on the West Coast after staying in the incredible Station House by the railway line. I said good-bye to Lyle and Judy who had a long drive South and planned a bike ride. The road to … Continue reading

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An Afterthought – A day with the Great man in the Cairngorms and thoughts of Ted Atkins !

  Life has been so busy this year with my cycling as I am working hard on my training trip to USA in late October. The mountains have not been on my agenda for the first time in nearly 50 … Continue reading

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