Category Archives: Rock Climbing

The Fox of Glencoe the adventures of Hamish MacInnes a book by the Scottish Mountain Press.

It’s great to see that this long awaited book is coming out. I have my copy is ordered ! From Scottish Mountaineering Press “The Fox of Glencoe chronicles the adventures of the legendary Hamish MacInnes and his achievements in the … Continue reading

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Great days in the Cairngorms / Talisman Clean Sweep and Savage Slit. Plus a sandwich !

It’s a clear as yesterday! We were at the disco in Aviemore with the team it was a great night as they were (early 80’s ) Al Macleod wanted a big day on the rock and I was trying to … Continue reading

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TD Gap: Skye – A bit more Info:

TD Gap: A Bit More Info See first photo to show position of loose boulders in relation to the abseil in to the gap. Climber exiting by the severe as used on ridge traverse, belayer looks to be on the … Continue reading

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Warning about the TD Gap in Skye.

Mind The Gap Potential hazard in TD Gap between the abseil and the Severe climb out. This has been put out to climbers ! Thanks Adrian Trednall “Myself and my partner have just been at the TD gap on the … Continue reading

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Climbing on Etive – Padding at its best. Spartan Slab, Hammer and Swastika.

Etive Slabs Memories. I loved the drive down Glen Etive to the end of the road surrounded by Mountains to the loch. The walk in is easy and enjoyable to the foot of these incredible slabs through the ferns. In … Continue reading

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Some old memories. Sou Wester Slabs, Ardverikie Wall. Classics in every way.

I have just been going through some old photos and scanning some. The memories come back. Look at the blue sky on Cir Mhor and is a classic. Where is the Blue skies these days. It reminds me of the … Continue reading

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What was the first time you saw climbers on a big cliff. Cir Mhor Arran.

My friend in Arran Kirsty Smith @KirstieSArran put up a great black and white photo of Cir Mhor in Arran it is so thought provoking . It brought back great memories I was only about 10 and had a day … Continue reading

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Classic pictures and photos. What’s yours ?

What’s your favourite picture or photo? Mine is not easy to choose. When I left for RAF Leuchars the girls in my office gave me the picture below done by a local artist. It was of my dog Teallach who … Continue reading

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Near Miss on Quinag – Quinag Memories.

Those who know their mountains will understand that Quinag is a magnificent mountain. Any mountain containing 3 Corbett’s summits is incredible. The summits Spidean Coinich, Sail Gharbh & Sail Ghorm Quinag will never let you down in my opinion. In … Continue reading

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My first years at Kinloss what an apprenticeship!

Thanks for all the comments on the blog on Kinloss. When I look back on my first years at Kinloss with the MRT. It was some period in my life. What an introduction to so many great folks. Within the … Continue reading

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