Category Archives: Rock Climbing

Sometimes a photo cheers you up. The magical Suiliven.

Seen from the West this wonderful mountain  looks like a huge pillar and what a mountain its is. I have been lucky enough to have climbed on it and sailed past it on a journey round the West Coast in … Continue reading

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The connection of Steve Perry, Ben Hope and an small insight a part of the man.

I received this through my blog and it a lovely tribute to Steve Perry and gives you an insight into who he was. I am sorry that I did not know Steve but I had heard of his exploits and … Continue reading

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RAF Mountain Rescue – Now and Then:​1984 to 2018 “Have things really changed​​ Willie MacRitchie:​1984 – trialist at RAF Leuchars MRT​2018 – WO MRS”

Now and Then:1984 to 2018 I was very lucky to been able to re publish this article by my mate Willie MacRitchie an Islander  from Lewis. Willie was a very young lad when I met him at RAF Leuchars in … Continue reading

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Gwen Moffat – International Federation of Mountain Guides Association an icon of her time. Thanks

This is from Facebook “She is Gwen Mary Moffat, the first british IFMGA woman (1953). British Mountain Guides Moffat discovered her passion for mountaineering during the 40´s while climbing in Snowdonia, the Lakes, Scotland and the Alps. All along the … 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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