Category Archives: mountain safety

Stag Rocks – “Final Selection” a three star classic diff a day with pals. The St Valery Refuge a Cairngorm lost shelter.

I had wanted to do this short climb for many years; sadly for some reason when I climbed at bit I had missed it always climbing the nearby Afterthought Arete and a few others climbs many years ago. We had … Continue reading

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The Munros – What is your memory?

My Last Munro first time An Sochach with Pete McGowna, Les Boswell and Mark. We all have great memories of the Munros I will never for get the day I finished and my pal Tom Mac Donald finished on the same … Continue reading

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Jim Craig BEM RIP

Jim Craig BEM RIP – It is with great sadness that I pass on Alaister Haverons words that Jim Craig has passed away. I first met Jim in Desert Rescue in Masirah in the Persian Gulf 1973/74 he was the … Continue reading

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The Falklands – a winter climb on Harriet.

I was privileged to spend two tours in the Falklands when I was in the RAF. It is a wonderful place for wildlife and mountains. Most of the popular peaks are less than 1000 feet and were the scene of … Continue reading

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More on Ben Nevis Memories of the CIC Hut.

A few days ago I wrote a small piece about Ben Nevis it was something I had wanted to do for a while. Thank you all for the kind comments . Yet it only touched the memories of great days … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis a few Memories.

Its funny I have been thinking about Ben Nevis this week and the BBC called me today to ask my views on this iconic Mountain. It is sad  that some Mountaineers feel that the normal route up the mountain is  … Continue reading

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Lightning is forecast please be aware – Thunder and lightning is very,very frightening.

I was talking to a good pal yesterday an experienced mountaineer and we were speaking about Thunder and Lightning on the hills. We were both amazed by the lack of knowledge of the power of nature especially lightning in the … Continue reading

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