Category Archives: mountain safety

Check your head – torch is working – Tilly lamps on the hills.

From Tilly lamps to head – torches. It is hard to believe that on one of my early call outs in 1974 in March on Ben Nevis I was on a search at night for a young couple who had … Continue reading

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Thanks for all the kind thoughts and words after the loss of Sarah.

It is great to hear from so many folk after a tragedy. I am lucky to have so many who care with incredible words and thoughts when you lose someone. Over the last few days I have received so many. … Continue reading

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In Praise of An Teallach – In memory of Sarah Hassell

Many who climb An Teallach climb the Munro’s Sgurr Fiona and Bidean a’Ghlas Thuill. they are both exceptional mountains and though a great day this to me is the appetiser they miss the main course. This mountain has 9 tops … Continue reading

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Wee walk into Coire An’t Sneachda. Get ready for winter. Some sad news.

I managed a short walk to yesterday into the “Coire of the Snows” in the Cairngorms. The forecast was not that good stormy weather with high winds and rain. Yet I needed a short walk as I have not been … Continue reading

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That old Question “Is it worth recording that you have completed your Munro’s ?”

When I completed in 1976 I completed along with a mate Tom MacDonald on the same day on separate mountains. I was pretty pleased with myself as in these days It had become a consuming passion and I was lucky … Continue reading

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Thank you all from Mountain Aid. Corbett’s for Courses. Thanks for raising £1200 for Charity.

Mountain Aid is a great charity and best to my heart they do a lot of work for Mountaineers. During May, June and July 2019 Mountain Aid, the hillwalkers’ charity, organised a successful fundraising campaign “Corbetts for Courses”. Over the … Continue reading

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30 years on I still miss the man Al MacLeod –

Al Macleod 14/7/1989 Looking through some photos especially with modern media   of a few pals and great memories come flooding back. I saw a photo today and my mate was full of life with that huge grin of Al MacLeod … Continue reading

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