Category Archives: Mountaineering

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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Tales from the back of a 4 tonner. Crazy drives to the hills and call – outs.

Many years ago before Health and Safety was born in the RAF Mountain Rescue we travelled to our weekend Base Camps in a convoy of military wagons. Young men and women in powerful wagons with limited training in these days … Continue reading

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A Birthday Walk with two pals and we met some incredible folk.

Yesterday it was a pals birthday and she fancied a walk there was a wee hill that she fancied doing so Bab’s (the birthday girl)her pal Ella and me met at 0745 for a short drive to Loch an Eilein … Continue reading

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All the Munro’s in one trip.

MUNRO ADVENTURE 2015 WHY My pal Graham and his wonderful dog Penny went out to climb the Munro’s in 100 days . I was just recovering from some big health problems and only managed to meet them on two hills. … 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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