Category Archives: Mountaineering

29 July 1980 – Mick Hernon RIP Pic Badile – Stafford MRT. A plea “If your climbing abroad please have Insurance?”

I was in North Wales on 29 July 1980  I had seen plenty of tragedy in the mountains and learned much of the effect that personal loss brings when  we lost one of our own Mick Hernon in the Apls. … Continue reading

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A wander along the great cliffs above Loch Avon in the Cairngorms.

Yesterday though I felt rough with a cold I needed some fresh air and some time in the mountains, I have not been out for a while. I tried to get some company but Bernie had flowers to water and … Continue reading

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A special tribute/ celebration of JC life.

Yesterday was a special celebration of a good mans life! John Coull’s funeral service was a great tribute to John. Family and friends came from far and wide and there was a guard of honour when John arrived. It was … Continue reading

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A talk in Inch Community Centre on the 19th June at 2000 all welcome donations for Inch Guides.

Monday 19 June at 2000 hours at Insch Community Centre all  welcome I am doing a wee talk for the Guides all welcome all proceeds go to the Guides.

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Climbing in the Mountains – Read this please Tip, Tap Test?

Unfortunately there has been a couple of bad accidents in the Cairngorms over the weekend one involving a pal Ron Walker who was hurt when a loose block came away. Ron has given his permission to repeat his tale and … Continue reading

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Enjoyable day a bit of everything. Cycle, Scramble, Erosion a bit of a row with Burghead Coastal Rowing Club and a few holes of evening golf.

Yesterday it was good to have an easy day after the football and my visit to Dundonnell MRT. I went for a short cycle and down to my local Cummingston cliffs where there were a lot a girls climbing that … Continue reading

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A wonderful afternoon with Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team at the Opening of their new Base in Dingwall. It gives you faith in human kindness.

I have been extremely lucky in my life to meet so many great people, nowadays with the World in turmoil it is wonderful to celebrate a happy event with good people. Dundonnell MRT opened their new Base in Dingwall and … Continue reading

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