Category Archives: Mountaineering

At last a short wander in the Cairngorms Sron a’Cha-no – then a chat on Mountain Skills in Aviemore – full house.

Due to many reasons I have not been on the hill much recently the main one was tragedy of my sisters nephews ( one still missing on the hill) was a hard time for all. I had promised to speak … Continue reading

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Winter Skill talk in Aviemore tonight! Hopefully a wander before I go.

I am away to Aviemore tonight for my Winter Talk in the Cairngorm Hotel at 8 pm, I hope to get a wander before the chat and leave home late morning. It hopefully will be a good evening and is … Continue reading

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2018 – This is a Big Winter and year of the Big Snows and even bigger Cornices. Snow shoes some thoughts.

This is a big winter the first for many years and so many are loving the hills and enjoying the blue skies and big snows. Every weekend thousands are out having fun and it is wonderful seeing all my pals … Continue reading

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In praise of winter mountaineering ? A letter worth a read?

This week has been a great one and at times a hard one my Grand-kids were up and at 4 and 7 full of life! How I miss them when they go home to the Deep South!  I am still … Continue reading

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Navigation a book well worth a read – busy Cairngorm MRT over the last few days.

The Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team have been very busy with a spate of incidents and some wild weather as always they pulled out the stops and saved a few lives. From the Cairngorm Facebook page “Snow keeps falling and drifts … Continue reading

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Thinking of Lochaber MRT on their search on Beinn a Chaorainn. (Roybridge) Advice for Hillwalkers warned about magnets in clothing

Lochaber MRT photo. From Lochaber MRT – “The team have been out again today looking for a missing person who fell through a cornice yesterday afternoon on Beinn a Chaorainn. Once again very challenging conditions are limiting efforts to perform … Continue reading

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“The experiences of our past are still the best road map to our future” Should we learn from mountain accidents?-

As I am still aware of the tragic events that are happening this winter on the hills are raw to many. I know full well the consequences of this as it is my sisters nephews who were lost in last … Continue reading

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