Category Archives: Mountaineering

Cycle to Syracuse: Looking back on a very wet cycle ride from Edinburgh to Lockerbie. 70 miles of heavy rain but with such incredible people. Thank you all the support crews and the riders.

Originally posted on heavywhalley:
Nearly a year ago it was an early rise up at 0500 and away from Edinburgh to Lockerbie for the 0730 Cycle event . I was with my pal Mark Hartree who was with me in…

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Winter Shakedown ?

It is in winter that the Scottish Mountains Excel No one who has seen the skyward thrust of a snow peak, girdled by its early morning cloud and flushed with the low sun, will dispute with me. Follow a long … Continue reading

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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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Tragic News today.

I was on the hill today and received a few texts usually a sign of bad news. It was sadly an ex Team-member had been Murdered. Sarah Hassall (McIroy) was with me in the RAF Kinloss MRT. She was a … 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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Do you love Skye ? Skye Statue – can you help?

I have a great love of Climbing and walking for over 50 years in Skye and think that a Statue to two of the pioneers of Mountaineering on the Island would be a great idea. If you can help please … Continue reading

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