Category Archives: Ice climbing Canada

Early days attempts on Point 5 Ben Nevis – A great line from the Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal May 1959.

Point 5 Ben Nevis. Continue reading

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Crampons – some thoughts.

My first time in crampons was in Feb 1972 it was on a remote Munro from Iron Lodge near Kintail. Mullach na Dheregain . I was with another team member from Kinloss he was supposed to be looking after me … Continue reading

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Canada Ice – wooden axes, crampons, basic ice screws and Big B–ls – in memory of Tom MacDonald, Mark Sinclair and Guy Lacelle.

I have so many wonderful memories of Canada and the Rockies from my early trip in 1983 when few from the UKwere aware of this Mecca of ice. At that time there were under 100 ice climbs there. My great … Continue reading

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My mate Tom Mac Donald RIP.

Tom MacDonald I have the just had the sad news of my pal Tom MacDonald died on Thursday at his home in Dundee. I have no other news as yet. It was a huge shock as I thought the man … Continue reading

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What’s your best Winter climb for the Mid range winter climber? A few of mine – Tower Ridge, Hadrian’s Wall, Comb and Green Gully plus many more.

After looking at The Classic Cold Climbs my mind was taken back to favourite winter climbs. To me it was about my companions and the day. I was so lucky to have climbed many routes before the crowds came in … Continue reading

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1965’s Scottish Climbing School Glencoe . Some names here . Dougal Haston, John Harlin, Tom Patey. Ely Moriarty, John Cunningham Rusty Ballie .

Could you imagine being taught by these climbers in 1965 ? Think of all the news routes they would have climbed. They were the some of the cream of Scottish climbing of that era . I wonder if anyone remembers … Continue reading

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Lockdown Thoughts : a few trips Abroad The Wall of light – Canada Weeping Wall. Bugs MacKeith and our early trip.

It was the winter of 1984 had been to the Alps on several occasions but this was my first big trip. Canada in winter then was a big proposition nowadays many do it but then it was and felt a … Continue reading

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Dog Tales Part 4 – Wild winters and hard days.

Let me introduce myself: My name is Teallach I was a very soft Alsatian and I have been asked to write about my life in the mountains. Introduction – I was very lucky to have spent all of my life … Continue reading

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Classic Gear – wind-suits.

In the RAF we were lucky we had always a contact or folks in the team who could make things. The Safety Equipment could turn and old parachute into a basic wind – top or suit if you chatted to … Continue reading

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Every picture tells a story it’s so worth taking them.

Today saw the first over the radio of roads and a few cars stuck in the snow near the Lecht in the Cairngorms. Is winter on its way. I saw the photo below on the RAF MRT Instagram Account. It … Continue reading

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