Category Archives: Ice climbing Canada

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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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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Beinn na h – Uamha – “hill of the caves” -762 metres another great day out.

It is incredible to be out on the hills in great weather. I was tired from a big slow day on two Corbett’s. It was so warm but enjoyable and the fun of being out on these hills again was … Continue reading

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Weeping Wall Canada an Ice Mecca. Some memories of gear. Bugs Mc Keith and Mount Kidd Falls.

The first time I saw this cliff was in 1984  and I was in awe of it to me seemed to have so be a sea of ice. There was no one about even  on the Highway in these days … Continue reading

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As we wait for winter: A land of blue skies, pillars of ice, no crowds Canada Ice early days – 1983.

1983 Canada Ice – The dream ice climbing venue. Koflachs boots and basic ice screws. As we wait for winter my mind goes back to some great winter days and a special trip to Canada.  A land of blue skies  … Continue reading

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Guy Lacelle 1954 – 2009

I was looking at some old diaries and Guy name came up. I am trying to get a photo of him with us. We had decided to go to Canada it was the idea of Tom Mac Donald and Mark … Continue reading

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