Category Archives: Mountaineering

Some words by Jim Groak on Ted Atkins.A few thoughts of Arran and the memories of a special weekend. Thank you all for making this a special day for Shona , Lewis and Famiky.

¬† Some of the 2001 Everest Team with Lewis Atkins 2001 Tibet Everest Team. Missing Ian Kelly. Steve Price and Nick Sharpe and of course Ted. Jim Groak poem A few words of his best pal, mentor ! Ted “The … Continue reading

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Ted Atkins – Eulogy

Ted at High camp on Everest. Eulogy written by Shona and friends. Ted was born in Newcastle, the son of a miner and draftswoman, and was brought up with his brother, Colin and sister, Gail in Nottinghamshire. This was where … Continue reading

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Ted – from Rushie

RIP Ted, thanks for teaching us all so much and leaving behind things that will keep us all going; explorer, adventurer, inventor, RAF Mountain Rescue, Top Out, freefall, Antarctica, Nepal, Balachulish, Everest, North face of the Eiger, fashion guru, friend … Continue reading

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Looking forward to Winter.

Winter hills. Getting ready for winter? I have been away cycling for my big trip and looking forward to a day on the hills with some pals whilst in Arran. I had a look at my hill bag and have … Continue reading

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The rivers are in spate be aware – As always Nature rules and respect the weather. There will always be another day?

River Awareness Two of my friends recently very experienced mountaineers¬† who I spoke to this week have had snags with rivers and the rain is still falling with today a break and then more rain for the weekend. One pal … Continue reading

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The Wellington aircraft crash near Geal Charn 10 December 1942 and a survivors story. The Corrour Tragedy.

Yesterday I had a lovely visit from Andrew and Karin Miller who had travelled all the way from Australia. They had been trying to get information on an aircraft crash that a relative died in during the war. He told … Continue reading

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Last day in Plockton and a wee cycle in Applecross sadly meeting a nutter in a car.

I was at Plockton on the West Coast after staying in the incredible Station House by the railway line. I said good-bye to Lyle and Judy who had a long drive South and planned a bike ride. The road to … Continue reading

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