Category Archives: Mountaineering

1996 – DENALI ALASKA – Memories.

Alaska  memories? I naively asked  Paul Roderick why they call it “One Shot Pass” and got a laugh in response. It’s the best shot you have for flying a direct route to Kahiltna Base Camp. Our plane lifted up out of … Continue reading

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BRITISH JOINT SERVICES ALASKA EXPEDITION 1962 – Denali

I just found a great article on a BRITISH JOINT SERVICES ALASKA EXPEDITION 1962 from the Diaries of John Hinde it gives a great description of the early days of climbing on Denali.  Many thanks to Fiona Wild John’s daughter for … Continue reading

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BRITISH JOINT SERVICES ALASKA EXPEDITION 1962

Originally posted on John Hinde's Diaries:
The Climber Vol. 1 No. 2. Monday 4th June 1962 Met Ken and Chud at the Knightsbridge Barracks of the Household Cavalry. We had some jugs in the NCO’s Mess and then a…

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Happy New Year to all those working over New Year

I had a great visit yesterday from Willie MacRitchie from Lewis or is it Harris ! He is the now main man in charge of the RAF Mountain Rescue Teams working from RAF Valley in North Wales. He was just … Continue reading

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The Best laid schemes of mice and cars!

Last night I drove up to check a neighbours house she is away and drove in a big pothole in the dark! The steering in my car has a problem and I just got it home ! I had just … Continue reading

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Book review: Beyond the Secret Howff, by Ashie Brebner

Originally posted on cairngormwanderer:
Ashie Brebner The Secret Howff is such a part of Cairngorm lore that it’s difficult to remember that until relatively recently so few people knew anything about it other than it existed… somewhere. Now Ashie Brebner,…

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Looking back on 2017 – some thoughts!

The old saying that the main thing in life is: “Health is wealth” and that is what makes life so much better! I am so privileged that I have been able to share so many adventures with some great folk … Continue reading

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