Category Archives: People

A Birthday Walk with two pals and we met some incredible folk.

Yesterday it was a pals birthday and she fancied a walk there was a wee hill that she fancied doing so Bab’s (the birthday girl)her pal Ella and me met at 0745 for a short drive to Loch an Eilein … Continue reading

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Jim Craig BEM RIP

Jim Craig BEM RIP – It is with great sadness that I pass on Alaister Haverons words that Jim Craig has passed away. I first met Jim in Desert Rescue in Masirah in the Persian Gulf 1973/74 he was the … Continue reading

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The Falklands – a winter climb on Harriet.

I was privileged to spend two tours in the Falklands when I was in the RAF. It is a wonderful place for wildlife and mountains. Most of the popular peaks are less than 1000 feet and were the scene of … Continue reading

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A short days climbing on the sea cliffs near Findlater Castle Crathie Point . “Tip tap test” the rock!

I was asked to go climbing yesterday and I must admit I was feeling like a lazy day. I have been a bit down not sleeping since I lost my sister last week. Yet it was worth it in the … Continue reading

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Thank you for all the support.

Many thanks to all for your support the cards and words they mean so much after I lost my sister Eleanor. We had a lovely Service to Celebrate her life in Ayr. I heard so many stories about her life … Continue reading

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Update 2 – incident Nanda Devi East. From the British Mountain Guides.

Many thanks to the British Mountain Guides for letting me post this sad news. Posted: 08.07.19 by James Thacker “The British Mountain Guides (BMG) are aware of media reports that the seven bodies recovered from Peak 6447m, near Nanda Devi East, … Continue reading

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Expedition to Diran in Pakistan Act 3 the Summit Attempt.

Diran is a big mountain in Pakistan just under 24000 feet. We had a wonderful expedition there in 1993. Looking back we were so lucky with huge avalanches daily. We learnt so much from this trip for the future expeditions. … Continue reading

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