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A breakthrough booklet in its day. Modern Snow & Ice Techniques by Bill March printed 1973 ! What route is on the front cover?

An old pal dropped some books of for me the wee booklet was one of them it brought back many memories. Some of them like the french names Piolet Canne and Piolet Ramp for using the axe are still baffling … Continue reading

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Book Review “Towards the Ogre “

This is a review by a friend Adrian Trednall many thanks . Towards The Ogre by Clive Rowland Luck plays a part in everyone’s lives. It was totally by chance that I received a copy of “Towards The Ogre.” I’d … Continue reading

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Last night “Towards The Ogre” book launch Clive Rowland and “The Bandstand Blether Session” in Nairn.

We had a great night at Clive’s book launch and sold out his book on the night. I was asked to Speak through Cameron McNeishes forward at the launch. Clive was busy signing his book and the poor soul never … Continue reading

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The Chasm Glencoe

In my early days of climbing we climbed a few gullies in summer. It was a different experience I had done a few Classics like Great Gully in Wales, Clachaig and after that a trip along the Aonach Eag after … Continue reading

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“Towards The Ogre” book launch – Clive Rowland at the Bandstand Nairn starts at 7 pm 1 Sept.

Tonight I will be helping a great pal Clive Rowland in his book launch at the Nairn Book Festival. I have the honour to do a short introduction for Clive. I have been so lucky to know Clive for many … Continue reading

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Towards the Ogre update – Thursday 1st Sept at the Bandstand Nairn at 1900.

Exciting news for the mountaineering and climbing community as a brand-new book is launched. Details below and attached. THE EVENT Towards the Ogre by Clive Rowland Book Launch Thursday 1st September 2022 at 7pm Bandstand Bar & Restaurant, The Bandstand Hotel, … Continue reading

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A bit of background to the Big Walks.

I was so lucky to have been told of Big Walks across Scotland in the past I listened intently when I met a few who had done them. There had been various long Walks the RAF Mountain Rescue have a … Continue reading

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Squareface – Garbh Coire , Beinn a Bhuird Cairngorms. “A secluded Jewel typical of Patey’s discoveries. “ Martin Burrows Smith” Classic Rock.

I met a pal yesterday who was just back from climbing Squareface in the remote Cairngorms. It was lovely for Rachael to tell me of what a great day she had with her husband. I love hearing folk talk about … Continue reading

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1980 – The “Torridon Trilogy” Beinn Eighe, Liathach and Beinn Alligin.

When you read of modern achievements like Tranters Round in 9 hours most of the days we did long ago do not seem relevant. Yet they were in my view. I have always loved Torridon the rock the nearness to … Continue reading

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New record for Tranters Round 8 hours 52 min by Finlay Wild. Amazing ! 18 Munro’s and a Munro top.

Finlay Wild has set a new Tranter’s Round record. 8 hrs 52 off the previous record held by, you guessed it, Finlay Wild. The hills: Mullach Nan CoireanStob BanSgurr A MhaimAm BodachStob Coire a`ChairnAn GearanachNa GruagaicheanBinnein MorBinnein BeagSgurr Eilde MorStob … Continue reading

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