Category Archives: Recomended books and Guides

Captain Rick Jolly RIP – Surgeon in the Falklands conflict awarded medals by both sides for his work with the injured

The news broke yesterday that a hero of mine had passed away at times you meet a special person Captain – Surgeon Rick Jolly was one. He was an unsung hero of the Falklands and as a surgeon in the … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas – Hill days and ice climbs on past Christmas Periods. Can you donate to the Homeless?

Yesterday was busy I spent most of the night coughing and lots of broken sleep the usual Christmas cold that sweeps the village. I managed to get into shops early though they were still busy at 0700 a bit of … Continue reading

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Ideas for Christmas presents and stocking fillers for hill lovers ?

Some ideas for that lover of the mountains in your life? The phrase “All the gear no idea” is even worse after Chritsmas.  The new ice axe and crampons are great and easy to purchase but gaining the skills to … Continue reading

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Yesterday was International Mountain Day my favourite mountain is Sgurr Na Stri in Skye. “The hill of Strife”

International Mountain Day my favourite mountain is Sgurr Na Stri in Skye ! Small in stature but best view in Scotland. It has so many ways up and is protected by a walk in or ferry but in winter this … Continue reading

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35 years on – 7 December 1982 – The F111 USAF crashed on Sgurr Na Stri (The hill of Strife) Isle of Skye.

I heard from another person from the USA who had read my blog  last night, he was on this incident on the enquiry team after the crash for the F111 aircraft on the Isle of Skye. I thought it was … Continue reading

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Heading home from Glen Clova A glen for all seasons?Memories of past days with the RAF Wessex from Leuchars. Neil Robertson stretchers?

The Glen Clova Hotel was packed the small bar only a few seats the rest were full with meals being served that looked great so I has a quick pint after dinner and back to the bunkhouse. It would be … Continue reading

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Ben Humble a true Mountaineer and early Mountain Rescue and Safety pioneer.

I was looking through some old photos and found this photo of the late Ben Humble (1903 – 1977) was a prolific author and a noted Scottish climber who was a pioneer of Scottish Mountain Rescue. As a member of the … Continue reading

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