Category Archives: Recomended books and Guides

Avalanche Awareness

As the first snow is forecast on the mountains this week it’s worth discussing Avalanche Awareness. Most Mountaineers have all the gear all costing so much cash but few spend money on Avalanche Awareness training. I would advise every winter … Continue reading

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Tom Patey – One Man’s Mountains.

I head up to the North West to Ullapool this weekend. Ullapool is a gateway to the promised land. It was and is a place of incredible beauty and wildness a place I love. It was the home of a … Continue reading

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The Film the Dawn Wall – El Capitan an incredible story.

Last night I watched The Dawn Wall with Yvette my stepdaughter her choice it was an incredible story and to me easily as good as the recent Mountaineering film Free Solo. The Dawn Wall is an account Of Tommy Caldwell … Continue reading

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Wales – memories of a wild savage weekend in the Cairngorms.

It’s good being back in Wales where I am down golfing for a few days. We bumped into Pete a Climbing instructor from the Navy at Llandudno golf club. I had not seen Pete since the mid 80’s. He worked … Continue reading

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Ben A Bhuird the Oxford Crash Ben Avon and other tales.

The Last Flight. Lost then Found This great mountain along with Beinn Avon is one we climbed on a lot in summer and winter, I got to know it during 1973 when we completed a winter foray in February with … Continue reading

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Stag Rocks – “Final Selection” a three star classic diff a day with pals. The St Valery Refuge a Cairngorm lost shelter.

I had wanted to do this short climb for many years; sadly for some reason when I climbed at bit I had missed it always climbing the nearby Afterthought Arete and a few others climbs many years ago. We had … Continue reading

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More on Ben Nevis Memories of the CIC Hut.

A few days ago I wrote a small piece about Ben Nevis it was something I had wanted to do for a while. Thank you all for the kind comments . Yet it only touched the memories of great days … Continue reading

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