Category Archives: SAR

Thanks all for a good night at Dumbarton for the Mountain Aid Talk – tonight talk at Kilmarnock at the Caprington Golf Club.

I left Moray in poor weather yesterday it was sleeting as I was heading for Dumbarton about 200 miles away for a Mountain Talk I am doing for the Charity Mountain Aid. It is a serious of talks for the … Continue reading

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A wonderful tale of remembrance on Beinn Eighe from the Royal Marines 45 Commandos.

I have had a busy weekend no hills preparing for the Mountain Aid lectures and missed out on the hills. I was also getting over a cold( man flu) Its been a sad week losing Paddy who ran Inchree accommodation. … Continue reading

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Paddy Heron RIP – Incredible character and great pal to many who loved the wild places, climbers, walkers, bikers and canoeists.

Can you please share this notice from. Susan Hernon If anyone is needing accommodation please contact myself or David Heron. PADDY HERON, 17/03/42 – 08/11/17 It is with great sadness to write of the death of Paddy Heron, founder and managing … Continue reading

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Day 13 – West to East 9 th November 1977 a winter day on the Mamores.

I was just back from a great night talking about “Getting ready for winter” live on Facebook. I was part of a panel Mark Diggins a Mountain Guide and head of the Scottish Avalanche Information Service, Jon Jones Head of … Continue reading

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Get ready for winter live tonight Q & A on Facebook at 1930 organised by Mountaineering Scotland.

Tonight is the live Facebook Q&A sessions at 1930. Mountaineering Scotland  – Join us online for our first ever Facebook Live Q&A, hosted by mountain safety advisor Heather Morning, with a panel of experts from Scotland’s mountaineering community. We’ll be … Continue reading

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Life lessons and gaining experience through some great people who helped teach you so many life lessons.  

I have been so lucky to have been given so many lessons in life over the years. My Mum and Dad gave me a great start and though to put it mildly I was a handful in my teenage years … Continue reading

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40 years on – Some thoughts of a wild walk West to East Of Scotland 1977

Yesterday I was going to get out for a wander in the Cairngorms but despite being away early the weather was very poor. The mist was down as I drove to the Dava Moor and decided to come home. I … Continue reading

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