Category Archives: Scottish winter climbing.

Tom Patey – One man’s mountains a few tales from a must read.

One of the great mountaineering books I have ever read is One Man’s Mountains about the life of the famous Scottish Climbing Doctor Tom Patey.  Sadly I never met Tom but he was well known by many of my friends … Continue reading

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A tragic and sad Avalanche accident on Imp Peak Montana but so many lessons to learn. 

I have just read a tragic story of an Avalanche last week in the USA in Montana early October and the winter has taken its toll already. My thoughts are as always with the families and friends who have lost … Continue reading

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The tale of  Teallach the two climbers and a snow hole in the Cairngorms

I once had a dog called Teallach, (the softest long-haired Alsatian you could ever meet) hefinished his Munros in 1985 and he had only twelve left for his second time around, when he unfortunately passed away. He had a life … Continue reading

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As the winter draws in on the hills, a reminder.

Let’s all look after each other? Todays weather from MWIS 3 Oct 2017 SUMMARY FOR ALL MOUNTAIN AREAS Gale force westerly winds across most mountains. A frontal wave will affect S Scotland & N England, producing a zone of persistent … Continue reading

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Classic Climbing – Cairngorms Clean Sweep Hells Lum Crag – great memories of crazy days on the rock with some top folk.

Allen Fyffe that great man writes about the Classic Clean Sweep a superb rock climb in the Cairngorms in Classic Rock.  He says make sure its dry and wear your rock boots! Clean Sweep Very Severe 500 feet  – first … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountain Heritage Collection opening 29 Sept – 8 Oct – Get it in your Diaries you will not be disappointed.

Last year I went up to Glen Roy and visited one of the real characters of Scottish Mountaineering Mick Tighe! Mick holds the Scottish Mountain Heritage Collection and is having an open week at the end of the month. With … Continue reading

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50 years service by Killin Mountain Rescue Team a celebration.

This Saturday I will be with my great pals Killin Mountain Rescue Team on a party at the MaClaren Hall Killin to celebrate the 50 th Anniversary.  I have been invited to speak to the team family friends and supporters … Continue reading

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