Category Archives: Scottish winter climbing.

Getting ready for winter? Maps and route planning?

Route planning in winter ? Maps, Gps and changes over the years. I used to love getting out the maps and planning my hill days now it’s so easy with so many great Guide books and advice on the net … Continue reading

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The rivers are in spate be aware – As always Nature rules and respect the weather. There will always be another day?

River Awareness Two of my friends recently very experienced mountaineers  who I spoke to this week have had snags with rivers and the rain is still falling with today a break and then more rain for the weekend. One pal … Continue reading

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An Afterthought – A day with the Great man in the Cairngorms and thoughts of Ted Atkins !

  Life has been so busy this year with my cycling as I am working hard on my training trip to USA in late October. The mountains have not been on my agenda for the first time in nearly 50 … Continue reading

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Dog Tails from the back of a Land rover – Kinloss MRT, Big call outs, the Harris Shackleton crash and the end of a great life. This may bring a tear to your eye?

Let me introduce myself: My name is Teallach I was a very soft Alsatian and I have been asked to guest on this blog. I was very lucky to have spent all of my life on the hills, mountains and … Continue reading

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Dog Tails from the back of a Land rover Part 6. Lockerbie a tragedy unfolds.

Things were going so well in Heavy’s first year as Team Leader  but Heavy had not a break for about a year and if he did it was away on an Expedition and I had a holiday but still got … Continue reading

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Dog Tails from the back of a landrover part 2.

Let me introduce myself: My name is Teallach I was a very soft Alsatian and I have been asked to guest on this blog. I was very lucky to have spent all of my life on the hills, mountains and … Continue reading

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Sad news – Mountaineer, Ted Atkins killed in the Italian Alps whilst descending Civetta in the Dolimites.

I received this from one of my best pals Terry Moore it is the call you do not want but that I sadly have taken on to many occasions. “Hello Heavy After speaking tonight I can confirm that TED ATKINS … Continue reading

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