Category Archives: Scottish winter climbing.

Mountaineering Books – down sizing. What’s is your favourites?

I am trying hard at downsizing my Mountaineering books, it is sad to see some of them unread on my bookshelves. I will try to ensure many go to good homes some I will keep this isĀ  a few off … Continue reading

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Work Started on the Beinn Eighe Lancaster Memorial at RAF Lossiemouth. A bit of the story!

I got some great news that “Work started on the new MRT Cairn! 39 Engr Regt at Kinloss are kindly taking on the build. Photo by Shane Rousell The Memorial has a huge story to it and the crash where … Continue reading

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Heading South!

Big drive today Meeting at Lockerbie and have a hired van so hopefully all will go well. Many who follow the Blog will understand what this wee town and its folks mean to me and many of my pals. Many … Continue reading

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Meeting the RAF boys and A limited time but the wander into the winter wonderland of the Coire of the Snows was incredible. Please be aware of the Avalanche Reports!

Yesterday was catching up and then a quick wander into the Cairngorms to see if we could catch up with the RAF Winter Course. We did not leave till after 1300 but in my good mate Dan’s car we were … Continue reading

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Off to meet the RAF Mountain Rescue Winter Course today. A few memories.

The annual RAF Winter Course is on this week and today and myself and my pal Dan Carrol will meet them tonight in the Cairngorms. The teams are up for a week training and it is an annual event since … Continue reading

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Travel to Ayr then for talk in Edinburgh tonight in the Students Union Kings Buildings At 1900 all welcome! Low level ice climbs still there?

It was a dreich drive down the A9 yesterday there was the start of a thaw at low level. The roads were clear and just a bit of water on them. The hills were looking good still plastered with snow … Continue reading

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A hard day on the back of Beinn Liath Mhor a few thoughts a day hard day physically and mentally? A huge thanks to Torridon MRT.

I was staying at Gerry’s Hostel right next to Achnachellach Station snow had fallen during the night only a smattering but the weather was a little warmer. I was planning to go in to the back of Beinn Liath Mor … Continue reading

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