Category Archives: SMC/SMT

Winter Skill talk in Aviemore tonight! Hopefully a wander before I go.

I am away to Aviemore tonight for my Winter Talk in the Cairngorm Hotel at 8 pm, I hope to get a wander before the chat and leave home late morning. It hopefully will be a good evening and is … Continue reading

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“The experiences of our past are still the best road map to our future” Should we learn from mountain accidents?-

As I am still aware of the tragic events that are happening this winter on the hills are raw to many. I know full well the consequences of this as it is my sisters nephews who were lost in last … Continue reading

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The Police offer some advice and a few comments from yesterday’s blog on Mountain Tragedies.

Yesterday was a busy day as my grand kids arrived and we had some fun as the sun shone in the bitter wind. It was just what you need after a sad weekend with so much happening. The joy of … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountaineering Club Guidebooks -The new Rockfax mobile app! Old guides a few thoughts ?

Guide Books – Over the years if your a climber you collect lots of Climbing guide books since I started climbing I must have about 50 just for Scotland! I love them especially the old guides so simple a  few lines … Continue reading

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The Garbh Coire bothy in the Cairngorms. RAF Mountain Rescue and Mountain personality Cameron McNeish. The sad Anniversary of the Wessex Crash on Ben More Crianlarich!

It was a long day after my late journey home from my travels over the last few days. The weather was wild so it was a day of recovery and catching up. My mail had a £70 fine for parking … Continue reading

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A short walk – Beleach Na Ba – Applecross a place that never fails to impress.

Yesterday I was offered a trip to Applecross by a pal Pete Amphlett we went in his van  it was not an early start we left at 0900 from my house. It was a stunning day bitter cold but no … Continue reading

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Crampons – strap on step in to the future and the Canadian influence!

How crampons have changed winter mountaineering! As the weather hits the coldest projected day this winter many will be heading out, I am off to the West for a foray its forecast – 4. If we find some roadside ice … Continue reading

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