Category Archives: SMC/SMT

That old Question “Is it worth recording that you have completed your Munro’s ?”

When I completed in 1976 I completed along with a mate Tom MacDonald on the same day on separate mountains. I was pretty pleased with myself as in these days It had become a consuming passion and I was lucky … Continue reading

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Avalanche Awareness

As the first snow is forecast on the mountains this week it’s worth discussing Avalanche Awareness. Most Mountaineers have all the gear all costing so much cash but few spend money on Avalanche Awareness training. I would advise every winter … Continue reading

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Tom Patey – One Man’s Mountains.

I head up to the North West to Ullapool this weekend. Ullapool is a gateway to the promised land. It was and is a place of incredible beauty and wildness a place I love. It was the home of a … Continue reading

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Wales – memories of a wild savage weekend in the Cairngorms.

It’s good being back in Wales where I am down golfing for a few days. We bumped into Pete a Climbing instructor from the Navy at Llandudno golf club. I had not seen Pete since the mid 80’s. He worked … Continue reading

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Teallach a grand pal on the hills. Dogs on the mountains?

A few photos of my old pal to brighten a wet day. He was a big soft Alsatian with massive paws and a superb temperament. He was out most weekends in Summer and winter from his early days. We learned … Continue reading

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The Munros – What is your memory?

My Last Munro first time An Sochach with Pete McGowna, Les Boswell and Mark. We all have great memories of the Munros I will never for get the day I finished and my pal Tom Mac Donald finished on the same … Continue reading

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The Falklands – a winter climb on Harriet.

I was privileged to spend two tours in the Falklands when I was in the RAF. It is a wonderful place for wildlife and mountains. Most of the popular peaks are less than 1000 feet and were the scene of … Continue reading

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