Category Archives: Views Mountaineering

Fun day in the Roseille forest with Burghead primary school and Outfitmoray! Moray Mountaineering Club AGM a slide show -Hills on Horseback / General Wades Roads: 

Yesterday it was a busy morning helping Outfitmoray a local charity that I am the patron of with their Active Schools day at my local Burghead primary school. http://outfitmoray.com/wp-content/themes/Avada/assets/js/html5shiv.js Outfit Moray Outdoor Adventure Activities Charity Lossiemouth Changing Lives Through Learning … Continue reading

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Am  I a wind coward or just getting old?

I always look at the weather forecast and the wind speeds, the forecast is a guide so when I arrive in an area I keep my options open. I spent 40 years many times out in weather where only the … Continue reading

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The Mountain Bothies Association MBA.

At the weekend a lot of us enjoy a break out of the wind and rain in a Mountain Bothy we were up in the far North at Lochiveraon at the West end of loch a’ Bhraoin. It was great … Continue reading

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Alex Jock Pirrie – 10 years anniversary

My pal Pete Greening wrote this I had to republish as it was a great tribute to Alec  “Jock” Pirrie. Today marks the tenth anniversary of the passing of my great friend, Alex ‘Jock’ Pirrie. Jock was one of life’s … Continue reading

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Torridon Mountain Rescue Team needs your support – Please watch this video and if you can give a little..

When I left the RAF MRT I was lucky enough to work with the Torridon and Kinlochewe Team for a few years. Old age and illness made me retire at 60 after 40 years with the Mountain Rescue. Torridon and … Continue reading

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Some Old rock climbing gear – basic ropes,simple harnesses, no helmets, and limited protection

Sadly I had done no climbing when I joined the RAF mountain Rescue and my pride and joy was when I got issued with 2 Scott karabiners, a screw gate and my Yellow belt. What was that yellow belt called? … Continue reading

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Old Classic Gear a few favourites. Dachstein Mitts, Tartan Shirts and Curly boots. 1970 – 1980.

How the gear has changed from nearly 40 years ago and how many favourites have gone. I asked yesterday if folk could name some of the gear in the photo  above. Dachstein Mitts still loved, by many. The finger-less mitts, … Continue reading

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