Category Archives: Views Mountaineering

Plockton on the West Coast two great days with special folk. Thanks

I have been over in Plockton again staying in the wonderful Station House at the railway station. My hosts were an old pal Lyle and Judy Brotherton and Byron the dog! The Old Station is now converted into a holiday … Continue reading

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Heading West to Plockton and a wee chat in Duffus to the Scottish Womens’ Institute SWI.

Last night I had a wee chat to the local Duffus Scottish Womens’ Institute, I enjoy these chats and it helps spread the word of what Mountain Rescue and SARDA do. Few of the public realise how many incidents are … Continue reading

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A big day in Fisherfield and an unplanned night in the bothy at Shenevall

In the early 80’s I was into big days on the hills. In Mountain Rescue we trained hard for the inevitable call out after a long day on the hill or after work! To get fit we pushed out the … Continue reading

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A wild day on the bike always learning no matter how old you are? A look at the Cycle to Syracuse Video.

I always say every winter I get a kick up the backside when I go out on my first winter day! The term “Faffing” ( not being organised) is well used by me and my pals. Gloves and maps get … Continue reading

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Still looking for photos and stories of Ted Atkins for the Celebration of his life in Arran Great to have taken photos all my time in hills.

I am amazed at the photos I have received from pals on Ted Atkins . Ted was never camera shy and there must be so many great undiscovered gems about! Thanks and please keep them coming. The photo below is … Continue reading

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Looking back 40 years ago – Sept 1978 Beinn EIghe, Liathach and a lost bag on Liathach so no Ben Alligin.

I have been reading my old diaries last night and found on this weekend 40 year ago I was with the RAF Kinloss MRTwere at Kinlochewe in Torridon, staying in the old hall now a cafe. I was on the … Continue reading

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Well done on a great trip to the Himalayas for the RAF Anniversary Expedition. Great

I have been following the RAF100 Himalayan Adventure which took a lot of folk in the RAF and associated organisations to the Himalayas for the first time. It was great to see that they had a success and with superb … Continue reading

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