Category Archives: Views Mountaineering

A insight into a different World of Cycling and meeting two icons Mark Beaumont and Alan Hinkes of the Outdoor world.

Yesterday I travelled from Ayr through the wonderful scenery of the Galloway and Borders on my way to the Keswick Mountain Festival. I passed many of the places where my Dad and Mum took us hill walking over 50 years … Continue reading

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Respect – in more ways than one . A rescue from the TD Gap in Skye 1960.

How much we take for granted today if we have a problem in the mountains. Nowadays we have the helicopters, well equipped, trained teams, good roads and communications. There were few teams about even in the 60’s and a call … Continue reading

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There is more to the hills than a summit? A look at the two aircraft crashes on Braeraich in the Cairngorms. The Sinclair Hut now long gone.

Poignant view Many who enjoy the Munros and climb will note the off piece of aircraft wreckage about in the Cairngorms there are several wrecks.  On one of the Cairngorms high peaks Braeraich at 1296 metres is one of the … Continue reading

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Enjoy the sun but here is a few tips on staying cool in the hills?

The weather had been incredible but very hot, with wee ones especially you have to watch. Sun damage can affect them for ever. A Hat is a must? It may look daft but so effective. I spent 13 months with … Continue reading

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Memories of Everest 2001. The summit is only half way home. The Mountains will always be there the trick it make sure you are to.

I sit here like a wimp after a wee fall and my bruised ribs on the bike so no bike or hills for a while and the sun is battering down and so many are having fun. It is great … Continue reading

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Skye Mountain Rescue Team Leader Retires – Gerry Ackroyd M.B.E a true legend after over 40 years service.

Gerry Ackroyd. From Skye MRT – Gerry Ackroyd Skye MRT Team Leader Retires. Gerry was the Team Leader since 1975. Over these years, he was patiently supported by his wife Joan who did a lot of organising behind the scenes … Continue reading

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More on helmets – a must ? Climbing, scrambling, bouldering, cycling?

From Pete Hill MIC “A friend of mine had a big fall in Glen Nevis last week. Apart from the outstanding skills of the Belford hospital staff and the brilliant and swift action of Lochaber team members, you can see … Continue reading

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