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Great idea new Bus Service for Glen Nevis thank you!

When I was in America in Yosemite there was a superb Bus Service as cars were restricted in the park. They are well used and it great to see that at last we are trying to ensure that buses can … Continue reading

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Toilets ? They are a basic need ? Now sadly how each Community is now paying and looking after them.

Many will notice public toilets are being closed due to lack of money as one who travels all over Scotland I have noticed this and have been thankful to find some still open, thank you Nairn. My friend on the … Continue reading

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Should mountaineers still be on Everest and other big mountains and using Oxygen as local folk are dying due to Covid. Comments welcome !

I have read a lot recently and my heart bleeds for the many who have died of Covid in India, Nepal and Pakistan. Yet it is amazing that there are still many expeditions out climbing the big peaks! Is this … Continue reading

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Ben Lui – Conish the Gold Mine and the Eas Anie waterfall and the ice climber alert !

I have been watching on BBC Scotland “Gold Town “ is about the mining for Gold near Tyndrum and the Gold mine near Conish Farm just below Ben Lui . The mine is actually on Beinn Chuirn 880 metres and … Continue reading

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A few thoughts about the accident in the Lakes where a member of the Patterdale MRT was badly injured.

I was phoned a few days ago by several of the media for my input on the awful accident in the lakes where one of the rescuers fell on a rescue and was badly injured. As the papers say sadly … Continue reading

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Learning from Covid – looking after our elderly in Sheltered accommodation during Covid. Love and treasure the elderly.

Covid brings lots of changes in all our lives and the sadness continues, many have lost loved ones, freinds and family. Yet little is said about how it really effects those in our Old Folks Sheltered accommodation and Homes . … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the Winter Ascent on K2 by Sherpas. In praise of the finest Mountain Folk.

I am so pleased that the winter ascent of K2 was climbed by a Sherpa team. They are a great people and I have been so lucky to met so many over years. I am so privileged having climbed in … Continue reading

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Keep looking after those we love. Do not forget those alone. Good news K2 climbed in winter by Sherpa Team.

This second Lockdown is hard going for us all most will have blip. Or lockdown blues. Try to remain upbeat as you can get your daily exercise and think good thoughts . As the lockdown continues its well worth remembering … Continue reading

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Missing the hills ! It could be a lot worse never forget that.

Many of us are missing the mountains and wild places and I wonder if should continue posting old photos on the blog? I will as it brings back so many great memories of past days. As I am getting older … Continue reading

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Time to think at this time.

There is lots happening just now with Covid and us all missing our family and friends. I am so privileged to live by the sea, have forests on my doorstep and easy access to the mountains. I can get out … Continue reading

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