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Captain Rick Jolly RIP – Surgeon in the Falklands conflict awarded medals by both sides for his work with the injured

The news broke yesterday that a hero of mine had passed away at times you meet a special person Captain – Surgeon Rick Jolly was one. He was an unsung hero of the Falklands and as a surgeon in the … Continue reading

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Looking back on 2017 – some thoughts!

The old saying that the main thing in life is: “Health is wealth” and that is what makes life so much better! I am so privileged that I have been able to share so many adventures with some great folk … Continue reading

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A blast of Winter on Carn na h – Easgainn 616 metres Hill of the Eel.

The excellent Guide book The Graham’s and Donalds from the Scottish Mountaineering Club Hillwalking Guide says that this hill is excellent for a short day or for those travelling to the greater hills. SMC Grahams and Donalds Probably the most … Continue reading

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“The Right to Roam” a right we take for granted in Scotland. Patagonia film sums it up. The Mountain Bothies Association.

  That great company Patagonia a hugely environmentally friendly company have helped made a great wee video about a trip to Scotland in winter by some snowboarders from the USA . It really tugs at my heart strings and is … Continue reading

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Beinn Enaiglair – 889 metres – Breamore Junction and a grand wee hill in the mist.

Away early and got driven by Babs and her lovely Black Lab to the hills via Dingwall to collect Brent. We were hoping to climb the big Corbett not far from Beinn Dearg near Breamore Junction on the Ullapool road. … Continue reading

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Lockerbie – 29 years on today. My thoughts are with all those who lost loved ones and the Agencies who did their best.

As I passed by Lockerbie on Wednesday going North ┬áit as always is never easy! Since the Disaster in 1988 it has had a huge effect on my life and those I love! I was there with the RAF Mountain … Continue reading

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Heading home from Glen Clova A glen for all seasons?Memories of past days with the RAF Wessex from Leuchars. Neil Robertson stretchers?

The Glen Clova Hotel was packed the small bar only a few seats the rest were full with meals being served that looked great so I has a quick pint after dinner and back to the bunkhouse. It would be … Continue reading

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