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Diran Act 4 – Getting of the mountain. Sadly the Spanish lost two of their group.

Viewed from the Hunza Valley, Diran is a pyramid peak and is considered to be the second easiest 7000m peak in the Karakoram after Spantik, although it has a reputation for avalanches. The Karakoram Highway runs up the Hunza Valley … Continue reading

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Diran Pakistan Part 2 – Moving up the hill, avalanches and near epics.

Diran 7257 metres or  23948 ft in Pakistan was first climbed in 1968 by three Austrians: Rainer Goeschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell. Earlier attempts by a German expedition in 1959 and an Australian expedition in 1964 were unsuccessful. It … Continue reading

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Diran – Pakistan 7266-metre (23,839 ft) pyramid shaped mountain lies to the east of Rakaposhi (7,788m)

Viewed from the Hunza Valley, Diran is a gentle pyramid and is considered to be the second easiest 7000m peak in the Karakoram after Spantik, although it has a reputation for avalanches. The Karakoram Highway runs up the Hunza Valley … Continue reading

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7 Bodies located in India – on Nanda Devi see below for information .

Some news from the Rescue Agencies in India https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-asia-india-4873814 “The bodies of seven climbers who went missing last month have been recovered in the Himalayas, officials say. A rescue team is searching for the body of an eighth climber, according … Continue reading

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A cycle after a busy day. Bruce’s well in Prestwick looking tired and neglected.

I managed a cycle yesterday from Prestwick into Ayr along the cycle track. It was not far about 10 Miles’s round trip. It takes you along the beach past the golf course and near the Port of Ayr. This is … Continue reading

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When I joined Mountain Rescue in the 70’s the Mountaineering World was life was dominated by males. I was amazed to meet Molly Porter a strong powerful leader and Mountaineer who then was the leader of the Cairngorm MRT. Coming … Continue reading

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I had a visit out of the blue from a pal and his wife. We had sadly fallen out a long time ago but thankfully sorted things out. Life is to short. I had a great couple of days had … Continue reading

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