Category Archives: Well being

Mount Kenya – The Diamond Couloir Nov 1983

I just found this postcard sent from my mate Mark Sinclair ( Cheeky) . It was posted in November 1983 after an ascent of the Diamond Couloir on Mount Kenya. He climbed it with Malcolm Taylor who was a New … Continue reading

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Missing on Ben Nevis can you help ?

Officers in Fort William are appealing for information to help trace a woman reported missing in the Lochaber area. Sarah Buick (24), an experienced walker from Dundee, was last known to be, as pictured, at the Summit of Ben Nevis … Continue reading

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Fathers Day

I have just had a lovely day with my Grandkids, my stepdaughter and Dave it was a day I will never forget. They all made me so happy and showed me so much love, laughter and kindness. Its even more … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm on An Teallach

Yesterday was an early start up at 0400 as I was meeting an old pal Tommy Pilling who was up staying at Gairloch for a week. Tommy was in days of yore a typical of a young troop in Mountain … Continue reading

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Rockfall warning – Kintail South Wall of the Forcan Ridge .

From Mountaineering Scotland. ROCKFALL WARNING: Anyone heading for the Glenshiel area this weekend or in the weeks ahead should be aware of a recent collapse of a lower section of the cliff which forms the south wall of the Forcan … 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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Beinn Eighe – early start to make the best of the weather. First Munro’s for a while ( over a year). A visit to the Lancaster crash in Corrie Mhic Fhearchair.

“Any chance of a day out on the hill” I get these questions now and again. I have a friend who joined the RAF Leuchars Mountain Rescue Team in the 80’s as a very young lad when I was Team … Continue reading

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Scotland Football Team you broke my heart again. Yet I still love you.

I love Scotland but it’s so painful being a Scottish supporter. Yesterday we lost three one to Croatia. I thought we played okay though. Yet Croatia were a different class when it came to the crunch. It would have meant … Continue reading

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Over West a few thoughts on the incredible Celtman.

It was magic to be over the West and catch up with a few pals. I met David Glebe who was supporting Chris Watson in the Celtman race. Swim 3. 4 k cycle 200 k and run over 45k and … Continue reading

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The Fox of Glencoe the adventures of Hamish MacInnes a book by the Scottish Mountain Press.

It’s great to see that this long awaited book is coming out. I have my copy is ordered ! From Scottish Mountaineering Press “The Fox of Glencoe chronicles the adventures of the legendary Hamish MacInnes and his achievements in the … Continue reading

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