Category Archives: Well being

Stag Rocks – “Final Selection” a three star classic diff a day with pals. The St Valery Refuge a Cairngorm lost shelter.

I had wanted to do this short climb for many years; sadly for some reason when I climbed at bit I had missed it always climbing the nearby Afterthought Arete and a few others climbs many years ago. We had … Continue reading

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The Falklands – a winter climb on Harriet.

I was privileged to spend two tours in the Falklands when I was in the RAF. It is a wonderful place for wildlife and mountains. Most of the popular peaks are less than 1000 feet and were the scene of … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis a few Memories.

Its funny I have been thinking about Ben Nevis this week and the BBC called me today to ask my views on this iconic Mountain. It is sad  that some Mountaineers feel that the normal route up the mountain is  … Continue reading

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A short days climbing on the sea cliffs near Findlater Castle Crathie Point . “Tip tap test” the rock!

I was asked to go climbing yesterday and I must admit I was feeling like a lazy day. I have been a bit down not sleeping since I lost my sister last week. Yet it was worth it in the … Continue reading

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Corbett’s for Courses thanks to all.

From the Corbett to Courses Facebook page “Hi all Big thank you for all your fund raising efforts. The preliminary total figure for Corbetts for Courses is £1052.07 which will pay for 26 places on navigation and winter skills courses. … Continue reading

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1997 – A Few Days in Skye with Granny and The Girls.

1997 September Granny is sixty six , a farmer’s wife, and a fit young lass. She had only six Munros to do of which five were in Skye, I was called in to help as her son in law Mark … Continue reading

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Thank you for all the support.

Many thanks to all for your support the cards and words they mean so much after I lost my sister Eleanor. We had a lovely Service to Celebrate her life in Ayr. I heard so many stories about her life … Continue reading

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