Category Archives: Well being

A great night with the Grampian Club in Dundee.

Last night I managed to fulfil a commitment to speak at there first Club dinner since COVID. I was very worried as my voice is struggling due to a problem with my voice box. I was looking after my grandkid’s … Continue reading

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When your young your think invincible ? Or are you?

Sorry for the lack of blogs I have not been feeling great. Recently I have been off the hill for a few months. I have had a constant cough for years but it was getting very bad over the last … Continue reading

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Interesting call-out. USA USA F111 crash – Lauder. 28 July 1987 – . We had no Communications so the American Airforcec moved a satellite and gave us an early Satellite phone.

I think this was One of my first aircraft call outs as Team Leader of RAF Leuchars MRT – sadly both crew were killed. We had no communications and when the Americans investigation team arrived not long after the crash … Continue reading

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Winter Tips/ learning 2022. “Caught out in the fading light“ a slip that could have been a lot more serious on a short walk in the Cairngorms.

This will be a series of blogs on some of my adventures/ mistakes made in the mountains. Sadly no hills for a while due to Health problems and awaiting various results. Many will be glad to hear I lose my … Continue reading

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Book Review “Towards the Ogre “

This is a review by a friend Adrian Trednall many thanks . Towards The Ogre by Clive Rowland Luck plays a part in everyone’s lives. It was totally by chance that I received a copy of “Towards The Ogre.” I’d … Continue reading

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A bit of travelling over to the West.

It’s been a busy few days over on the West visiting my friend Kalie and Islay. The weather was magnificent and we had two days of perfect weather. I got a good walk with Islay from Applecross to Sand and … Continue reading

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Working with Hong Kong lads – Civil Aid Service (CAS) a blast from the past.

The Civil Aid Service(CAS) is a civil organisation that assists in a variety of auxiliary emergency roles, including search and rescue operations in Hong Kong. CAS is funded by the Hong Kong Government and its members wear uniforms. CAS was … Continue reading

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A Mountaineers view of the Falklands in Winter.

MOUNTAINEER’S VIEW OF THE FALKLANDS By David “Heavy” Whalley, MBE 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 … Continue reading

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Last night “Towards The Ogre” book launch Clive Rowland and “The Bandstand Blether Session” in Nairn.

We had a great night at Clive’s book launch and sold out his book on the night. I was asked to Speak through Cameron McNeishes forward at the launch. Clive was busy signing his book and the poor soul never … Continue reading

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The Chasm Glencoe

In my early days of climbing we climbed a few gullies in summer. It was a different experience I had done a few Classics like Great Gully in Wales, Clachaig and after that a trip along the Aonach Eag after … Continue reading

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