Category Archives: Wildlife

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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A Birthday Walk with two pals and we met some incredible folk.

Yesterday it was a pals birthday and she fancied a walk there was a wee hill that she fancied doing so Bab’s (the birthday girl)her pal Ella and me met at 0745 for a short drive to Loch an Eilein … 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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Out on the hills again Aonach Shasuinn Affric .

The hill of the height of the Englishman (Sassanach ) what a great name for me it was a hard day. You are supposed to climb its neighbour as well in the same day Carn a Coire Gharb. Yesterday my … 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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Fraochaidh a grand Corbett with great company superb views and lots of clegs.

I needed a hill day as I have been down visiting my sick sister. It’s never easy seeing someone you love ill and trying to help. It makes you appreciate life and your health so much. My pal Terry Moore … Continue reading

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Ticks and Lyme disease a reminder.

Ticks  and Lyme disease again 2019 It was great to see a program on BBC Scotland on ticks and Lyme disease it’s still amazing how many folk are still unaware of the dangers. I have been walking since the 60’s … Continue reading

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