Category Archives: Wildlife

At last a short wander in the Cairngorms Sron a’Cha-no – then a chat on Mountain Skills in Aviemore – full house.

Due to many reasons I have not been on the hill much recently the main one was tragedy of my sisters nephews ( one still missing on the hill) was a hard time for all. I had promised to speak … Continue reading

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The Police offer some advice and a few comments from yesterday’s blog on Mountain Tragedies.

Yesterday was a busy day as my grand kids arrived and we had some fun as the sun shone in the bitter wind. It was just what you need after a sad weekend with so much happening. The joy of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a personal Mountain Tragedy and a huge thanks to all who risk their lives for us.

These words from my nephew on the search for his Uncles. “God bless all those in the search, human and canine alike.” After over 40 years involved in Mountain Rescue every mountain accident is a tragedy. Over the years my … Continue reading

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Missing brothers in the North West – a big search on going in Wester Ross.

As i write this I had planned a night with pals in a snow hole overnight in the Cairngorms but put it off due to windy  weather forecast, Instead I will go for a Coastal walk with pals. The news … Continue reading

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Looking back on past Winter Courses – learning every time you go out !

A pal put a photo up of our Annual Winter Course in the Cairngorms and Ben Nevis where we introduced many to a Scottish Winter. As always we were involved in many call outs. The lessons of taking care were … Continue reading

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Enjoyable chat at Hopeman then a visit a local charity Outfitmoray and a few thoughts on my struggle to write my book! 

A chat at Hopeman lovely group / a local charity Outfitmoray and a few thoughts on my struggle to write my book! I had a lovely morning yesterday talking to the ladies of the Hopeman Be Active Live Longer (BALL) … Continue reading

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Chat to local B.A.L.L Group (Be Active Live Longer). The Moray Coast stunning walking, cycling and wildlife. Not to be rushed.

Now and again I am privileged to talk to local groups and today this morning I am speaking to the B.A.L.L Group at Hopeman. They are usually good fun and it is great to pass on the message of the … Continue reading

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