Category Archives: Wildlife

Sometimes a photo cheers you up. The magical Suiliven.

Seen from the West this wonderful mountain¬† looks like a huge pillar and what a mountain its is. I have been lucky enough to have climbed on it and sailed past it on a journey round the West Coast in … Continue reading

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Windy day in the Cairngorms – a reminder of the power of Nature.y

Yesterday was our annual Winter Skills day out with the Moray Mountaineering  Club. It was the monthly Bus meet and the bus was pretty full as we left picking up folk in Elgin, Forres, Nairn, Inverness. We dropped folk of … Continue reading

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A hard couple of days.

It’s so difficult to look back on the last two days. We lost two incredible people to the mountains Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry on the remote Ben Hope in the far North of Scotland. The recovery by the Mountain … Continue reading

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Winters in the Falklands – one pair of boots and crampons and a great day winter climbing.

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 bloody battles … Continue reading

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Wonderful tribute to Al Ward.

Yesterday I left early to go to a friends funeral in Onich near Glencoe. The rain was incredible it poured most of the day. The roads were flooded and it took care the hills were looking bare of snow and … Continue reading

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Hard going on the hills ? Do you leave word where your going?

I am helping a pal who is out on the hills on his own. He is out for a week chasing hills. He leaves me his route if possible texts me on the summits and when he gets off. He … Continue reading

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Kintail Days a few memories.

I was at Kintail for the New Year and had a great time what an area the sea and the mountains make this a special place here are a few memories. My first weekend in Mountain Rescue at RAF Kinloss … Continue reading

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