Category Archives: Wildlife

The Celtman Extreme Triathlon June 2018, what an event.

It was an incredible idea to organise an Extreme Triathlon in Scotland and a few had their doubts, including myself. A few thought that to run such an event on the West Coast was bold and questions like would the … Continue reading

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Celtman Extreme Triathlon today – all the best to all the competitors and those who look after them.

I woke early and think of all the Celtman and women who are now ready for the swim in Loch Torridon 3.2 kilometre early this morning then they are off for a 202 kilometre cycle and then the run over … Continue reading

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The Celtman Saturday 16 th June 2018 in Wester Ross Torridon all the best to all involved Competitors and Safety Marshall’s.

This weekend I will manage out after a long time out with my rib injury to help Torridon Mountain Rescue Team with the Safety Cover for the Celtman. The team along with others cover the Safety for the Mountain/ running … Continue reading

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A insight into a different World of Cycling and meeting two icons Mark Beaumont and Alan Hinkes of the Outdoor world.

Yesterday I travelled from Ayr through the wonderful scenery of the Galloway and Borders on my way to the Keswick Mountain Festival. I passed many of the places where my Dad and Mum took us hill walking over 50 years … Continue reading

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A look back at the Ayr Advertiser Walk 1965 / 1967!

From the age of 11 as a young boy I did the Ayr Advertiser Walk this was race walking (big in the 60,s )and it started in Ayr from Ayr Grammar School and went over the local Carrick Hills. The … Continue reading

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One of the most iconic views ?

The view from the bothy is incredible you have a panorama of the mighty not often seen side of An Teallach to the wonderful Corbett Beinn Dearg Mor and Loch na Sealga. These mountains are mountaineers mountains in a setting … Continue reading

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Your never to old to learn or fall off a bike / a journey of pain and incompetence!

This new game of cycling is hard going especially for a mechanically dyslexic person like me! I went to see my mate Kenny who was my Deputy in the RAF MRT and then became my Team Leader! He is a … Continue reading

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