Category Archives: Wildlife

A few thoughts on looking after our own? Depression, Suicide , Cancer, Alzheimer’s.

Some may think this is a strange post for me to write but over the years sadly some of the same things keep happening. I noticed many years ago that lovers of the outdoor tough men and woman though they … Continue reading

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Early start for Beinn Eighe from Achintee Ben Nevis to Torridon a wet day. A humbling experience among the great cliffs.

Sat night – I had an easy night leaving the group to relax after a lovely day on the Ben where we stayed at the Ben Nevis Achintee bunkhouse. I was up at 0500 had a quick breakfast and then … Continue reading

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Good night in Fort William heading up Ben Nevis .

I am heading up Ben Nevis today with a big group containing several old pals from Mountain Rescue. Most have come from the Stafford area and arrived at all times last night! They have a lot of pals and we … Continue reading

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On way to Ben Nevis

I had a grand drive down to Glencoe today it was a superb day the hills were stunning! Snow was still high up on the hills but every thing was so green. This is superb time of year to see … Continue reading

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The Island of Rum – after yesterday’s photo a few have asked the story to it “

  1997  – Another  Rum Callout .  8 Jun 97 Isle of Rum After a long day on the hill just leaving Skye. Injured bird watcher /Mountaineer (1 Alive). Technical carry out of casualty with head injuries and dislocated shoulder. … Continue reading

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Double booked – Ben Nevis and Beinn Eighe in two weeks time. Some of the tale of the memorial on Beinn Eighe.

Busy weekend coming up soon 19/20 the June  booked for a day on  Ben Nevis with Jenny  Val and pals then the Sunday over to Beinn Eighe in Torridon for a walk into the Lancaster Crash on the wild Coire … Continue reading

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Take nothing but photos leave nothing but footprints? Teallach my dog some new photos.

People ask me about tips for the hills I say learn to navigate ,get fit and take photos from day 1. In my early days it was a costly thing to do taking photos  but nowadays it is so easy … Continue reading

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