Tag Archives: Enviromental

Should mountaineers still be on Everest and other big mountains and using Oxygen as local folk are dying due to Covid. Comments welcome !

I have read a lot recently and my heart bleeds for the many who have died of Covid in India, Nepal and Pakistan. Yet it is amazing that there are still many expeditions out climbing the big peaks! Is this … Continue reading

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Busy day on my local Munro Ben Wyvis . Stunning weather great views and a bit of wind.

A Busy Ben Wyvis I made the best use of yesterdays great forecast and went to my local Munro Ben Wyvis. I had been driving all week and Dianne my pal offered to drive so we left a cold Burghead … Continue reading

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Cycle to Syracuse: Looking back on a very wet cycle ride from Edinburgh to Lockerbie. 70 miles of heavy rain but with such incredible people. Thank you all the support crews and the riders.

Nearly a year ago it was an early rise up at 0500 and away from Edinburgh to Lockerbie for the 0730 Cycle event . I was with my pal Mark Hartree who was with me in the RAF Mountain Rescue … Continue reading

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The incredible Jenny Graham round the World cycle record attempt in Alaska – Bears , Bells and boldness . 11783 miles in Go Jenny Go !

What a girl now in Alaska moving very well so much energy and motivation. Love you girl stay safe and well ! To cycle through Alaska and the Yukon is incredible what an adventure! Raving it and braving it ✌️ … Continue reading

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Jenny Graham on the BBC

twitter.com/cyclingukscot/status/1017804336703909889 Jenny going great on her World record attempt.

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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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The wild fires still are ongoing. Falling of a bike part 2.

Yesterday I mentioned the fires that are ongoing in the West especially Wester Ross and as I headed to Elgin there was a gorse fire near Hopeman the smoke filled the air. The firemen were on the road sorting out … Continue reading

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48 years Service Ewan MacKinnon Skye MRT

I have just been told that Ewan MacKinnon is retiring after 48 years with Skye Mountain Rescue Team even longer than ex TeamLeader Gerry Ackroyd. Sadly I will miss the farewell part but what an incredible Service to the Skye … Continue reading

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Grand day on the Ben with the crowds – “and still they come” watch the sun lots of sun burnt folk about.

It was lovely day on Ben Nevis I was out with some old friends taking there pals up the hill. They had travelled from mainly down South a long drive up North Jenny visiting Elma at Crianlarich on route. Seemingly … 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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