Hillwalking is not for me. I determined this many years ago and I am yet to be convinced otherwise. Today’s hills epitomised all that was wrong with the Munro bagging, tick list obsessives who would sacrifice a glorious day on the crags of the majestic Buachaille or the imposing grandeur of the North Face of The Ben, for a dull unrelenting plod over featureless humps in search of that valuable “tick”. 755 more words
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Bothy tales - The Old Camusunary Bothy below Sgurr Na Stri in Skye the night the world nearly came to an end!
In 1982 on a wild December night I was at RAF Kinloss with the Mountain Rescue and what happend that night was one of the hardest I have ever been involved in 40 years of Mountain Rescue! 1,563 more words
Volunteers from Arges and Bucharest have worked for a week to build a heliport in Fagaras mountains.
The heliport was created in the area of Fereastra Zmeilor, at an altitude of 2.300 metres. 305 more words
If thunder and lightning is your thing, I can recommend no better spot than Vassiliki. I rather think that rascally pair, Eric the Wind God and his old mucker Zeus, have rather enjoyed this week’s humdingers, judging by the way they were throwing our balcony furniture around. 1,090 more words
In the Shadow of Ben Nevis a good read! By Spike Sykes. Lots of tales of the mountains and other story's.
From my mate Eric Hollister in the States
“Thanks for recommending this book Heavy.. Excellent read.. I was reading how Ian Sykes was a co-founder of Nevisport when I realized that I was using a Nevisport book marker that I had obtained from Nevisport in Fort William back in the 1970’s! 324 more words
Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team pay tribute to James Edwards BBC News. My thoughts are with all the family and friends.
Dundonnell mountain rescue team has paid tribute to one of its members who died after falling in a remote part of the Highlands earlier this month. 180 more words