Taken on hills from aged 5 Arran and a few Munroes- Done Munros a few times, climbed in Alps- Canada- USA- Nepal Himalayas- Karakoroum- Indian Hims- Tibet- Love Scotland enjoy mountaineering routes summer and winter. Member of Mountain Rescue over 37 years. Still try to get out at least once a week on the hills, love it!
North East Scotland
Best Climbing Experience
Observatory Ridge winter.
Minus One Direct Ben Nevis
Coich Grooves/ The Nipple and Bastinardo all with the late great Al Mc Leod on a very tight rope in 1983!Falklands in winter 1996/2000 Yosemite 2008, so many to list.
Canada Ice 20 plus routes in 4 weeks 1982,Curved picks magic
New Routes Falklands winter 1996/2000
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Articles by heavy
- Farewell to the Sea King Mar/2015
- RAF Leuchars - 50 Years of Rescue Aug/2013
- Mountain Accidents and Media Sensationalism Feb/2013
Interests Outside Climbing
Golf, Football, Mountain Flora and fauna and writing.
About My Photography
Photos of mountaineering/rescue and Scotland mountains all over the world in the last 40 years.
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Anything Else We Should Know
Lectures on most subjects related with Mountain Rescue in Scotland. Spoke at the Dundee and Fort William mountain Festivals and Tour of USA in 2007. Also currently an after dinner speaker and will speak at Mountaineering Club Dinners.