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Posts from ‘May, 2013’

PRICELESS OLD JUNK FROM THE MOUNTAINS: MICK TIGHE INTERVIEW

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 23 May 2013 IN A STONE-BUILT barn beside his house near Fort William, Royal Marine turned mountain guide Mick Tighe is showing me around his vast collection of mountaineering memorabilia. “Old junk,” the no-nonsense 63-year-old calls it in his clipped Derbyshire accent but, really, it’s anything but. Stacks of neatly labelled […]

FOUR SEASONS: AN OLYMPIC SAILING HERO GOES BACK TO HIS ROOTS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 18 May 2013 AS REGATTAS go, the Scottish Series has it all: a stunning backdrop for the racing courtesy of the dark, densely forested hillsides that surround Loch Fyne; a stretch of water blessed with consistent winds and minimal tides; and a legendary party atmosphere courtesy of the picturesque little port […]

FOUR SEASONS: TWO POETS OF ACTION

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 11 May 2013 ONE of the best things I’ve read so far this year is Found At Sea, a new book of poems by Andrew Greig. It’s based on a journey he made from Stromness on Orkney to the abandoned island of Cava in a little sailing boat called the Arctic […]

FOUR SEASONS: CASHING IN ON EVEREST AT 60

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 4 May 2013 SEX sells – and so, it seems, do round-number anniversaries. This month, to mark the 60th anniversary of Hillary and Tenzing’s historic first ascent of Everest on 29 May 1953, there will be celebrations all over the world, and so much money will change hands that you’ll be […]