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Sixty Years in the Hill

Article 'Sixty Years in the Hills' by Colin Gibson. Written for the Grampian Club Diamond Jubilee. Typescript version. Notation indicates printed in The Scots Magazine in 'Nov. 1977', but this queried by notation in another hand [possibly meant to be 1987?].

Letters from J Alan Garrick to Eric Maxwell

Two letters from J Alan Garrick to Eric Maxwell regarding a proposed holiday to Lyngen in northern Norway, describing a previous holiday there in 1939 and discussing travel, accommodation, etc., with sketch map of the area

Pat Bell obituary

John Watson's draft of his obituary to Pat Bell and the order of service for her funeral

Switzerland notebook

Notebook labelled 'Switzerland 1958 - Arolla Switzerland 1959 - Zinal and Bel Alp'. Includes post cards and loose papers

Notebook of climbs in Scotland

Notebook labelled '1) Sutherland coast & Hills - July 1965 2) Skye, Harris & Lewis - August/Sept 1965 3) Strathconon - Little Loch Broom - Torridon 1967 4) West Sutherland - July/August 1971'

Kathleen Watson, Grampian Club and mountain safety

Folder of material relating to Kathleen Watson, Grampian Club and mountain safety. Article from Sunday Times on row over youth climbing safety standards, 22 December 1974; Photocopy of newspaper article on Grampian Club's 'Fine Record of Safety'; 14 April 1951; Photocopy of Weekend Courier article of sixtieth anniversary of Grampian Club, 21 March 1987; Photocopy of Herald obituary of Dr Kathleen Watson MBE, 20 March, 2003; Photocopy of newspaper article of John and Kathleen Watson's completion of the Corbetts, 31 October 1977; Photocopy of newspaper article on award of MBE to Dr Kathleen Watson, 31 December 1983; Written document entitled 'Comments on the Cairngorm tragedy' by F. Roy Partington c 1971 (relates to 1971 Cairngorm Plateau Disaster in which 5 schoolchildren and one assistant died). 1951-2003.

Papers relating to mountain rescue

Mountain rescue material. Findings of the Council of the Grampian Club on Mountain Rescue, March 1954; Mountain rescue booklet issued by Mountain Rescue Committee, 1957; Mountain rescue and cave rescue booklet issued by Mountain Rescue Committee, 1960; Mountains safety basic precautions leaflet, British Mountaineering Council and Association of Scottish climbing Clubs Joint Circular on recognition of symptoms and treatment of exposure, November 1964; Search party volunteer sheet, c 1980s; press cutting on need for a new Tayside mountain rescue team, c October 1976.

John Watson

Folder of material mainly relating to John Watson. Letter from Archie Strachan, University of St Andrews concerning talk to Grampian Club and press cutting about talk 1960; certificates acknowledging the generosity of John and Kathleen Watson as founders of the Cairngorms Campaign, 1996; Press cutting relating to Grampian Club exhibition at University of Dundee, c 2010.

Gilbert Little

Folder of material relating to Gilbert Little's completion of the Munros by climbing Stob Choire Dhuibh on 25th May 1974. Includes photographs, newspaper cutting, list of those present, correspondence and signed menus

Hill Cuttings

File marked 'Hill Cuttings' containing press cuttings relating to Hill walking, mostly by Colin Gibson

Munros CD-ROM

The Munros. The Definitive CD-ROM by the Scottish Mountaineering Club
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