Ron is a crofter, adventurer and author of a number of school history books and various magazine articles (in both Gaelic and English). Ron befriended Andy Jackson in Tain, Easter Ross when Andy was 19 and he was 43.
Ron’s rates his best climb as the West Face of Mt Kenya: on the 7th ascent with John Temple. His best river trip as the Affric with AJ and Bridget c.1995. And he rates skiing the West Face of Aonach Mòr with AJ alongside Toubkal (Morocco) and Gran Paradiso (Italy).
He was stupid/smart enough to rent Andy a house for about six years. Sometimes he thinks he should have stuck to climbing but paddling and skiing with Andy was a life enhancing experience.