Club will be off to walk in the Snowdonia National Park on Sunday.
He told the Record: "I love the great outdoors - - I've been going hillwalking
since I was 11.
Mr Thomson first became enraptured with hillwalking
and climbing after he finished serving in the Royal Navy in 1946 with the Fleet Air Arm as an air mechanic electrician.
Gareth said: "he was involved with the Buchan hillwalking
Group and helped the network of hillwalking
groups across Scotland.
Riverside Primary youngsters made a presentation on their group hillwalking
experience this year and their award is going towards the purchase of hillwalking
and outdoor equipment for their Youth Scotland Hi5 Award Group.
"His passion is the outdoors, that's the reason he started because he and all his friends loved going hillwalking
I loved hillwalking
as a kid but turned my back on it a bit.
on heathery mountains"is expected to be as such due to summer conditions, as the descent requires"much more care" in winter.
Revealing his mother had lived life to the fullest, he added: "The hillwalking
, the set dancing, the grandchildren - she had a better social life than myself.
Much of my work is training others teach hillwalking
and leadership skills or rock climbing.
There's a long white-sand beach a minute's drive away and to the east there is miles and miles of spectacular hillwalking