Monthly Archives: November 2011

Good response to SAR Helicopter Blog, lots of comments!

Many thanks for all the comments most on Facebook to the Blog on military SAR helicopters, it is great to see what most people think. Unfortunately those in charge make the decisions and the only way of letting them know … Continue reading

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No more military helicopters for Search and Rescue planned. How will this effect SAR?

Those that decide important things have said that the Military helicopters both Navy and RAF will not be involved in SAR by the years 2016/17. The Sea King a wonderful and faithful helicopter is well on in years and will … Continue reading

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Memories of a special lady

Today is the anniversary of my Mum passing away. I still think of her so much she was some lady. I was the youngest of five so I got special attention especially from my Mum and my three sisters. Mum was an incredible lady … Continue reading

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Heading Home a day of travel.

Heading home today for Scotland it will be a long day but I have had a great time with Yvette, Dave & Lexi. I hope I get a view of the hills on the flight back. The photo above is … Continue reading

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A windy day forecast for the mountains, today and snow! You learn new tricks every winter.

Most people when they hear snow forecast shiver with the thought, but to those who love the wild and wintry weather it gives a new dimension. There will be plenty out this weekend and about looking for the early snow … Continue reading

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Jimmy Marshall and Robin Smith winter mountaineers years ahead of their time.

Robin Smith and Jimmy Marshal were two of Scotland’s finest mountaineers and they pushed the boundaries of winter climbing in the 60’s. Robin Smith was a student at Edinburgh University and  Jimmy was an architect. They were both incredible climbers who had a magnificent week … Continue reading

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Hamish Mc Inness The Fox of Glencoe,Mountaineer, Rescuer, engineer, film -maker and designer. A true great.

I was listening to the weather forecast and Scotland may be in for a bit of weather next week. It  will be time to check the ice axes and crampons again. It is incredible how one person has changed the … Continue reading

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The First Great climb,the Stack of Handa.Tom Patey Mr Stack

I watched the BBC 2 programme last night The First Great Climb and really enjoyed it. It was set up in the far North West of Scotland near Lochinver and about the climbing of a huge sea stack in the … Continue reading

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Are all mountaineers selfish and do our family and friends for our obsession?suffer

Having time away from the hills is challenging especially when you are with family and friends and getting on a bit! It is amazing what you think about I took Lexi to Nursery today and it was a magic wee walk, she … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on the Cairngorm Disaster after yesterdays blog.

I am down South after leaving Inverness to travel to  Henley to visit my lovely wee granddaughter who is now 18 months old. I got in last night and we had a bit of time together which was lovely. On the way … Continue reading

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