Monthly Archives: February 2012

Ambleside Lodge Canmore Alberta – Canada a fun place.

More sorting out today for the trip but I had some heavy admin to do first!  Ali Mac Donald brought round a ton of wood and that took some moving. It was not just normal wood but old whisky barrels from … Continue reading

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Canada here we come,great country, great people and great climbing old favourites and many memories.

They look after the older climber in Canada that is one of the things I like about Canada. I am off at the end of the week and I have been sorting out the kit, it still is exciting. I … Continue reading

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RAF Mountain Rescue 60 th Annual Winter Course. Search yesterday for missing walker in Cairngorms, sadly still no sign.

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Interesting night at Nethy Bridge with Lomond MRT. Some thoughts on Rescue.

Yesterday was spent getting the lecture I was doing for Lomond Mountain Rescue Team who were up in the Cairngorms for some winter training. They were out during the day for a windy day in the Cairngorms and I arrived in time … Continue reading

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Moray Mountaineering Club Ceilidh. The thaw continues!

Last night was the annual ceilidh at Elgin for the Moray Mountaineering Club held in Elgin and I normally buy a ticket to support the club but do not go! I went last night and it was a good night, … Continue reading

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Two Star Red – Zero Gully – Johnnie Lees and others!

Two Star Red by Gwen Moffat is a great book about the early days of the RAF Mountain Rescue and gives an  insight into mountaineering and mountain rescue in the 50’s and 60’s. Gwen married Johnnie Lees and was one … Continue reading

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RAF Mountain Rescue winter course. Lecture to Lomond MRT

I have just been speaking to a good friend who is coming up on the RAF Mountain Rescue Winter Course which is held in Scotland over 10 days starting this weekend. This is an annual course which has a huge history. It … Continue reading

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Massive thaw on Cairngorms getting stripped of snow. Windfarms – Save Brown Muir?

I was in Aviemore today again with Sue and Rhiannon who are visiting Sue lives in Canmore Alberta Canada with Dave and Rhiannon is one of their grandchildren. Dave is looking after the Bed and Breakfast they run and in Canmore the … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis Accident in Zero Gully – a few thoughts for those involved.

I came back after a great day in the North West to the news of an accident on Ben Nevis on Zero Gully where two climbers fell one was killed  and the other in hospital. My condolences to the families and … Continue reading

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Canisp – well worth the journey. Scotland’s wonderful North West

It was an early start, up at 0530 to get ready for the Moray Mountaineering Club monthly bus meet to the far North West. The bus starts at Elgin picking up members on route.  The bus was stopping at Quinag … Continue reading

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