Monthly Archives: September 2012

Early start for Ben Nevis –

As it is early start I am away at 0500 to meet  a group for the Big Bad Ben just before eight, it will be an early night for me.   The weather will be a bit windy so we … Continue reading

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Another wild night – forecast not so good.

The delay on today’s blog was due to a loss of the internet we are having some wild weather today, driving rain and high winds. I am helping a friend Osprey Adventures with a group on Ben Nevis on Sunday the forecast … Continue reading

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The In Pin on Skye – On a dark and stormy night!

At the end of September in 1982 I was in Skye with the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue team. The weather had not been great but we had a good weekend. The ridge in the wet can be pretty tricky and interesting especially … Continue reading

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Tragedy on Manaslu – Great efforts by all other expeditions to help injured climbers.

I have just read a report below about the huge avalanche on Manaslu  in the Himalayas on the Himalayan Experience Expedition website. They are run by Russell Price  who was heavily involved in the Rescue attempt. Russell is an outstanding … Continue reading

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Wild weather – Goatfell hill race on Arran and an interview with Sandy Allen.

Yesterday was pretty wild but managed to go and visit Wendy a old friend who lives out in the country. She was pretty secure and her house was fine, despite the winds. The harbour at Hopeman was pretty wild and … Continue reading

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The power of the wind and weather.

I was lucky I managed a game of golf at Grantown On Spey yesterday before the weather broke.  I watched the skies darken across the Cromdales and was so glad we were to miss the weather as we finished. We … Continue reading

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Bit of bad weather coming in?

The forecast looks like a bit of heavy rain coming in again after a superb weekend where I was taking it easy after a busy Friday getting back home very late and the old body a bit knackered. I managed a few … Continue reading

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Steam comes to Burghead – Memories of Patsy a grand lady xxx

As I was recovering from my late night after a busy day on Friday I was making my tea when I heard a loud rumble outside. The wee house shook outside was a selection of Steam engines going full pelt … Continue reading

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Ben Vuirich – hill of the roaring – hill of pain!

As I was heading to Aberfeldy for a lecture I had planned a day on the hills and to meet Ned and Glenda at Bruar at 0845 it was an early start. On the way down the Feshie hills had … Continue reading

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Stalking Season – we have to work together?

Yesterday the weather was superb it was hot and sunny and I was trying to finish my lecture for the Mountain Rescue Search Managers Course. I try to tailor each chat for the organisation involved and update with new information … Continue reading

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