Monthly Archives: October 2012

Early days of Mountain Rescue. Glenmore Lodge 1957

We should never take for granted the efforts of those who came before us. As I said I am working on the epic that was the Beinn Eighe Lancaster Tragedy with Joss Gosling who was a member of the RAF Kinloss team … Continue reading

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BBC – Autumnwatch from just down the road at Aigas Field Centre

Autumnwatch’s will be based at the Aigas Field Centre, in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Just down the road from Inverness it is a beautiful place. It’s one of the finest areas in the country to experience autumn wildlife, and it … Continue reading

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You have been Trumped!

I have just watched the programme “You have been Trumped” at last on Donald Trump property developer? As a golfer who loves  golf in Scotland I have read lots on both sides it was to be an interesting programme. I … Continue reading

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Their off winter climbing in the Cairngorms – Simple pieces of kit – The whistle – essential!

The UKC Climbing forum has a thread on winter climbing over the last few days, Andy Nisbet that pioneer of Scottish winter climbing has been out with friends climbing the first routes in the Cairngorms. The Message,Hidden Chimney Direct,Pot of … Continue reading

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Silly season! Well done again HMS Gannet.

A few days ago the Sea King aircraft, from HMS Gannet in Ayrshire, had to land on the mountainside as visibility dropped to 40 metres. Petty Officer Mike Henson took to the hill in search of the trio, who were … Continue reading

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Windfarm reply and a bit of cold weather now here!

Due to feeling a bit under the weather I have decided not to go out on the hills today, the I have a bit of a cold coming on, yesterdays soaking at golf in Elgin did not help. It was very … Continue reading

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Weather change on the way!

I was planning on going out to the Cairngorms on Friday but it will be decided when I see the latest weather forecast on the great weather website MWIS.   At present for Friday it is not bad we will see. … Continue reading

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Allt Duine in the Mondadhliaths – Why bother? Who cares?

We take so much for granted in a modern life and only have to look to yesterday for the helicopter crash of Shetlands too see how dangerous life can be. Thank God that all survived the ditching and hopefully the … Continue reading

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Visit to Glenmore Lodge and the Public Wind farm Enquiry at Aviemore.-

It was a beautiful drive to Aviemore today, the Dava Moor such a bonnie place and has a great views when clear of the Cairngorms every time  I am on this road. Yesterday with a smattering of snow on the high … Continue reading

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Sgurr Nan Eugalit – Kinlochhourn magestic

The Moray Mountaineering Club bus meets are a great way to get out on the hills cheaply and meet every month. The bus picked us up at 0720 in a dark Forres and on the way we were treated to … Continue reading

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