Monthly Archives: November 2012

Long walk in on Corbett Beinn Mheadhonach and good night at RAF Leuchars

The early start was hard work but I got away at 0530 and got down to Bair Atholl by 0745. The views as the light came were impressive with a great red sky and the mountains looking plastered with snow as the morning awoke. … Continue reading

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Early start for a Corbett Beinn Mheadhonach on the way to lecture at RAF Leuchars

I was playing golf today at Hopeman not bad for nearly December in Scotland. It was a brisk day with a cold Northerly wind, the Moray Firth was looking good as was the mighty Ben Wyvis looking fairly plastered with  fresh snow. … Continue reading

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Look after your Mum – Mum’s are precious!

I lost my Mum of leukaemia in 1980, I was at RAF Valley in North Wales as the Deputy Team Leader at the time involved heavily in Mountain Rescue. I used to phone Mum each week and visit each year. Typical … Continue reading

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Another Story on Taff Tunnah – Median a rock climb in Skye and Lockerbie.

The Median Rock climb is a route not many will know. It is Skye and on the Stron Na Ciche Coire Lagan Face. It is a huge face with so much rock a very intimidating place when you are a young climber. … Continue reading

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Hamish MacInnes ice tools and Rescue stretchers.

Hamish McInnes was the incredible inventor of his famous ice axe and hammer which changed the face of ice – climbing. It is amazing how revolutionary they were for the time.  He designed the first all-metal AXE and is credited with introducing the … Continue reading

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Taff Tunnah RIP. In action a few photos from his days in Mountain Rescue

Taff Tunnah Team Leader at RAF Leuchars and Dave Lofts Inspector of Land Rescue. Taff as a very young man on the rock,big boots,  no helmet, no harness, no gear and tied on by a tarbuck knot I think. Great … Continue reading

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John Elwyn (Taff) Tunnah B.E.M. Team Leader RAF Leuchars RIP

John Elwyn (Taff) Tunnah B.E.M. Team Leader RAF Leuchars – sadly passed away on Wednesday 21st. His funeral will take place at – 29th Nov. at 10a.m. All saints Church, Poyser St, Wrexham then onto crematorium at Pentre-Bychan Rd. post … Continue reading

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Winter night BBQ at Inverness

After a good walk in the Cairngorms yesterday it was time for a quick shower and over to two old friends John and Mary at Inverness. It all was a rush but so well worth it, They were holding a … Continue reading

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Wander in Cairngorms – bonny day

  Away early for a wander in the Cairngorms, the road was a bit icy and the temperatures were low. There were a few climbing, the path was icy on the way but a lovely day with blue skies. Met a Cairngorm … Continue reading

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Ben Rinnes – a grand wee Corbett. Information on the Wellington crash of 14 Nov 1943.

It is grand to have a wee Corbett on the doorstep and Ben Rinnes is the nearest hill to my house in Burghead it is also the North East most Northerly Corbett. An isolated hill near Dufftown whisky country it … Continue reading

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