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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