Monthly Archives: March 2013

Missing Skier in Avalanche in Glencoe – My thought are with the family and rescuers involved.

      More sad news that a skier is missing in Glencoe Ski Area  He was skiing off piste in an area called the Etive Glades The weather has been incredible and thousands are out enjoying the mountains, climbing and Skiing … Continue reading

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More ice and meet a few friends at Applecross. Everyone coming to the North West

I was away early again up at 0530 get blog done and some porridge sort kit  then head for Inverness via Tesco, At John and Marys for bacon rolls (Gows rolls) wonderful. Then the familiar drive to the North West stop … Continue reading

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Mountain Police? – Blog Yesterday ! Great day in the sun at Applecross.

What an incredible re – action to the Blog yesterday 1500 hits and so many comments, very interesting thoughts have a look as to many to reply to. First to put you out of the misery, my friends who were coming … Continue reading

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Should you advise people poorly equipped on the mountain in dangerous situations?

I have seen many things in my life in the mountains and have never been part of the “mountain Police” I believe in everyone’s right to go out into the wild and enjoy and experience these special places. Unfortunately I have spent much of my life … Continue reading

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Some good comment for and against the Helicopter privatisation on my blog and Facebook

Over 500 hits so far on my wee piece on helicopter privatisation on Face book as well. Interesting to see a few operators commenting on Linkin. Everyone has a point I am sure things as I said in my previous piece will work out … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on the new SAR Contract in 2016.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “Experience of front line operations has informed the military decision that the skills required for personnel recovery on the battlefield and in the maritime environment can be sustained without the need for military personnel being … Continue reading

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Missing Hillwalker if seen contact the Police please!

Police say they are increasingly concerned for the safety and well-being of a keen hillwalker who did not turn up for work yesterday. Northern Constabulary said Clive Dennier’s employers at the Strathspey and Badenoch Herald reported him missing. Journalist Mr Dennier, 50, … Continue reading

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News Item

News Item.

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Press release Government contract to deliver faster, state of the art search and rescue fleet Organisation: Department for Transport Published: 26 March 2013 Minister: The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP Department for Transport has signed a contract with Bristow Helicopters … Continue reading

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Incredible drive to Ullapool and a meeting about the Anson aircraft crash on Assynt.

My day was a bit spoiled when my partner could not make yesterdays day on the hill and my car is getting looked at. I managed to get over to Ullapool late in the afternoon for the Meeting about the … Continue reading

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