Monthly Archives: August 2013

Following in the footsteps of Giants – Wreckers Slab North Devon Coast

I was offered a day out with a good friend Pete Greening who lives in Cornwall and runs his climbing and surfing business “Kernow (Cornwall) Climbing.   I was down with my stepdaughter and my amazing granddaughter on a family … Continue reading

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LET MY PEOPLE GO SURFING – YVON CHOUINARD

This book was bought for my retirement by a good friend I just re read it again what a classic. This book was everything that I thought it would be from a man I much admired 40 years ago when … Continue reading

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Cornwall a long journey but what a fun trip.

For many years I was very Scottish minded (I still am) and saw little outside this wonderful place. I was lucky to enjoy Cornwall as my mind was educated in my later years! and I loved the climbing and social … Continue reading

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1957 – Ice axes breaking and Hamish McInnes working on an new metal ice axe.

We are so lucky today as our equipment is so good and subject to testing and quality control. In the past mountaineering equipment was very basic yet great things were done with simple kit. Most of the gear was ex … Continue reading

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1952 RAF Mountain Rescue Winter Course – kit list?

The above list is from the first RAF Winter Course held in the Cairngorms after the tragic Beinn Eighe Crash in March 1951. The Lancaster aircraft crashed in March in full winter conditions on one of the toughest mountains in … Continue reading

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A visit to the Wellington Crash on An Lurg near Bynock Mor.

It was a lovely day yesterday a bit windy and definitely a nip in the air, I manged to get a day out at last. We had a short drive to Glenmore after a leisurely start and wandered in the … Continue reading

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Hoping to head out today – What to carry? The weather looks good a bit windy.

The photo below is of  a Garron (horse) carrying off a stag on the Island of Rum. Maybe a horse would help carry my bag. This was taken after a great day on the Rum ridge and we got a … Continue reading

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Achmelvic what a place – Maybe a wee hill this weekend?

I have just seem some photos of my last wander on the hills it seems so long ago now. I had a few wonderful hours spent at Achmelvic when I was up in the North West after a lovely day … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis Memorial Climb – Assynt Memorial – Must get out on these hills.

At last my back seems to be getting better as I have not been on the hills for 3 weeks! How I miss it, I am so lucky that I am near the beach and can still go for a … Continue reading

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Lochaber MRT Stretcher 1950 and 1951kit issue to Police from RAF Kinloss MRT

Looking through a few old letters than I saved from the bin many years ago. This is from the Inverness Police accepting the offer from RAF Kinloss for some axes, rope and clothing, this was 1950! Kit for 8 people … Continue reading

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