Monthly Archives: September 2013

Ben More Coigach – Assynt (“The big hill of Assynt”)

I have been so busy with preparation for my lectures to the RAF Team Leaders Course at RAF Valley in North Wales. I am sure few know what time goes into an hour s chat.They can take me ages to … Continue reading

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Off to Assynt for a day on the hill. Sad news from Skye.

Good Forecast off to the hills – Early start! Off with an old friend he is driving that is great for me. I love Assynt a wild area, the plan is Beinn More Coigach but we will see what happens … Continue reading

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The RAF MRT – Some History – some people.

We are still the same type of people that are involved in the RAF Mountain Rescue Service from the early days in Wales ¬†and Scotland in 1943/44. I am on my travels again this weekend and heading down to the … Continue reading

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New gear 1955 – for the RAF MRT, Pyjamas aircrew!

We take all the gear we have nowadays for granted, even clothing in the early days of mountaineering and climbing was very basic. After the second World War there was lots of ex miltary clothing and equipment available cheaply and … Continue reading

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Home again – great few days away – North Wales next!

A very busy few days but some great fun in the Borders and it was a good run home, the hills were looking great with a real look of Autumn on the them. I had a wee stroll as I … Continue reading

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Borders 50 th Anniversary dinner – a great night.

Great night in Yeltholm with Borders SAR It was a specail night in Yeltholm with Borders SAR at their 50th Anniversary Dinner. I was very lucky to be sat next to one of the founders of the Borders SAR Team. … Continue reading

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Borders SAR 50 Th Anniversary dinner tonight!

Tonight I am speaking at the Borders SAR 50 th Anniversary dinner, it will be a special night for this team who cover an incredible and beautiful area. I was lucky enough to walk in the area and enjoy some … Continue reading

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Visit to Hampden Bomber Crash Site Windy Gyle in the Borders

Had a grand walk with Seymour Leader of the Borders SAR team, he took me to a aircraft crash site in the Borders. The weather was grand and the back held up. We had a grand walk with some great … Continue reading

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Avalanche At Advanced Base Camp on Diran – Pakistan RAF Mountain Rescue Expedition 50 th Anniversary 1993

We were soon sorted at Base Camp and we were on our own, the Base was shared with some cows and a small Spanish Expedition. Our large group of trekkers were off and they had a wild time, we had … Continue reading

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Diran A 7000 metre peak in Pakistan – 1993 RAF MRT 50th Anniversary Expedition

In 1993 the RAF Mountain Rescue Service had our 50 the Anniversary Expedition to Diran Peak in Pakistan. The journey to the mountain is a tale in its own right the sights and smells of Pakistan were incredible. The logistics … Continue reading

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