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

Borders SAR Unit early transport  in the 60's

Borders SAR Unit early transport in the 60’s – Photo Borders SAR Unit 

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 pulled of near Newtonmore and it was really warm and the hill looked so tempting but I had so much to do it was great to be back home to catch up in the admin.

I was very impressed with the friendship at the dinner in Yeltholm for there 50 th Anniversary dinner.

Borders Sponsored Walk - if you can please support them?

Borders Sponsored Walk – if you can please support them?

The photo of the converted Mini van used for Rescue Training in the late 60’s shows you how things have changed over the years. Much was done with personal transport and your own equipment, there was little money to purchase gear or equipment. Each team struggles to raise cash and the Borders like others have a walk to try to raise funds. The cost of gear, transport and even fuel is so expensive so money is hard to raise and every penny counts. If you can help in any way please try to help your local team every penny helps. The cost of gear has risen so much and the small but greatly appreciated the Government Grant helps a little but only touches the sides!

I have a few days at home a game of golf today – back getting better and then off to North Wales at the weekend to speak to the RAF Mountain Rescue Team Leaders Course a real honour!


About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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