Monthly Archives: October 2013

The First Aid Committee – early days of Mountain Rescue – worth a read?

Report from Convener of First-aid Committee.1949 With the equipping of a Stretcher Post at Brodick, Arran (at the PoliceStation), under the supervision of the Lomond Mountaineering Club, the number of fully equipped Posts in Scotland becomes twelve. Complete┬ádetails of these, … Continue reading

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Mountain Rescue – Halloween the Lochaber MRT Way

  I thought this was brilliant and had to share it magic – well done Lochaber MRT.

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Goverment funding for Mountain Rescue down South – A no brainer?

There was another big Rescue in the Cairngorms on the remote Devils Point a remote mountain in a wild area. It came with the great news of both walkers being rescued from steep ground after an all night rescue. It … Continue reading

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Summary of the Conclusions of Ben Humbles report on Mountain Accidents 1925 – 45. How to reduce accidents and the Media and the Mountains!

Incidents1925 -1945 TotalInvolved Fatalities 90 106 45 This is a precis of a survey of the late Ben Humbles Survey on Mountain Accidents from the period 1925 – 1945 . It is an incredible piece of work and shows the … Continue reading

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Great couple of days

I spent today taking it easy and trying to get over the cold and cough but reflecting on a magic day on An Teallach with great friends. How do you explain about the mountains and the wild places that old … Continue reading

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Great day on one of Scotland’s finest mountains “An Teallach” King of Kings of Scottish Mountain?

It was an early start and I was up early as usual but we were a varied party in the way of fitness but not experience! It is well worth it too get away early especially if the forecast is … Continue reading

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The Smiddy bothy near An Teallach

It has rained all yesterday ┬áthe road was awash with water – but we made it in good time after picking up Brent in Inverness for the short drive to Dundonnel just below An Teallach. The way we went was … Continue reading

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