Monthly Archives: December 2013

Farewell 2013 – Accidents, the Media, Hill days , Assynt, An Teallach, Skye

It has been a busy year and at times a tragic one, this years avalanche deaths 8 in total brought home to many the serious of the Scottish winter. The media were at times voracious  in there dealing with tragedy. … Continue reading

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The Order of St John and Mountain Rescue?

I bet few who use the Outdoors know about the wonderful work of the Order Of St John and its incredible assistance to Mountain Rescue in Scotland? Hope fully after reading this you may have an idea of what work … Continue reading

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The Scottish Roswell?

Picture the scene: A shepherd visiting a remote area stumbles upon strange wreckage strewn across the ground which could be the remains of a crashed spaceship. The debris consists of pieces of unusual metal and strange drawings. On reporting his find…

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SARDA – The Search and Rescue Dog Association – Clova a new addition.

I am very privileged to be a honorary member of SARDA  and still have many friends in Scotland and all over the UK. As a young lad I met many of the legends That was  SARDA in Scotland and Wales. … Continue reading

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1978 One of the first big call outs in winter by the new Sea King helicopter 25/26/27 December – Braeriach Callout

We had just got back from the epic night on Ben Starav in Glen Etive when one of our hill parties had bivouacked overnight it had been a long 24 hours It as mentioned been a sleepless night for most … Continue reading

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The best laid schemes – Glen Etive Adventure – Sir Charlie of Glen Etive.

I had hoped to get out yesterday but was a bit late leaving, the weather was really stunning and the sun was out it was blinding at times. Even better the wind had dropped, there was a bit of black … Continue reading

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Christmas Past -with the Mountain Rescue Team.

1996 – Stob Ban Grey Corries Christmas Day a sparkling day and well worth the effort. Some photos of the Mountain days on Christmas Day with the RAF Mountain Rescue Teams. We always had to get back in time for … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas to one and all thanks for all the support.

Special thoughts to all those working far from home in the Forces and the RAF Mountain Rescue Team in the Lake District and all the other Agencies who look after us.     Wild night outside but the wee house … Continue reading

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Heavy Stocking fillers No 8, 9 and 10 – the final one

Buy a bottle of Isle of Skye Whisky and £0.15 goes to Scottish Mountain Rescue! A challenge for honour turns into a fight for survival at 12,000 feet. Beneath the polite veneer of Victorian society, a small group of eccentric … Continue reading

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Staying put!

I went into Elgin early yesterday it was mad, even at 0830 it was like there was going to be a famine?  I grabbed what I needed and left the madness behind. Is this is what Christmas is about? Why … Continue reading

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