Monthly Archives: January 2014

Quinag – a great hill

Assynt a place for all seasons! It has been a great couple of days and the weather forecast was for a good and on Thursday and Pete and myself  travelled up to Assynt  in the North West Coast. The hills … Continue reading

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Heading up to the North West – Assynt is calling.

I had been asked to do a lecture last night to the local Army Cadets in Forres, they were a great bunch and sat through my 45 minutes of tales. It was good to see such a bunch of young … Continue reading

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Little Wyvis under attack

Originally posted on windfarmaction:
One that seems to have dropped a little below the radar is the 14 turbines application for the Carn Gorm wind farm by PI Renewables. Fourteen turbines on the western flanks of Ben Wyvis although the…

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Early days in Mountain Rescue April 1953 – Avalanche probing with Gas Piping – we follow some great people!

  7 April 1953 Ben Nevis South Castle Gully Six-day search for two avalanched climbers. Bwn Nevis – They left kit in CIC hut and not returned.RAF Kinloss Team climbed N & S Castle, 2, 3 & 4 gullies. Casualties … Continue reading

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Cornices – be aware there are big ones out there in the Grey room! A cautionary tale – saved by a Dog.

Reports of 3 climbers/walkers falling over a Cornice in the Cairngorms in Coire Cas and falling several hundred feet will be in the news today. They were lucky getting away shaken with only a broken ankle and heavy snow to … Continue reading

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Some of my views on Scottish Mountain Rescue – Will never get invited to the Big Conference now!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03qgk3b My piece Mountain Rescue and views on  about 45 minutes into the program BBC Radio Scotland  and I/player for a week. This is my thought in paper after listening to the interview again! After the chat I did for … Continue reading

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Iconic Ben Wyvis under attack again!

Originally posted on windfarmaction:
  Ferintosh Community Council The Editor Ross-shire Journal                                                                                  21st January 2014 Dear Sir, NO! to (another) Ben Wyvis Wind Farm Ferintosh Community Council has formally decided this week to object to the Woodlands Wind Farm application,…

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