Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Corbett Round – Running the Corbetts by Manny Gorman – an inspirational book just out,

In 2009 Manny Gorman ran, cycled and sailed all the Corbetts (Scottish mountains between 2500 and 3000ft) in 70 days, completely under his own steam. To read his account of this epic achievement you can purchase his book now by … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Books, Corbetts, Family, Friends, Hill running and huge days!, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Views Mountaineering | Leave a comment

Royal Naval Mountain Rescue Team – Sub Unit of RAF Kinloss and RAF Leuchars MRT.

I asked if anyone had any information about Royal Naval Team in Mountain Rescue there were a few Royal  Naval person ell who came out training with us at RAF Kinloss in 1972. They from Royal Naval Air Station Fulmar … Continue reading

Posted in Hill running and huge days!, History, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, SMC/SMT, Views Mountaineering | 12 Comments

I learnt about climbing from that? – and Royal Naval Station Fulmar – ( Lossiemouth) Mountain Rescue Team )

I learnt about Mountaineering from that? I was reminded of a project I was going to do about learning from other mistakes in the mountains and going public with them. In my days as a Mountain Rescue Team Leader we … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Friends, Lectures, Local area and events to see, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Munros, Views Mountaineering | 10 Comments

Be Avalanche aware – A great piece of information please share!

The Scottish Avalanche information Service has brought out a very simple and interesting Avalanche aware document well worth a look by everyone who goes in the mountains. Well done to all a great piece of work and hopefully it will … Continue reading

Posted in Avalanche info, SAR, Scottish winter climbing. | Leave a comment

Beinn Alligin in Torridon a magic day with the Moray Mountaineering Club.

These early starts are never easy but the possibility of a day in the North West at Torridon and not having to drive was a big pull. The Moray Mountaineering Club run a monthly bus meet and I knew numbers … Continue reading

Posted in Enviroment, Equipment, Gear, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Recomended books and Guides, Scottish winter climbing., Views Mountaineering | Leave a comment

200,000 hits on the blog – many thanks to all! Off to Torridon with the Moray Mountaineering Club.

Just reached a milestone on this badly written Blog, many thanks for all your comments and thoughts.  It has been a long journey and thanks to Ian Kelly for setting it all up for me and those who follow. At … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Corbetts, Enviroment, Mountaineering, Scottish winter climbing., Views Mountaineering, Views Political? | 8 Comments

A short service for those who lost their lives in an Avalanche in the Chalamain Gap last Year 14 Feb 2013 in the “Church” of the Cairngorms

Yesterday was an incredible but sad day in the Cairngorms and a  group of RAF Mountain Rescue Team members from RAF Valley and Lossiemouth plus a few ex – members went up to Chalamain Gap. The reason was to remember … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Avalanche info, Enviroment, Family, Friends, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, SAR, Scottish winter climbing., Views Mountaineering | 2 Comments