Monthly Archives: January 2015

RAF – Lossiemouth MRT – Farewell Willie Mac Ritchie Team Leader.

“The kit on the outside and the equipment may have changed. Underneath the heart and soul of the troops remains the same.” W.MacRitchie MBE RAFLossiemouth MR Team Leader. In the military you meet some people as in life and Mountain … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountain Rescue Green/Red Cross Badge – the answer! Farewell my Chounaird Zero Axe and Hammer a sad day.

The Red / Green Cross badge In  yesterdays Blog regarding the issue of Scottish Mountain Rescue having to change its badge from a red cross to a green one, you are right in suggesting that it is a protected emblem. … Continue reading

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Heavy snow, it is winter ? A week on from operation!

This time last week I was in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after my bowel operation and after the painkillers wore off and I got home( thanks John for the 200 mile trip) it has and will be a slow progress. Without … Continue reading

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The Icing on the Cake

Originally posted on Cairngorm Tiger:
The great Northeast cliff of Lochnagar was famously hailed as “the crucible of modern mixed climbing” in Scotland. This accolade may still hold true, but there can be no doubt that the sprawling hulk of…

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More weather on the way – Mountain Lecture Dates

It is a pretty wild forecast for the next few days and the sky over the Moray Firth was incredible as I tool my wee wander yesterday. There was a great sunset and a double  rainbow nature was doing its … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis an appreciation!

The Ben How many times have I walked that path? Through forestry and muddy track.   Bag bulging, sweat is pouring, Then the great cliffs mourning. Watching In the mist clouds, Emerge, along with memories. Many happy, many sad. Long … Continue reading

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A first time winter Classic Tower Ridge – Ben Nevis

First Time Tower Ridge – A time-honoured classic Tower Ridge 1894 – First ascent Collie, Collier & Solly I was very lucky I had climbed Tower Ridge and all the other great ridges on Ben Nevis in summer on several occasions … Continue reading

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