Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Shackelton Crash – 25 years on “Lest We forget”

Shackelton AEW MK2 WR965. 30th April 1990 Grid reference NF 996914   The RAF Mountain Rescue was formed during the Second World War to rescue aircrew from crashed aircraft in the mountains of the UK. To this day the 4 … Continue reading

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Arran Memories again – for the Moray Mountaineering Club have fun.

Arran – is for lovers of mountains, nature  and memories and I have so many. The great cliffs were something else and with my Dad and Mum and the rest of the family we explored this incredible place. In the … Continue reading

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Comments that many may have missed on the Nepal Earthquake. End to the climbing Season!

ENTRIES BY DAVE HAHN MT. EVEREST EXPEDITION: TEAM TO ORGANIZE SAFE RETREAT FROM THE MOUNTAIN – Dave Hahn is a well respected Mountain Guide his words are powerful and thought provoking. DAVE HAHN, MOUNTAIN GUIDE, RMI EXPEDITIONS Dave Hahn has reached … Continue reading

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The tragedy in Nepal continues – Amazing Rescues from Camp 1 – small Eurocopter B3s fly multiple missions, touching down for no more than 30 seconds to pick up passengers

Yesterday I was playing golf in the sun when I had a message that Sky news wanted to speak to me about the Nepal Earthquakes and the rescues high on Everest. Unfortunately I could not speak as I was playing … Continue reading

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Thinking of all those in Nepal.

As  the news get worse every day and the death toll mounts my thoughts are with the people of Nepal. It will be along time till we get the full story but the mountain areas are so remote that news … Continue reading

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Please today give some money for the Nepal Earthquake !

The news get worse every hour  after the earthquake and Nepal will be mourning for a long time. This poor country will need help and I many friends climbing and working in Nepal and hope all are safe. From my … Continue reading

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Earthquake tragedy in Nepal – My thoughts are with these great people.

I have been so privileged to spend a lot of time in Nepal it is a place near to my heart and its people are special. The sad news of the huge Earthquake and the loss  of life is horrendous and … Continue reading

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