Monthly Archives: August 2015

Gwen Moffat – an incredible lady – How many know her story?

I was very lucky to have been brought up with some many  friends telling me the tales of past Mountaineers and other incredible people.  I have always loved books especially mountaineering books and as my Blog stated the other day … Continue reading

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Lost Bothys and days past.

  The RAF Mountain Rescue Teams have trained all over Scotland since 1944 and had great access to many areas that few mountaineers at the time struggled to get to. The Estates were in general pretty good to us as … Continue reading

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Crazy Drivers on my local roads at night racing – please be aware!

Last night I was coming home after seeing the Grand kids on their final night it was just after 1000 pm. It had been a lovely night and a special time for me. It is a 20 minute drive home … Continue reading

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Top Mountaineering Books – Any favourites?

I have tried recently to cut down my Mountain Library unfortunately there was no chance of that happening. Recently I have bought more books: The Adventure Game – Keith Partridge. The Corbett Round – M. Gorman.  In Some Lost Place … Continue reading

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The Book of the bothy. Mountain Bothies Celebrating 50 years of the MBA!

Originally posted on cairngormwanderer:
One of the more anticipated new books this summer was the Cicerone guide The Book of the Bothy, by Phoebe Smith. As soon as it was announced the old guard bothy ‘guardians’ were up in arms:…

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Search Dogs at RAF Kinloss any one remember?

I have been asked to help as SARDA are trying to find out where a few old dog handlers who were in RAF MR at RAF Kinloss are and I need a contact for SARDA. Can you help? “Hi, hope … Continue reading

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Glen Coe Skyline Race – a bit more

I just re read my mates account of the Glencoe Skyline race and this really stood out to me and gives an idea of the true calibre of many who compete in these races. Thiss paragraph when he was on … Continue reading

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Glencoe Skyline Ultra Marathon – A Personal story by Mark Hartree (2ba)

Glencoe Skyline Ultra Marathon This is the story of the Glencoe Skyline Marathon by Mark Hartree a friend from  my days in RAF Mountain Rescue – He then had a nickname 2ba in the team  (small but as he says … Continue reading

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The Salomon Glen Coe Skyline Race – All the best to all and be safe.

Over the years I have followed Mountain Running and that select band of runners over my many years in the hills. These are unique people with a love of moving fast in the mountains and are incredible people. I have … Continue reading

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Leave nothing but footprints – Kill nothing but time ? Ben Nevis Rubbish – Festival rubbish?

Last year I took some pals up Ben Nevis by the Mountain Path we left early at 0500 as they had a boat trip booked on Loch Ness at 1500!  They were a bit tired to say the least. I … Continue reading

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