Monthly Archives: September 2015

Missing in the Glencoe area – Have you see Robin Garton?

Police in Lochaber are continuing to appeal for information to assist with the search for missing hillwalker Robin Garton (69) from Wiltshire, who is believed to be in the Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe area. Police enquiries to date have established … Continue reading

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What a day on Braeriach – a visit with an old friend and The Crash site of the Bristol Blenheim.

I have written about the long, long journey after my operations, it has been an awful 12 months but yesterday was an incredible day. The forecast on an Indian summer and an old pal from my RAF Mountain Rescue days … Continue reading

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Out for another slow walk in the Cairngorms to Braeriach and its aircraft crashes .

It is an early start for a wander into the Cairngorms hopefully to Braeriach area just above the Larig Ghru. I have been here many times often on big wanders on these hills which will soon be snow covered.   … Continue reading

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A short slow walk in the sunny Cairngorms. A short scramble and sadly rubbish on the hills?

The weather was stunning and unfortunately all my pals had other plans, I have been recovering very slowly from my year of operations, my fitness is very poor but I can walk now very slowly. I decided that as I … Continue reading

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Missing Runner located in Torridon – Very Sad News , thoughts with the family and Mountain Rescue teams and SARDA

From Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team – It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of Alex Brett. Our thoughts and love go out to his partner and wider family. A  very hard few days for the teams spent searching … Continue reading

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“Mostly Happy Returns” – 50 Years of Service – Braemar Mountain Rescue Association.

I received a copy of the Braemar MRT Anniversary book in the mail the other day. It is a great wander through the History of Mountain Rescue in the early days in this wild part of the Cairngorms. The early … Continue reading

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Everest – The latest Film a few thoughts?

Last night I was taken to see the new film Everest in Inverness by two lovely lassies from the Moray Mountaineering Club. I had been invited a few days ago to join in a BBC radio Scotland programme live about … Continue reading

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