Monthly Archives: October 2015

In Search of the everlasting snow in the Cairngorms

In Search of snow in the Cairngorms. I had a meeting in Aviemore with Mark Diggins who heads the Avalanche project and I enjoyed the drive down from home, the trees many have still a lovely yellow orange tinge. The … Continue reading

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DEAD MEN DON’T WAVE – A Rescue on Ben Nevis – The Casualty must come first!

March 1990 – DEAD MEN DON’T WAVE 06/03/90-07/03/90 Ben Nevis 41/155717  Huge search by Lochaber, Glencoe,LMRT, KMRT, SARDA, Helo for a missing venture scout found after 3 days search at 1000 metres by Leuchars Team leader. Cas had severe frostbite and … Continue reading

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When the world stops! Dealing with bad news?

We all have busy lives and in the great scheme of things worries and fears about the future but many are so insignificant in reality but such is the pressures of modern life. In one day your life can change … Continue reading

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Out on the rock at Redhthye Portsoy with my old mate Dan the man!

The dust from the last few weeks lectures has settled and it was great to catch up with all my admin in the house and get away from some of the issues of the last few days. My old pal … Continue reading

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Rescue in Skye a great effort by 3 teams and various agencies. Its Head – torch time on the hills.

After all the politics  in the last few blogs it is great to see that the Mountain Rescue Teams are as always helping those in trouble on our mountains. Cairngorm MRT were out at the weekend as well so the job … Continue reading

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A few thoughts after the Mountain Rescue Conference – “All the matters is that the casualty comes first”

It was at the weekend  as I have mentioned I was asked to speak at the Mountain Rescue Conference, I met many old friends and it was great to see so many young people involved so full of enthusiasm. That … Continue reading

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Interested in wildcats and want to help?

Can anyone out there help Hi Dave, I’m after your knowledge and contacts and blog to try help out. When I moved in to my house near Dufftown I managed to get a photo of a Scottish Wildcat in my … Continue reading

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The Munro Society Dinner a short chat, the snow falls and the nights are drawing in!

That is the end of a busy two weeks with 5 lectures now complete and last nights was at Grantown On Spey at the Grant Hotel for the Munro Society annual dinner. The Munro Society Founded in 2002 membership is … Continue reading

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Glenmore Lodge and the Mountain Rescue Training Conference.

Last night I was at Glenmore Lodge a place I know well, how incredible it looks and it was incredible to see the place looking so well. Over the years I have spent some incredible times here. It was always … Continue reading

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Mark’s Last Ultra Marathon can you help?

Dear everyone, So, heading for Jedburgh on early Saturday for the last of 7 Ultra Marathons I am doing over the summer with a nice wee 38 miler. Hoping for a good run in about 6hrs + and have a … Continue reading

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