Monthly Archives: January 2016

Joint statement by Miller Harris, spokesperson for Glencoe, Lochaber and Cairngorm MRTs (GLC) and member of Lochaber MRT and Steve Penny, Acting-Chair SMR and member of Tweed Valley MRT –

Joint statement by Miller Harris, spokesperson for Glencoe, Lochaber and Cairngorm MRTs (GLC) and member of Lochaber MRT and Steve Penny, Acting-Chair SMR and member of Tweed Valley MRT – There has been considerable press and social media cover about … Continue reading

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Yesterday was a busy day on the Blog and Twitter after the announcement on Scottish Mountain Rescue “Split”.

Many thanks to all who read and contributed to my short Blog on the split inside Mountain Rescue that was broken by the media yesterday. I received so many replies on Face Book, Twitter and my blog over 2000 hits … Continue reading

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Sad days as split in Mountain Rescue Teams in now out in public. Times are a changing and maybe a time for leadership?

Today the media broke the news that Scotland’s three busiest mountain rescue teams have said they intend to leave the body which has co-ordinated the service for 50 years. “The Cairngorm, Glencoe and Lochaber teams said they had  according to … Continue reading

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Memories of the land rover – Farewell the Land Rover – Defender

Today is a wild day in the North of Scotland where gales have shut many bridges and few ferries are running. A few roads are closing due to landslides and fallen trees. Wind just recorded of Cairngorm summit 132 mph. … Continue reading

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Avalanche Survey – Can you help.

Can you help Sam ?  Fr om UKC Climbing Forums. Hey guys/ gals – I’m in dire need of a few keen people to quickly fill in a survey about the SAIS and your Scottish avalanche experiences. It has been … Continue reading

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1983 A real change in Crampon design/ Plastic boots / Yeti Gaiters in winter on Canada Ice.

“Many of the Worlds best waterfall ice climbs are located in the Canadian Rocky mountains” From Waterfall Ice Albi Sole It was a group of six of us that went some top guys like Tom MacDonald ,Mark ” Cheeky” Sinclair, … Continue reading

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Ice screws – various! Crazy Days on Canada ice 1983!

The bairns were talking about ice screws and cannot believe what we used to use! In Scotland I rarely used them till I went to Canada in 1983 and then we could not believe how good the ice was and … Continue reading

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