Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sad discovery in USA of missing walker 2 years later who left a Journal a sad tale – lessons to be learned?

In 2007 I had a great trip to the USA where I spoke at various conferences including as the Keynote speaker in Stowe in the USA Mountain Rescue Conference. For 6 weeks before I went to Yosemite to work with … Continue reading

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A day late on the Corbett Meall na – h Airse – A grand Corbett at Garva Bridge.

Despite an early rise on Saturday and a short drive in the mist I was not feeling great so came back and was back in Burghead at 0800. I had an easy Saturday not feeling great and old neck injury … Continue reading

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Meall na h-Aisre 862 metres (Hill of the Defile)

Today I am hoping  to get a short day out on a Corbett  near Garva Bridge. The Corbetts are the mountains in Scotland between 2500 and 3000 feet high, with at least 500 feet of descent on all sides.  Meall na … Continue reading

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Cairngorm air craft crashes – Missing Oxford aircraft PH404 from 311 Squadron – Beinn A’ Bhuird

Missing Oxford aircraft  PH404 from 311 Squadron – Beinn A’ Bhuird On January 10th 1945 at 1045 hrs, Oxford PH404 took off from RAF Tain on the North East coast of Scotland bound for RAF Hornchurch near London. The weather … Continue reading

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The Blind Man of Hoy – Red Szell. The Lost Visitors Book?

The Old man of Hoy is some place and I got this book at Christmas and was saving it. I really enjoyed it and is the tale of the first Blind person to climb the classic climb. The Old Man … Continue reading

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Early walk to Greenan Castle and celebration of a life of a Gentle -man.

The weather was wonderful again yesterday and I had an early morning walk along Ayr Beach to Greenan Castle passing so many runners and walkers enjoying the early morning sun. Ayr was shimmering in the distance and what a way … Continue reading

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A Day of visits and travel to Ayr.

I was heading down to my Brother in Laws funeral in Ayr yesterday and it was a day of visits ! I had to get a visit to the hospital in Elgin before I left so I was not away … Continue reading

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