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  this aircraft went missing. Squadron Leader Karel Kvapil – PilotFlying Officer Leo Linhart – PilotFlying Officer Jan Vella – PilotFlying Officer Valter Kauders – Wireless … 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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