The sun is out at last off to Lochnagar then Ben Rinnes for night walk. The Longest day ?

The sun is out,

The sun is out,

Great to see the sun again after days of constant rain and people out enjoying the sun.. Tomorrow I am out with the Moray Mountaineering Club on their Bus meet to Glenshee and Lochnagar over in the East Coast. I have spent the day getting sorted as it a busy day with little free time most will be on the hill.



The weather looks not bad and it is a long day with the bus meeting us just after 0715 at Forres then about 2 hours to Glenshee and the it will drop some of and then the bus will head to Lochnagar and await till 1700 so it gives a chance of a good day. After this we have an hour in the pub and then home. I have not planned my day yet as there are so many ideas, I will wait and see the weather and how it is faring.

Great read.

Great read.

That is not it for me as I have my Midnight walk on Ben Rinnes starting at midnight for the Moray Walking Festival where myself and Alan Rowan (The Midnight Mountaineer) the man who climbs the Munros at night is going to be with the group we are taking. It will be a hard day and night a bit like a call – out?     It is also the longest day so we may be lucky with the weather. It may be a long day for me as well?

The Lochnagar Memorail in France now at the Lochnagar crater.

The Lochnagar Memorial in France now at the Lochnagar crater.

A suitable boulder on the Mountain was chosen by members of the current RAF Lossiemouth Team, and was then airlifted out by an RAF Search and Rescue helicopter during a training exercise – even though it had to dump the rock prematurely to attend an emergency. By various stages the rock was taken by road to Shrewsbury, where it is currently being cut to shape, polished and inscribed with letters in English, French and German, in recognition of all who gave their lives in the First World War. The project is being funded entirely by the RAFMRA members.

The Boulder being moved.

The Boulder being moved.


About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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