Monthly Archives: November 2016

1966 – A rescue on Ben Nevis, again and again!

A Saint Andrews day tale When I joined the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team in the early 70’s there were as always some wild tales of rescues in the past that were handed down through the years. RAF Kinloss MRT … Continue reading

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1983 Canada Ice – The dream ice climbing venue. Young unknown climbers, Koflachs boots and basic ice srews

Today my mate Nick Sharpe sent a photo of Mount Kidd Falls in Canada a route we did in 1983. This a steep ice climb protected by a huge avalanche bowl on Mount Kidd. Nick is a Mountain Guide in … Continue reading

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Missing my Mum on her Anniversary – Give yours a hug/call today please, we owe them so much.

This is the anniversary of my Mum’s passing she died in 1980 I still miss her every day she was a all Mum’s area a special lady. As the youngest of 5 children I was spoiled in every way, always … Continue reading

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Lovely sunrise at Bealach Na Ba at Applecross and the emergency text services.

I was out yesterday on my own as my mates were busy. I am so lucky that I can go whenever I want and had a 3 hour drive to Bealach Na Ba at Applecross mainly to see if there … Continue reading

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Heading out today to the hills. West ?

    Off out see where the weather takes me? Its damp but will head West and contact my “Safety team” when I decide where I am going. Do you do that?

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Every day a school day in the Scottish mountains – even for the most experienced.

  This is from Mountaineering Scotland Press Release and the winter reminders lots of easy simple information, please read and share if possible? I have had three great days on the hills on the last week and learned. Sat 19 … Continue reading

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My local Corbett Ben Rinnes on an incredible winters day. Winter wonderland again.

It is grand to have a wee Corbett on the doorstep and Ben Rinnes at 814 metres is the nearest hill to my house in Burghead it is also the North East most Northerly Corbett. An isolated hill near Dufftown … Continue reading

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