Monthly Archives: December 2016

Lets hope for a safe period for all the Rescue Agencies over the New Year

Great result the other night by the Mountain Rescue Teams Willie MacRitchie  RAF Team Leader quote “The kit on the outside and the equipment may have changed. Underneath the heart and soul of the teams remains the same” Thinking of … Continue reading

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“Triple H” or Trauma in Scottish Avalanche Accidents. Observations from 35 years by Davy Gunn

Friday, 23 December 2016 From Davy Gunn’s Blog – I am very glad to have permission to reblog this article from Davy Gunn from Glencoe on of the most experienced Mountain Rescuers in the UK. Davy is now retired from Mountain Rescue … Continue reading

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Out for the New Year to Glenshee! Search on in Drummochter area looking located by Mountain Rescue Teams great news!

The Hogmanay Meet beckons. It will be at the Blackwater Outdoor Centre by Glen Shee.  I am out with the Moray Mountaineering Club on our Annual New Year Meet.The weather looks a bit wild but we will make the best … Continue reading

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Intresting article – The Effectiveness of the Glenmore Lodge Minimal Transceiver, Shovel and Probe Companion Rescue Training

The Effectiveness of the Glenmore Lodge Minimal Transceiver, Shovel and Probe Companion Rescue Training Derek Bain, Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore. PH22 1QU. email: derek.bain@glenmorelodge.org.uk http://www.glenmorelodge.org.uk https://www.glenmorelodge.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/The-Effectiveness-of-the-Glenmore-Lodge-Minimal-Transceiver-Shovel-and-Probe-Companion-Rescue-Training.pdf http://WWW.GLENMORELODGE.ORG.UK I read the article with great interest. It is in my mind so important … Continue reading

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Wonderful article in the Mountain Bothies Association Winter newsletter – Jo’s Favourite Bothies

Last night I had a catch up on my admin and as always at this time of year there was a Mountain Bothies Association (MBA) Newsletter for the winter in amongst the cards. I was going to keep it for … Continue reading

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Looking forward to getting out on the hills – Be careful there has been some snow blown about.

The winter is back and what a change from my journey from the deep South and it was an interesting journey home up the windy and snowy A9.  Today I have a trip to Aberdeen to take Robyn home and … Continue reading

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Driving back a bit wintry the hills getting blasted ! 

I had a great Christmas Day with my family at my nieces lovely food and family around. I left Prestwick early and missed the traffic through Glasgow it was a bit wintry past Perth and the A9 empty. There were … Continue reading

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