Monthly Archives: February 2017

What do you eat on a hill day? How many calories on an average hill day?

Few will know that I was a Caterer by trade and when involved with RAF Mountain Rescue food was an important part of the team. We all took it in turns cooking not easy as a young 17-year-old for a … Continue reading

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Red Kites in the Thames Valley and in Scotland a great message from Glenmore Lodge about the winter weather on the mountains.

I am sown South visiting Lexi and Elli Skye and the Red Kites near Henley on Thames are everywhere what a display we get daily even from the house. It is in incredible to see these beautiful birds and their … Continue reading

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Storm Doris a lecture and a long drive .

Yesterday was full on. I was down staying with friends in Musselburgh for a lecture in Edinburgh! Storm Doris was in action in the morning and the hills near Edinburgh had lots of snow! Add to that heavy rain and … Continue reading

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Varying weather on the drive to Edinburgh

No golf as it was a wild day and I left home in a bit of a wild morning the hills had a welcome dump of snow. The A9 was clear and wet but brightened up near Perth. Then near … Continue reading

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In Edinburgh to give a talk to the Scottish Continuity Resilient Scotland Conference.

I was on the radio a few months ago talking to Louise White “Out for the Weekend” and someone heard it involved with a conference being run in Edinburgh in the RBS HQ tomorrow the 23 rd of Feb. I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Killin Mountain Rescue Team 50 years of Service.

Many who follow the Blog will know of my relationship over many years with the Killin Mountain Rescue Team. When I was at RAF Leuchars for 8 years with the RAF Mountain Rescue Team I worked a lot with Killin. … Continue reading

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A grand day in Coire an Lochan in the Cairngorms with the Moray Mountaineering Club.

It was the Annual Winter Skills day for the Moray Club and as always we go by Bus to the Cairngorms, stopping en – route in Elgin. Forres and Inverness for member’s pick ups. It has been a poor winter … Continue reading

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