Early start again – Off to Beinn Eighe to the Triple Buttress and the Lancaster Crash.

Last year approaching the Triple Buttress of Beinn Eighe a powerful place.

I will be heading off just before 0600 to meet a few pals including Geoff a relative of one of the crew from the 1951 Lancaster Crash. Geoff has annually visited the great Corrie on Beinn Eighe and pay his respects. It will be a great drive  to Torridon on the West Coast and then the 2 and a half hour walk into the wildest Corrie in Scotland. The views are outstanding all the way in and I never tire of the journey into it and the impressive Loch Coire Mhic Fherrichair. Heather ( Joss’s Goslings daughter who was in the RAF Kinloss Team in 1951 and her husband Nick are also coming. Heather has never been to the Coire and see where her father was nearly 65 years ago.

The weather looks not bad so we will see how it goes, whatever happens I am sure that Geoff, Heather and Nick will enjoy the day as I will. We plan to have a meal after the hill and I am sure we will be ready for it. Also Eoghain the ex Torridon Team leader is also coming so we will be in good hands.

Memorial on the propeller at the wreckage below the cliffs. A poignant place.


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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