Ossian a follow up!


Ossian YH

“I read your article in relation to this tragic incident in the Loch Ossian section back in the early fifties. I was up there last winter staying at the Loch Ossian YH on it’s first winter opening all year round. When I was there a party who had walked out into Alder Bothy the previous day were overdue and myself and the Steward of the YH were in the process of alerting the MR when this party of two females and one lad in there twenties returned looking rather disheveled. They had taken the route from the YH with supplies for one night in Alder Bothy and had headed up via Carn Dearg and over Sgor Gaibhre dropping off N/W to the Bothy, that evening the snow was intense snowing really heavy through the night and when they awoke in the morning they had to force the door open such was the weight of the snow. They had planned to take in Ben Alder and Beinn Bheoil however on attempting it had to turn back to the Bothy, they also tried to come through the pass N/E of the Bothy and again the snow was waist height and wind was causing the snow to blow into their faces. They again returned to the Bothy and decided to head South along the west side of Loch Ericht to Rannoch and managed to get a lift to Rannoch Station and a train back to Corrour again this could have been a modern re-occurrence of that incident.”

A wild area

I also wondered if you were involved with the incident in the early seventies if the Cairngorms incident involving the School children from Edinburgh?


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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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