Monthly Archives: January 2018

On my travels to Ayr and Lockerbie! A bit wild weather forecast!

I Left home for the journey to Ayr mid morning after a medical appointment the roads were fine with cloud on the hills through the Cairngorms. The rivers full and Spey flooded in places looks like a big thaw on. … Continue reading

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The Shackelton Crash on 21 Dec 1967 – REPORT ON THE PILGRIMAGE TO THE 206 SQN CAIRN LOCHAIRLORT

219-20/67 21/12/67- 08/01/67 Lochailort Shackleton Mk 111 crash.  13 fatal.  A very tragic incident as several of the team knew the aircrew. At the time in 1967 this was a real tragic aircraft crash for the team to be involved … Continue reading

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Renovation for Garbh Choire Refuge

Originally posted on cairngormwanderer:
Garbh Choire Refuge in August 2017 It’s long past time I updated the position regarding the Garbh Choire Refuge. As readers of the Mountain Bothies Association magazine will know, Mar Lodge Estate has finally agreed to…

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Sad news from Lochnagar.

From Braemar MRT ” After further searches today unfortunately a body was recovered from The Lochnagar area. Thanks to Aberdeen, RAF Lossiemouth, Tayside Mrt’s and SARDA Scotland for the assistance with today’s search” See more of North East Police Division … Continue reading

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A few thoughts as the weather comes in thinking of the Mountain Rescue Teams looking for the missing climbers.

As I write there have been sadly some big searches going on and the Police, Scottish Mountain Rescue Teams, and SARDA are busy. On Ben Nevis the huge search for the missing climber continued despite the extreme winds and ” … Continue reading

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A bit more on yesterdays walk on the Cairngorms, creaking snow, sunshine and the quite “hissing snow” and a magic day in the sun.

I was enjoying the sun as I wandered along the top of – 1083 in the Cairngorms with great views of the Braeriach plateau and the massive snow fields in the sun.The snow was creaking  so loud underfoot and the … Continue reading

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Lovely day on the Northern Corries of the Cairngorms.

It was an Early start the car park was empty just three cars in the wee car park. I was on my own I love that I can go slow stop when you want and no looking after anyone else. … Continue reading

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Happy Burns Night – 25 th January especailly those away from Scotland.

Over the years when posted abroad in the RAF I was always home sick  for Scotland when it was Burns Night and we always managed to get Haggis, Neeps and tatties on the menu for the troops. These items were … Continue reading

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Thinking of those on Ben Nevis searching for the missing climber. The new Scottish Avalanche Information Service App.

It is pouring here today and the rain and wind is battering down on the house I doubt I will golf today, we will have to see. It is a lot milder but still winter on the hills. The search … Continue reading

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Missing mountaineer on Ben Nevis Thoughts are with family and the busy Mountain Rescue Teams over the last few days.

The Mountain Rescue Teams all over have been busy on the mountains and helping in so many other ways already this winter and have done a great job all over the UK. Sadly there is someone missing on Ben Nevis … Continue reading

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