Monthly Archives: May 2018

Enjoy the sun but here is a few tips on staying cool in the hills?

The weather had been incredible but very hot, with wee ones especially you have to watch. Sun damage can affect them for ever. A Hat is a must? It may look daft but so effective. I spent 13 months with … Continue reading

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Memories of Everest 2001. The summit is only half way home. The Mountains will always be there the trick it make sure you are to.

I sit here like a wimp after a wee fall and my bruised ribs on the bike so no bike or hills for a while and the sun is battering down and so many are having fun. It is great … Continue reading

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The wild fires still are ongoing. Falling of a bike part 2.

Yesterday I mentioned the fires that are ongoing in the West especially Wester Ross and as I headed to Elgin there was a gorse fire near Hopeman the smoke filled the air. The firemen were on the road sorting out … Continue reading

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Your never to old to learn or fall off a bike / a journey of pain and incompetence!

This new game of cycling is hard going especially for a mechanically dyslexic person like me! I went to see my mate Kenny who was my Deputy in the RAF MRT and then became my Team Leader! He is a … Continue reading

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48 years Service Ewan MacKinnon Skye MRT

I have just been told that Ewan MacKinnon is retiring after 48 years with Skye Mountain Rescue Team even longer than ex TeamLeader Gerry Ackroyd. Sadly I will miss the farewell part but what an incredible Service to the Skye … Continue reading

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Skye Mountain Rescue Team Leader Retires – Gerry Ackroyd M.B.E a true legend after over 40 years service.

Gerry Ackroyd. From Skye MRT – Gerry Ackroyd Skye MRT Team Leader Retires. Gerry was the Team Leader since 1975. Over these years, he was patiently supported by his wife Joan who did a lot of organising behind the scenes … Continue reading

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More on helmets – a must ? Climbing, scrambling, bouldering, cycling?

From Pete Hill MIC “A friend of mine had a big fall in Glen Nevis last week. Apart from the outstanding skills of the Belford hospital staff and the brilliant and swift action of Lochaber team members, you can see … Continue reading

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