Monthly Archives: November 2018

Digitail App for the Munros – A good addition from the Scottish Mountain Trust.

In the old days when I started my Munros we had a Munro list on the wall at Kinloss that you could tick. Then I bought the Munro book by the SMC so basic but great, I still have my … Continue reading

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On my Mums Anniversary – I still miss her 38 years on.

Every year at this time as the years go by its still the same today as it was when my Mum passed away.  This is the anniversary of my Mum’s passing she died in 1980 I still miss her every … Continue reading

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Character building – Bivying – I learnt from Bivouacking from that.

Nowadays thanks to great books like Munromoonwalker many are spending the night out on the hills. In the RAF Teams we used to have to bivouacs regularly mainly to get a trust in the gear we carried, In the early … Continue reading

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Joss Gosling Funeral Arrangements.Fort William at 1 pm at St Andrews Church.

Joss Gosling’s funeral arrangements : The family have asked me to pass on these details. The funeral will be at 1pm on Tues 11th Dec at St Andrews Church Fort William – family flowers only please. Donations to Mountain Rescue … Continue reading

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Short walk into the Cairngorms a winter wander.

It was a short wander into the Cairngorms passing a snow gritter on the way over the Lonely but beautiful Dava Moor. The road up to the Caingorm car park was icy and quiet. I parked away from the few … Continue reading

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Looking for a contact for Davy Crabb anyone help ?

I have had someone contact me trying to contact Davy Crabb who was on the Incredible first winter ascent of the Skye ridge in 1965 by Hamish MacInnes, Tom Patey, B. Robertson and Davy Crabb. This was achieved in a … Continue reading

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2018 May visit to Beinn Eighe the Lancaster crash site.

  This is a piece I wrote about our trip in May to Torridon. I nearly never went as I was double booked as I was helping a group for charity the day before on Ben Nevis. It was a … Continue reading

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Yesterday we lost a great friend Joss Gosling of the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team. Joss was on the RAF Kinloss Team on the Lancaster Beinn Eighe crash in 1951.

Beinn Eighe in Torridon In our small world of RAF Mountain Rescue among the greats Joss was to me a real unassuming troop who typified a team member especially in the early days of Mountain Rescue. Things were so different … Continue reading

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November walking/ climbing in the hills.

I have just finished a series of talks for the Charity Mountain Aid about “Stepping out for Winter” I find that November can be an interesting time on the hills. Over many years I have experienced so many changes in … Continue reading

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A Look back on the Munros 42 years on

Munros When I started my Munro mission in 1972 I was on a long journey to plan my weekend hills and had the Munro book and my own list with me everywhere I went. I was with the RAF Kinloss … Continue reading

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