Monthly Archives: May 2019

I was one of a group of 6 from RAF Kinloss MRT who flew into the crash site in an RAF Seaking Helicopter not long after the crash. Its is a remote area access is by a 10 kilometre single … Continue reading

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It’s hard to believe when I found this First Day cover on a tidy up that the military had all these assets available The Nimrod, The SAR helicopters and 6 RAF Mountain Rescue Teams. Nothing stays the same and things … Continue reading

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At the weekend with the Moray Mountaineering Club we spoke about river crossings as the rivers were high. Few folk understand the dangers of flooded rivers they are and can be uncompromising and every year take a life.  My day, … Continue reading

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It was pouring when we got up and it was a planned Moray Mountaineering bus meet to Glen Feshie. The club organised about 10 bus meets every year. Gordon the great “Bus monitor” organises it a thankless task. We managed … Continue reading

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I am out with the Moray Mountaineering Club on a Bus Meet to Glen Feshie the rain is battering down. This is the forecast Scotland: A wet day with extensive hill fog and drizzly rain; heaviest and most persistent in … Continue reading

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48395241 Three more climbers have died on Mount Everest, taking the death toll to seven in a week – more than the total for the whole of last year. “The three died of exhaustion while descending on Thursday. It comes … Continue reading

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Busy 18 plus hrs 3 plus hrs drive – Loch Arkaig / Loch Arkaig means a lot to me as my Dad trained in 1935/36 as a student minister. He loved the area and took me there in the mid … Continue reading

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Last night I went to Inverness to see Final Ascent the film about Hamish McInnes. I was very wary as I had seen Hamish when he was very ill and feared the worst. Yet this film show a little part … Continue reading

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Update – Corbetts for Courses 2019   Wanted: more Corbetteers!  Mountain Aid: the hill walkers’ charity is trying to get all Corbetts climbed during its May 2019 initiative Corbetts for Courses. After a cold start to the month, the good weather is bringing out the hillwalkers and – now just over halfway through … Continue reading

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It is incredible to be out on the hills in great weather. I was tired from a big slow day on two Corbett’s. It was so warm but enjoyable and the fun of being out on these hills again was … Continue reading

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