Monthly Archives: March 2020

Climbing Pubs – Another Era ?

My first insight into a pub for climbers was in my first weekend at Kintail at the Kintail Lodge Hotel where I sat in awe with my shandy as the Mountain Rescue Team and the locals sang lots of folk … Continue reading

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One week in Of Lock – In .

The world has changed priorities have as well as we enter the second week of Lock down. I like many call it a “Lock in” Memories of Highland Bars staying open after a long Call out. These were great days … Continue reading

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Kevin Woods – Winter Munro’s completed. A superb effort/

Well done Kevin Woods on his completion of his winter Munro Round, its been some effort through winter by Kevin. He is only the third person to complete this huge effort. Martin Moran and Steve Perry were the forerunners. I … Continue reading

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A great Scottish climbing word “Padding” some padding routes on Arran, Skye, Etive Slabs.

I am not much of a rock climber though was lucky though to climb many of Scotland’s classic routes but I still enjoy climbing. One of the first and best climbs in my early days was in Arran on the…

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A visit to Rockall in July 1982 – a interesting tale?

The Rockall Club recognises the named individuals below as having landed on Rockall 1982 – B Tucker & L Turner (Dept of Trade), John Coull, Derek Scott, Steve Ross, Dave Whalley Rockall the middle of no where Last night I…

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First Impressions.

This is my attempt to write about my life involved with the RAF Mountain rescue mainly in Scotland. A few have managed before me, some have done a fantastic job of it and some have not!  I feel this is … Continue reading

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Difficult Times Ahead

Well what can I say it going to be a hard time ahead and I am thinking of family and friends. With the lockdown comes a huge change in life for us all. I have had so many calls from … Continue reading

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A message from Glencoe MRT – please heed!

In these exceptional times Glencoe Mountain Rescue must make some difficult choices. In these circumstances, as leader of GMR, my FIRST priority is Glencoe Rescue team members safety. My SECOND priority is to help stricken mountaineers. With that in mind, … Continue reading

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A different Mothers Day.

Mothers Day – is every day we should always look after them. It’s a year on since I wrote this and yet every word means more every year. Many have lost their Mums due to Covid. Even worse many have … Continue reading

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How do we cope with the Coronavirus information. Advice on hill-walking, mountaineering, skiing and climbing.

I am asked if I am going out on the hills with the Coronavirus ongoing? I have not been on the hills since January as I have a ongoing problem with my chest. It’s getting better and I feel a … Continue reading

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