Monthly Archives: January 2021

Another Classic hill Beinn Dearg (Red Mountain) Ullapool. The “Moon Rescue” and the Famine Wall.

Beinn Dearg is a big classic mountain in the North of Scotland it is the highest mountain North of the Inverness Ullapool road. It holds its lofty position and is often climbed with the other 3 Munro’s in Summer. Thecharder … Continue reading

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Ben Wyvis / hill of Terror

One of my local Munro’s is Ben Wyvis is a mountain located in Easter Ross, north-west of Dingwall in northern Scotland. It lies in the council area of Highland, and the county of Ross and Cromarty. The mountain is prominent … Continue reading

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Assynt memories and the incredible words of Norman MacCaig.

During this latest lockdown the memories come flooding back. One of my favourite areas is Assynt in the far North West of this wonderful country. Over the years I have visited here so many time’s. How o wish I could … Continue reading

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Ted Atkins and Al Mac Leod North Face of the Eiger. Pushing the standards.

I just got sent these photos by a pal Rushie of Ted Atkins and Al MacLeod on the North Face of the Eiger in the late 80,s. I remember them coming back from this with “wild bivouac eyes. “ Sadly … Continue reading

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The Ben Lui Jaguar crash 27 November 1979

The RAF Mountain Rescue are there to recover aircrew from crashed aircraft and also work with the Air Investigation Board (AIB) after van incident. This can happen on any high mountainous ground after an aircraft is located can be on … Continue reading

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Viscount aircraft crash Ben More Crianlarich 19 Jan 1973

One of my first aircraft searches was for a Missing Viscount aircraft from Glasgow airport that crashed on Ben More (Crainlarich) in the winter 19 -23 January 1973. The aircraft was on a short air test from Glasgow. The two … Continue reading

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The old Man of Stoer and an early ascent. What a classic day out The late Tom Patey and mates thank you!

I have plenty of time just now to look back on some classic days . The Old man of Storr was one of these just along the Coast from Lochinver. Its a sea cliff that brings back so many memories. … Continue reading

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While based at RAF Kinloss (March 1949)

Originally posted on John Hinde's Diaries:
While based at RAF Kinloss, aged 21 Friday, 18 March 1949. Mountain Rescue truck to Glen Nevis Youth Hostel. At 8.00pm Chuck and I left hostel, walked about two and a half miles…

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Some thoughts on the Winter Ascent on K2 by Sherpas. In praise of the finest Mountain Folk.

I am so pleased that the winter ascent of K2 was climbed by a Sherpa team. They are a great people and I have been so lucky to met so many over years. I am so privileged having climbed in … Continue reading

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Keep looking after those we love. Do not forget those alone. Good news K2 climbed in winter by Sherpa Team.

This second Lockdown is hard going for us all most will have blip. Or lockdown blues. Try to remain upbeat as you can get your daily exercise and think good thoughts . As the lockdown continues its well worth remembering … Continue reading

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