Monthly Archives: February 2021

What’s your favourite ferry to a UK island ?

I was always taken to Arran for my holidays. The minute we were on the ferry the holiday started it was magical. As you got closer and saw the peak of Goatfell it was to a wee boy mind blowing. … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Friends, Islands, Mountain rescue, Mountaineering, People, Well being | 5 Comments

What’s going to be your first hill day after Lockdown. It still seems so long away off ? For me I would love to climb Morven Caithness and then Skye after that Ben Nevis and Glencoe .

Most of waited for any news yesterday about the changes in Covid Regulations it seems to be dragging on. How we miss our freedom and I will never take my freedom to roam for granted. Hopefully things are getting slowly … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Books, Corbetts, Corbetts and other hills, Enviroment, Family, Friends, Local area and events to see, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Munros, People, Recomended books and Guides, Views Mountaineering, Weather, Wildlife | 1 Comment

Avalanche Tales fromround the World – Mark Hartree

I met Mark as a young lad on the summer course (rock climbing in Wales with the MRT) He is a talented climber and a huge running enthusiast now. Here is some of his tales he allowed me to use … Continue reading

Posted in Avalanche info, Enviroment, Equipment, Friends, Mountain rescue, Mountaineering, Scottish winter climbing., Views Mountaineering, Weather, Well being | Leave a comment

There is light at the end of the tunnel?

For some of us there is a good feeling about maybe things are getting better slowly. I am lucky I have had my injection for Covid last week. To me that was incredible to see how well organised the NHS … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Friends, Mountaineering, People, Well being | 2 Comments

1989 – A lucky escape the Sea King Crash at Creag Meaghaidh.

1989 – It was a hard winter we had lots of Call outs and were just getting over from the Lockerbie Disaster. The pace never stopped as we went from call out to call out all over Scotland. I had … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft incidents, Mountain rescue, Mountaineering, SAR, Well being | 3 Comments

Podcast – A look forward it will make you think. Radio Scotland’s Mark and Euan hear from UNESCO Chair for Integration Alison Phipps of Glasgow University.

podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/scotland-outdoors/id261779480

Posted in Enviroment, Mountaineering, People, Plants, Well being | Leave a comment

Great article by Davie Gunn on climbing in Glencoe.

twitter.com/crankitupgear/status/1362806031882010626

Posted in Mountaineering | Leave a comment

Leadership a few ideas.

Sometimes I wonder at folk are talking about leadership. There are so many thoughts on Leadership and so many Quotes “buzz words” and experts on the subject. In my my experience leadership was a process of learning from others. I … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Friends, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Views Mountaineering, Well being | 2 Comments

A few thoughts about the accident in the Lakes where a member of the Patterdale MRT was badly injured.

I was phoned a few days ago by several of the media for my input on the awful accident in the lakes where one of the rescuers fell on a rescue and was badly injured. As the papers say sadly … Continue reading

Posted in Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Views Mountaineering, Views Political?, Well being | 7 Comments

Avalanche Risk – Worth thinking about.

It’s great to hear of folk who live locally being put on their local hills. Many are skiing and enjoying the unique conditions. I was just doing some research of a skier who was killed on Ben Wyvis in 1985?it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Avalanche info, Local area and events to see, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Scottish winter climbing., Views Mountaineering, Weather | Leave a comment