Monthly Archives: May 2021

A cycle- lots of pushing up hills and feeling old. Yet a great day out in Strath Vaich and a struggle up the Corbett Carn Ban. Time for an ebike ?

Sadly I had to pull out of taking a friend John and his son up Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis . I have been really lacking energy and very tired recently. I feel I let John and his son … Continue reading

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Stay safe in the Mountains

Hillwalkers and climbers have been delighted to get back to Scotland’s mountains in recent weeks. But Scotland’s weather hasn’t been playing ball with people’s dreams of returning to the heights. While we’re on the countdown to midge season, and ticks … Continue reading

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Climbing on Etive – Padding at its best. Spartan Slab, Hammer and Swastika.

Etive Slabs Memories. I loved the drive down Glen Etive to the end of the road surrounded by Mountains to the loch. The walk in is easy and enjoyable to the foot of these incredible slabs through the ferns. In … Continue reading

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Some old memories. Sou Wester Slabs, Ardverikie Wall. Classics in every way.

I have just been going through some old photos and scanning some. The memories come back. Look at the blue sky on Cir Mhor and is a classic. Where is the Blue skies these days. It reminds me of the … Continue reading

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A wander on Ben Rinnes – Hares, Ptarmigan and an Aircraft Crash.

Ben Rinnes –  This hill is a favourite of mine, its my nearest hill  a Corbett and has been a good pal over the years.  We used it often in my early days with the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team … Continue reading

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Has anyone got a copy of the Old RAF training Handbook? Located thanks to all.

Could folk look in there libraries and see if anyone has a copy of the Old RAF Mountain Rescue Handbook? Could they please get in touch ? I have sorted it in 30 min thanks Duncan Tripp. Thanks all!

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Everest 20 years on ! A few thoughts.

I saw this written by a friend: “Happy Anniversary to all involved. I’d not been on MR long when they got back from Everest and I went to the lecture they did at Kinloss in the mess. It was inspirational … Continue reading

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Todays Tip – check the weather every day if going on the hills.

It is hard to believe its mid May with a forecast that is more like winter. I find it very cold just now many will be champing at the bit to get out. Please have a re look at the … Continue reading

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Get a Grip on the Scottish Mountains. When was the last time you checked your boot soles ?

Killin MRT always use this poster as a reminder. How many folk tell me their boots are so comfy that they keep them going as long as possible. Yet many I see over the years soles have worn so bad … Continue reading

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Arran memories of climbers on a big cliff. Cir Mor Isle of Arran. Swimming in the Rosa Burn and a few classic climbs.

My friend in Arran put up a great black and white photo of Cir Mor a few months ago. It brought back so many memories of my childhood days in Arran I was only about 10 and had a day … Continue reading

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