Great meals in huts and Bothies. Secret stashed food and fuel.

The CIC hut Ben Nevis .

This photo came up and my mate sent me it. It was taken at the CIC hut we were cooking a fresh chicken plus all the trimmings This included roast potatoes, peas and carrots. The other climbers in the hut were so jealous with their basic dried meals. We shared our dinner with the Dad and his son in the photo. We also if I remember my pal Dan gave the son his ice axe as we left. We always took fresh food like a leg of lamb and were the envy of many.

Another meal in the JMCS at Coruisk when other had dried meals myself and Ned had fresh salmon, baked potatoes next day it was fillet lovely. It was December and a wild night but we ate well.

When I was in the RAF mountain Rescue we used the Bothies often. Okay We also used to get out with the helicopter when they were training new cresc. They would drop of various food dumps at Bothies. We would bury and mark it near the bothy. We would arrive after a long hill day and bring all sorts of goodies into the bothy much to the amazement of other bothy users. Grand memories.

Sheneval – the late Mark Sinclair and Ray Shafron enjoying the bothy fire.

Comment – Bruce “Brilliant we had a full roast beef dinner in the CIC once, the students watching us while eating a raven meal were some what envious. We gave them the left overs in exchange for the washing up.”

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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1 Response to Great meals in huts and Bothies. Secret stashed food and fuel.

  1. amazing photo of you cooking Heavy! Wish I could share that to RAF Chef’s facebook!


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