Monthly Archives: July 2022

Glen Nevis River Race for Lochaber MRT any memories?

The river race was held in the River Nevis on the 70’s as a fundraiser for the Lochaber Mountain Rescue team. I was a young member and attended it often participating in it once. The kit was simple and the … Continue reading

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1980 – The “Torridon Trilogy” Beinn Eighe, Liathach and Beinn Alligin.

When you read of modern achievements like Tranters Round in 9 hours most of the days we did long ago do not seem relevant. Yet they were in my view. I have always loved Torridon the rock the nearness to … Continue reading

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Wanted – Communications Officer for Mountaineering Scotland.

WANTED: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER. Mountaineering Scotland has a great opportunity for the right person to become Communications Officer, at the forefront of telling the story of our organisation, our activities and our members, and celebrating some of our country’s best-loved and … Continue reading

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What were your first boots for the hill ?

The famous gear Curly boots were the standard issues of RAF MR. Mine were two sizes bigger from a 7 – 9 and I wore in winter 3 pairs of socks.Curlies were incredible and what I wore for several years. … Continue reading

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New record for Tranters Round 8 hours 52 min by Finlay Wild. Amazing ! 18 Munro’s and a Munro top.

Finlay Wild has set a new Tranter’s Round record. 8 hrs 52 off the previous record held by, you guessed it, Finlay Wild. The hills: Mullach Nan CoireanStob BanSgurr A MhaimAm BodachStob Coire a`ChairnAn GearanachNa GruagaicheanBinnein MorBinnein BeagSgurr Eilde MorStob … Continue reading

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Looking back on the loss of two great Mountain Rescue teams RAF Kinloss and RAF Leuchars.

I was very lucky to serve with Two great mountain Rescue Teams as a team member and a Team Leader at RAF Kinloss and Leuchars. Sadly both are gone now disbanded in 2012 and 2013 and a new Team formed … Continue reading

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Gordon Henderson missing believed killed on Broad Peak Pakistan.

Sad news : our thoughts are with the family and many friends. I post this as many who knew Gordon live abroad and not on Facebook. The Royal Air Force is deeply saddened to announce that Wing Commander Gordon Henderson … Continue reading

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“Blessed are those who repair” Potholes and eroded paths.

I have just been over in the West and despite the rain and midges it was magic I am so lucky to live in Scotland. After a great walk with the dogs we had a swim in Loch Torridon. Next … Continue reading

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New Bristows Helicopter contract means a base at Fort William from April – September 12 hrs a day.

The following is from the Scottish Mountain Rescue Facebook page: “Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) welcomes the announcement by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency that the contract for the UK Second-Generation Search and Rescue Aviation programme – known as UKSAR2G – … Continue reading

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Would you advise wearing a helmet when scrambling?

When I was with the RAF Mountain Rescue looking back I am sure when we went scrambling we wore helmets. This was as we had you carry them anyway on case we were airlifted to a Rescue. On many searches … Continue reading

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