Category Archives: Aircraft incidents

Memories of Wales – The 14 peaks – grand days out on the rock and ice.

After visiting Wales on a Golfing trip last week it got me thinking of my great days on the hills and climbing in Wales. It was the late 70’s I had just come from Scotland from up in the North … Continue reading

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Soay St Kilda The Mystery of the aircraft crash

I got a email from an piece I wrote about Soay and an aircraft that crashed during the War, was there any update on my article. I have been so lucky to visit such places and St Kilda is a … Continue reading

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Ben A Bhuird the Oxford Crash Ben Avon and other tales.

The Last Flight. Lost then Found This great mountain along with Beinn Avon is one we climbed on a lot in summer and winter, I got to know it during 1973 when we completed a winter foray in February with … Continue reading

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A message from a relative from the Lancaster that crashed on Beinn Eighe in 1951.

Yesterday I received this comment from my visit to Beinn Eighe to the Lancaster crash . Even though it crashed in March 1951 it was an incredible comment from the sister of one of the crew. She was only 12 … Continue reading

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Early Start for Beinn Eighe – Torridon

This morning its and early start for the West Coast heading for Torridon to meet for a walk into the Corrie where the Lancaster crashed on the near one of the summits of Beinn Eighe. Its a place that means … Continue reading

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The other side of Mountain Rescue.

I often get contacted by families many years after a tragedy that I was at in my days in Mountain Rescue. For many families it takes years to come to terms with an accident. Families even get in touch about … Continue reading

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Starting the Conservation Men’s Mental Health – an interview with Andy Elwood.

Yesterday I had been asked to help with a video and interview for Men’s Mental Health. I am just back from Skye taking some relatives from America to a crash site of a USA F111 where their father died in … Continue reading

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