Category Archives: Aircraft incidents

Tragedy and how it effects the community.

I have been writing about the Shackelton Crash in Harris and received so many kind comments from the families who lost loved ones. There has been superb comments from others who were involved with the Rescue Agencies. Many are heartfelt … Continue reading

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The Shackleton Crash Isle of Harris.

I wondered if I should write this blog today but felt I had to. It’s a hard time for everyone especially for family and friends of the crew. Also it’s week 4 of the virus and huge changes in the … Continue reading

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Ben Klibreck and the Vampire Jet Crash.

Ben Klibreck -is a mountain I have done on many occasions. Usually I climbed this in bad weather combining this with the most Northerly Munro Ben Hope. Ben Klibreck always caught the weather being a fairly isolated open mountain. The … Continue reading

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The Island of Barra – Call – out 1984

Barra is the most southerly of the inhabited islands in the Outer Hebrides. Long famed for its beauty – boasting beaches, hills, machair and moor all in a small island – Barra is a special place to visit, especially if … Continue reading

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Ben Rinnes my local hill – with some old pals a visit to the aircraft crash site. A birthday cake.

It is grand to have a wee Corbett on the doorstep and Ben Rinnes at 814 metres is the nearest hill to my house in Burghead it is also the North East most Northerly Corbett. An isolated hill near Dufftown … Continue reading

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Ben Lui – The Helicopter used as a belay to lower the stretcher, then stuck overnight on the ridge and given a Parking Ticket.

Ben Lui at 3707 feet is a superb mountain in the southern Highlands of Scotland, at the head of Glen Fyne. It has five well-defined ridges radiating out from the summit. Four corries lie between the ridges; including Coire Gaothaich … Continue reading

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Some Great comments about the power of the Wind from yesterdays Blog. “Mountain Mishaps” we can all learn from them.

Thank you for the many comments on my piece on the power of the wind in the Mountains. Nowadays forecasts are very accurate and we have far more information on the weather and what to expect. Many of us still … Continue reading

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Big Ian Ramsay – Family man – Our friendly Polis, Killin MRT and friend of many.

Yesterday was a long day and I was up at 0500 for the funeral of my good pal Ian Ramsay. Ian was the local Policeman at Crainlarich who I got to know over many years. I was asked by the … Continue reading

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Kegworth – Aircrash- ” lest we forget.” Three weeks after Lockerbie in January 8 th 1989

A friend Steve Roberts wrote this and it worth remembering. Thank you Steve. “Deepest respect and condolences to the relatives of the Boeing passenger jet which went down in Iran. Yet we must not forget the Kegworth Air Disaster – … Continue reading

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More sad news Ian Ramsay the big hearted Policeman from Crainlarich has passed away.

Sadly a great friend of Mountain Rescue Ian Ramsay passed away last week. The funeral details are below . Many in RAF MRT will have known Ian Ramsay he was the local Policeman at Crianlarich and a great local Policeman … Continue reading

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