Category Archives: Aircraft incidents

A past visit to the An Lurg Wellington Crash site near Bynack Mor in the Cairngorms.

The Cairngorms are a wonderful place and apart from the well tramped Munros and superb climbs there are places of great wildness and the area is full of tales and secrets. During the war there was a huge military presence … Continue reading

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Reflections on a trip to the Chinook Crash Memorial at the Mull Of Kintyre.

I have been sorting out my washing and gear from a great trip to The Isle of Arran and Ardgour via the Mull Of Kintyre. I was  away for over a week and it ended in in Arran with my … Continue reading

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A walk up Goatfell – Is this one of Scotland’s busiest hills? A great night in Corrie on the wonderful Isle Of Arran.

Yesterday was Arran looking at its best with waking to the sun and a little breeze, the sea the boats and you could have been in the South of France. I am staying in Lamlash and with Holy Isle as … Continue reading

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A visit to the Mull Of Kintyre to the Chinook Crash site some hard memories.

I am heading to Arran for a lecture on Wed August the 9 th at Corrie village Hall on the way I  visited the Mull of Kintyre . It is a place I have not been to since the 2 June … Continue reading

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Ardgour/ Fort William and now heading for Arran via the Mull of Kintyre.

It is the rainy season and my trip to Ardgour was so wet that I never even ventured on the hill. The showers were wild as was the rain and after arriving on Thursday and leaving Sunday I only got … Continue reading

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Ardgour a land of mystery the USA Voodoo Aircraft crash in 1964

I am heading for Ardgour tomorrow before I head to Arran for a few days with the Moray Mountaineering Club.  The weather looks not great and I was wanting to climb some of the Corbetts I have left to do … Continue reading

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Memorials on the hills – The Beinn Eighe Memorial and others. Any views ?

Whilst I do not agree with Memorials on the hills or wild places some have been there for many years and one the Assynt Crash is a grave where the crew are buried on the mountain at 2000 feet. I … Continue reading

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