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The Ben Lui Jaguar crash 27 November 1979

The RAF Mountain Rescue are there to recover aircrew from crashed aircraft and also work with the Air Investigation Board (AIB) after van incident. This can happen on any high mountainous ground after an aircraft is located can be on … Continue reading

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Viscount aircraft crash Ben More Crianlarich 19 Jan 1973

One of my first aircraft searches was for a Missing Viscount aircraft from Glasgow airport that crashed on Ben More (Crainlarich) in the winter 19 -23 January 1973. The aircraft was on a short air test from Glasgow. The two … Continue reading

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The old Man of Stoer and an early ascent. What a classic day out The late Tom Patey and mates thank you!

I have plenty of time just now to look back on some classic days . The Old man of Storr was one of these just along the Coast from Lochinver. Its a sea cliff that brings back so many memories. … Continue reading

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Hill foods ideas from the comments?

Thank you all I had so many replies from the blog on Hill Food some of the favourites mentioned. In the old days we used to take a few Guinness the night before / not recommended today ? On the … Continue reading

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Crag Swag !

Nowadays if you lose gear on a climb or on a mountain folk are very good at putting up on social media and a lot gets returned to the owner. Many years ago in the early 70’s we used to … Continue reading

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The El Alamein bothy in the Cairngorms a great wee Cairngorm wander.

I put a photo on my Twitter account about a place a small shelter I visited often in the Cairngorms. It’s a great navigation exercise and many team members I was training in navigation had fun finding it in poor … Continue reading

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Missing the hills ! It could be a lot worse never forget that.

Many of us are missing the mountains and wild places and I wonder if should continue posting old photos on the blog? I will as it brings back so many great memories of past days. As I am getting older … Continue reading

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Looking Back / First Day Cover – RAF SAR Forces. August 1988. Battle of Britain Day.

In days past this photo was taken of a First Day Cover of the RAF Search and Rescue Forces for the Anniversary of the Battle of Britain in August 1988 In these days the Military SAR had Helicopters both Navy … Continue reading

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Lockdown Thoughts : a few trips Abroad The Wall of light – Canada Weeping Wall. Bugs MacKeith and our early trip.

It was the winter of 1984 had been to the Alps on several occasions but this was my first big trip. Canada in winter then was a big proposition nowadays many do it but then it was and felt a … Continue reading

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As we enter another lockdown. Thinking of you all.

I have been over in the West in lockdown with. Friend who is in my bubble. We have been enjoying some exceptional weather when the new Lockdown measures were announced last night. I am near Applecross and we had decided … Continue reading

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