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Tales from the back of a 4 tonner. Crazy drives to the hills and call – outs.

Many years ago before Health and Safety was born in the RAF Mountain Rescue we travelled to our weekend Base Camps in a convoy of military wagons. Young men and women in powerful wagons with limited training in these days … Continue reading

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All the Munro’s in one trip.

MUNRO ADVENTURE 2015 WHY My pal Graham and his wonderful dog Penny went out to climb the Munro’s in 100 days . I was just recovering from some big health problems and only managed to meet them on two hills. … Continue reading

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Scotland: An Academic and Personal Journey.

Many thanks to Steven for letting me re blog this wonderful staory. Scotland: An Academic and Personal Journey In late June, I participated in “The Problem of Piracy” conference (https://problemofpiracyconference.home.blog/conferenceprogramme2019/) at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. One of … Continue reading

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The Falklands – a winter climb on Harriet.

I was privileged to spend two tours in the Falklands when I was in the RAF. It is a wonderful place for wildlife and mountains. Most of the popular peaks are less than 1000 feet and were the scene of … Continue reading

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More on Ben Nevis Memories of the CIC Hut.

A few days ago I wrote a small piece about Ben Nevis it was something I had wanted to do for a while. Thank you all for the kind comments . Yet it only touched the memories of great days … Continue reading

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Moonwalker 2020 Calendar all profits to Scottish Mountain Rescue.

Moonwalker 2020 calendar is now available! Still only £5 each and ALL profits go to Scottish Mountain Rescue. Last year raised nearly £600 – buy now at munromoonwalker.com/shop_online. Its a great Calendar. Get it now for all those who live … 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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