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Navigation a book well worth a read – busy Cairngorm MRT over the last few days.

The Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team have been very busy with a spate of incidents and some wild weather as always they pulled out the stops and saved a few lives. From the Cairngorm Facebook page “Snow keeps falling and drifts … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountaineering Club Guidebooks -The new Rockfax mobile app! Old guides a few thoughts ?

Guide Books – Over the years if your a climber you collect lots of Climbing guide books since I started climbing I must have about 50 just for Scotland! I love them especially the old guides so simple a  few lines … Continue reading

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Lesson from the snow holing expeditions in the Cairngorms over the years.

A pal asked me recently if I would fancy going snow holing this winter, it brought back so many memories some good some bad of some wild nights in the Cairngorms and Ben Nevis.  Snow holes are built in areas … Continue reading

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The Garbh Coire bothy in the Cairngorms. RAF Mountain Rescue and Mountain personality Cameron McNeish. The sad Anniversary of the Wessex Crash on Ben More Crianlarich!

It was a long day after my late journey home from my travels over the last few days. The weather was wild so it was a day of recovery and catching up. My mail had a £70 fine for parking … Continue reading

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On my travels to Ayr and Lockerbie! A bit wild weather forecast!

I Left home for the journey to Ayr mid morning after a medical appointment the roads were fine with cloud on the hills through the Cairngorms. The rivers full and Spey flooded in places looks like a big thaw on. … Continue reading

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Happy Burns Night – 25 th January especailly those away from Scotland.

Over the years when posted abroad in the RAF I was always home sick  for Scotland when it was Burns Night and we always managed to get Haggis, Neeps and tatties on the menu for the troops. These items were … Continue reading

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Hill Food ? Any ideas?

It is bitter outside and a bit of snow not the day for a drive to Aberdeen but needs must.  In winter it is important you eat well and on the hill recently I was asked about food for the … Continue reading

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