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The Big Fall – “The Hill” Creag Dubh Sept 83

The Big Fall. We all had a weekend off for a Team wedding at Craigellachie. It was a Classic Highland wedding with lots of whisky. At this time a few of us we’re mad about climbing and had planned to … Continue reading

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Save our National Trust Rangers.

NTS cares for some of the most spectacular mountains in Scotland, including 46 Munros. From the Horns of Alligin to Ben Macdui, from the Five Sisters of Kintail to the Aonach Eagach, these are places to stir your soul and … Continue reading

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Skye – A few memories.

Originally posted on heavywhalleyr:
In my early days as of now the mountains of Skye was a mystical place. I had joined the Kinloss MRT in 1972 and in these days it was a good 5 hour journey from our…

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Glencoe – Curved Ridge Rockfall – Buachaille Etive Mòr

CURVED RIDGE UPDATE. Curved ridge is the most popular scramble in Glencoe From Mountaineering Scotland Following a conversation with Andy Nelson the Glencoe MRT leader I can confirm the following: Recent rockfall is evident on the approach slopes and initial … Continue reading

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Gear, bothies – on a walk East – West 1982? Angels Ridge – Angels peak.

I was just posted back from the flatlands of the South from Innsworth near Gloucetser when this walk was taking place. I was posted back to RAF Kinloss in Morayshire. I managed to come out a few times with the … Continue reading

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Epic off the In Pin on Skye – 1982

Kinloss MRT STATS 26/09/82 Isle of Skye Inaccessible Pinnacle 32’/44220 Fallen climber aged 65 with back injuries and fractured pelvis when belay failed.  1000 ft lower on single 500 foot ropes at night and long carry off to Glen brittle.  … Continue reading

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Early Social Distancing – Strathfarrar, An Teallach memories.

When I was at RAF Leuchars as the Mountain Rescue Team Leader I used to raid the far North of Scotland (that was RAF Kinloss MRT Area) We had many great weekend. Sadly it took a bit of convincing the … Continue reading

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Interesting day on the Prow – Blaven Skye, fancy dress and a call – out.

I was out for another weekends training at Kintail on the West Coast with the RAF Mountain Rescue Team from RAF Leuchars in Fife. The weather was great so we planned to get a climb in Skye just over the … Continue reading

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First time on Tower Ridge. Sept 1972

Over 47 Years ago I first climbed Tower Ridge for the first time it was Sept 1972. I was a young lad in the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team in Morayshire I was a very young 19 year old. We … Continue reading

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Ardverikie Wall – 550 foot/ 150 metre Hard Severe. The South Face of Binnein Shuas.

Many will know and love this route its one of my favourites and in these days its great to be reminded of superb routes. There are a lot harder climbs on this cliff but this one is special. Ardverikie Wall … Continue reading

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