Category Archives: Articles

35 years on – 7 December 1982 – The F111 USAF crashed on Sgurr Na Stri (The hill of Strife) Isle of Skye.

I heard from another person from the USA who had read my blog  last night, he was on this incident on the enquiry team after the crash for the F111 aircraft on the Isle of Skye. I thought it was … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft incidents, Articles, Bothies, Corbetts and other hills, Friends, Gear, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Other hills Grahams & Donalds, Poems, Recomended books and Guides, Views Mountaineering, Weather | Leave a comment

Ben Humble a true Mountaineer and early Mountain Rescue and Safety pioneer.

I was looking through some old photos and found this photo of the late Ben Humble (1903 – 1977) was a prolific author and a noted Scottish climber who was a pioneer of Scottish Mountain Rescue. As a member of the … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Munros, People, Recomended books and Guides, Scottish winter climbing., Views Mountaineering | Leave a comment

1989 Some thoughts on the Sea King crash on Creag Meaghaidh and a few other memories.

One of the Lochaber MR Team commented on a photo I put up on my Blog a while ago it was of an incident during 1989 I was the Team Leader at RAF Leuchars and had just been told that … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft incidents, Articles, Corbetts and other hills, Cycling, Enviroment, Equipment, Family, Friends, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Views Mountaineering, Weather | Leave a comment

A bit icy off the main roads sadly no hill and a bit of a icy welcome winter driving .

After an early appointment at Lossiemouth for my injection no 3 in a week I tried to make the best of a lovely sunrise , the early start and head for my local Corbett Ben Rinnes! It is normally about … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Enviroment, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Weather | Leave a comment

November Avalanche Update. New Ap available be careful.

There has been a warning about heavy snow from tomorrow in the mountains and it is worth mentioning if you are heading out onto the hills. The Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS)does not start officially till the 15 December this … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Avalanche info, Books, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Munros, Scottish winter climbing., Views Mountaineering, Weather | Leave a comment

OS Locate – SARLOC – Views please? Leave a route of where your heading.

I was looking at  some of the great feedback from my winter talks last week where I visited 4 towns on separate nights  and some of the Questions asked are well worth repeating. This lets more folk than the audience … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Equipment, Family, Friends, Gear, Mountain rescue, mountain safety, Mountaineering, Views Mountaineering, Weather | 6 Comments

Heading to Newtonmore via Glenmore Lodge and hopefully a wander on the hills!

I am off to Newtonmore this morning but stopping in at Glenmore Lodge in the Cairngorms to give a short interview for Radio Scotland.  It is about snow and should be on at the Christmas period on a science program. … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Enviroment, Local area and events to see, Mountain rescue, Mountaineering, Scottish winter climbing., Views Mountaineering, Weather | Leave a comment