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What a mess we are leaving in the wild places and seas. Camusunary bay and bothy a piece from a special place on Skye. What can we do?

Many will know of my love of Skye not just the great Cuillin peaks but also the lesser known areas of this wonderful Island. Over the years I have built a love for not one of the classic peaks but … Continue reading

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Over the Bridge to Skye on the bike and seeing the Wind – Farm Blades being transported. No hills but a lovely day of seeing the sea the hills and the lighthouse getting painted! All from the bike.

It was away early as we had to be out of our incredible accommodation in Plockton early and Judy and Lyle were heading home to the Borders. I decided to have a short cycle I had not been out on … Continue reading

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1976 North – South Walk – Glen Affric – Food and boots drop off by Seaking helicopter. Greenfields and the Big 4 On Ben Nevis.

  Day 11  May 19 –  The bIg Hills of Kintail  – It was a great start from  Altbeithe Youth Hostel and another big day ahead. We had a look at the crash nearby of a Vickers Wellington that crashed … Continue reading

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Mountaineering Books – down sizing. What’s is your favourites?

I am trying hard at downsizing my Mountaineering books, it is sad to see some of them unread on my bookshelves. I will try to ensure many go to good homes some I will keep this is  a few off … Continue reading

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Some photo memories of the RAF and my time in the Mountain and Desert Rescue teams.

The Beinn Eighe Lancaster Crash  was a huge tragic event in 1951. One of the team who were there on the recovery of all the casualties. In 2011 The troops meet Joss Gosling after a great day on Beinn Eighe. … Continue reading

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Anyone got a old RAF Cold weather Parker ? The memorial to the Beinn Eighe Lancaster at RAF Lossiemouth MRT.

A plea from Mick Tighe the custodian of the Scottish Mountain Heritage Collection is looking for a RAF Cold weather parka that was issued to the RAF Mountain Rescue Teams when I started. It was a heavy bit of kit … Continue reading

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Navigation – busy Cairngorm MRT over the last few days.

Yesterday my mate drove up from the Borders Lyle Brotherton a good friend since I met him in the USA in 2008. He had a bit of a wild drive but was on great form. Arriving in the middle of … Continue reading

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