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A walk up Goatfell – Is this one of Scotland’s busiest hills? A great night in Corrie on the wonderful Isle Of Arran.

Yesterday was Arran looking at its best with waking to the sun and a little breeze, the sea the boats and you could have been in the South of France. I am staying in Lamlash and with Holy Isle as … Continue reading

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Ardgour/ Fort William and now heading for Arran via the Mull of Kintyre.

It is the rainy season and my trip to Ardgour was so wet that I never even ventured on the hill. The showers were wild as was the rain and after arriving on Thursday and leaving Sunday I only got … Continue reading

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THE MEMORIAL OF THE LANCASTER GR3 TX264 CRASH ON SAIL MHOR, BEINN EIGHE ROSS AND CROMARTY, SCOTLAND – 14th March 1951

  This crash is well known to many Mountaineers as the crash site is the impressive Triple Buttress of Beinn Eighe  in Torridon on the West Coast of Scotland. It changed the face of RAF Mountain Rescue and many lessons … Continue reading

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ARCHIE ROY OBE 1945–2017 – Lomond MRT

Mountain Rescue is full of characters, they are real people that few outside their team acknowledge. This is an Obituary of Archie Roy OBE of the Lomond Mountain Rescue Team by his pal Bob Sharp. RIP Archie my condolences to … Continue reading

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Badaguish Day 3 – Gorge scrambling and lots of food a few tired kids now but still smiling.

Yesterday was day 3 for the kids out on a Respite week with OutfitMoray in the Cairngorms they were Gorge scrambling in Glen Feshie and after breakfast they were off after a bit of fun getting them into all the … Continue reading

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Heading to Lochnagar still  a hill of memories?

It’s an early start as I have a 2 and a half hour journey to Lochnagar to hopefully meet Hazel Strachan who will complete 100 Munros in June ( despite the weather) for Mountain Rescue. Well done Hazel what a … Continue reading

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Is the weather going to improve? New Ayrshire Potatoes, and Hazel Strachan hopes to complete 100 Munros in June on Lochnagar on Friday for Charity.

The summer is a time I love and the unseasonable weather juts now is not great but at least on the East Coast the weather is okay, that is why I live here. The Summer is also the time of … Continue reading

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