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Winter Mountaineering boots? Get a grip?

Boots from Mountaineering Scotland website https://www.mountaineering.scot/activities/mountaineering/winter-mountaineering/getting-started/boots This is a great free website well worth a read and the video explains it all. Which boots for winter mountaineering? Boots are probably the most important item of winter equipment. The type of … Continue reading

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The connection of Steve Perry, Ben Hope and an small insight a part of the man.

I received this through my blog and it a lovely tribute to Steve Perry and gives you an insight into who he was. I am sorry that I did not know Steve but I had heard of his exploits and … Continue reading

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A hard couple of days.

It’s so difficult to look back on the last two days. We lost two incredible people to the mountains Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry on the remote Ben Hope in the far North of Scotland. The recovery by the Mountain … Continue reading

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A wonderful tribute to Andy Nisbet by Martin Moran

Tribute by Martin Moran to Andy and Steve. A wonderful tribute. https://www.moran-mountain.co.uk/blog

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Tragic loss for us all the Loss of Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry in a climbing accident on Ben Hope .

From Assynt Mountain Rescue Team yesterday “Over 5 and 6 Feb team members were involved in a search and recovery of two persons on Ben Hope. Extremely welcome support from Dundonnell MRT and Lossiemouth MRT. And huge thanks to Police … Continue reading

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RAF Mountain Rescue – Now and Then:​1984 to 2018 “Have things really changed​​ Willie MacRitchie:​1984 – trialist at RAF Leuchars MRT​2018 – WO MRS”

Now and Then:1984 to 2018 I was very lucky to been able to re publish this article by my mate Willie MacRitchie an Islander  from Lewis. Willie was a very young lad when I met him at RAF Leuchars in … Continue reading

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Seanna Bhraig what a grand mountain. The bothies Magoos and the MBA, Winter climbing and the Late Phil Jones.

Seanna Bhraig past visits .I love this Mountain is still remote as it was on my first visit in 1973 and on several long days with the Beinn Dearg Hills – they called it character building. I also did it … Continue reading

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