Category Archives: Avalanche info

1978 Braeriach Call out – wild weather and wild conditions. No Avalanche service in these days.

25-27/12/78 Braeriach 2 missing walkers.  Avalanched –  2 fatal. Wild weather Christmas Eve 1978 – We had just got back from the epic night on Ben Starav in Glen Etive when one of our hill parties had bivouacked overnight it … Continue reading

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At last a day on the hills. Ben Wyvis, Glas Leathad Mor (1046m, Munro 85)

The forecast looks great so off to my Local Munro Ben Wyvis near Dingwall. It’s called Dingwalls “Ben”by the locals and a grand hill. I am still recovering from my bronchitis so it will be a slow day but this weather … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid “Step up to Winter”safety talks now finished with last night talk at Aberdeen University.

That’s the Mountain Safety talks finished in Aberdeen . I have just completed a week of Mountain talks in 5 towns in Scotland. Dunfermline, Irvine , Lanark, Dundee and Aberdeen. This was for a Charity called Mountain Aid who sponsored the … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid Step into winter talk – yesterday in Dundee with great assistance from the Ancrum Mountaineering Club and Tayside Mountain Rescue another good evening.

Last night was my second last talk “Step into Winter” in a busy week for Mountain Aid on Mountain Safety. I left Ayr for my trip to Dundee and it was an easy journey no rain today. Arriving early to … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid – Step into winter talks – last night talk in Lanark today heading for Dundee.

It was a night of heavy rain as I drove to Lanark for my third talk in 3 days . I left early as I was worried about the roads and there was heavy flooding. I went cross country from … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid – Step into Winter talks today Irvine Harbour Arts Centre at 0730.

last night was a long drive to Dunfermline in the rain the hills were covered in mist as I stopped on the A9. I was down for a chat last night to a packed audience of lovers of the outdoors. … Continue reading

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Step up to Winter Talks by Mountain Aid all this week. Free admission.

Mountain Aid talks Step Up up to  Winter Monday 12th     Dunfermline –   Monarch Bar, James St, Dunfermline KY12 7QE Starts at 1930 – Hosted by Cioch Mountaineering Club Tuesday 13th      Irvine –  Harbour Arts Centre, Harbour St, Irvine starts Hosted by Air … Continue reading

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