Category Archives: Avalanche info

A tragic and sad Avalanche accident on Imp Peak Montana but so many lessons to learn. 

I have just read a tragic story of an Avalanche last week in the USA in Montana early October and the winter has taken its toll already. My thoughts are as always with the families and friends who have lost … Continue reading

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The tale of  Teallach the two climbers and a snow hole in the Cairngorms

I once had a dog called Teallach, (the softest long-haired Alsatian you could ever meet) hefinished his Munros in 1985 and he had only twelve left for his second time around, when he unfortunately passed away. He had a life … Continue reading

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Should we ever criticise those who get into trouble on the hills?

Recently there has been a few comments in the papers about “Stupid Climbers” Should we be criticising folk after a rescue, I have been asked this regularly by friends who hold both views.  In the past it was rarely done … 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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The Fall , Part 1 Feb 1994 – the story of a big call -out in the Cairngorms with some interesting consequences.

13/2/94 – 16/2/94 Cairngorms – Derry Cairngorm 36/012958 Missing walker – found after a 3-day search in appalling weather- KMRT videoed the CAS who had mild hypothermia and frostbite. This proved a PR nightmare as the walker Told/sold her story … Continue reading

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One day one winter – The big hills in winter from Loch Ossian another era?

The West to East Day 16 – 11/11/77. This is one day in a huge winter walk in 1977 when 3 of us Jim Morning, Terry Moore and myself set off from Skye to Mount Keen. The idea of a … Continue reading

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A grand day in Coire an Lochan in the Cairngorms with the Moray Mountaineering Club.

It was the Annual Winter Skills day for the Moray Club and as always we go by Bus to the Cairngorms, stopping en – route in Elgin. Forres and Inverness for member’s pick ups. It has been a poor winter … Continue reading

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