Category Archives: Avalanche info

Avalanche Tales fromround the World – Mark Hartree

I met Mark as a young lad on the summer course (rock climbing in Wales with the MRT) He is a talented climber and a huge running enthusiast now. Here is some of his tales he allowed me to use … Continue reading

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Avalanche Risk – Worth thinking about.

It’s great to hear of folk who live locally being put on their local hills. Many are skiing and enjoying the unique conditions. I was just doing some research of a skier who was killed on Ben Wyvis in 1985?it’s … Continue reading

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Great days on a remote Munro Seanna Bhraigh – In Memory of Assynt MRT Leader killed on an Avalanche on 3 Feb 1991.

Seana Bhraigh (926m, Munro 262) Past visits. In Memory of Phil Jones Assynt MRT Team Leader killed in an avalanche on 3 Feb 1991. As most will know the Munro Seana Bhraigh is a long way from anywhere. Some guidebooks … Continue reading

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Another Classic hill Beinn Dearg (Red Mountain) Ullapool. The “Moon Rescue” and the Famine Wall.

Beinn Dearg is a big classic mountain in the North of Scotland it is the highest mountain North of the Inverness Ullapool road. It holds its lofty position and is often climbed with the other 3 Munro’s in Summer. Thecharder … Continue reading

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Ben Wyvis / hill of Terror

One of my local Munro’s is Ben Wyvis is a mountain located in Easter Ross, north-west of Dingwall in northern Scotland. It lies in the council area of Highland, and the county of Ross and Cromarty. The mountain is prominent … Continue reading

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Crag Swag !

Nowadays if you lose gear on a climb or on a mountain folk are very good at putting up on social media and a lot gets returned to the owner. Many years ago in the early 70’s we used to … Continue reading

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1978 Boxing Day /Christmas Day Avalanche on Braeriach.

I located a photo the other day of a wild call out on the Cairngorms in the Christmas period in the Braeriach area in 1978. I was out with the RAF Kinloss Team at Tyndrum we were staying in the … Continue reading

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Diary of one day on a wild walk – 1977 Day 20 November 16 – Ruigh Aiteahain bothy Carn An – Fhidhleir and An Sgarsoch – Linn Of Dee.

Diary of a wild walk West to East Of Scotland 1977 November and December are a hard time for Mountaineers, there is restricted daylight and our gear was basic. In 1977 the A9 was closed during our walk a few … Continue reading

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Start of the Avalanche forecast essential reading along with the daily weather forecasts.

From the SAIS: The Scottish Avalanche Information Service Home “Start of Season 2020/21 – Be Alert to Early Winter Snowpack InstabilitiesA standby avalanche forecast service will be provided for the Northern Cairngorms and Lochaber regions during the months of November … Continue reading

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The Zardsky sac a bit more gen ? A few tips on early winter Mountaineering gear to carry !

Following my blog on bothy bags yesterday I received this from Mike Parsons: “The very first bothy bag was called the KISU, Karrimor Instructor Survival Unit, KISU. and made by Karrimor, my company at the time. Here is a link … Continue reading

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