Category Archives: Avalanche info

Weeping Wall Canada an Ice Mecca. Some memories of gear. Bugs Mc Keith and Mount Kidd Falls.

The first time I saw this cliff was in 1984  and I was in awe of it to me seemed to have so be a sea of ice. There was no one about even  on the Highway in these days … Continue reading

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Lancet Edge on Geal Charn avalanche near Ben Alder many years ago. I took an interest in Avalanches from that.

Its Winter 1972 February. This is the last weekend of my Mountain Rescue Trial with the RAF Kinloss MRT. We were off to Ben Alder and were staying in the Garages next to the Big House Ben Alder Lodge up … Continue reading

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A powerful piece by “Mountain Magic” on the tragic events on the Avalanche on Ben Nevis.

This is an article by Mountain Magic. I read it and asked Paul who wrote if I could reproduce it. It is written with incredible feeling after the tragic Avalanche on Ben Nevis. Andy was there along with other Mountain … Continue reading

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Thoughts on another tragedy – looking after those involved. 

Thoughts on another tragedy – looking after those involved. Every time there is a mountain tragedy my phone rings and it is the media after a quote or a few words. A few want the sensational quote or even criticism … Continue reading

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Tragic Day on Ben Nevis

This is from Lochaber MRT Facebook page – my thoughts are with the families and all those involved in the tragedy. I know the Mountain well and many in the Mountain Rescue Teams involved my thoughts as always are with … Continue reading

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Headed home. Snowy Ossian and the Stag at Ossian a bit of a celebrity now after an article in the Sunday Post. Be aware heavy snow and wind.

Old age does not come easy and the Hostel was a bit busy and I found out that I was not booked my mistake. More of the club were arriving via Culra and some Munro’s. The weather would be wild … Continue reading

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At Ossian high winds and snow forecast . Be careful if out and about.

I managed to make the train into Corrour from Tulloch after a quick hospital appointment. There was about 6 of the club who were on the same train. I took my bike on the train it’s a great way to … Continue reading

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