Category Archives: Avalanche info

Moray Club Bus Meet to a windy Cairngorms.

Sadly the weather forecast is not great and I am away early to get the Bus for our monthly Bus meet to the Cairngorms. It was planned as a winter skills day for those who wanted it but that may … Continue reading

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Avalanche at Kintail on the Saddle possibly late 80’s looking for information.

I am doing some research into an avalanche that involved the Moray Mountaineering club on a bus meet to Kintail. A hill party were Avalanched on the Saddle at Kintail I think the dates were late 80′,s early 90’s. Can any … 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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Mixed emotions

I was supposed to be at Newtonmore for the weekend and drove down after a hospital appointment in the snow across the Dava Moor. I was going to be out with my club the Moray Mountaineers. We were staying at … Continue reading

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Stunning day in the Cairngorms – so many out enjoying themselves, Blue skies, cold, no wind.

  I had the offer of a lift by Dan and Pete to go to the Cairngorms yesterday the weather was perfect and the Avalanche forecast good. I have to drive a lot on my own and it was to … Continue reading

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Be aware of heavy snow in the Mountains – Have you read the Avalanche reports for today.

When deep snow accumulates progress is often time consuming and strenuous, significantly affecting the distance one can travel on foot. Deep drifts can develop if snow is combined with strong winds. “A heightened avalanche risk is possible and avalanche reports … Continue reading

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What can you do to ensure a safe day out? Have some procedures in place.

In my early days I  was very lucky as I was part of a bunch of folk who were taught very quickly that we all had to look after each other on the hills.  The RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team … Continue reading

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