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Crazy Sorrow – The life and death of Alan Mullin a book that is hard to read but you have to finish it.

This is the story of one of Scotland’s young mountaineers Alan Mullin his short life and his dad death. To me it tells a story of a horrific childhood the effects of sectarian bigotry, a hard life in the military … Continue reading

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1953 Avalanche Probes – Homemade ice axes and at the time new ideas.

After my wee piece on old gear I always think its worth showing what the Mountain Rescue and climbers were using years ago. Can you imagine in 1953 looking for avalanche victims with homemade gas piping made in the RAF … Continue reading

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The Corbett’s are they harder than the Munro’s? What are your favourite ones?

Corbetts are Scottish mountains over 2,500 feet (762 metres) and under 3,000 feet (914.4 metres), with a drop of a least 500 feet (152 metres) between each listed hill and any adjacent higher one. There are 222 summits classified as … Continue reading

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  The early days of Mountain Rescue was done by Police, local keepers, stalkers, shepherds, Coastguards, climbers and in the very early days the RAF Mountain Rescue. When I was Team leader at RAF Kinloss I managed to collate all … Continue reading

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It is incredible to be out on the hills in great weather. I was tired from a big slow day on two Corbett’s. It was so warm but enjoyable and the fun of being out on these hills again was … Continue reading

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Last night I went to one of the most incredible talks I have ever heard in Elgin Town Hall Jenny Graham gave a talk on her world record breaking cycle unsupported around the world. It was an incredible night the … 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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