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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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A wild Call out in the Cairngorms.

When you hear that the Mountain Rescue teams are out and the weather is wild  and winds are high few understand what that means. Cairngorm MRT recently located a casualty injured on the plateau on a wild night with incredible … Continue reading

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A hard day the 30 th Anniversary of Lockerbie. A short walk in the Cairngorms was just what I needed.

Yesterday was the 30 th Anniversary of the Lockerbie Tragedy. I have written and thought about it a lot especially this year.This is a hard time for me and I find it best to handle it on the hills or … Continue reading

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