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Ben Nevis a few Memories.

Its funny I have been thinking about Ben Nevis this week and the BBC called me today to ask my views on this iconic Mountain. It is sad  that some Mountaineers feel that the normal route up the mountain is  … Continue reading

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A short days climbing on the sea cliffs near Findlater Castle Crathie Point . “Tip tap test” the rock!

I was asked to go climbing yesterday and I must admit I was feeling like a lazy day. I have been a bit down not sleeping since I lost my sister last week. Yet it was worth it in the … Continue reading

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Scottish scrambling inspirations Highland Scrambles North – Foinaven wild,rugged and remote.

Fionaven falls twelve feet short of the required 3,000ft for Munro status – and all the better for it! It is a long and complex hill with many hidden secrets in winter a find traverse. The views are superlative and … 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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Tranters Round – and No Tigers in the Hindu Kush. Big Hill days.

With the long summer nights and long daylight this is the time of year for the keen runners and walkers. There will be a few out on these the “Longest days” getting these marathon days in. Scotland abounds in great … 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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When I joined Mountain Rescue in the 70’s the Mountaineering World was life was dominated by males. I was amazed to meet Molly Porter a strong powerful leader and Mountaineer who then was the leader of the Cairngorm MRT. Coming … Continue reading

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