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Great days in Applecross.

Sword of Gideon VS 4c – Beleach Na Ba Applecross/ Cioch Nose This is a Tom Patey classic climb Sword of Gideon. It’s a mountain route at VS and is rather unusual for Scotland as it is at an altitude … Continue reading

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Skye – A few memories.

Originally posted on heavywhalleyr:
In my early days as of now the mountains of Skye was a mystical place. I had joined the Kinloss MRT in 1972 and in these days it was a good 5 hour journey from our…

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Glencoe – Curved Ridge Rockfall – Buachaille Etive Mòr

CURVED RIDGE UPDATE. Curved ridge is the most popular scramble in Glencoe From Mountaineering Scotland Following a conversation with Andy Nelson the Glencoe MRT leader I can confirm the following: Recent rockfall is evident on the approach slopes and initial … Continue reading

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“Tranters Round” The Longest Day copied from notes left by the Late Jim Green Kinloss Mountain Rescue.

This is an article by an old pal sadly gone Jim Green. Its about a route that at the time was and in my mind still is a classic. Tranters Round. In these days of Ultra running the Ramsay Round … Continue reading

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Pyrotechnics – Ground illuminating Flares – who remembers them and the Para Flares (rockets) that could light up a Coire.

I wrote a piece the other day of a Call – out at night on Skye and got a message from a pal about seeing the flares light up the Coire as we struggled with the stretcher and the steep … Continue reading

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Interesting day on the Prow – Blaven Skye, fancy dress and a call – out.

I was out for another weekends training at Kintail on the West Coast with the RAF Mountain Rescue Team from RAF Leuchars in Fife. The weather was great so we planned to get a climb in Skye just over the … Continue reading

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First time on Tower Ridge. Sept 1972

Over 47 Years ago I first climbed Tower Ridge for the first time it was Sept 1972. I was a young lad in the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team in Morayshire I was a very young 19 year old. We … Continue reading

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Ardverikie Wall – 550 foot/ 150 metre Hard Severe. The South Face of Binnein Shuas.

Many will know and love this route its one of my favourites and in these days its great to be reminded of superb routes. There are a lot harder climbs on this cliff but this one is special. Ardverikie Wall … Continue reading

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Hot rock Clean Sweep Hells Lum Crag.

It’s baking hot and I was on my local beach on my bike I was reminded of some great days in the sun. My thoughts went to a classic Climb in the Cairngorms. Clean Sweep is the climb on Hells … Continue reading

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Day 16 May 24 North – South ATC Hut Kinlochleven – Devils Staircase – Blackrock Cottage Glencoe.

The weather got very wild with extremely high winds and the classic Aonach Eagach was in no way on the winds were in excess of 60 mph so one of the best days is Scotland was not to be that … Continue reading

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