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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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This is the second part of the above incident. When you arrive at such a scene of incredible trauma and destruction it is amazing how you cope. This was the job the RAF Mountain Rescue train for an unfortunately this … Continue reading

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Update – Corbetts for Courses 2019   Wanted: more Corbetteers!  Mountain Aid: the hill walkers’ charity is trying to get all Corbetts climbed during its May 2019 initiative Corbetts for Courses. After a cold start to the month, the good weather is bringing out the hillwalkers and – now just over halfway through … 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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It was a grand day out on Saturday visiting Beinn Eighe with lovely folk. I wandered back up the path at the end of the day waiting for a few stragglers and met a lone runner coming of the tops. … Continue reading

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The Mountaineering Club are in Rum just now I am sitting patiently waiting for my eyes to recover, I get the odd texts about the fun they are having. Kinloss Mountain Rescue visit to Rum, the Ridge ,the Post Office … Continue reading

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