Category Archives: Bothies

Awful rugby result but great viewing at Celtic Connections bothy connections.

I still got no energy from my travels, cough is back and after a busy and lots of travelling  last week so not been on the bike for a week or on the hills. I seem to be running on … Continue reading

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The Garbh Coire bothy in the Cairngorms. RAF Mountain Rescue and Mountain personality Cameron McNeish. The sad Anniversary of the Wessex Crash on Ben More Crianlarich!

It was a long day after my late journey home from my travels over the last few days. The weather was wild so it was a day of recovery and catching up. My mail had a £70 fine for parking … Continue reading

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Happy Burns Night – 25 th January especailly those away from Scotland.

Over the years when posted abroad in the RAF I was always home sick  for Scotland when it was Burns Night and we always managed to get Haggis, Neeps and tatties on the menu for the troops. These items were … Continue reading

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The Big Blizzards of Feb – 78 – there were 16 helicopters and a few wild days!

The Media is full of the big snows and the great work of the Rescue Agencies especially in the Borders where the Moffat Mountain Rescue Team were out all night on the M74 and other roads . They have all … Continue reading

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Boots,Crampons and ice axes – Some early experiences!

My first time i wore crampons was on my first day with the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team at Kintail in February 1972. I was wearing the famous curly boots a simple lightweight boot with 3 pairs of socks and … Continue reading

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BRITISH JOINT SERVICES ALASKA EXPEDITION 1962 – Denali

I just found a great article on a BRITISH JOINT SERVICES ALASKA EXPEDITION 1962 from the Diaries of John Hinde it gives a great description of the early days of climbing on Denali.  Many thanks to Fiona Wild John’s daughter for … Continue reading

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“The Right to Roam” a right we take for granted in Scotland. Patagonia film sums it up. The Mountain Bothies Association.

  That great company Patagonia a hugely environmentally friendly company have helped made a great wee video about a trip to Scotland in winter by some snowboarders from the USA . It really tugs at my heart strings and is … Continue reading

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