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I was away early in the morning the forecast I got was not bad. I was on my own as some of my group from the Moray Club had other plans . One party were kayaking others doing other Corbett’s. … Continue reading

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1972 Kintail Day 2 – Beinn Sgritheall from Loch Hourn. Next weekend Lochnagar hills.

This is from my diary about my first weekend out with the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team in January 1972. I am on my first weekend of three as a Trial to become a member of the Mountain Rescue Team. … Continue reading

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My first weekend at Kintail – Jan 1972 some memories. Mullach na Dheiragain and another remote hill to start on.

I will never forget my first weekend out with the RAF Mountain Rescue it was to Kintail in January 1972. It is etched in my mind. I had arrived at RAF Kinloss with the full intention of joining the RAF … 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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Windy night. Health is wealth – Getting gear repaired worth a look at your gear ?

It was a really wild night last night and I was glad o was not out on the hills. I am not out on the hills much just now. Seemingly if you have a bad dose of bronchitis after my … Continue reading

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Stravaig – “wandering about aimlessly.”

What a great word Stravaig – author and broadcaster Alastair Borthwick’s incredible book Always A Little Further (1939) as “a vivid memoir of a decade’s carefree and impetuous stravaiging through the Scottish highlands. I am still trying to clear my bronchitis … Continue reading

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Thank you for those that came to the Moray Club talk on Mountain Safety in Elgin.

I had said I would do a talk to the club about Mountain Safety mainly winter skills for my Mountaineering club. It was held in the Drouthy Cobbler last night. As the winter is fading but could easy comeback we … Continue reading

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