Category Archives: Bothies

A hard couple of days.

It’s so difficult to look back on the last two days. We lost two incredible people to the mountains Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry on the remote Ben Hope in the far North of Scotland. The recovery by the Mountain … Continue reading

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Tragic loss for us all the Loss of Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry in a climbing accident on Ben Hope .

From Assynt Mountain Rescue Team yesterday “Over 5 and 6 Feb team members were involved in a search and recovery of two persons on Ben Hope. Extremely welcome support from Dundonnell MRT and Lossiemouth MRT. And huge thanks to Police … Continue reading

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RAF Mountain Rescue – Now and Then:​1984 to 2018 “Have things really changed​​ Willie MacRitchie:​1984 – trialist at RAF Leuchars MRT​2018 – WO MRS”

Now and Then:1984 to 2018 I was very lucky to been able to re publish this article by my mate Willie MacRitchie an Islander  from Lewis. Willie was a very young lad when I met him at RAF Leuchars in … Continue reading

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Seanna Bhraig what a grand mountain. The bothies Magoos and the MBA, Winter climbing and the Late Phil Jones.

Seanna Bhraig past visits .I love this Mountain is still remote as it was on my first visit in 1973 and on several long days with the Beinn Dearg Hills – they called it character building. I also did it … Continue reading

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Wonderful tribute to Al Ward.

Yesterday I left early to go to a friends funeral in Onich near Glencoe. The rain was incredible it poured most of the day. The roads were flooded and it took care the hills were looking bare of snow and … Continue reading

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A winters walk on Fionn Bheinn (White Hill) near Achnasheen.

To many who know the mountains especially the Munro Fionn Bheinn above Achnasheen to most it is not the most motivating of hills. In summer it can be a short boggy wander and often climbed quickly along with other hills. … Continue reading

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Beinn Alder visit to Lancet Edge and an early Avalanche experience in 1972. Nowadays it’s easy to access the Avalanche reports .

History of the Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) that brings you daily forecasts of the avalanche hazard  for the 5 most popular areas of Scotland during the most popular period of the winter season. History of the Web Site: The Scottish … Continue reading

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