Category Archives: Enviroment

A few memories of Ben Nevis – the 4 ridges in a day and my first call -out on Ben Nevis in 1972.

Yesterday I met a old mate Dougie who now works with the SAR helicopter at Bristows in Inverness as an engineer. We had a coffee in Elgin and he was talking about his days on the RAF Kinloss MRT in … Continue reading

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Double booked – Ben Nevis and Beinn Eighe in two weeks time. Some of the tale of the memorial on Beinn Eighe.

Busy weekend coming up soon 19/20 the June  booked for a day on  Ben Nevis with Jenny  Val and pals then the Sunday over to Beinn Eighe in Torridon for a walk into the Lancaster Crash on the wild Coire … Continue reading

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Climbing at Cummingston Crag on the Moray Coast – Be aware of stake failures.

From Pete Hill – local guide  – A word of warning for those that use Cummingston. I was there today and there were two stake failures within an hour or so of each other, not from our team but from some … Continue reading

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A visit to RAF Lossiemouth Mountain Rescue and the Tale of the Abseil Post on Carn Mor Dearg /Ben Nevis now gone.

Yesterday was an easy day and i had to visit RAF Lossiemouth Mountain Rescue Team for a photo for “the Cycle to Syracuse USA”  in late October.  It was my first visit to RAF Lossiemouth and thanks for Shane ( … Continue reading

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Lovely day in Moray – cycle Forres to Nairn and evening chat to Burghead and Hopeman Heritage Group.

After catching up with some  personal admin (made a curry for Wendy my friend of many years) dropped it of and had a chat. She is going well for in her 80’s then headed of for a short cycle from … Continue reading

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Bit of a cycle on a grand day Kingussie / Aviemore / Kingussie and superb sunset!

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Every day is a special day ! The big hills are special but need patience and sound judgement!

Tibet – 2001 Base camp with a view getting the washing done after 3 months on the mountain. What a place to live for several months. This is the time of year many head for the big mountains for their … Continue reading

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