Category Archives: Equipment

Off to Skye Loch Coruisk!

I am heading over to Skye camping at Coruisk with the Moray Mountaineering Club, we have the use of the JMCS hut and I taking my tent with me as the hut is great but a bit small it sleeps … Continue reading

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Mountain First Aid – Part 2 and a few comments?

This the second part of a few thoughts on early Mountain Rescue First Aid /Emergency Care. I spoke about the efforts of the early pioneers like Donald Duff, I Jones and others. It is fantastic to see how far things … Continue reading

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Mountain First Aid – the early days – Donald Duff – Dave Danter – Ieuan Jones.

Many take for granted the huge improvements in Mountain First Aid and Wilderness medicine. It has been developed over the years and even in my time in the mountains it has improved so much. I had a message from a … Continue reading

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A visit to Joss Gosling RAF Mountain Rescue, Hamish MacInnes and the 1963 Dubhs Ridge accident. A hard 5 days with great sadness.

I needed an easy day before my party in Onich so I went into Fort William for a breakfast and some shopping then a visit to see Joss Gosling who at 88 is a veteran of the RAF Mountain Rescue … Continue reading

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Spellbound in the Cairngorms an enjoyable insight into the Adventures of Liz Quinn and her exploits 1960 – 2016.

My pal Ray Sefton told me of a new book on the Cairngorms by someone his lovely,wife Myrtle knew many years ago when she worked at Glenmore Lodge. Ray and Myrtle are Cairngorm lovers (that sounds rude) Ray was one … Continue reading

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A long drive but a grand hill White Coomb, The Grey Mares Tail in the sun on the way South! 

I am heading down to visit the Grandchildren and decided that a visit to White Coomb near Moffat it is another Corbett not ticked and was a hill I needed to get done. I am sure I had done it … Continue reading

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Best Laid Schemes – Thoughts on old gear, Walsh running shoes, Suunto watches and Lumix camera.

Well my plans all fell by the way side as I bad dose of “dehli belly” and had to cancel my weekend to Loch Arkaig and Heather’s last Corbett party. There was no way I could go or that I … Continue reading

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