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Beinn Eighe – early start to make the best of the weather. First Munro’s for a while ( over a year). A visit to the Lancaster crash in Corrie Mhic Fhearchair.

“Any chance of a day out on the hill” I get these questions now and again. I have a friend who joined the RAF Leuchars Mountain Rescue Team in the 80’s as a very young lad when I was Team … Continue reading

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Over West a few thoughts on the incredible Celtman.

It was magic to be over the West and catch up with a few pals. I met David Glebe who was supporting Chris Watson in the Celtman race. Swim 3. 4 k cycle 200 k and run over 45k and … Continue reading

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Great days in the Cairngorms / Talisman Clean Sweep and Savage Slit. Plus a sandwich !

It’s a clear as yesterday! We were at the disco in Aviemore with the team it was a great night as they were (early 80’s ) Al Macleod wanted a big day on the rock and I was trying to … Continue reading

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Climbing on Etive – Padding at its best. Spartan Slab, Hammer and Swastika.

Etive Slabs Memories. I loved the drive down Glen Etive to the end of the road surrounded by Mountains to the loch. The walk in is easy and enjoyable to the foot of these incredible slabs through the ferns. In … Continue reading

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Some old memories. Sou Wester Slabs, Ardverikie Wall. Classics in every way.

I have just been going through some old photos and scanning some. The memories come back. Look at the blue sky on Cir Mhor and is a classic. Where is the Blue skies these days. It reminds me of the … Continue reading

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Classic pictures and photos. What’s yours ?

What’s your favourite picture or photo? Mine is not easy to choose. When I left for RAF Leuchars the girls in my office gave me the picture below done by a local artist. It was of my dog Teallach who … Continue reading

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Near Miss on Quinag – Quinag Memories.

Those who know their mountains will understand that Quinag is a magnificent mountain. Any mountain containing 3 Corbett’s summits is incredible. The summits Spidean Coinich, Sail Gharbh & Sail Ghorm Quinag will never let you down in my opinion. In … Continue reading

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Masirah – Desert Rescue memories .

I was posted to Masirah after a tour at RAF Kinloss. I was devastated at the time as I was really happy at Kinloss with the Mountain Rescue Team and it was the beginning of another winter. Masirah was a … Continue reading

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My first years at Kinloss what an apprenticeship!

Thanks for all the comments on the blog on Kinloss. When I look back on my first years at Kinloss with the MRT. It was some period in my life. What an introduction to so many great folks. Within the … Continue reading

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Please be careful in the sun. Sun damage is serious.

It was very hot yesterday on the hills you have to be careful in the sun. I learned the hard way in the 70’ after 9 months Desert Rescue in Masirah in the Persian Gulf. This was the early 70,s … Continue reading

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