Category Archives: Equipment

Tent Bound – week 2 “Lock in” How Expeditions and tent life helped?

During these recent times I think that some of the long Expeditions I have been so lucky to be on help get you through hard times. Sometimes we never made the tent and had to bivy outside it was so … Continue reading

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First Impressions.

This is my attempt to write about my life involved with the RAF Mountain rescue mainly in Scotland. A few have managed before me, some have done a fantastic job of it and some have not!  I feel this is … Continue reading

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“Daz Boat” Memories of hill days and the boat. “Lifes about moments” JC

Sometimes when you look back and think how lucky I was. A few of my mates loved sailing and the Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team had a boat and we used it in the lochs on call -outs and on sea … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day. Lassies I admire !

International Women’s Day I was very lucky to have been brought up with some many friends telling me the tales of past Mountaineers and other incredible people. In these days there were few women mountaineers. I have always loved books … Continue reading

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The Old Man of Stoer – a few comments/ memories.

The Old Man Of Stoer is a classic climb on the North West Coast the Stoer peninsula North 0f Lochinver. to mountaineers and climbers it is a classic sea stack made immortal by the late Tom Patey in his wonderful … Continue reading

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Honest Climbers – great finds on the hills and Corries. “Crag Swag” etc.

In the old days when it was in Black and white we used to scavenge for gear at the end of the winter season. Equipment was expensive we were “poor”and often we would find some great gear below the busy … Continue reading

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Chasing the early routes. Often ending in taking the gear for a walk.

Looking back at early winter! I remember when I climbed a lot trying to get the first winter route in. We were pretty competitive at the time there were a few of us in the team Usually when the first … Continue reading

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