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75 years on a forgotten tale of the Wellington Crash 10 Dec 1942 Geal Charn near Beinn Alder.

Beinn Alder Crash  10 th Dec 1942 There is an amazing story of a Vickers Wellington  aircraft 10/12/1942 that crashed south eastern flank of Geal Charn  One  crew member survived in mid-winter and went for help – what a story … Continue reading

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How little change in the basic Compass from 1744 apart from the cost! Reverse Polarity ? Looking for a new phone for the hills?

This compass was used just before Culloden by Bonnie Prince Charlie it is made of ivory. It can be seen at the Culloden Visitor Centre at Inverness. I wonder how much that is worth today? It is amazing how close … Continue reading

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Heading home from Glen Clova A glen for all seasons?Memories of past days with the RAF Wessex from Leuchars. Neil Robertson stretchers?

The Glen Clova Hotel was packed the small bar only a few seats the rest were full with meals being served that looked great so I has a quick pint after dinner and back to the bunkhouse. It would be … Continue reading

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Glen Clova – Mayar and Driesh and the Scorrie an interesting descent.

I am staying in the Glen Clova  we were staying in the Clova Hotel Bunkhouse sadly the bunk house is getting renovated in January and despite being warm it was lacking in some basics. The night was a long one … Continue reading

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A weekend at Glen Clova, a fair drive but well worth it.

I was out with the Moray Mountaineering Club to Glen Clova na old haunt of mine when I was with RAF Leuchars Mountain Rescue (LMRT). It was a short drive in these days and a magic Glen approach to Clova. … Continue reading

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Early winter tales – keeping away from the winter blues? Care of Crampons

  The photo above is of a great early winter day in Torridon when we were chasing Corbetts it seems so long ago but so worth while to get out despite the long drive. I am looking forward to getting … Continue reading

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1989 Some thoughts on the Sea King crash on Creag Meaghaidh and a few other memories.

One of the Lochaber MR Team commented on a photo I put up on my Blog a while ago it was of an incident during 1989 I was the Team Leader at RAF Leuchars and had just been told that … Continue reading

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