Category Archives: Equipment

Skye – F111 Crash 7 Dec 1982 – Sgurr na Stri .

I make no excuse for putting this article up again this incident was to me life changing and after I returned from America from the commemoration for the 30 th Anniversary of Lockerbie I spoke to a few folk about … Continue reading

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Great walk round the Northern Corries of Cairngorm. No wind lots of snow and stunning views.

I decided to get out for a wander today and though I am still recover from bronchitis but needed to get out. I had a short cycle yesterday only a few miles on my mountain bike and felt a bit … Continue reading

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Character building – Bivying – I learnt from Bivouacking from that.

Nowadays thanks to great books like Munromoonwalker many are spending the night out on the hills. In the RAF Teams we used to have to bivouacs regularly mainly to get a trust in the gear we carried, In the early … Continue reading

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2018 May visit to Beinn Eighe the Lancaster crash site.

  This is a piece I wrote about our trip in May to Torridon. I nearly never went as I was double booked as I was helping a group for charity the day before on Ben Nevis. It was a … Continue reading

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Yesterday we lost a great friend Joss Gosling of the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team. Joss was on the RAF Kinloss Team on the Lancaster Beinn Eighe crash in 1951.

Beinn Eighe in Torridon In our small world of RAF Mountain Rescue among the greats Joss was to me a real unassuming troop who typified a team member especially in the early days of Mountain Rescue. Things were so different … Continue reading

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A Look back on the Munros 42 years on

Munros When I started my Munro mission in 1972 I was on a long journey to plan my weekend hills and had the Munro book and my own list with me everywhere I went. I was with the RAF Kinloss … Continue reading

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The Joy of the Munros and maybe the damage being done? The right of Access and how we must look after this right that many covet.

I had a lovely day on my local Munro Ben Wyvis it is a magical hill and nowadays busy with so many enjoying it locally. As it is a solitary Munro it is chased down and raced up often on … Continue reading

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