Category Archives: Equipment

A wild Call out in the Cairngorms.

When you hear that the Mountain Rescue teams are out and the weather is wild  and winds are high few understand what that means. Cairngorm MRT recently located a casualty injured on the plateau on a wild night with incredible … Continue reading

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Windy day in the Cairngorms – a reminder of the power of Nature.y

Yesterday was our annual Winter Skills day out with the Moray Mountaineering  Club. It was the monthly Bus meet and the bus was pretty full as we left picking up folk in Elgin, Forres, Nairn, Inverness. We dropped folk of … Continue reading

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Winter Mountaineering boots? Get a grip?

Boots from Mountaineering Scotland website https://www.mountaineering.scot/activities/mountaineering/winter-mountaineering/getting-started/boots This is a great free website well worth a read and the video explains it all. Which boots for winter mountaineering? Boots are probably the most important item of winter equipment. The type of … Continue reading

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The connection of Steve Perry, Ben Hope and an small insight a part of the man.

I received this through my blog and it a lovely tribute to Steve Perry and gives you an insight into who he was. I am sorry that I did not know Steve but I had heard of his exploits and … Continue reading

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Winters in the Falklands – one pair of boots and crampons and a great day winter climbing.

I was privileged to spend two tours in the Falklands when I was in the RAF. It is a wonderful place for wildlife and mountains. Most of the popular peaks are less than 1000 feet and were the scene of bloody battles … Continue reading

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RAF Mountain Rescue – Now and Then:​1984 to 2018 “Have things really changed​​ Willie MacRitchie:​1984 – trialist at RAF Leuchars MRT​2018 – WO MRS”

Now and Then:1984 to 2018 I was very lucky to been able to re publish this article by my mate Willie MacRitchie an Islander  from Lewis. Willie was a very young lad when I met him at RAF Leuchars in … Continue reading

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Mixed emotions

I was supposed to be at Newtonmore for the weekend and drove down after a hospital appointment in the snow across the Dava Moor. I was going to be out with my club the Moray Mountaineers. We were staying at … Continue reading

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