Category Archives: Equipment

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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The big snows and a Compass and the weather effect?

The forecast is for big snowfall today and those who are venturing out on the high tops will be in for an interesting day! Chief Forecaster’s assessment Snow is expected to develop across parts of Scotland early on Thursday. Snow … Continue reading

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OS Locate – SARLOC – Views please? Leave a route of where your heading.

I was looking at  some of the great feedback from my winter talks last week where I visited 4 towns on separate nights  and some of the Questions asked are well worth repeating. This lets more folk than the audience … Continue reading

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