Category Archives: Equipment

Enjoy the sun but here is a few tips on staying cool in the hills?

The weather had been incredible but very hot, with wee ones especially you have to watch. Sun damage can affect them for ever. A Hat is a must? It may look daft but so effective. I spent 13 months with … Continue reading

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Your never to old to learn or fall off a bike / a journey of pain and incompetence!

This new game of cycling is hard going especially for a mechanically dyslexic person like me! I went to see my mate Kenny who was my Deputy in the RAF MRT and then became my Team Leader! He is a … Continue reading

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More on helmets – a must ? Climbing, scrambling, bouldering, cycling?

From Pete Hill MIC “A friend of mine had a big fall in Glen Nevis last week. Apart from the outstanding skills of the Belford hospital staff and the brilliant and swift action of Lochaber team members, you can see … Continue reading

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Helmets when scrambling – to me a no – brainer? Yet I still make mistakes.

The sun is out and many are out climbing and scrambling. It is amazing how still so many do not wear helmets yet now when cycling the great majority are now wearing them. Here are two stories. In the RAF … Continue reading

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A visit with Geoff a relative of the Beinn Eighe Lancaster crash crew to the Memorial at RAF Lossiemouth.

Yesterday the body was struggling after a busy few days and I was walking like the “tin man”but after sorting out my gear I had a busy afternoon. Geoff who was with us yesterday on the walk up Beinn Eighe … Continue reading

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Good night in Fort William heading up Ben Nevis .

I am heading up Ben Nevis today with a big group containing several old pals from Mountain Rescue. Most have come from the Stafford area and arrived at all times last night! They have a lot of pals and we … Continue reading

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On way to Ben Nevis

I had a grand drive down to Glencoe today it was a superb day the hills were stunning! Snow was still high up on the hills but every thing was so green. This is superb time of year to see … Continue reading

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