Category Archives: Family

A cracking day Carn an Fhreiceadhain (The lookout hill) a Corbett near Kingussie.

Yesterday we had our first Bus meet with my local Moray Mountaineering Club since the dark days of COVID. The committee had decided to use this day to introduce new members to the Club. The Venuer was Kingussie andr we … Continue reading

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Dog memories – “Dog with a bone”

Just been remembering my old dog Teallach when I returned to Kinloss he was about 9 years old. He had a mind of his own. The Mountain Rescue Team was situated in the security side of camp split by the … Continue reading

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What a magic surprise.

I got these yesterday from two friends it really made my day. It was so kind and a great momento of many great days on the Corbett’s. It’s amazing how kind folk can be and as I often say there … Continue reading

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Mountain Accidents – men and women,

There was a piece in the paper about mountain accidents concerning men and women on the hills. Things have changed andcIt’s great to see so many lassies out and about. In the past it stemmed the mountaineering majority was mainly … Continue reading

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Climbing the Corbett’s it’s taken 65 years to complete. Thanks for all the fun and companionship.

What is a Corbett? Corbetts are Scottish mountains over 2,500 feet (762 metres) and under 3,000 feet (914.4 metres), with a drop of a least 500 feet (152 metres) between each listed hill and any adjacent higher one. There are … Continue reading

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Ben Rinnes never lets you down. Met a couple of characters on a stunning day.

I was on Elgin sorting out some admin and the weather looked good so I decided I had enough gear in the car. I had Islay with me my pal dog she is away and she is such a great … Continue reading

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International woman’s day – thanks to Scottish Mountain Rescue for this article

It’s really good to celebrate international Woman’s day yesterday. I was so pleased to see this piece on a good friend Jan Millar. I have known her for nearly 40 years and we met on many Mountain Rescues. In these … Continue reading

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Travel back via a Munro Sgaireach Mhòr and the Banff Film Festival in Inverness. Tired but happy.

I had a poor nights sleep just because my head was on fire after speaking at the Well – being weekend at Stirling. Sadly this is normal after talking about my experiences in dealing with Trauma. I had a discussion … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountain Rescue Well being Weekend. Plus an Abba Tribute Band.

It was a wonderful drive down to Stirling to give the evening talk on my experiences incidents and it’s long term effect. The Scottish Mountain Rescue were running a weekend at Stirling University. What a location and a stunning campus. … Continue reading

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Off to do a talk on “Well – Being”. A extremely important subject for all the emergency services .

I am off to chat to some Emergency Agencies on Well – Being. I hope a few will take away some tips on dealing with a subject not often spoken about being part of being in an Emergency Service. In … Continue reading

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