Category Archives: Family

Short wander in the Cairngorms to the crag in the mist.

Yesterday I missed the good weather by a day but wanted a wander. The Cairngorms is on my doorstep so it was a lazy start. The road was icy at the Dava Moor and it’s a wild place with a … Continue reading

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“He wore two hats”.Tom Gibbon local Policeman and Killin Mountain Rescue member.

In my time in Mountain Rescue we relied so much the local village Policeman he was the person to get to know. They were the person in the know. When we arrived in villages all over Scotland on our weekend … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday the Lancaster on Beinn Eighe and the Royal Marines from 45 Commando.

Today is Remembrance Sunday and a few years ago I was honoured to receive these words and photos from 45 Commando. Sir, I am a Royal Marines Mountain Leader from 45 Commando, based in Arbroath and I follow your thought … Continue reading

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A weekend of memories. The Annual Scottish RAF Mountain Rescue Reunion.

Today after watching the rugby I am heading to Newtonmore for the Annual Scottish Mountain Rescue Reunion. There will be over 100 at the Reunion which is held at the Highlander Hotel. It’s a great gathering and the Current Lossiemouth … Continue reading

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Looking back – on Cycle to Syracuse and looking after your Mental Health.

This time last year I was a small part of the team that completed the Cycle to Syracuse an incredible trip to the USA. This was to commemorate the Lockerbie Tragedy on its 30 th anniversary. The cycle ended at … Continue reading

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Early Start for An Teallach

I was away at 0500 I wanted an early start the forecast was mixed for the day. My Mountaineering Club were on a Bus Meet to An Teallach but I needed a day on my own after a sad week … Continue reading

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Maybe a selfish day?

Today I should be out with my Mountaineering Club on a Bus meet to Dundonnell . I decided not to go out as I am needing a day out on my own. Selfish ? Safety note ( I have left … Continue reading

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