Category Archives: Friends

#takithame – Rubbish left in another wonderful area.

This was from a pal Ron Walker and Fiona Chappel after a day on the hills in the wonderful Sgur Ruadh area. This is a wonderful area with incredible scenery, great stalking paths, wild life and so many mountains, Munros … Continue reading

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A big thanks to Willie Anderson Cairngorm MRT.

From Cairngorm MRT Facebook Page “It is with mixed emotions that we make the announcement that Willie Anderson has stepped down as Team Leader of CMRT. A huge thanks from the team for all the years hard work both on … Continue reading

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The hidden costs of the Voluntary Rescue Services.

A friend started a discussion on the RAF Mountain Rescue Facebook page. He mentioned with great honestly the difficult period for relationships and many families have when their loved one joins a Mountain Rescue Team. Like many voluntary Services, the … Continue reading

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Looking back today on the last 100 days there have been some interesting thoughts that are in my head.

Lots of emotions and thoughts over the last 100 days. Sadness. At first there was great sadness as my grand kids moved South. I was so used to seeing them regularly that hurt. I did fear for the future for … Continue reading

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A great piece from a very talented lady – Lucy Wallace

I am so lucky to meet so many good folk over the years. Many are like me they love mountains and the Wild places. A few years ago I was asked to speak at the Arran Mountain Festival and the … Continue reading

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Great days in Applecross.

Sword of Gideon VS 4c – Beleach Na Ba Applecross/ Cioch Nose This is a Tom Patey classic climb Sword of Gideon. It’s a mountain route at VS and is rather unusual for Scotland as it is at an altitude … Continue reading

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Save our National Trust Rangers.

NTS cares for some of the most spectacular mountains in Scotland, including 46 Munros. From the Horns of Alligin to Ben Macdui, from the Five Sisters of Kintail to the Aonach Eagach, these are places to stir your soul and … Continue reading

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Fathers Day thought 2020.

I feel this is especially relevant today?  Many would not believe that I had a minister as my father was a “Fire and Brimstone minister” a Tee – totaller. I looking back had a great child hood though, though we … Continue reading

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Looking after the planet? Tak it hame

I am out in my local area every day during the lock down and enjoying the beach and my local forest, there are so many bike trails and walks enjoyed by all. Why are some of the folk throwing away … Continue reading

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Early Social Distancing – Strathfarrar, An Teallach memories.

When I was at RAF Leuchars as the Mountain Rescue Team Leader I used to raid the far North of Scotland (that was RAF Kinloss MRT Area) We had many great weekend. Sadly it took a bit of convincing the … Continue reading

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