Category Archives: Friends

A hard couple of days.

It’s so difficult to look back on the last two days. We lost two incredible people to the mountains Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry on the remote Ben Hope in the far North of Scotland. The recovery by the Mountain … Continue reading

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A wonderful tribute to Andy Nisbet by Martin Moran

Tribute by Martin Moran to Andy and Steve. A wonderful tribute. https://www.moran-mountain.co.uk/blog

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RAF Mountain Rescue – Now and Then:​1984 to 2018 “Have things really changed​​ Willie MacRitchie:​1984 – trialist at RAF Leuchars MRT​2018 – WO MRS”

Now and Then:1984 to 2018 I was very lucky to been able to re publish this article by my mate Willie MacRitchie an Islander  from Lewis. Willie was a very young lad when I met him at RAF Leuchars in … Continue reading

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Mixed emotions

I was supposed to be at Newtonmore for the weekend and drove down after a hospital appointment in the snow across the Dava Moor. I was going to be out with my club the Moray Mountaineers. We were staying at … Continue reading

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32 years ago was the Wessex helicopter crash on Ben More and the tragic loss of Harry Lawrie Killin Mountain Rescue Team Leader.

Originally posted on heavywhalley:
“Lest we forget” This is a story that few will know outside the small group within Scottish Mountain Rescue. I still feel it needs retelling and how we should never take the Mountain Rescue Teams or…

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Be aware of heavy snow in the Mountains – Have you read the Avalanche reports for today.

When deep snow accumulates progress is often time consuming and strenuous, significantly affecting the distance one can travel on foot. Deep drifts can develop if snow is combined with strong winds. “A heightened avalanche risk is possible and avalanche reports … Continue reading

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50 years of MOFFAT Mountain Rescue Team.

Taken from Moffat MRT Facebook page. “50 Years ago this weekend Hugh Sinclair called a meeting in Moffat after a death in the Grey Mares Tail. Moffat Hill Rescue Service was born and today the team is still going strong … Continue reading

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