Category Archives: Friends

2018 May visit to Beinn Eighe the Lancaster crash site.

  This is a piece I wrote about our trip in May to Torridon. I nearly never went as I was double booked as I was helping a group for charity the day before on Ben Nevis. It was a … Continue reading

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Yesterday we lost a great friend Joss Gosling of the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team. Joss was on the RAF Kinloss Team on the Lancaster Beinn Eighe crash in 1951.

Beinn Eighe in Torridon In our small world of RAF Mountain Rescue among the greats Joss was to me a real unassuming troop who typified a team member especially in the early days of Mountain Rescue. Things were so different … Continue reading

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November walking/ climbing in the hills.

I have just finished a series of talks for the Charity Mountain Aid about “Stepping out for Winter” I find that November can be an interesting time on the hills. Over many years I have experienced so many changes in … Continue reading

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A Look back on the Munros 42 years on

Munros When I started my Munro mission in 1972 I was on a long journey to plan my weekend hills and had the Munro book and my own list with me everywhere I went. I was with the RAF Kinloss … Continue reading

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Busy day on my local Munro Ben Wyvis . Stunning weather great views and a bit of wind.

A Busy Ben Wyvis I made the best use of yesterdays great forecast and went to my local Munro Ben Wyvis. I had been driving all week and Dianne my pal offered to drive so we left a cold Burghead … Continue reading

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At last a day on the hills. Ben Wyvis, Glas Leathad Mor (1046m, Munro 85)

The forecast looks great so off to my Local Munro Ben Wyvis near Dingwall. It’s called Dingwalls “Ben”by the locals and a grand hill. I am still recovering from my bronchitis so it will be a slow day but this weather … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid “Step up to Winter”safety talks now finished with last night talk at Aberdeen University.

That’s the Mountain Safety talks finished in Aberdeen . I have just completed a week of Mountain talks in 5 towns in Scotland. Dunfermline, Irvine , Lanark, Dundee and Aberdeen. This was for a Charity called Mountain Aid who sponsored the … Continue reading

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