Category Archives: Gear

Check your head – torch is working – Tilly lamps on the hills.

From Tilly lamps to head – torches. It is hard to believe that on one of my early call outs in 1974 in March on Ben Nevis I was on a search at night for a young couple who had … Continue reading

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Wee walk into Coire An’t Sneachda. Get ready for winter. Some sad news.

I managed a short walk to yesterday into the “Coire of the Snows” in the Cairngorms. The forecast was not that good stormy weather with high winds and rain. Yet I needed a short walk as I have not been … Continue reading

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Avalanche Awareness

As the first snow is forecast on the mountains this week it’s worth discussing Avalanche Awareness. Most Mountaineers have all the gear all costing so much cash but few spend money on Avalanche Awareness training. I would advise every winter … Continue reading

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The Incredible honest thoughts of a Mountain Rescue Team Leader.

This is an article I found on the Torridon MRT Website it’s about a pal Terry Doe who was one of the Torridon MRT Team Leaders. I love finding articles such as this and cannot thank Terry for allowing me … Continue reading

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Wet wander in the Cairngorms

A friend has a few mates up and was planning to walk the Larig Gru. They have come from the South but I showed them the weather forecast. So we are heading for a windy wet day in the Cairngorms. … Continue reading

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Stag Rocks – “Final Selection” a three star classic diff a day with pals. The St Valery Refuge a Cairngorm lost shelter.

I had wanted to do this short climb for many years; sadly for some reason when I climbed at bit I had missed it always climbing the nearby Afterthought Arete and a few others climbs many years ago. We had … Continue reading

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A Birthday Walk with two pals and we met some incredible folk.

Yesterday it was a pals birthday and she fancied a walk there was a wee hill that she fancied doing so Bab’s (the birthday girl)her pal Ella and me met at 0745 for a short drive to Loch an Eilein … Continue reading

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