Category Archives: Gear

Fun day in the Roseille forest with Burghead primary school and Outfitmoray! Moray Mountaineering Club AGM a slide show -Hills on Horseback / General Wades Roads: 

Yesterday it was a busy morning helping Outfitmoray a local charity that I am the patron of with their Active Schools day at my local Burghead primary school. http://outfitmoray.com/wp-content/themes/Avada/assets/js/html5shiv.js Outfit Moray Outdoor Adventure Activities Charity Lossiemouth Changing Lives Through Learning … Continue reading

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The Mountain Bothies Association MBA.

At the weekend a lot of us enjoy a break out of the wind and rain in a Mountain Bothy we were up in the far North at Lochiveraon at the West end of loch a’ Bhraoin. It was great … Continue reading

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Four seasons in one day at Loch a Bhraoin the Fannichs. 

  The plan was a day out with the Moray Mountaineering Club Bus Meet to the Fannichs yesterday. The forecast was wild on the tops so I planned an easy day on the lower Grahams! Weather permitting! The photo below … Continue reading

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Some Old rock climbing gear – basic ropes,simple harnesses, no helmets, and limited protection

Sadly I had done no climbing when I joined the RAF mountain Rescue and my pride and joy was when I got issued with 2 Scott karabiners, a screw gate and my Yellow belt. What was that yellow belt called? … Continue reading

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The Lancaster crash on Beinn Eighe in Torridon.

 THE LANACASTER CRASH ON BEINN EIGHE ROSS AND CROMARTY, SCOTLAND – 14th March 1951 IN THE MEMORY OF THE CREW OF LANCASTER TX264 Yesterday a group of RAF Mountain Rescue went to Torridon winter training they climbed Fuselage gully on … Continue reading

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North Wales in the late 70’s. Thanks to a few friends. A grand place to be and learn.

The blog on climbing in North Wales brought back so many memories of great days in North Wales when I was posted down South as a full-time Deputy Team Leader of the RAF Valley Mountain Rescue Team, I was posted … Continue reading

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A weekend of catching up and 13 th April 1939 Ben More accident.

Thanks for all the comments on the piece on yesterday’s blog on mobile phones. I had a busy weekend no hills though the leg from “the pancake race down South” which I pulled a muscle is sadly still not right … Continue reading

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