Category Archives: Gear

A wild Call out in the Cairngorms.

When you hear that the Mountain Rescue teams are out and the weather is wild  and winds are high few understand what that means. Cairngorm MRT recently located a casualty injured on the plateau on a wild night with incredible … Continue reading

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Windy day in the Cairngorms – a reminder of the power of Nature.y

Yesterday was our annual Winter Skills day out with the Moray Mountaineering  Club. It was the monthly Bus meet and the bus was pretty full as we left picking up folk in Elgin, Forres, Nairn, Inverness. We dropped folk of … Continue reading

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Winter Mountaineering boots? Get a grip?

Boots from Mountaineering Scotland website https://www.mountaineering.scot/activities/mountaineering/winter-mountaineering/getting-started/boots This is a great free website well worth a read and the video explains it all. Which boots for winter mountaineering? Boots are probably the most important item of winter equipment. The type of … 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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Stunning day in the Cairngorms – so many out enjoying themselves, Blue skies, cold, no wind.

  I had the offer of a lift by Dan and Pete to go to the Cairngorms yesterday the weather was perfect and the Avalanche forecast good. I have to drive a lot on my own and it was to … Continue reading

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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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