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After I gave my talk in Ayr On Wednesday I was given some photocopied papers and two great photos at the end of a long day. I had driven from home to Ayr that day 4 hours and set up … Continue reading

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I am up in the North West staying with friends for the night at Elphin in a cottage about 30 minutes North of Ullapool! After a great night I got up early to watch the sunrise this place to me … Continue reading

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I am off to Ardgour for the weekend its a place of magic and memories here is one. Ardgour –  Garbh Bheinn in a heatwave to Ardgour visiting Alan Grouts (RIP) Memorial.- It had been my plan for many years … Continue reading

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Last night I had a visit from an old pal Terry Moore I had known Terry since 1975 when I was in RAF Mountain Rescue. Terry ended up a good pal and also a fine Mountaineer. Yesterday he met up … Continue reading

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1972 Kintail Day 2 – Beinn Sgritheall from Loch Hourn. Next weekend Lochnagar hills.

This is from my diary about my first weekend out with the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team in January 1972. I am on my first weekend of three as a Trial to become a member of the Mountain Rescue Team. … Continue reading

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My first weekend at Kintail – Jan 1972 some memories. Mullach na Dheiragain and another remote hill to start on.

I will never forget my first weekend out with the RAF Mountain Rescue it was to Kintail in January 1972. It is etched in my mind. I had arrived at RAF Kinloss with the full intention of joining the RAF … Continue reading

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Tragic Day on Ben Nevis

This is from Lochaber MRT Facebook page – my thoughts are with the families and all those involved in the tragedy. I know the Mountain well and many in the Mountain Rescue Teams involved my thoughts as always are with … Continue reading

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