Category Archives: Health

All well in Crianlarich – visiting Aunty Elma a lady who always looks after RAF MRT.

On my way back from the deep South from a good trip with old pals I drove to see Aunty Elma at Crianlarich. My old mountaineering mates tell me I need to post cheery posts. Elma has looked after many … Continue reading

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Comments on my blog on “The use of the Stress Bottle before counselling”

Yesterday I wrote a piece on my blog on the use of alcohol in my early days con Mountain Rescue? Many will know I was at Lockerbie, (270 Fatalities) The Shackleton crash on Harris ( 9 fatalities) and the Chinook … Continue reading

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Heatstroke on Beinn Fhionnlaidh.

One of the re motest Munro’s is Beinn Fhionnlaidh above Loch Mullardoch. From “Walk Highlands” Beinn Fhionnlaidh which overlooks Loch Mullardoch, is at the N end of a crescent shaped ridge of mountains enclosing Gleann a’ Choilich. There are no … Continue reading

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More advice on keeping cool, Thanks Mountaineering Scotland

Looks like we may be plagued by all this heat and sunshine nonsense right through to the weekend, so enjoy it, but keep well hydrated and don’t overdo things. Heat exhaustion is a thing – and in the Scottish mountains … Continue reading

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Hillwalking in the heat! Some tips.

Over the years I was very lucky to learn about walking in the heat during my time in Desert Rescue in Masirah in the Persian Gulf. Nothing can compare with the Temperatures out there are incredible and it took a … Continue reading

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End of a few days in Arran Cir Mhor via the Saddle and a “dook “ in Glen Rosa.

This was our last full day on Arran we were away early to Glen Rosa for a wander up Cir Mhor a grand hill from the Saddle. It was very warm and Glen Rosa means so much to both of … Continue reading

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A short visit to Ayr and at last a trip to Arran. Looking forward to a good few days.

It was great to see family in Ayr and visit old haunts but it was a short visit as I was heading for Arran in the afternoon. I left the car in Ayr and got the train to Ardrossan the … Continue reading

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A sea of Cloudberry on Ben Rinnes a visit to the Crash site, great views on our busy wee local Corbett.

My friends Babs her pal Kay and “young Derek” aged 79 were going for a walk to Ben Rinnes yesterday. I thought I might be able to meet them at 1000 after my hospital appointment in Elgin. It would be … Continue reading

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Toilets ? They are a basic need ? Now sadly how each Community is now paying and looking after them.

Many will notice public toilets are being closed due to lack of money as one who travels all over Scotland I have noticed this and have been thankful to find some still open, thank you Nairn. My friend on the … Continue reading

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Over West a few thoughts on the incredible Celtman.

It was magic to be over the West and catch up with a few pals. I met David Glebe who was supporting Chris Watson in the Celtman race. Swim 3. 4 k cycle 200 k and run over 45k and … Continue reading

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