Category Archives: Himalayas/ Everest

The Cromdales and a visit to the crash site of a RAF Armstrong Whitworth Whitley, Carn a’ Ghille Chearr, 710 metres Cromdale Hills.

I have visited the Cromdales a few times mainly on the odd winter course when we skied from Grantown on Spey. This was due to heavy snow at various years stopping us going to the Cairngorms. Yet I have never … Continue reading

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Last days on Everest. A personal journey.

In 2001 I was lucky to be part of an Everest Expedition from Tibet. It was made up of purely RAF Mountain Rescue Troops and the Team Doctor. It was a great expedition in all aspects with Dan Carrol and … Continue reading

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Sad news the BBC report that Rick Allen was killed on K2 .

BBC News (see below for the link) that Rick Allen was reported killed on K2. He was attempting a new route on the mountain raising money for charity. It is understood Rick Allen was caught in an avalanche on the … Continue reading

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Everest 20 years on ! A few thoughts.

I saw this written by a friend: “Happy Anniversary to all involved. I’d not been on MR long when they got back from Everest and I went to the lecture they did at Kinloss in the mess. It was inspirational … Continue reading

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Doug Scott another legend gone .

Another great gone – Doug Scott cult hero extreme mountaineer. Yet he was a kind and caring man who did so much for Nepal and its people. population. His love of the country and after so many expeditions to the … Continue reading

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Sharing a few comments from so many on Hamish MacInnes.

I wrote a piece on the death of Hamish MacInnes at the age of 90. I was amazed by some of the lovely stories that came back many via Facebook and other media. I have put them together so that … Continue reading

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Willie Mac – Local boy retires a big thanks from RAF MR and your old mates.

I met Willie Mac as a young lad from Harris who joined the RAF Leuchars MRT, he was enticed to join by Stampy a tiger in his day. He worked in Workshops and had not long joined the RAF. In … Continue reading

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Tent Bound – week 2 “Lock in” How Expeditions and tent life helped?

During these recent times I think that some of the long Expeditions I have been so lucky to be on help get you through hard times. Sometimes we never made the tent and had to bivy outside it was so … Continue reading

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Classic Gear – wind-suits.

In the RAF we were lucky we had always a contact or folks in the team who could make things. The Safety Equipment could turn and old parachute into a basic wind – top or suit if you chatted to … Continue reading

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In memory of the life of Martin Moran.

This is from the Moran Mountaineering Facebook Page. In memory of the life of Martin Moran we would like to make a donation to the Indian Mountaineering Foundation and the Torridon Mountain Rescue Team. The Indian Mountaineering Foundation work in … Continue reading

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