Category Archives: History

32 years ago was the Wessex helicopter crash on Ben More and the tragic loss of Harry Lawrie Killin Mountain Rescue Team Leader.

Originally posted on heavywhalley:
“Lest we forget” This is a story that few will know outside the small group within Scottish Mountain Rescue. I still feel it needs retelling and how we should never take the Mountain Rescue Teams or…

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Some of The Brenva Face routes on Ben Nevis in the 70’s . Classic climbing, long Alpine climbs in a wild place of great beauty.

In my early winter climbing days I loved reading the history of the famous routes of the characters and the stories especially about the first ascents. It was incredible what was climbed with simple equipment and gear. Even in the … Continue reading

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Photos they always tell a story.

The late George Bruce my first Team Leader. George Bruce was a huge influence on me in The RAF Mountain Rescue at Kinloss. A great man and I learned so much from him. A true leader a man of character. I … Continue reading

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A bit more on the Scottish Avalanche Service – Blyth Wright, Bob Barton and Mark Diggins .

Peter White – Ex RAF MRT and Glencoe MRT “It’s come a long way. When it was first rolled out in the late 80’s I got a phone call from a certain Eric Langmuir. He spoke for five minutes before … Continue reading

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Looking for a contact for Davy Crabb anyone help ?

I have had someone contact me trying to contact Davy Crabb who was on the Incredible first winter ascent of the Skye ridge in 1965 by Hamish MacInnes, Tom Patey, B. Robertson and Davy Crabb. This was achieved in a … Continue reading

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2018 May visit to Beinn Eighe the Lancaster crash site.

  This is a piece I wrote about our trip in May to Torridon. I nearly never went as I was double booked as I was helping a group for charity the day before on Ben Nevis. It was a … Continue reading

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Yesterday we lost a great friend Joss Gosling of the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team. Joss was on the RAF Kinloss Team on the Lancaster Beinn Eighe crash in 1951.

Beinn Eighe in Torridon In our small world of RAF Mountain Rescue among the greats Joss was to me a real unassuming troop who typified a team member especially in the early days of Mountain Rescue. Things were so different … Continue reading

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