Category Archives: History

The Snowdon Charity Bike Race over the horseshoe including Crib Goch. Memories.

Snowdon Bike Race over the horseshoe including Crib Goch. Memories and history. When I arrived in North Wales in 1978/79 as full time Mountain Rescue Deputy Team Leader of the Valley Team the Annual Snowdon Charity Bike Race was in … Continue reading

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Great climbing gear / The Moac Nut ! Wooden Wedges.

Who remembers the classic MOAC nut. I loved them I remember on a classic route Nordwand in winter on Ben Nevis retreating from a battered in Moac and abseiling off into a storm. It will still be there! Also using … Continue reading

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Suilven – the Famine or Destitution Walls – Beinn Dearg and The road of Destitution.

After my winter wander on Beinn Dearg I had a look at some other effects of this tragic time in Scotland’s history. On that day I followed the “Famine Wall” on to near the summit and then all the way … Continue reading

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Tom Patey – One Man’s Mountains.

I head up to the North West to Ullapool this weekend. Ullapool is a gateway to the promised land. It was and is a place of incredible beauty and wildness a place I love. It was the home of a … Continue reading

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Tales from the back of a 4 tonner. Crazy drives to the hills and call – outs.

Many years ago before Health and Safety was born in the RAF Mountain Rescue we travelled to our weekend Base Camps in a convoy of military wagons. Young men and women in powerful wagons with limited training in these days … Continue reading

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When I joined Mountain Rescue in the 70’s the Mountaineering World was life was dominated by males. I was amazed to meet Molly Porter a strong powerful leader and Mountaineer who then was the leader of the Cairngorm MRT. Coming … Continue reading

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Photo – From An Teallach Ridge and the views towards the Fisherfield Hills/ Letterewe Forest.This fine circuit visits the edge of the Fisherfield Forest, an area known to keen hill walkers as the ‘Great Wilderness’. It passes through scenery including … Continue reading

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