Category Archives: History

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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Remembrance at Burghead Beach a unique dedication to those who gave so much.

What a stunning morning yesterday and it started with the folk from my small village writing the names of 52 who died in the sand as daylight broke . I was out early and caught young Lachie a neighbour on … Continue reading

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Burghead remembers !

On Remembrance day , from 8-00 am, Sunday Nov 11th, the names of the 52 Burghead men who lost their lives in the First World War will be written in the sand off the Slappy in Burghead. These names will … Continue reading

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Recovering from a long day then visit Arlington cemetery. Bikes fitted meet the support crew and see Washington at night.

We had a quick interview with the media individually after breakfast. I was still suffering from jet lag after being up for 22 hours the day before. It was then go to the incredible Arlington cemetery in Washington and what … Continue reading

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The Gower the Three Cliffs Area – The classic climb Scavenger! John Brailsford Mountain Guide and the Cycling connection !

The photo above is of the classic Climb Scavanger at the Three cliffs in the Gower South Wales. It is a short 3 star climb first climbed by John Brailsford in the mid 50,s solo! Crag features Very popular with … Continue reading

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