Category Archives: History

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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Moray Sea School commemoration plaque at Burghead over the weekend. Great to see that this special place and memories are not forgotten for all the good work they did and still do!

My first weekend with RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue was in Feb 1982. We travelled to Kintail and stayed in a small barn opposite the Kintail Arms Hotel. It is one of the most scenic places in Scotland on the West … Continue reading

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Early start for Beinn Eighe from Achintee Ben Nevis to Torridon a wet day. A humbling experience among the great cliffs.

Sat night – I had an easy night leaving the group to relax after a lovely day on the Ben where we stayed at the Ben Nevis Achintee bunkhouse. I was up at 0500 had a quick breakfast and then … Continue reading

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A visit to RAF Lossiemouth Mountain Rescue and the Tale of the Abseil Post on Carn Mor Dearg /Ben Nevis now gone.

Yesterday was an easy day and i had to visit RAF Lossiemouth Mountain Rescue Team for a photo for “the Cycle to Syracuse USA”  in late October.  It was my first visit to RAF Lossiemouth and thanks for Shane ( … Continue reading

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Lovely day in Moray – cycle Forres to Nairn and evening chat to Burghead and Hopeman Heritage Group.

After catching up with some  personal admin (made a curry for Wendy my friend of many years) dropped it of and had a chat. She is going well for in her 80’s then headed of for a short cycle from … Continue reading

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The Kyle railway line and some of its story! Worth a trip through some stunning scenery!

I am staying with friends in the Old railway station in Plockton on the West Coast it is a stunning location. Outside the house is the railway platform and the Station house has been converted into a stunning holiday home … Continue reading

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Meeting the RAF boys and A limited time but the wander into the winter wonderland of the Coire of the Snows was incredible. Please be aware of the Avalanche Reports!

Yesterday was catching up and then a quick wander into the Cairngorms to see if we could catch up with the RAF Winter Course. We did not leave till after 1300 but in my good mate Dan’s car we were … Continue reading

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