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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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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48395241 Three more climbers have died on Mount Everest, taking the death toll to seven in a week – more than the total for the whole of last year. “The three died of exhaustion while descending on Thursday. It comes … Continue reading

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Busy 18 plus hrs 3 plus hrs drive – Loch Arkaig / Loch Arkaig means a lot to me as my Dad trained in 1935/36 as a student minister. He loved the area and took me there in the mid … Continue reading

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It was a grand day out on Saturday visiting Beinn Eighe with lovely folk. I wandered back up the path at the end of the day waiting for a few stragglers and met a lone runner coming of the tops. … Continue reading

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