Category Archives: medical

Tick the Hills and climbs do not let the ticks tick you ! Be aware. Wild fires as well just now!

  Despite a thorough search I found another sheep tick again after ny hill walk at the weekend, it was still tiny but I had missed it, they are hard to locate. Despite being covered up the get in and … Continue reading

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Glendessary – Sgurr Cos na Breachd – laoigh ( peak of the cave or bonny calf) and unpronounceable name.

These early starts It was up at 0500 away at 0630 and it was raining when I left to pick up Derrick the birthday boy 75 yesterday in Forres and then on to Dunphail to pick up Babs. The rain … Continue reading

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Mountain First Aid – Part 2 and a few comments?

This the second part of a few thoughts on early Mountain Rescue First Aid /Emergency Care. I spoke about the efforts of the early pioneers like Donald Duff, I Jones and others. It is fantastic to see how far things … Continue reading

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Mountain First Aid – the early days – Donald Duff – Dave Danter – Ieuan Jones.

Many take for granted the huge improvements in Mountain First Aid and Wilderness medicine. It has been developed over the years and even in my time in the mountains it has improved so much. I had a message from a … Continue reading

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Ticks and Lyme disease! A reminder for all – please be aware share and comment?

Ticks As I was walking in my shorts it reminds me of the annual problem we have with ticks. They love the heather, long grass and ferns and at times during the height of summer I have found several ticks … Continue reading

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RAF Kinloss MRT 1960 – 1965 “The start of the Golden age of SAR ?”

As I write this I am down at the RAF Scotland Reunion in Newtonmore with over 100 ex members of the Scottish RAF Teams. There is fresh snow an the hills and that prolific climber Andy Nisbet has climbed one … Continue reading

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RAF Kinloss MRT 1950 – 1959 Incidents and photos.

This is a copy of some of the incidents involved in the RAF Mountain Rescue Team at RAF Kinloss during 1950 – 1960. These were still early days in Mountain Rescue when Rescues were done by local Police, climbers.the SMC, … Continue reading

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