Category Archives: Mountain rescue

The latest Stats from Mountain Rescue 2016 – Stats why bother, worth a read?

Yesterday the Scottish Mountain Rescue issued their Stats on the BBC News “Members of Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) were involved in 436 incidents last year, according to the national body’s latest statistics. Of these incidents, more than half, 235, involved the … Continue reading

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A tragic day on Ben Nevis December 1954 – Interesting historical bits and pieces of RAF Mountain Rescue History.

The RAF Rescue Handbook – After the Lancaster Crash on Beinn Eighe Torridon in 1951 was a huge event and as it happened in full winter huge lessons were learned by the RAF Teams .The RAF teams which were still … Continue reading

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Reflections on a trip to the Chinook Crash Memorial at the Mull Of Kintyre.

I have been sorting out my washing and gear from a great trip to The Isle of Arran and Ardgour via the Mull Of Kintyre. I was  away for over a week and it ended in in Arran with my … Continue reading

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A walk up Goatfell – Is this one of Scotland’s busiest hills? A great night in Corrie on the wonderful Isle Of Arran.

Yesterday was Arran looking at its best with waking to the sun and a little breeze, the sea the boats and you could have been in the South of France. I am staying in Lamlash and with Holy Isle as … Continue reading

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Arran wander up Glen Rosa Cir Mor and Beinn Tarsuin.

I am in Arran to help raise funds for the Arran Mountain Festival and I am speaking along with two of the local lassies in Corrie Village Hall tonight at 1930, there will also be a BBQ run by the … Continue reading

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Arran Mountain Festival – fundraiser August

The Isle of Arran why is it so special  to me? It is a huge honour to be asked to speak in Arran about some of my adventures at the Arran Mountain Festival Lecture in August please come along and … Continue reading

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A visit to the Mull Of Kintyre to the Chinook Crash site some hard memories.

I am heading to Arran for a lecture on Wed August the 9 th at Corrie village Hall on the way I  visited the Mull of Kintyre . It is a place I have not been to since the 2 June … Continue reading

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