Category Archives: Mountain rescue

7 December 1982 – This is the Anniversary of the F111 USA crash on Sgurr na Stri ( Hill of Strife) Isle of Skye.

“At about 8 pm on the night of 7 December 1982 after descending to about 1000ft over Loch Scavaig, an F-111F aircraft struck the southern face of the 1620 foot peak Sgurr na Stri,  The unarmed aircraft, serial number 70-2377, … Continue reading

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Some ideas for stocking fillers for lovers of the outdoors.

As always a few ideas for the Christmas stocking fillers. A Bothy bag / a great bit of kit its magic of you ever need it in an emergency or to get out of the weather. They all are lightweight … Continue reading

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Every photo tells a story. Always take them a savour them mark them up with dates people and hills.

It’s great when you go through old photos and they can mean so much. It was a lot harder in the 70 when film was expensive to develop and cameras were not so cheap. I in the end took two … Continue reading

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The Snowdon Charity Bike Race over the horseshoe including Crib Goch. Memories.

Snowdon Bike Race over the horseshoe including Crib Goch. Memories and history. When I arrived in North Wales in 1978/79 as full time Mountain Rescue Deputy Team Leader of the Valley Team the Annual Snowdon Charity Bike Race was in … Continue reading

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Kept In The Dark, A night time ascent of Route Major Carn Etchachan the Cairngorms.

This is the third article of a series that a good pal wrote after a bicycle crash that has confined him to wheel chair for many years. Andy Watkins is an incredible man and I remember coming of the Cairngorms … Continue reading

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Dicing with Death Feb 1990 – A winter Ascent of the Central Buttress of Beinn Eighe

This is the second of a series of 5 articles written by my pal Andy Watkins. Andy was sadly knocked of his bike many years ago and is now confined to a wheelchair. I knew Andy well he was a … Continue reading

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Winter Adventures – A day at the races on Ben Nevis Castle Ridge, Observatory Ridge, North East Buttress and Tower Ridge.

Winter Adventures This is a from a good pal who I climbed with many years ago. It is his birthday this week I was supposed to go down South to celebrate his birthday. Due to other family commitments I could … Continue reading

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