Category Archives: Mountain rescue

Scottish Mountain Rescue Annual Review 2022

Scottish Mountain Rescue have published their Annual Review for 2022. I was asked to do a wee piece for the booklet “Over the years the work of Mountain Rescue has adapted as things move on. It is great to see … Continue reading

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The Mull of Kintyre Chinook crash 2 June 1994. A few days I will never forget.

This is a timely reminder of a tragedy of the Chinook Crash and the efforts of the RAF Teams involved. The Chinook crash Mull of Kintyre June 1994. –   29 Years ago and this story is still as vivid … Continue reading

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Socks on wet big routes in the rain. “Slip sliding away”

This is a strange time to write about wet rock during this glorious spell of weather a time to climb the Classic Clachaig Gully or the Chasm in Glencoe? Let me know how you get on. Quiver Rib Glencoe a … Continue reading

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Les Boswell – “Bodger”the wee man with a huge heart.

From Les’ s wife Hello troops , this is my first post on here and its a sad one . My lovely husband Les Bodger Boswell has passed away . He died yesterday after a long battle with liver cancer … Continue reading

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Travelling West – no summits but great joy seeing the mountains again

The weather yesterday was stunning as o drove West. Blue skies and sunshine made it a journey through to Fort William. I am still vert tired but felt the sun all day giving me warmth and a feeling of joy. … Continue reading

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Sad at Leaving Lewis and a night and grand memories .

I was very tired after opening the Hebrides Mountain Rescue Base. I was so well looked after and I hope my wee chat went well? All the SAR Agencies were there. It was great to met embers from the Police, … Continue reading

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Opening of the new Hebrides Mountain Rescue Base in Stornaway.

Yesterday I had the honour of opening the New Hebrides Mountain Rescue Team Base in Stornaway. My stepdaughter and myself travelled over from Ullapool in the ferry a journey of over 2 hours. It was wonderful tone on the ferry … Continue reading

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Big Hill, mountain days – Looking for ideas to add some routes for the 80 th Anniversary Of RAF MRT.

The direction of travel is optional but the main ridge is probably best and easiest done from Ghars Bheinn to Sgurr nan Gillean and should include the ridge direct as much as possible including the Thearlach Dubh gap, King’s Chimney, … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountain Rescue Stats 2022.

Mountain Rescue Stats for 2022 ⛰ Statistics for 2022 ⛰ Thank you to the Scottish Mountain Rescue for there annual Stats report. Well worth reading in full. 2022 was another busy year for Scottish MR teams. There was 636 total … Continue reading

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Loch Coruisk – Skye – a natural film set that only nature could produce.

To me Loch Coruisk holds many memories. On my first traverse of the Skye Ridge in 1972 it looked a wild place of wild water and dark cliffs. Next year I came over the main ridge Sgurr na Bannadich and … Continue reading

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