Category Archives: Mountain rescue

A great night with the Grampian Club in Dundee.

Last night I managed to fulfil a commitment to speak at there first Club dinner since COVID. I was very worried as my voice is struggling due to a problem with my voice box. I was looking after my grandkid’s … Continue reading

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When your young your think invincible ? Or are you?

Sorry for the lack of blogs I have not been feeling great. Recently I have been off the hill for a few months. I have had a constant cough for years but it was getting very bad over the last … Continue reading

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Winter Tips/ learning 2022. “Caught out in the fading light“ a slip that could have been a lot more serious on a short walk in the Cairngorms.

This will be a series of blogs on some of my adventures/ mistakes made in the mountains. Sadly no hills for a while due to Health problems and awaiting various results. Many will be glad to hear I lose my … Continue reading

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Working with Hong Kong lads – Civil Aid Service (CAS) a blast from the past.

The Civil Aid Service(CAS) is a civil organisation that assists in a variety of auxiliary emergency roles, including search and rescue operations in Hong Kong. CAS is funded by the Hong Kong Government and its members wear uniforms. CAS was … Continue reading

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Last night “Towards The Ogre” book launch Clive Rowland and “The Bandstand Blether Session” in Nairn.

We had a great night at Clive’s book launch and sold out his book on the night. I was asked to Speak through Cameron McNeishes forward at the launch. Clive was busy signing his book and the poor soul never … Continue reading

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The Chasm Glencoe

In my early days of climbing we climbed a few gullies in summer. It was a different experience I had done a few Classics like Great Gully in Wales, Clachaig and after that a trip along the Aonach Eag after … Continue reading

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“Towards The Ogre” book launch – Clive Rowland at the Bandstand Nairn starts at 7 pm 1 Sept.

Tonight I will be helping a great pal Clive Rowland in his book launch at the Nairn Book Festival. I have the honour to do a short introduction for Clive. I have been so lucky to know Clive for many … Continue reading

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Interesting belays? Always back them up!

This belay was on Wreckers Slab (description below) There was a few original pegs from the first ascent which I clipped for the photo of course it was backed up. Description One of the longest, most alluring and serious VS … Continue reading

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Liathach by-pass path ? A past Rescue on Liathach.

I have climbed this Jewel of Torridon often but sadly not recently. I have had so many adventures winter climbing and introducing young Mountain Rescue Troops to this mountaineers , mountain. It has two Munro’s and 4 Munro tops. To … Continue reading

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Towards the Ogre update – Thursday 1st Sept at the Bandstand Nairn at 1900.

Exciting news for the mountaineering and climbing community as a brand-new book is launched. Details below and attached. THE EVENT Towards the Ogre by Clive Rowland Book Launch Thursday 1st September 2022 at 7pm Bandstand Bar & Restaurant, The Bandstand Hotel, … Continue reading

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