Category Archives: Mountain rescue

What a mess we are leaving in the wild places and seas. Camusunary bay and bothy a piece from a special place on Skye. What can we do?

Many will know of my love of Skye not just the great Cuillin peaks but also the lesser known areas of this wonderful Island. Over the years I have built a love for not one of the classic peaks but … Continue reading

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End of the line Kyle of Lochalsh the old ferry the bridge and a chilled day. Wind farms love them or hate them – Huge engineering!

I am staying with pals in Plockton and today we took the train to Kyle.Kyle of Lochalsh has always been a place for me on route to Skye in past days there was no bridge and this made the visits … Continue reading

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A look back The North – South Walk 1976 – Loch Droma the Fannichs, The Nest bothy, Fionn Bheinn , Hospitality at Scardroy Lodge and not well?

Where were you 42 years ago in 1976 we had a plan, we used our leave for the full year nearly ? We lived on packet soup porridge and some compo rations. It was a North to South of Scotland … Continue reading

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1976 North to South a look back in time. Ben Hope to Ben Lomond a walk on the wild side at times.

I have not got out much this winter but this is a look back when I did. Where were you 42 years ago in 1976 we had a plan, we used our leave for the full year nearly ? We … Continue reading

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Mountaineering Books – down sizing. What’s is your favourites?

I am trying hard at downsizing my Mountaineering books, it is sad to see some of them unread on my bookshelves. I will try to ensure many go to good homes some I will keep this isĀ  a few off … Continue reading

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Time to get out on the hills – this is a healing place.

I had a hard few weeks and with the sad outcome over of the Gibson brothers loss on the hills. It made me think of how lucky I am and yet how healing the hills can be. The photo above … Continue reading

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Some lovely words? Comments welcome.

Yesterday I was at the funeral of Neil Gibson in Nairn. The Mountain Rescue Teams spent over 6 weeks looking for Neil after his brother Alan and their dog was located on the slopes of Beinn Liath Mor.. There were … Continue reading

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