Category Archives: Mountain rescue

It was early away about 0100 yesterday for the 2 and a half hour drive to Sheildaig on the West Coast. What a stunning village that takes the Celtman into its heart as does the whole area. The weather was … Continue reading

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  The early days of Mountain Rescue was done by Police, local keepers, stalkers, shepherds, Coastguards, climbers and in the very early days the RAF Mountain Rescue. When I was Team leader at RAF Kinloss I managed to collate all … Continue reading

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The eighth edition of the CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon, part of the Xtri World Tour, will take place on June 15th 2019 in Wester Ross, Scotland. Since it began I was part of the Marshalling on the mountain and helped … Continue reading

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I was out yesterday down my local cliffs at Cummingston it’s a wonderful place with caves,  cliffs,  rock pools and the sea. Many walk by it on the Moray Coastal path yet its a magical place.  It’s a place I … Continue reading

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When I joined Mountain Rescue in the 70’s the Mountaineering World was life was dominated by males. I was amazed to meet Molly Porter a strong powerful leader and Mountaineer who then was the leader of the Cairngorm MRT. Coming … Continue reading

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Rockall is a very small island lying approximately 300 km (186 miles) west of St Kilda. St Kilda is 66 km (41 miles) west of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides, and 430km (267 miles) from the nearest point on the Irish mainland. The … Continue reading

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It is sad that a family in such a time have to issue a statement. I knew Martin for many years he was a true professional in every way. Please share. An official statement from the Moran Mountain Team: “In … Continue reading

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