Category Archives: Mountain rescue

Off to Skye Loch Coruisk!

I am heading over to Skye camping at Coruisk with the Moray Mountaineering Club, we have the use of the JMCS hut and I taking my tent with me as the hut is great but a bit small it sleeps … Continue reading

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Mountain First Aid – the early days – Donald Duff – Dave Danter – Ieuan Jones.

Many take for granted the huge improvements in Mountain First Aid and Wilderness medicine. It has been developed over the years and even in my time in the mountains it has improved so much. I had a message from a … Continue reading

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A visit to Joss Gosling RAF Mountain Rescue, Hamish MacInnes and the 1963 Dubhs Ridge accident. A hard 5 days with great sadness.

I needed an easy day before my party in Onich so I went into Fort William for a breakfast and some shopping then a visit to see Joss Gosling who at 88 is a veteran of the RAF Mountain Rescue … Continue reading

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A Long Journey back, so many great people/ characters Bill Shankly Memorial and the views outstanding Glencoe magic.

  I left down South at 0200 to miss the traffic on the motorways. Unfortunately the best laid schemes of “mice and men” and the closure of the M6 from junction 14 – 16 and the Birmingham works all added … Continue reading

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Sept 1988 – 50 th Anniversary of Pitreavie Castle!

In my early days before mobile phones, it was the trusted land line or the local Police that called you out. The RAF Mountain Rescue Teams were controlled by two Rescue Coordination Centres at Pitreavie Castle and Plymouth. In Scotland … Continue reading

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One day one winter – The big hills in winter from Loch Ossian another era?

The West to East Day 16 – 11/11/77. This is one day in a huge winter walk in 1977 when 3 of us Jim Morning, Terry Moore and myself set off from Skye to Mount Keen. The idea of a … Continue reading

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A Wet walk into Loch Ossian Youth Hostel, a a short day on Beinn Na Lap, in the wilds of Corrour Estate.

On Friday I picked up Derrick ( Yeni) from Forres we left home after 0900 for the midday train to Corrour Railway Station from Tulloch for a weekend with the Moray Mountaineering Club to Loch Ossian Youth Hostel. This is … Continue reading

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