Category Archives: Mountain rescue

Is the weather going to improve? New Ayrshire Potatoes, and Hazel Strachan hopes to complete 100 Munros in June on Lochnagar on Friday for Charity.

The summer is a time I love and the unseasonable weather juts now is not great but at least on the East Coast the weather is okay, that is why I live here. The Summer is also the time of … Continue reading

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July 1944 – Wellington Crash in the Mondaliaths and the very early days of RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue

July 1944 – The Early days of RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team July 1944 – With the increasing number of flying accidents in the mountains, Mountain Rescue was playing a more important part in RAF Kinloss Station activities based in … Continue reading

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29 July 1980 – Mick Hernon RIP Pic Badile – Stafford MRT. A plea “If your climbing abroad please have Insurance?”

I was in North Wales on 29 July 1980  I had seen plenty of tragedy in the mountains and learned much of the effect that personal loss brings when  we lost one of our own Mick Hernon in the Apls. … Continue reading

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A wander along the great cliffs above Loch Avon in the Cairngorms.

Yesterday though I felt rough with a cold I needed some fresh air and some time in the mountains, I have not been out for a while. I tried to get some company but Bernie had flowers to water and … Continue reading

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A special tribute/ celebration of JC life.

Yesterday was a special celebration of a good mans life! John Coull’s funeral service was a great tribute to John. Family and friends came from far and wide and there was a guard of honour when John arrived. It was … Continue reading

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Climbing in the Mountains – Read this please Tip, Tap Test?

Unfortunately there has been a couple of bad accidents in the Cairngorms over the weekend one involving a pal Ron Walker who was hurt when a loose block came away. Ron has given his permission to repeat his tale and … Continue reading

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A wonderful afternoon with Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team at the Opening of their new Base in Dingwall. It gives you faith in human kindness.

I have been extremely lucky in my life to meet so many great people, nowadays with the World in turmoil it is wonderful to celebrate a happy event with good people. Dundonnell MRT opened their new Base in Dingwall and … Continue reading

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