Category Archives: Mountain rescue

The Kegworth Air Disaster a few thoughts. Thinking of all those who lost their lives and the Agencies involved including RAF MRT.

Few will realise that after Lockerbie Tragedy in December 2018 a few weeks later on this day there was another Aircraft crash.   Again the RAF Mountain Rescue Teams Stafford and RAF Linton on Ouse/Leeming were on scene and I … Continue reading

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Guy Lacelle 1954 – 2009

I was looking at some old diaries and Guy name came up. I am trying to get a photo of him with us. We had decided to go to Canada it was the idea of Tom Mac Donald and Mark … Continue reading

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Kintail Days a few memories.

I was at Kintail for the New Year and had a great time what an area the sea and the mountains make this a special place here are a few memories. My first weekend in Mountain Rescue at RAF Kinloss … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on the tragedy on Ben Nevis.

I was up in Kintail and had a wonderful day on a grand hill with friends on New Years day above 700 metres it was very icy underfoot as there was a keen frost. Some pals on the bigger hills … Continue reading

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Morvich Kintail for the West Coast for New year.

We watched the weather forecast for our trip to Morvich on the West Coast with the Moray Mountaineering club for their New Year Meet. I took a pal Dianne with us and we stopped to pick up some food in … Continue reading

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A Kintail tragedy many years ago at New Year 1960 that we can learn from !

106-3/60 4-5/01/60 Kintail Search for missing hill walker.  Not found due to heavy snowfalls. Huge search  Found in Sept 1962 in Glean Fhada- Fatal It is amazing how little you know about the local hills you love  and their tales … Continue reading

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Good pals a grand book “Scotland’s Mountain with one Axe” and watch “Roads less travelled” tonight BBC2 at 1830 .

Yesterday I had a few visitors and great craik my great pal John Cosgrove who put my bike back on the rollers for the winter so I can train. John says he has visions of me going through the wall … Continue reading

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