Category Archives: Mountain rescue

Beinn Enaiglair – 889 metres – Breamore Junction and a grand wee hill in the mist.

Away early and got driven by Babs and her lovely Black Lab to the hills via Dingwall to collect Brent. We were hoping to climb the big Corbett not far from Beinn Dearg near Breamore Junction on the Ullapool road. … Continue reading

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Lockerbie – 29 years on today. My thoughts are with all those who lost loved ones and the Agencies who did their best.

As I passed by Lockerbie on Wednesday going North  it as always is never easy! Since the Disaster in 1988 it has had a huge effect on my life and those I love! I was there with the RAF Mountain … Continue reading

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The Long Way Home.

I am home at last from a great trip South, I was looked after so well by all especially my family in Ayr and Yvette,Dave and the girls at Tokers Green near Reading. I leave in the night as the … Continue reading

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A long road from Lockerbie.

Yesterday I finished my journey to see the people that mean so much to me and now I am down in the Deep South with the Grandkids. On leaving Ayr and spending some time with my sisters and being spoiled … Continue reading

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Ossian a follow up!

Ossian “I read your article in relation to this tragic incident in the Loch Ossian section back in the early fifties. I was up there last winter staying at the Loch Ossian YH on it’s first winter opening all year … Continue reading

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Ideas for Christmas presents and stocking fillers for hill lovers ?

Some ideas for that lover of the mountains in your life? The phrase “All the gear no idea” is even worse after Chritsmas.  The new ice axe and crampons are great and easy to purchase but gaining the skills to … Continue reading

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Yesterday was International Mountain Day my favourite mountain is Sgurr Na Stri in Skye. “The hill of Strife”

International Mountain Day my favourite mountain is Sgurr Na Stri in Skye ! Small in stature but best view in Scotland. It has so many ways up and is protected by a walk in or ferry but in winter this … Continue reading

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