Category Archives: Mountain rescue

Scary helicopter ride in Skye?

When you look at the photo below it is just the normal photo of a wild Corrie in Skye. It is Coire Bhasteir in Skye the Gateway to this part of the Skye ridge. Every time I look at it … Continue reading

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A insight into a different World of Cycling and meeting two icons Mark Beaumont and Alan Hinkes of the Outdoor world.

Yesterday I travelled from Ayr through the wonderful scenery of the Galloway and Borders on my way to the Keswick Mountain Festival. I passed many of the places where my Dad and Mum took us hill walking over 50 years … Continue reading

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Early 70’s the Bull call – out on the 5 Sisters of Kintail?

In the early 70’s at RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue the Team Leader got a call from the Skye Police asking for assistance in moving a Bull from the famous hills the 5 Sisters of Kintail. It was according to the … Continue reading

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Respect – in more ways than one . A rescue from the TD Gap in Skye 1960.

How much we take for granted today if we have a problem in the mountains. Nowadays we have the helicopters, well equipped, trained teams, good roads and communications. There were few teams about even in the 60’s and a call … Continue reading

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2 June 1994 – From training Exercise to a real incident: The Chinook Crash Mull Of Kintyre and a visit in 2017.

2 June 1994 From training Exercise to a real incident: The Chinook Crash Mull Of Kintyre Twenty four years have passed and this story is still as vivid as it was when it happened. It was an unreal day I … Continue reading

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Enjoy the sun but here is a few tips on staying cool in the hills?

The weather had been incredible but very hot, with wee ones especially you have to watch. Sun damage can affect them for ever. A Hat is a must? It may look daft but so effective. I spent 13 months with … Continue reading

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Memories of Everest 2001. The summit is only half way home. The Mountains will always be there the trick it make sure you are to.

I sit here like a wimp after a wee fall and my bruised ribs on the bike so no bike or hills for a while and the sun is battering down and so many are having fun. It is great … Continue reading

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