Category Archives: Mountain rescue

The Wellington aircraft crash near Geal Charn 10 December 1942 and a survivors story. The Corrour Tragedy.

Yesterday I had a lovely visit from Andrew and Karin Miller who had travelled all the way from Australia. They had been trying to get information on an aircraft crash that a relative died in during the war. He told … Continue reading

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Last day in Plockton and a wee cycle in Applecross sadly meeting a nutter in a car.

I was at Plockton on the West Coast after staying in the incredible Station House by the railway line. I said good-bye to Lyle and Judy who had a long drive South and planned a bike ride. The road to … Continue reading

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A big day in Fisherfield and an unplanned night in the bothy at Shenevall

In the early 80’s I was into big days on the hills. In Mountain Rescue we trained hard for the inevitable call out after a long day on the hill or after work! To get fit we pushed out the … Continue reading

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Still looking for photos and stories of Ted Atkins for the Celebration of his life in Arran Great to have taken photos all my time in hills.

I am amazed at the photos I have received from pals on Ted Atkins . Ted was never camera shy and there must be so many great undiscovered gems about! Thanks and please keep them coming. The photo below is … Continue reading

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Looking back 40 years ago – Sept 1978 Beinn EIghe, Liathach and a lost bag on Liathach so no Ben Alligin.

I have been reading my old diaries last night and found on this weekend 40 year ago I was with the RAF Kinloss MRTwere at Kinlochewe in Torridon, staying in the old hall now a cafe. I was on the … Continue reading

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How often does the media use and misuse phrases like “Legends” “walking in the footsteps of Giants? “

This photo shows the Simple gear and equipment used on the hill 1951 on the recovery of 8 casualties from the Lancaster Crash on Beinn Eighe in that wild winter. How often does the media get it wrong we have … Continue reading

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Wild weather yesterday – the wind is the killer !

Yesterday there was a day of wild winds and heavy rain I am in Alloa on a golf week and we never went out ! Winds especially scare me and it was bad enough in Stirling I cannot imagine what … Continue reading

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