Category Archives: Mountain rescue

Glen Strathfarrar by bike up a special Glen from near Beauly a magical afternoon.

Yesterday I had a great day the weather was stunning and my mate Kenny Kennworthy now a who lives near Beauly took me for a run on the bikes to Strathfarrar. It is a locked Glen that allows access to … Continue reading

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Photo memories – early 70’s

The end of the RAF Mountain Rescue Team Leaders Walk early 70’s, I was support part on Ben Lomond at the end, then the long drive back to RAF Kinloss 6 hours in a land rover. Look at the gear … Continue reading

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Scrambling – Bouldering, Cycling – the old Question should we wear helmets a discussion point? Thanks in anticipation!

I have a background in Mountain Rescue and the military RAF Mountain Rescue. In my early days we rarely wore helmets when scrambling in the 70’s or even descending steep ground we would take them of at the top of … Continue reading

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Wessex Memories. Helicopter Mountaineering, refuelling from barrels and the odd story.

I just found this photo of the Wessex troops, we had some fun with them over the years great days in that helicopter. Great drop of and pick ups, my favourite was a trip to the Island of  Eigg climb … Continue reading

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Some Character – Born to live forever – Al MacLeod. If going to the Alps please ensure you have Insurance.

Big Al MacLeod I was asked for some guide books for the Alps yesterday and I mentioned Insurance to the young couple and gave them some advice of past ventures after about 20 trips to the Alps. Looking through some … Continue reading

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Great News Drone Assisted Rescue on Broad Peak.

It was great to see that the Scottish climber Rick Allan was spotted by a drone after he had a problem descending from Broad Peak in the Himalayas. Broad Peak (Urdu: بروڈ پیک‎)[2] is the 12th highest mountain in the … Continue reading

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75 years of RAF Mountain Rescue. Thanks for the feedback on the piece on Village Halls. The Duty cook! Everyone had to do it.

Village Hall feedback from Mark Hartree  – Inverailort castle was my most memorable place with a quite interesting host in Mrs Cameron Head. It had a post office that she ran and generally smelt of cat pee. I had a … Continue reading

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