Category Archives: Rock Climbing

June 1984 An interesting ascent of the Great Prow in Skye, classic memories.

Interesting day on the Great Prow Blaven Skye. I was out for another weekends training at Kintail on the West Coast with the RAF Mountain Rescue Team. The weather was great so we planned to get a climb in Skye … 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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More on helmets – a must ? Climbing, scrambling, bouldering, cycling?

From Pete Hill MIC “A friend of mine had a big fall in Glen Nevis last week. Apart from the outstanding skills of the Belford hospital staff and the brilliant and swift action of Lochaber team members, you can see … Continue reading

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Helmets when scrambling – to me a no – brainer? Yet I still make mistakes.

The sun is out and many are out climbing and scrambling. It is amazing how still so many do not wear helmets yet now when cycling the great majority are now wearing them. Here are two stories. In the RAF … Continue reading

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Skye Rock – Fun in the sun – a long time ago

I was asked for some advice on routes to do in Skye yesterday when I came back from a bik run, there are so many but one day that sticks in my mind is this classic. Myself and wee Jock … Continue reading

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Annual warning to be aware of loose rock whilst scrambling/ climbing in the mountains! Tip, Tap,Test!

Fingers Ridge in the Cairngorms a classic summer/winter  climb but beware of loose rock on high mountain Crags! As the better weather comes it’s great to see folk out climbing my own crag was busy at the weekend at Cummingston … Continue reading

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The Island of Rum – after yesterday’s photo a few have asked the story to it “

  1997  – Another  Rum Callout .  8 Jun 97 Isle of Rum After a long day on the hill just leaving Skye. Injured bird watcher /Mountaineer (1 Alive). Technical carry out of casualty with head injuries and dislocated shoulder. … Continue reading

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