Category Archives: Rock Climbing

Heading home from Glen Clova A glen for all seasons?Memories of past days with the RAF Wessex from Leuchars. Neil Robertson stretchers?

The Glen Clova Hotel was packed the small bar only a few seats the rest were full with meals being served that looked great so I has a quick pint after dinner and back to the bunkhouse. It would be … Continue reading

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A weekend at Glen Clova, a fair drive but well worth it.

I was out with the Moray Mountaineering Club to Glen Clova na old haunt of mine when I was with RAF Leuchars Mountain Rescue (LMRT). It was a short drive in these days and a magic Glen approach to Clova. … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid Winter talk last night Kilmarnock full house again tonight Dumfries Police HQ at 1930. Ayr United win what a day.

Last nights talk for Mountain Aid was held in Kilmarnock at the Capringham Golf Club it was a great success with another full house. The event was hosted by the Am Binnien club. Thanks to all. Despite the dark night … Continue reading

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RAF Kinloss MRT Incidents 1965 – 1969 “The Golden Years of SAR”

    As mentioned in the previous blog these were ever changing times huge advances in ability in climbing due to improvements in gear and this also included Mountain Rescue equipment. The Fox of Glencoe ” Hamish MacInnes had developed … Continue reading

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The art of getting old – ungracefully!

  Yesterday I applied for my OAP ( yes I am that old now) yes you have to apply for it that was news to me. It was pretty easy in the end and the results soon should be a … Continue reading

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Tom Patey – One man’s mountains a few tales from a must read.

One of the great mountaineering books I have ever read is One Man’s Mountains about the life of the famous Scottish Climbing Doctor Tom Patey.  Sadly I never met Tom but he was well known by many of my friends … Continue reading

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Sadly another wet day on Skye – The Fairy Pools a “honey pot” and Bruach Na Frithe in the wet and misty wander.

Skye Day 2 – I was staying at the fantastic BMC hut in Glenbrittle in Skye with the Moray Mountaineering Club. I had already had a short day previous on Sgurr Na Bannadich before the weather broke. I had an early … Continue reading

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