Category Archives: mountain safety

Bothies – a few thoughts, comments welcome.

I have seen a bit of a “stramash” on the media forums about problems in the Mountain Bothies. Some of the discussions have been very heated as more is written about these wonderful places. They are unique to this country … Continue reading

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Some ideas for stocking fillers for lovers of the outdoors.

As always a few ideas for the Christmas stocking fillers. A Bothy bag / a great bit of kit its magic of you ever need it in an emergency or to get out of the weather. They all are lightweight … Continue reading

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Every photo tells a story. Always take them a savour them mark them up with dates people and hills.

It’s great when you go through old photos and they can mean so much. It was a lot harder in the 70 when film was expensive to develop and cameras were not so cheap. I in the end took two … Continue reading

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Dicing with Death Feb 1990 – A winter Ascent of the Central Buttress of Beinn Eighe

This is the second of a series of 5 articles written by my pal Andy Watkins. Andy was sadly knocked of his bike many years ago and is now confined to a wheelchair. I knew Andy well he was a … Continue reading

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Night time walks, rescues and climbs in the summer and winter.

Night time climbs and walks. A few memories. It’s so popular now to go out at night on the mountains camp or bivy and catch the early sunrise on the summits . Over the years all over the world I … Continue reading

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1953 Avalanche Probes – Homemade ice axes and at the time new ideas.

After my wee piece on old gear I always think its worth showing what the Mountain Rescue and climbers were using years ago. Can you imagine in 1953 looking for avalanche victims with homemade gas piping made in the RAF … Continue reading

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Great climbing gear / The Moac Nut ! Wooden Wedges.

Who remembers the classic MOAC nut. I loved them I remember on a classic route Nordwand in winter on Ben Nevis retreating from a battered in Moac and abseiling off into a storm. It will still be there! Also using … Continue reading

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