Category Archives: mountain safety

29 July 1980 – Mick Hernon RIP Pic Badile – Stafford MRT. A plea “If your climbing abroad please have Insurance?”

I was in North Wales on 29 July 1980  I had seen plenty of tragedy in the mountains and learned much of the effect that personal loss brings when  we lost one of our own Mick Hernon in the Apls. … Continue reading

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A wander along the great cliffs above Loch Avon in the Cairngorms.

Yesterday though I felt rough with a cold I needed some fresh air and some time in the mountains, I have not been out for a while. I tried to get some company but Bernie had flowers to water and … Continue reading

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Climbing in the Mountains – Read this please Tip, Tap Test?

Unfortunately there has been a couple of bad accidents in the Cairngorms over the weekend one involving a pal Ron Walker who was hurt when a loose block came away. Ron has given his permission to repeat his tale and … Continue reading

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Dundonnell MRT – The opening their new Base at Dingwall.

Today I have been invited to be at the opening of the Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team base at Dingwall.   Dundonnell MRT cover a huge area in the North of Scotland that is sparsely populated and to have raised £185000 … Continue reading

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The Fall , Part 1 Feb 1994 – the story of a big call -out in the Cairngorms with some interesting consequences.

13/2/94 – 16/2/94 Cairngorms – Derry Cairngorm 36/012958 Missing walker – found after a 3-day search in appalling weather- KMRT videoed the CAS who had mild hypothermia and frostbite. This proved a PR nightmare as the walker Told/sold her story … Continue reading

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I am so glad I always took photos on the hills! What was your favourite old camera?

It is not hard to take photos nowadays the simple camera phone /digital revolution makes it so easy to take photos on the hill. I have always carried a camera and broken so many over the years but that is … Continue reading

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4 seasons in a day on Beinn Eighe at the Lancaster crash at the Triple Buttress with two special people.

On Sunday I was up at 0500 and away by 0545 it was raining as I headed over to the West Coast to Torridon to meet some pals for a visit to the Beinn Eighe Lancaster crash in the wild … Continue reading

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