Category Archives: mountain safety

The Munro Tops – The Northern Pinnacles of Liathach. One of Scotland’s neglected gems?

There is a good description on the SMC Guide “Highland Scrambles North” and Corrie Na Caime is a wonderful wild corrie. Other guides deride this route as loose in places and there have been a couple of accidents here so … Continue reading

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The latest Stats from Mountain Rescue 2016 – Stats why bother, worth a read?

Yesterday the Scottish Mountain Rescue issued their Stats on the BBC News “Members of Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) were involved in 436 incidents last year, according to the national body’s latest statistics. Of these incidents, more than half, 235, involved the … Continue reading

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A tragic day on Ben Nevis December 1954 – Interesting historical bits and pieces of RAF Mountain Rescue History.

The RAF Rescue Handbook – After the Lancaster Crash on Beinn Eighe Torridon in 1951 was a huge event and as it happened in full winter huge lessons were learned by the RAF Teams .The RAF teams which were still … Continue reading

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A walk up Goatfell – Is this one of Scotland’s busiest hills? A great night in Corrie on the wonderful Isle Of Arran.

Yesterday was Arran looking at its best with waking to the sun and a little breeze, the sea the boats and you could have been in the South of France. I am staying in Lamlash and with Holy Isle as … Continue reading

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Arran Mountain Festival – fundraiser August

The Isle of Arran why is it so special  to me? It is a huge honour to be asked to speak in Arran about some of my adventures at the Arran Mountain Festival Lecture in August please come along and … Continue reading

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Ardgour a land of mystery the USA Voodoo Aircraft crash in 1964

I am heading for Ardgour tomorrow before I head to Arran for a few days with the Moray Mountaineering Club.  The weather looks not great and I was wanting to climb some of the Corbetts I have left to do … Continue reading

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Call out on Ben Nevis in March 1990 and a great ending updated yesterday July 2017 .

There was a huge search in the mountains in the bad winter of 1990 one that kept the Mountain Rescue teams so busy, it was a sad time with many fatal accidents. As a Team Leader of RAF Kinloss Mountain … Continue reading

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