Category Archives: mountain safety

Missing on Ben Nevis can you help ?

Officers in Fort William are appealing for information to help trace a woman reported missing in the Lochaber area. Sarah Buick (24), an experienced walker from Dundee, was last known to be, as pictured, at the Summit of Ben Nevis … Continue reading

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Rockfall warning – Kintail South Wall of the Forcan Ridge .

From Mountaineering Scotland. ROCKFALL WARNING: Anyone heading for the Glenshiel area this weekend or in the weeks ahead should be aware of a recent collapse of a lower section of the cliff which forms the south wall of the Forcan … Continue reading

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Beinn Eighe – early start to make the best of the weather. First Munro’s for a while ( over a year). A visit to the Lancaster crash in Corrie Mhic Fhearchair.

“Any chance of a day out on the hill” I get these questions now and again. I have a friend who joined the RAF Leuchars Mountain Rescue Team in the 80’s as a very young lad when I was Team … Continue reading

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The 9th Celtman (The Scottish Extreme Triathlon) is this weekend I hope all involved have fun!

Since the start of the Celtman I was involved in the safety cover with Torridon MRT and helped with others and added a few points over the years. It was amazing when it started and that was an eye opening … Continue reading

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Great days in the Cairngorms / Talisman Clean Sweep and Savage Slit. Plus a sandwich !

It’s a clear as yesterday! We were at the disco in Aviemore with the team it was a great night as they were (early 80’s ) Al Macleod wanted a big day on the rock and I was trying to … Continue reading

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A bothy tale – Early winter Dec 1978 – The Mamores and an encounter at Meannanach bothy.

We were on our first winter traverse West to East of Scotland. We had done a North to South a year earlier and John Hinde one of our mentors had said “if you think your fit try one unsupported in … Continue reading

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TD Gap: Skye – A bit more Info:

TD Gap: A Bit More Info See first photo to show position of loose boulders in relation to the abseil in to the gap. Climber exiting by the severe as used on ridge traverse, belayer looks to be on the … Continue reading

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Warning about the TD Gap in Skye.

Mind The Gap Potential hazard in TD Gap between the abseil and the Severe climb out. This has been put out to climbers ! Thanks Adrian Trednall “Myself and my partner have just been at the TD gap on the … Continue reading

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Stay safe in the Mountains

Hillwalkers and climbers have been delighted to get back to Scotland’s mountains in recent weeks. But Scotland’s weather hasn’t been playing ball with people’s dreams of returning to the heights. While we’re on the countdown to midge season, and ticks … Continue reading

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Climbing on Etive – Padding at its best. Spartan Slab, Hammer and Swastika.

Etive Slabs Memories. I loved the drive down Glen Etive to the end of the road surrounded by Mountains to the loch. The walk in is easy and enjoyable to the foot of these incredible slabs through the ferns. In … Continue reading

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