Category Archives: mountain safety

Winter round of the Munro’s – winter 282 a film by Kevin Woods.

The film was Introduced by Jenny Graham a local world record breaking cyclist and superb host. This was A marvellous insight into a winter Traverse of all the 282 Munro’s in winter . Influenced by Sir Hugh Munro Hamish Brown … Continue reading

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Opening of the new Hebrides Mountain Rescue Base in Stornaway.

Yesterday I had the honour of opening the New Hebrides Mountain Rescue Team Base in Stornaway. My stepdaughter and myself travelled over from Ullapool in the ferry a journey of over 2 hours. It was wonderful tone on the ferry … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountain Rescue Stats 2022.

Mountain Rescue Stats for 2022 ⛰ Statistics for 2022 ⛰ Thank you to the Scottish Mountain Rescue for there annual Stats report. Well worth reading in full. 2022 was another busy year for Scottish MR teams. There was 636 total … Continue reading

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Loch Coruisk – Skye – a natural film set that only nature could produce.

To me Loch Coruisk holds many memories. On my first traverse of the Skye Ridge in 1972 it looked a wild place of wild water and dark cliffs. Next year I came over the main ridge Sgurr na Bannadich and … Continue reading

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Another great day on Skye Sgurr Na Stri the wee mountain that keeps on going. Mixed emotions at the USAF F111 Crash site.

It was a reasonable night in the tent awakened by the deer arriving near the tent. The weather was superb and we decided on Sgurr na Stri and a visit to the USAF F111 that crashed near the summit. Adrian … Continue reading

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Skye Coruisk Memorial hut, a few days in Skye a trip with the Misty isle boat.

I was honoured to be asked to Loch Coruisk for a few nights in the Coruisk Memorial hut. The hut is owned by the Junior Mountaineering Club of Scotland ( JMCOfS) Glasgow Section. Adrian and Bridgette who is a climbing … Continue reading

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Fire Hazard – be. Careful

Fires hazard is back please be careful when out. Glenuig inn update “ Morning. Presume most of you are aware of the devastating fires we had for the last 2 days and onwards. This picture shows how the skill of … Continue reading

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Favourite wee hills – Sgur na Stri ,Stac Pollaidh & Suiliven.

Mine is easy Sgur Na Stri on Skye I have so many memories of this mountain when I was involved in an epic aircraft crash in December 1982. It was an epic which I gave written about in many blogs. … Continue reading

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Missing person Ben Nevis.From Police Scotland -sadly located 13/4/23

Officers are appealing for information to trace a 26-year-old man who has been missing on Ben Nevis since Tuesday, 11 April, 2023. Zekun Zhang was last seen around 1pm near the summit of Carn Mor Dearg, and is believed to … Continue reading

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Fionaven – almost a Munro.

I had promised a pal that we will climb it, I love this mountain been very lucky to climb it about 10 times. It is spectacular and can be seen for miles the shattered quartzite makes the hill look white … Continue reading

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