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A few thoughts after the Celtman after a great two days. Mountain Extremes talk Thursday 21 st June.

After a long day supporting the Celtman Extreme Triathlon in Torridon  and meeting so many wonderful folk I was pretty tired, it was my first day out for a while it was cold and wet for a lot of the … Continue reading

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The Celtman Extreme Triathlon June 2018, what an event.

It was an incredible idea to organise an Extreme Triathlon in Scotland and a few had their doubts, including myself. A few thought that to run such an event on the West Coast was bold and questions like would the … Continue reading

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Celtman Extreme Triathlon today – all the best to all the competitors and those who look after them.

I woke early and think of all the Celtman and women who are now ready for the swim in Loch Torridon 3.2 kilometre early this morning then they are off for a 202 kilometre cycle and then the run over … Continue reading

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The Celtman Saturday 16 th June 2018 in Wester Ross Torridon all the best to all involved Competitors and Safety Marshall’s.

This weekend I will manage out after a long time out with my rib injury to help Torridon Mountain Rescue Team with the Safety Cover for the Celtman. The team along with others cover the Safety for the Mountain/ running … Continue reading

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June 1984 An interesting ascent of the Great Prow in Skye, classic memories.

Interesting day on the Great Prow Blaven Skye. I was out for another weekends training at Kintail on the West Coast with the RAF Mountain Rescue Team. The weather was great so we planned to get a climb in Skye … Continue reading

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Scary helicopter ride in Skye?

When you look at the photo below it is just the normal photo of a wild Corrie in Skye. It is Coire Bhasteir in Skye the Gateway to this part of the Skye ridge. Every time I look at it … Continue reading

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Respect – in more ways than one . A rescue from the TD Gap in Skye 1960.

How much we take for granted today if we have a problem in the mountains. Nowadays we have the helicopters, well equipped, trained teams, good roads and communications. There were few teams about even in the 60’s and a call … Continue reading

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