Category Archives: mountain safety

1978 Braeriach Call out – wild weather and wild conditions. No Avalanche service in these days.

25-27/12/78 Braeriach 2 missing walkers.  Avalanched –  2 fatal. Wild weather Christmas Eve 1978 – We had just got back from the epic night on Ben Starav in Glen Etive when one of our hill parties had bivouacked overnight it … Continue reading

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A wee reminder to check each other before you climb. “Buddy buddy “ checks so important.

It’s amazing how quickly you forget things No matter how experienced you think you are. We did a few rock climbs the other day at Reiff in a cold day in the North West. I had not climbed for ages … Continue reading

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Skye – F111 Crash 7 Dec 1982 – Sgurr na Stri .

I make no excuse for putting this article up again this incident was to me life changing and after I returned from America from the commemoration for the 30 th Anniversary of Lockerbie I spoke to a few folk about … Continue reading

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Great walk round the Northern Corries of Cairngorm. No wind lots of snow and stunning views.

I decided to get out for a wander today and though I am still recover from bronchitis but needed to get out. I had a short cycle yesterday only a few miles on my mountain bike and felt a bit … Continue reading

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Character building – Bivying – I learnt from Bivouacking from that.

Nowadays thanks to great books like Munromoonwalker many are spending the night out on the hills. In the RAF Teams we used to have to bivouacs regularly mainly to get a trust in the gear we carried, In the early … Continue reading

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2018 May visit to Beinn Eighe the Lancaster crash site.

  This is a piece I wrote about our trip in May to Torridon. I nearly never went as I was double booked as I was helping a group for charity the day before on Ben Nevis. It was a … Continue reading

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November walking/ climbing in the hills.

I have just finished a series of talks for the Charity Mountain Aid about “Stepping out for Winter” I find that November can be an interesting time on the hills. Over many years I have experienced so many changes in … Continue reading

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