Category Archives: mountain safety

Enjoy the sun but here is a few tips on staying cool in the hills?

The weather had been incredible but very hot, with wee ones especially you have to watch. Sun damage can affect them for ever. A Hat is a must? It may look daft but so effective. I spent 13 months with … Continue reading

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Memories of Everest 2001. The summit is only half way home. The Mountains will always be there the trick it make sure you are to.

I sit here like a wimp after a wee fall and my bruised ribs on the bike so no bike or hills for a while and the sun is battering down and so many are having fun. It is great … Continue reading

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More on helmets – a must ? Climbing, scrambling, bouldering, cycling?

From Pete Hill MIC “A friend of mine had a big fall in Glen Nevis last week. Apart from the outstanding skills of the Belford hospital staff and the brilliant and swift action of Lochaber team members, you can see … Continue reading

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Helmets when scrambling – to me a no – brainer? Yet I still make mistakes.

The sun is out and many are out climbing and scrambling. It is amazing how still so many do not wear helmets yet now when cycling the great majority are now wearing them. Here are two stories. In the RAF … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on looking after our own? Depression, Suicide , Cancer, Alzheimer’s.

Some may think this is a strange post for me to write but over the years sadly some of the same things keep happening. I noticed many years ago that lovers of the outdoor tough men and woman though they … Continue reading

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A visit with Geoff a relative of the Beinn Eighe Lancaster crash crew to the Memorial at RAF Lossiemouth.

Yesterday the body was struggling after a busy few days and I was walking like the “tin man”but after sorting out my gear I had a busy afternoon. Geoff who was with us yesterday on the walk up Beinn Eighe … Continue reading

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Good night in Fort William heading up Ben Nevis .

I am heading up Ben Nevis today with a big group containing several old pals from Mountain Rescue. Most have come from the Stafford area and arrived at all times last night! They have a lot of pals and we … Continue reading

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