Category Archives: Mountaineering

The Munro Tops – The Northern Pinnacles of Liathach. One of Scotland’s neglected gems?

There is a good description on the SMC Guide “Highland Scrambles North” and Corrie Na Caime is a wonderful wild corrie. Other guides deride this route as loose in places and there have been a couple of accidents here so … Continue reading

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The latest Stats from Mountain Rescue 2016 – Stats why bother, worth a read?

Yesterday the Scottish Mountain Rescue issued their Stats on the BBC News “Members of Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) were involved in 436 incidents last year, according to the national body’s latest statistics. Of these incidents, more than half, 235, involved the … Continue reading

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A tragic day on Ben Nevis December 1954 – Interesting historical bits and pieces of RAF Mountain Rescue History.

The RAF Rescue Handbook – After the Lancaster Crash on Beinn Eighe Torridon in 1951 was a huge event and as it happened in full winter huge lessons were learned by the RAF Teams .The RAF teams which were still … Continue reading

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A walk up Goatfell – Is this one of Scotland’s busiest hills? A great night in Corrie on the wonderful Isle Of Arran.

Yesterday was Arran looking at its best with waking to the sun and a little breeze, the sea the boats and you could have been in the South of France. I am staying in Lamlash and with Holy Isle as … Continue reading

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Arran wander up Glen Rosa Cir Mor and Beinn Tarsuin.

I am in Arran to help raise funds for the Arran Mountain Festival and I am speaking along with two of the local lassies in Corrie Village Hall tonight at 1930, there will also be a BBQ run by the … Continue reading

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Arran Mountain Festival – fundraiser August

The Isle of Arran why is it so special  to me? It is a huge honour to be asked to speak in Arran about some of my adventures at the Arran Mountain Festival Lecture in August please come along and … Continue reading

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RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team’s ~ Sixty finest quality mountain days in Scotland

Known as ‘The Kinloss sixty’.   The following list was collated in celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the Royal Air Force Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team and is a selection of quality mountaineering and climbing days that can be experienced … Continue reading

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