Category Archives: Mountaineering

A night I will never forget! F111 Crash on the Isle of Skye 7 December 1982

Originally posted on heavywhalley:
A night I will never forget! F111 Crash on the Isle of Skye 7 December 1982 ? “At about 8 pm on the night of 7 December 1982 after descending to about 1000ft over Loch Scavaig, an F-111F…

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Ticks and Lyme disease! A reminder for all – please be aware share and comment?

Ticks As I was walking in my shorts it reminds me of the annual problem we have with ticks. They love the heather, long grass and ferns and at times during the height of summer I have found several ticks … Continue reading

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Lots of work done towards “RideforReuben” then heading North – Maybe the Corbett Hartfell tomorrow on the way to Ayr.

What a great trip South over the last 10 days the girls were in great form myself and Lexi had great early morning walks around the golfcourse and the bluebell wood with Flo the family dog. Yvette is who is … Continue reading

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Sept 1988 – 50 th Anniversary of Pitreavie Castle!

In my early days before mobile phones, it was the trusted land line or the local Police that called you out. The RAF Mountain Rescue Teams were controlled by two Rescue Coordination Centres at Pitreavie Castle and Plymouth. In Scotland … Continue reading

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“Project Torridon Rescue”. Gerry running the London Marathon again aged 73 , my hero. Mountaineering Scotland Easter Safety Advice.

One of my pals Gerry from Torridon Mountain is running the London Marathon again at aged 73. He is a stalwart in the Torridon Mountain Rescue Team in the North West Of Scotland and an incredible man in all aspects. … Continue reading

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Access from the Railway on Cairngorm? Good or Bad ? Comments welcome?

Many like me will be interested in this letter below as it is about the access from the Cairngorm Railway as there are restrictions to the Ptarmigan Restaurant if one comes up on the train to the mountain. There are … Continue reading

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Spellbound in the Cairngorms an enjoyable insight into the Adventures of Liz Quinn and her exploits 1960 – 2016.

My pal Ray Sefton told me of a new book on the Cairngorms by someone his lovely,wife Myrtle knew many years ago when she worked at Glenmore Lodge. Ray and Myrtle are Cairngorm lovers (that sounds rude) Ray was one … Continue reading

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