Category Archives: Mountaineering

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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All the best Jenny Graham – for your attempt at the Round the World Record 18000 miles unsupported.

I was at a great wedding a few weeks ago where I met so many interesting folk. Among the guests was Jenny a girl from my Mountaineering Club and a member of the Torridon Mountain Rescue Team. We had a … Continue reading

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Farewell old watch – what now for the hill?

In the old days it was map ,compass, watch when I started on the hills nowadays we have gadgets now on our phone that can nearly do all those things! Yet I always carry a map, compass and wear a … Continue reading

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Moray Sea School commemoration plaque at Burghead over the weekend. Great to see that this special place and memories are not forgotten for all the good work they did and still do!

My first weekend with RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue was in Feb 1982. We travelled to Kintail and stayed in a small barn opposite the Kintail Arms Hotel. It is one of the most scenic places in Scotland on the West … 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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