Category Archives: Mountaineering

75 years on a forgotten tale of the Wellington Crash 10 Dec 1942 Geal Charn near Beinn Alder.

Beinn Alder Crash  10 th Dec 1942 There is an amazing story of a Vickers Wellington  aircraft 10/12/1942 that crashed south eastern flank of Geal Charn  One  crew member survived in mid-winter and went for help – what a story … Continue reading

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How little change in the basic Compass from 1744 apart from the cost! Reverse Polarity ? Looking for a new phone for the hills?

This compass was used just before Culloden by Bonnie Prince Charlie it is made of ivory. It can be seen at the Culloden Visitor Centre at Inverness. I wonder how much that is worth today? It is amazing how close … Continue reading

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The Walk ” some prisons have no walls “- a story to make us all think how lucky we are?

This is a plug for a man I admire Mikey Kay and his love for his brother Spencer who is a severely autistic. This autism means he has had around-the-clock care since he was born. His mother literally looked after him … Continue reading

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35 years on – 7 December 1982 – The F111 USAF crashed on Sgurr Na Stri (The hill of Strife) Isle of Skye.

I heard from another person from the USA who had read my blog  last night, he was on this incident on the enquiry team after the crash for the F111 aircraft on the Isle of Skye. I thought it was … Continue reading

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F111 Crash on Stron Na Stri – The Island Of Skye 7 Dec 1982.

Originally posted on heavywhalley:
The Plaque near Egol in Skye the plaque is near the path a grid reference of its location would be great! Photo Ian Wright. During the Christmas period I had a quite time socially but met…

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A windy December night and more to come.

Last night the wind picked up and the forecast is  for a wild few days. Living near the sea the windows were rattling and they are forecasting a big storm from the effects of Hurricane Caroline. When I am asked … Continue reading

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Yesterday was International Volunteer Day thanks to all who give of their precious time. Fittingly a presentation night with Daedalus Explorers  Scouts  

A got a few reminders that today is a day to thank all those who give off their time voluntary to help others. The country would not exist with out them and their are so many who help I all … Continue reading

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