Category Archives: Mountaineering

Fly tipping on the Dava Way near Grantown a long standing problem all over. Terrible in many places Loch Laggan on going !

Yesterday I went for a wander along the Dava Way. The main road was shut to Grantown due to roadworks so we went the back roads! After visiting an old climbing ground Huntlys Cave then we wandered along the Dava … Continue reading

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The joys of climbing and walking that live forever in your memories!

The joys of climbing and Mountaineering. These are experiences that never leaves your memory? It is amazing the effect that Mountaineering can have in your life! Many climb / walk for a few years when they are young then get … Continue reading

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The Island of Rum – after yesterday’s photo a few have asked the story to it “

  1997  – Another  Rum Callout .  8 Jun 97 Isle of Rum After a long day on the hill just leaving Skye. Injured bird watcher /Mountaineer (1 Alive). Technical carry out of casualty with head injuries and dislocated shoulder. … Continue reading

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North Wales in the late 70’s. Thanks to a few friends. A grand place to be and learn.

Originally posted on heavywhalley:
1979 Ben Lui crash Hercules transport The blog on climbing in North Wales brought back so many memories of great days in North Wales when I was posted down South as a full-time Deputy Team Leader…

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The 1993 RAF Mountain Rescue Calendar 1943 – 1993 some classic drawings.This one of Colin Pibworth BEM. A true legend..

The photo above is of the late great Colin Pibworth a man I took over from as Deputy Mountain Rescue Team Leader at RAF Valley! I was beginning my career in 1979 he was in his final years . Pib … Continue reading

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A few memories of Ben Nevis – the 4 ridges in a day and my first call -out on Ben Nevis in 1972.

Yesterday I met a old mate Dougie who now works with the SAR helicopter at Bristows in Inverness as an engineer. We had a coffee in Elgin and he was talking about his days on the RAF Kinloss MRT in … Continue reading

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Double booked – Ben Nevis and Beinn Eighe in two weeks time. Some of the tale of the memorial on Beinn Eighe.

Busy weekend coming up soon 19/20 the June  booked for a day on  Ben Nevis with Jenny  Val and pals then the Sunday over to Beinn Eighe in Torridon for a walk into the Lancaster Crash on the wild Coire … Continue reading

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