Category Archives: Mountaineering

A wonderful tribute to Andy Nisbet by Martin Moran

Tribute by Martin Moran to Andy and Steve. A wonderful tribute. https://www.moran-mountain.co.uk/blog

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RAF Mountain Rescue – Now and Then:​1984 to 2018 “Have things really changed​​ Willie MacRitchie:​1984 – trialist at RAF Leuchars MRT​2018 – WO MRS”

Now and Then:1984 to 2018 I was very lucky to been able to re publish this article by my mate Willie MacRitchie an Islander  from Lewis. Willie was a very young lad when I met him at RAF Leuchars in … Continue reading

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Stunning day in the Cairngorms – so many out enjoying themselves, Blue skies, cold, no wind.

  I had the offer of a lift by Dan and Pete to go to the Cairngorms yesterday the weather was perfect and the Avalanche forecast good. I have to drive a lot on my own and it was to … Continue reading

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Off to the Cairngorms with mates depending on the roads and weather.

The weather looks not bad in a matter of fact it looks great as does the Avalanche Forecast so I am off to the Cairngorms for a wander depending on the roads. It snowed heavily yesterday and even where I … Continue reading

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50 years of MOFFAT Mountain Rescue Team.

Taken from Moffat MRT Facebook page. “50 Years ago this weekend Hugh Sinclair called a meeting in Moffat after a death in the Grey Mares Tail. Moffat Hill Rescue Service was born and today the team is still going strong … Continue reading

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Wonderful tribute to Al Ward.

Yesterday I left early to go to a friends funeral in Onich near Glencoe. The rain was incredible it poured most of the day. The roads were flooded and it took care the hills were looking bare of snow and … Continue reading

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What can you do to ensure a safe day out? Have some procedures in place.

In my early days I  was very lucky as I was part of a bunch of folk who were taught very quickly that we all had to look after each other on the hills.  The RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team … Continue reading

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