Category Archives: Munros

Ray Sefton Sunshine – one of the best . The Way it was.

Ray Sefton (Sunshine) was and still is one of the best people I have met. He joined the RAF in 1956 when National Service was still going. The RAF Mountain Rescue Teams were full of characters, many who were excellent … Continue reading

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John Hinde another great character.

I was very fortunate to meet so many great mentors in RAF Mountain Rescue. John Hinde was one who helped me a lot and gave me so much of the history of the Mountain Rescue Service. John was a superb … Continue reading

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Glen Nevis a place of many memories

Yesterday I did a wee bit of filming with Dave and Claire McLeod. The weather held for us and we got a few shots and a wee video done.The drive down was okay apart from Inverness which seems to have … Continue reading

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Latest Munro information. Thank you the Munro Society & Anne Butler.

My Last Munro first time An Sochach with Pete McGowna, Les Boswell and Mark. We all have great memories of the Munros I will never for get the day I finished and my pal Tom Mac Donald finished on the same … Continue reading

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Happy New year. Stay, happy, healthy and look after others. A look back and Forward!

It’s been a hard year for many but the great thing is there are so many great folk out there. Who would believe we would have a war in Ukraine, food banks and the political unrest in the Uk. Yet … Continue reading

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Winter Top Tip – Preparation.

Plan your day – look at routes in advance cans be prepared to change your plans. Look at weather and avalanche forecasts not just on the day of your journey. Build up a picture of what’s happening. Leave a plan … Continue reading

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1976 The Munro’s – 46 years on. A few thoughts.

Munros- 46 years on. Big changes but still a great way to get to know Scotland. In my early wa liking days the Munro’s was a huge ambition. I completed them in 27 Mov 1976! It was recorded in the … Continue reading

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More Classic smaller mountains: Fionaven the Reay Forest North – West Sutherland.

I have promised a pal that we will climb the Corbett Fionaven she has been waiting to climb in for a while. I hope next May when I am fit enough still to climb a big mountain after my health … Continue reading

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Remembrance week – Ben Macdui Avro Anson air crash remembered.

“Lest we forget” Many people visit Ben Mac Dui as the second biggest mountain in the United Kingdom it is a busy mountain. It is amazing how many visit this summit yet fail to notice a memorial marked on the … Continue reading

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1975 – Back home and on the hills again. Completing the Munro’s became the main aim.

One of the great things about being away on a 9 month tour to Masirah in the Persian Gulf was I got a months leave as you cannot take leave in Masirah. I had plans hatched with my pal at … Continue reading

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