Category Archives: People

A wild Call out in the Cairngorms.

When you hear that the Mountain Rescue teams are out and the weather is wild  and winds are high few understand what that means. Cairngorm MRT recently located a casualty injured on the plateau on a wild night with incredible … Continue reading

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Andy Nisbet’s Funeral Arrangements . Wednesday 20 Th Feb at 1315 at Aberdeen Crematorium West Chapel.

Liz Wallace, Andy’s sister has written: My brother Andy’s funeral will be at Aberdeen Crematorium West Chapel (AB15 8PT) on Wednesday 20th February at 1.15pm and afterwards at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen Treetops (AB15 7AQ ). All welcome. Please dress … Continue reading

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Winter Mountaineering boots? Get a grip?

Boots from Mountaineering Scotland website https://www.mountaineering.scot/activities/mountaineering/winter-mountaineering/getting-started/boots This is a great free website well worth a read and the video explains it all. Which boots for winter mountaineering? Boots are probably the most important item of winter equipment. The type of … Continue reading

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The connection of Steve Perry, Ben Hope and an small insight a part of the man.

I received this through my blog and it a lovely tribute to Steve Perry and gives you an insight into who he was. I am sorry that I did not know Steve but I had heard of his exploits and … Continue reading

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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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Seanna Bhraig what a grand mountain. The bothies Magoos and the MBA, Winter climbing and the Late Phil Jones.

Seanna Bhraig past visits .I love this Mountain is still remote as it was on my first visit in 1973 and on several long days with the Beinn Dearg Hills – they called it character building. I also did it … Continue reading

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Mixed emotions

I was supposed to be at Newtonmore for the weekend and drove down after a hospital appointment in the snow across the Dava Moor. I was going to be out with my club the Moray Mountaineers. We were staying at … Continue reading

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