Category Archives: PTSD

Visit to the Shackleton crash site 30 years after the tragedy.

Yesterday I visited the crash site at Maodal 30 years after the accident. It was a lovely day the sun was out and it’s only about an hours walk up from the wee car park below the hill. It was … Continue reading

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29 April 1990 The Shackelton aircraft crash on the Isle of Harris.

The Shackelton Crash Harris AEW MK2 WR965. 30thApril 1990 Grid reference NF 996914 I am in Harris just now having an incredible trip. I have been so lucky to walk and climb here over the years. It like all Islands … Continue reading

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The Ben Lui Jaguar crash 1979 and the Shackleton on Harris 1990 lessons learned.

The RAF Mountain Rescue Team and the other RAF teams are there to recover aircrew from crashed aircraft and also work with the Air Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) after an incident at times this can be on steep and difficult … Continue reading

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1972 – First time on Tower Ridge Ben Nevis .

I had written this a few years ago and it was tidied up by a pal for the RAF MRT newsletter, its worth a look? Forty- eight years ago, I climbed Tower Ridge for the first time. It was September … Continue reading

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A podcast, for mental health some thinking time and a head clearing cycle later along the coast.

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” ― Leonard Cohen Today I was asked to do a podcast for Basic Scotland. https://basics-scotland.org.ukWeb result with site linksBASICS Scotland BASICS Scotland (British Association of Immediate Care) is … Continue reading

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Tragedy and how it effects the community.

I have been writing about the Shackelton Crash in Harris and received so many kind comments from the families who lost loved ones. There has been superb comments from others who were involved with the Rescue Agencies. Many are heartfelt … Continue reading

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Apologies for having to cancel a few talks recently I am trying to get health sorted out.

This week I should have been down South doing a talk for the Mayo family and the Bowland Pennine MRT but unfortunately I have not been feeling great for a while. One of the problems was I lost my voice … Continue reading

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Kegworth – Aircrash- ” lest we forget.” Three weeks after Lockerbie in January 8 th 1989

A friend Steve Roberts wrote this and it worth remembering. Thank you Steve. “Deepest respect and condolences to the relatives of the Boeing passenger jet which went down in Iran. Yet we must not forget the Kegworth Air Disaster – … Continue reading

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Crazy Sorrow – The life and death of Alan Mullin a book that is hard to read but you have to finish it.

This is the story of one of Scotland’s young mountaineers Alan Mullin his short life and his dad death. To me it tells a story of a horrific childhood the effects of sectarian bigotry, a hard life in the military … Continue reading

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Sgurr Na Stri Skye A wonderful moving day and a visit to the USA F111F Crash site.

On the 29 June 2019 I was asked along with Adrian Trendall a local Skye Mountain Guide to accompany the brother and sister to a aircraft crash site where they lost their Dad in December 1982 . At that time … Continue reading

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