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  The early days of Mountain Rescue was done by Police, local keepers, stalkers, shepherds, Coastguards, climbers and in the very early days the RAF Mountain Rescue. When I was Team leader at RAF Kinloss I managed to collate all … Continue reading

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When I joined Mountain Rescue in the 70’s the Mountaineering World was life was dominated by males. I was amazed to meet Molly Porter a strong powerful leader and Mountaineer who then was the leader of the Cairngorm MRT. Coming … Continue reading

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Update – Corbetts for Courses 2019   Wanted: more Corbetteers!  Mountain Aid: the hill walkers’ charity is trying to get all Corbetts climbed during its May 2019 initiative Corbetts for Courses. After a cold start to the month, the good weather is bringing out the hillwalkers and – now just over halfway through … Continue reading

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Yesterday I had a visit to Glenmore Lodge Near Aviemore to help with a video on Mental Health Awareness Week for Mountain Rescue. The Cairngorms were looking superb with lots of snow high up. I am still not ready for … Continue reading

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The Mountaineering Club are in Rum just now I am sitting patiently waiting for my eyes to recover, I get the odd texts about the fun they are having. Kinloss Mountain Rescue visit to Rum, the Ridge ,the Post Office … Continue reading

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This photo was taken yesterday – The Shackleton Memorial on Modal Harris photo taken by D McLeish taken on the 29 th Anniversary 30/4/19. This was from a friend who ran the Crash Guard team after we left Harris we … Continue reading

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I am up in the North West staying with friends for the night at Elphin in a cottage about 30 minutes North of Ullapool! After a great night I got up early to watch the sunrise this place to me … Continue reading

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