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What do you eat on a hill day? How many calories on an average hill day?

Few will know that I was a Caterer by trade and when involved with RAF Mountain Rescue food was an important part of the team. We all took it in turns cooking not easy as a young 17-year-old for a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Killin Mountain Rescue Team 50 years of Service.

Many who follow the Blog will know of my relationship over many years with the Killin Mountain Rescue Team. When I was at RAF Leuchars for 8 years with the RAF Mountain Rescue Team I worked a lot with Killin. … Continue reading

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Munro Moonwalkers Mountain Safety Advice – well worth a read.

Munro Moon walker Moutain Safety This is a piece from Allan Rowan ” Munro Moonwalker” on his thoughts on Mountain Safety. As a man who is always out in the mountains it has some great advice and is very important … Continue reading

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Hamish Brown congratulations winning the Mountain Culture Award at the Fort William Mountain Festival.

Hamish Brown well done for winning the Mountain Culture Award for 2017 . I was away in Masirah in the Persian Gulf in 1973/74  and did not realise that Hamish Brown and his dog had completed his great traverse of … Continue reading

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New year at Glenshee¬†with the Moray Mountaineering Club.

It was a dreich drive over across the Lecht from home the hills were bare with just the odd patch of snow and a bit windy. The road is pretty tight and I was glad it was daylight and felt … Continue reading

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Intresting article – The Effectiveness of the Glenmore Lodge Minimal Transceiver, Shovel and Probe Companion Rescue Training

The Effectiveness of the Glenmore Lodge Minimal Transceiver, Shovel and Probe Companion Rescue Training Derek Bain, Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore. PH22 1QU. email: derek.bain@glenmorelodge.org.uk http://www.glenmorelodge.org.uk https://www.glenmorelodge.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/The-Effectiveness-of-the-Glenmore-Lodge-Minimal-Transceiver-Shovel-and-Probe-Companion-Rescue-Training.pdf http://WWW.GLENMORELODGE.ORG.UK I read the article with great interest. It is in my mind so important … Continue reading

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Wonderful article in the Mountain Bothies Association Winter newsletter – Jo’s Favourite Bothies

Last night I had a catch up on my admin and as always at this time of year there was a Mountain Bothies Association (MBA) Newsletter for the winter in amongst the cards. I was going to keep it for … Continue reading

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