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The Big Fall – “The Hill” Creag Dubh Sept 83

The Big Fall. We all had a weekend off for a Team wedding at Craigellachie. It was a Classic Highland wedding with lots of whisky. At this time a few of us we’re mad about climbing and had planned to … Continue reading

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Great days in Applecross.

Sword of Gideon VS 4c – Beleach Na Ba Applecross/ Cioch Nose This is a Tom Patey classic climb Sword of Gideon. It’s a mountain route at VS and is rather unusual for Scotland as it is at an altitude … Continue reading

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“Tranters Round” The Longest Day copied from notes left by the Late Jim Green Kinloss Mountain Rescue.

This is an article by an old pal sadly gone Jim Green. Its about a route that at the time was and in my mind still is a classic. Tranters Round. In these days of Ultra running the Ramsay Round … Continue reading

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Interesting day on the Prow – Blaven Skye, fancy dress and a call – out.

I was out for another weekends training at Kintail on the West Coast with the RAF Mountain Rescue Team from RAF Leuchars in Fife. The weather was great so we planned to get a climb in Skye just over the … Continue reading

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The Sneer – Memory lane Hells Lum Crag. A wet day out.

My wee blog about Hells Lum Crag brought this response from an old pal Peter White or “Chalkie” as we knew him. Chalkie had settled in Glencoe and was now one of Hamish’s boys in the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team. … Continue reading

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1976 North to South Walk of Scotland day 2: Conival and Ben More Assynt. Into the wilds.

This is the story of my first Walk from North – South of Scotland in May 1976 it was an adventure and no day was ever the same. The gear was simple the maps basic but what a trip 1976 … Continue reading

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Cameron’s Barn. Ben Nevis

When I joined the RAF Kinloss Team there were so many places the team used as Base Camps all over Scotland. Most I used they ranged from some incredible Bothies, huts, halls, Castles, Lodges to barns. These places had huge … Continue reading

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Secrets of Ben Nevis. The Ben Nevis Bogie – In a time well before helicopters!

My friend Ray Sefton ex Team Leader RAF Kinloss and RAF Leuchars MRT sent me this information on the Bogie on Ben Nevis. These were the early days of Rescue when locals, climbers and the Police were involved. A lot … Continue reading

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Thinking Time. Looking back / The Monach Isles.

On the way back from a trip to the St Kilda we visited the Monach Isles I was on our way home after an incredible 5 day trip to St Kilda. https://www.island-cruising.com/ We were on the MV Cuma and had … Continue reading

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Rum , Atlantic Corrie, Manx Shearwaters and a Call -out.

1997  – Another  Rum Callout .  8 Jun 97 Isle of Rum After a long day on the hill just as we were leaving Skye. Injured bird watcher .). Technical carry out of casualty with head injuries and dislocated shoulder.  … Continue reading

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