Category Archives: SAR

A short morning on Sgurr Na Bannachdaich the Isle of Skye 965 metres! 

According to many sources guide books “Sgurr Na Bannadich Munro 190 is one of the easiest Munros on Skye and a fine viewpoint ” it is the most westerly of all the Munros! It is usually done with several others … Continue reading

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A superb video on Skye starring Spike Sykes and an early start.

One of my mates Ian “Spike” Sykes has made a video filmed in Skye at the JMCS hut a Coruisk it is only short and is well worth a watch. I hope you can get it with the link attached. … Continue reading

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Wild wet journey home – sad news from Wales.  

Yesterday I got home after my trip through some wild weather heavy rain and high winds. The Mountains looked wild and I was glad I was not on the hill today. It brightened up near home and the last few … Continue reading

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Day 2 Golf in Wales-well done on the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award -Daedalus Explorers Scouts.

We had a great day yesterday at  Denbigh in Wales playing golf with pals for a week. We had a great day in the sun near the Vale of Clyyd . We brought another ex mountaineer Alaister Haveron to join … Continue reading

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Classic Climbing – Cairngorms Clean Sweep Hells Lum Crag – great memories of crazy days on the rock with some top folk.

Allen Fyffe that great man writes about the Classic Clean Sweep a superb rock climb in the Cairngorms in Classic Rock.  He says make sure its dry and wear your rock boots! Clean Sweep Very Severe 500 feet  – first … Continue reading

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Great news for Torridon Mountain Rescue Team – Well done all.

I heard the great news that Torridon MRT had raised the money needed for their new Mountain Rescue Base. At present they were working out of a cupboard in the Youth Hostel and had done for many years. Many who … Continue reading

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“Crab crawl”a wander round Cairngorm and a visit to a few old haunts? The sad mess on the other side of Cairngorm?

It was out with a few pals yesterday Yeni, Berty, Gus and Brent average age 60 -70 apart from Brent. Now these boys love the Cairngorms and the weather was great so it was an early pick up for Gus,Bernie … Continue reading

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