Category Archives: SAR

Torridon Mountain Rescue Team needs your support – Please watch this video and if you can give a little..

When I left the RAF MRT I was lucky enough to work with the Torridon and Kinlochewe Team for a few years. Old age and illness made me retire at 60 after 40 years with the Mountain Rescue. Torridon and … Continue reading

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Some Old rock climbing gear – basic ropes,simple harnesses, no helmets, and limited protection

Sadly I had done no climbing when I joined the RAF mountain Rescue and my pride and joy was when I got issued with 2 Scott karabiners, a screw gate and my Yellow belt. What was that yellow belt called? … Continue reading

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A sad day for SAR in Ireland. Spare a thought if you see a SAR Helicopter today and never take them for granted!

“Tragedy in Ireland – sadly  air, sea and shore searches are continuing this morning for the three crew missing from the Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92 helicopter which crashed off the north Mayo coast early yesterday morning. Senior Irish Coast Guard pilot Capt … Continue reading

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Sad news from Skye Mountain Rescue Team. My thoughts are with Stuart’s family and friends.

I have added this short piece as I have a fe who follow my blog overseas and many know the Skye Mountain Rescue Team. I love Skye and made many pals over the years with the Mountain Rescue Team. Skye … Continue reading

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Winter skills day tomorrow in the Cairngorms.

It has gone so mild and tomorrow is the Annual Winter skills day for my local Moray Mountaineering Club we are off to the Cairngorms. It is  now annual event run by the club and gives some of the club … Continue reading

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Thanks for a good night in Aviemore at the Mountain Skills chat in the Mountain Cafe Aviemore. Learning from experiences?

Many thanks to the Mountain Cafe in Aviemore for hosting the Mountain Skills talk last night, it was a great crowd and as always the food was exceptional. The talks the last in the series is sponsored by Mountaineering Scotland … 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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