Category Archives: SAR

A visit with Geoff a relative of the Beinn Eighe Lancaster crash crew to the Memorial at RAF Lossiemouth.

Yesterday the body was struggling after a busy few days and I was walking like the “tin man”but after sorting out my gear I had a busy afternoon. Geoff who was with us yesterday on the walk up Beinn Eighe … Continue reading

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1976 North – South Walk – Glen Affric – Food and boots drop off by Seaking helicopter. Greenfields and the Big 4 On Ben Nevis.

  Day 11  May 19 –  The bIg Hills of Kintail  – It was a great start from  Altbeithe Youth Hostel and another big day ahead. We had a look at the crash nearby of a Vickers Wellington that crashed … Continue reading

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The old Scottish Mountain Rescue lapel Badge! Great

When I joined the RAF Kinloss MR team after so many call outs I was awarded and presented with a small badge along with Tom MacDonald and a few others. It was my pride and joy and sadly over the … Continue reading

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Winter Talks – Tuesday 6th March 7-10pm   Students Union, King’s Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JF  in The Common Room (Food Court) Three talks:

Winter Talks Series 2018 – The Carnethy Hill Running Club Winter Talks series Edinburgh Everyone is welcome; you don’t need to be a member of Carnethy to attend. Tuesday 6th March 7-10pm  – Students Union, King’s Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JF … Continue reading

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A cycle in Appin heaven! On the hills from Lochaber MRT “The conditions are great at moment but underfoot they are very unforgiving and care should be taken when out.”

After a great night at the Fort William Mountain Festival and a magic breakfast in the Alexandria Hotel it was off to see my friend Sue who fancied a cycle. To be honest I just wanted to be on these … Continue reading

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Lochaber MRT – 50 years officially of saving life but many other years as well. Special thanks to all the great men and women of Lochaber and their families.

Tonight I will be at the Fort William Mountain Festival and a part of the night will be celebrating the 50 th Anniversary of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team. I have known the team since I joined the RAF Mountain Rescue … Continue reading

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In praise of winter mountaineering ? A letter worth a read?

This week has been a great one and at times a hard one my Grand-kids were up and at 4 and 7 full of life! How I miss them when they go home to the Deep South!  I am still … Continue reading

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