Category Archives: Scottish winter climbing.

John Coull – Mountaineer,Sailor, Arctic  Explorer and lover of Adventure.

Details of – JC Coull Funeral service to be held Friday 16th June at 14:30 Moray Crematorium, Broadly, by Buckie, AB56 5HQ. At my dad’s request please wear something bright or tartan. Then onto a celebration of John’s life at … Continue reading

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I am so glad I always took photos on the hills! What was your favourite old camera?

It is not hard to take photos nowadays the simple camera phone /digital revolution makes it so easy to take photos on the hill. I have always carried a camera and broken so many over the years but that is … Continue reading

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Spellbound in the Cairngorms an enjoyable insight into the Adventures of Liz Quinn and her exploits 1960 – 2016.

My pal Ray Sefton told me of a new book on the Cairngorms by someone his lovely,wife Myrtle knew many years ago when she worked at Glenmore Lodge. Ray and Myrtle are Cairngorm lovers (that sounds rude) Ray was one … Continue reading

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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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The Lancaster crash on Beinn Eighe in Torridon.

 THE LANACASTER CRASH ON BEINN EIGHE ROSS AND CROMARTY, SCOTLAND – 14th March 1951 IN THE MEMORY OF THE CREW OF LANCASTER TX264 Yesterday a group of RAF Mountain Rescue went to Torridon winter training they climbed Fuselage gully on … Continue reading

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North Wales in the late 70’s. Thanks to a few friends. A grand place to be and learn.

The blog on climbing in North Wales brought back so many memories of great days in North Wales when I was posted down South as a full-time Deputy Team Leader of the RAF Valley Mountain Rescue Team, I was posted … 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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