Category Archives: Scottish winter climbing.

Ben More – Crianlarich a poignant day a visit with a daughter of the Crew of the Viscount Aircraft that crashed in the winter of 1973.

Yesterday was a great day as I was planning a hill at last. I stopped at Elma’s In Crianlarich early and dropped of the usual-food parcel. Elma has been a true friend of RAF MRT for 40 years. Her son … Continue reading

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Some Character – Born to live forever – Al MacLeod. If going to the Alps please ensure you have Insurance.

Big Al MacLeod I was asked for some guide books for the Alps yesterday and I mentioned Insurance to the young couple and gave them some advice of past ventures after about 20 trips to the Alps. Looking through some … Continue reading

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Lochaber MRT recover the body of missing walker – a sad task but one that lets the family grieve. Thank you Lochaber MRT.

Yesterday at 13.00 hrs, a team member of Lochaber MRT located the body of the climber who went missing in January this year. Our thoughts and sincerest condolences go out to his partner, family and friends. The Team recovered the body … Continue reading

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Applecross and the story of the cable on Meall Gorm .

1994 Ray on Sword Of Gideon. Continue reading

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A journey to the past and a look at the future and the drive of a bold young mountaineer Uisdean Hawthorn

Yesterday I had an easy drive to Newburgh near Aberdeen to do a talk with Uisdean Hawthorn one of Scotland’s incredible young mountaineers. I had been asked to speak with Uisdean to a group of Explorer Scouts who were fundraising for … Continue reading

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Off to visit a new crag for me on way to talk tonight – Greymares Slab.

I am heading to the East today to day to have a look at the Grey Mares Slab near the Bullers of Buchan. It is a sea cliff and according to the North East Guidebook it is the most attractive … Continue reading

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A few memories of Ben Nevis – the 4 ridges in a day and my first call -out on Ben Nevis in 1972.

Yesterday I met a old mate Dougie who now works with the SAR helicopter at Bristows in Inverness as an engineer. We had a coffee in Elgin and he was talking about his days on the RAF Kinloss MRT in … Continue reading

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