Category Archives: Scottish winter climbing.

The Munro Tops – The Northern Pinnacles of Liathach. One of Scotland’s neglected gems?

There is a good description on the SMC Guide “Highland Scrambles North” and Corrie Na Caime is a wonderful wild corrie. Other guides deride this route as loose in places and there have been a couple of accidents here so … Continue reading

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A tragic day on Ben Nevis December 1954 – Interesting historical bits and pieces of RAF Mountain Rescue History.

The RAF Rescue Handbook – After the Lancaster Crash on Beinn Eighe Torridon in 1951 was a huge event and as it happened in full winter huge lessons were learned by the RAF Teams .The RAF teams which were still … Continue reading

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Call out on Ben Nevis in March 1990 and a great ending updated yesterday July 2017 .

There was a huge search in the mountains in the bad winter of 1990 one that kept the Mountain Rescue teams so busy, it was a sad time with many fatal accidents. As a Team Leader of RAF Kinloss Mountain … Continue reading

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The Munros an appreciation what they have meant to me!

The Munros an appreciation July 2017 The Munros 41 years on. I am looking back on the Munros days what a great way to learn about this wonderful  country, the mountains their hidden secrets , friendship on the hills and … Continue reading

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Heading to Lochnagar still  a hill of memories?

It’s an early start as I have a 2 and a half hour journey to Lochnagar to hopefully meet Hazel Strachan who will complete 100 Munros in June ( despite the weather) for Mountain Rescue. Well done Hazel what a … Continue reading

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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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