Category Archives: Scottish winter climbing.

75 years on a forgotten tale of the Wellington Crash 10 Dec 1942 Geal Charn near Beinn Alder.

Beinn Alder Crash  10 th Dec 1942 There is an amazing story of a Vickers Wellington  aircraft 10/12/1942 that crashed south eastern flank of Geal Charn  One  crew member survived in mid-winter and went for help – what a story … Continue reading

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Heading home from Glen Clova A glen for all seasons?Memories of past days with the RAF Wessex from Leuchars. Neil Robertson stretchers?

The Glen Clova Hotel was packed the small bar only a few seats the rest were full with meals being served that looked great so I has a quick pint after dinner and back to the bunkhouse. It would be … Continue reading

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Glen Clova – Mayar and Driesh and the Scorrie an interesting descent.

I am staying in the Glen Clova  we were staying in the Clova Hotel Bunkhouse sadly the bunk house is getting renovated in January and despite being warm it was lacking in some basics. The night was a long one … Continue reading

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A weekend at Glen Clova, a fair drive but well worth it.

I was out with the Moray Mountaineering Club to Glen Clova na old haunt of mine when I was with RAF Leuchars Mountain Rescue (LMRT). It was a short drive in these days and a magic Glen approach to Clova. … Continue reading

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Ben Humble a true Mountaineer and early Mountain Rescue and Safety pioneer.

I was looking through some old photos and found this photo of the late Ben Humble (1903 – 1977) was a prolific author and a noted Scottish climber who was a pioneer of Scottish Mountain Rescue. As a member of the … Continue reading

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Early winter tales – keeping away from the winter blues? Care of Crampons

  The photo above is of a great early winter day in Torridon when we were chasing Corbetts it seems so long ago but so worth while to get out despite the long drive. I am looking forward to getting … Continue reading

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November Avalanche Update. New Ap available be careful.

There has been a warning about heavy snow from tomorrow in the mountains and it is worth mentioning if you are heading out onto the hills. The Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS)does not start officially till the 15 December this … Continue reading

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