Category Archives: Scottish winter climbing.

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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A grand day in Coire an Lochan in the Cairngorms with the Moray Mountaineering Club.

It was the Annual Winter Skills day for the Moray Club and as always we go by Bus to the Cairngorms, stopping en – route in Elgin. Forres and Inverness for member’s pick ups. It has been a poor winter … Continue reading

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Winter skills day tomorrow in the Cairngorms.

It has gone so mild and tomorrow is the Annual Winter skills day for my local Moray Mountaineering Club we are off to the Cairngorms. It is  now annual event run by the club and gives some of the club … Continue reading

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Thanks for a good night in Aviemore at the Mountain Skills chat in the Mountain Cafe Aviemore. Learning from experiences?

Many thanks to the Mountain Cafe in Aviemore for hosting the Mountain Skills talk last night, it was a great crowd and as always the food was exceptional. The talks the last in the series is sponsored by Mountaineering Scotland … Continue reading

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