Category Archives: Scottish winter climbing.

Last night I had a visit from an old pal Terry Moore I had known Terry since 1975 when I was in RAF Mountain Rescue. Terry ended up a good pal and also a fine Mountaineer. Yesterday he met up … Continue reading

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Weeping Wall Canada an Ice Mecca. Some memories of gear. Bugs Mc Keith and Mount Kidd Falls.

The first time I saw this cliff was in 1984  and I was in awe of it to me seemed to have so be a sea of ice. There was no one about even  on the Highway in these days … Continue reading

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Lancet Edge on Geal Charn avalanche near Ben Alder many years ago. I took an interest in Avalanches from that.

Its Winter 1972 February. This is the last weekend of my Mountain Rescue Trial with the RAF Kinloss MRT. We were off to Ben Alder and were staying in the Garages next to the Big House Ben Alder Lodge up … Continue reading

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My first weekend at Kintail – Jan 1972 some memories. Mullach na Dheiragain and another remote hill to start on.

I will never forget my first weekend out with the RAF Mountain Rescue it was to Kintail in January 1972. It is etched in my mind. I had arrived at RAF Kinloss with the full intention of joining the RAF … Continue reading

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Visit to Beinn Eighe to the Lancaster Crash by the RAF Lossiemouth MRT. Many thanks.

Beinn Eighe in 1951 was a place a lot different from today, it was a remote area with simple roads and though one of the best mountains in Scotland was in winter a serious undertaking. Beinn Eighe is the bulkiest … Continue reading

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Thoughts on another tragedy – looking after those involved. 

Thoughts on another tragedy – looking after those involved. Every time there is a mountain tragedy my phone rings and it is the media after a quote or a few words. A few want the sensational quote or even criticism … Continue reading

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Tragic Day on Ben Nevis

This is from Lochaber MRT Facebook page – my thoughts are with the families and all those involved in the tragedy. I know the Mountain well and many in the Mountain Rescue Teams involved my thoughts as always are with … Continue reading

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