Category Archives: Scottish winter climbing.

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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Take nothing but photos leave nothing but footprints? Teallach my dog some new photos.

People ask me about tips for the hills I say learn to navigate ,get fit and take photos from day 1. In my early days it was a costly thing to do taking photos  but nowadays it is so easy … Continue reading

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A visit to RAF Lossiemouth Mountain Rescue and the Tale of the Abseil Post on Carn Mor Dearg /Ben Nevis now gone.

Yesterday was an easy day and i had to visit RAF Lossiemouth Mountain Rescue Team for a photo for “the Cycle to Syracuse USA”  in late October.  It was my first visit to RAF Lossiemouth and thanks for Shane ( … Continue reading

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Mountaineering Books – down sizing. What’s is your favourites?

I am trying hard at downsizing my Mountaineering books, it is sad to see some of them unread on my bookshelves. I will try to ensure many go to good homes some I will keep this is  a few off … Continue reading

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Work Started on the Beinn Eighe Lancaster Memorial at RAF Lossiemouth. A bit of the story!

I got some great news that “Work started on the new MRT Cairn! 39 Engr Regt at Kinloss are kindly taking on the build. Photo by Shane Rousell The Memorial has a huge story to it and the crash where … Continue reading

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Heading South!

Big drive today Meeting at Lockerbie and have a hired van so hopefully all will go well. Many who follow the Blog will understand what this wee town and its folks mean to me and many of my pals. Many … Continue reading

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Meeting the RAF boys and A limited time but the wander into the winter wonderland of the Coire of the Snows was incredible. Please be aware of the Avalanche Reports!

Yesterday was catching up and then a quick wander into the Cairngorms to see if we could catch up with the RAF Winter Course. We did not leave till after 1300 but in my good mate Dan’s car we were … Continue reading

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