Category Archives: Scottish winter climbing.

Channel 5 at 2100 : Planes that won the war The Lancaster a piece on Lancaster crash on Beinn Eighe.

I did some filming a few years ago for this program assisted by Torridon MRT . It has been out on hold as COVID hit. It will probably be a small part in the program but it was a stunning … Continue reading

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An Teallach memories. Recent and Past.

An Teallach – to see it’s jagged profile in the distance makes any mountaineer want to reach its summits. This to me is best seen from “Destitution Road” the A832 which has a sad history built during a time of … Continue reading

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Filming in a wet Torridon about the Lancaster Beinn Eighe crash.

I often wonder how many who climb that magnificent mountain Beinn Eighe and do not know that there is a plane crash on the mountain. So many walk by the Lancaster aircraft wreckage that lies in the wild and Cathedral … Continue reading

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Callout – 1954 Ben Nevis – Tower Ridge – Joe Brown and Don Willians recovered the casualty. Flight by Mosquito aircraft after incident some incredible flying and photos of Ben Nevis.

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Objective Dangers.

This is a great time of year with some magical weather as a high has lead to great weather. Just be careful as with the increased daylight and sun comes danger of thawing ice, rockfall and Cornice collapse. A good … Continue reading

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Eididh na Clach Geala – Invereal. A delve into the hidden Corrie.

Eididh na Clach Geala (927m, Munro 257 what a cracking hill away from the crowds. I love this area it’s majestic mountains dominated by Beinn Dearg ( Ullapool) it to me is the wild area of Scotland that I love.The … Continue reading

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Mountain Safety how do we get the Safety message across. Self Reliance could be a key.

For some reason my blog has vanished on the internet. What I said was though there is great work down by various organisations on safety in the mountains the tragedies keep happening. I know there are many more going into … Continue reading

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Extra care needed on the winter mountains: a statement from Police Scotland.

Introduction : by Heavy The hills are incredible in winter but the snow just now is rock hard meaning a slip on an icy slope could be serious . I was out on the hills on Sunday the snow in … Continue reading

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Early days attempts on Point 5 Ben Nevis – A great line from the Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal May 1959.

Point 5 Ben Nevis. Continue reading

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Crampons – some thoughts.

My first time in crampons was in Feb 1972 it was on a remote Munro from Iron Lodge near Kintail. Mullach na Dheregain . I was with another team member from Kinloss he was supposed to be looking after me … Continue reading

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