Category Archives: SMC/SMT

The Munros – What is your memory?

My Last Munro first time An Sochach with Pete McGowna, Les Boswell and Mark. We all have great memories of the Munros I will never for get the day I finished and my pal Tom Mac Donald finished on the same … Continue reading

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The Falklands – a winter climb on Harriet.

I was privileged to spend two tours in the Falklands when I was in the RAF. It is a wonderful place for wildlife and mountains. Most of the popular peaks are less than 1000 feet and were the scene of … Continue reading

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More on Ben Nevis Memories of the CIC Hut.

A few days ago I wrote a small piece about Ben Nevis it was something I had wanted to do for a while. Thank you all for the kind comments . Yet it only touched the memories of great days … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis a few Memories.

Its funny I have been thinking about Ben Nevis this week and the BBC called me today to ask my views on this iconic Mountain. It is sad  that some Mountaineers feel that the normal route up the mountain is  … Continue reading

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The other side of Mountain Rescue.

I often get contacted by families many years after a tragedy that I was at in my days in Mountain Rescue. For many families it takes years to come to terms with an accident. Families even get in touch about … Continue reading

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Scottish scrambling inspirations Highland Scrambles North – Foinaven wild,rugged and remote.

Fionaven falls twelve feet short of the required 3,000ft for Munro status – and all the better for it! It is a long and complex hill with many hidden secrets in winter a find traverse. The views are superlative and … Continue reading

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  The early days of Mountain Rescue was done by Police, local keepers, stalkers, shepherds, Coastguards, climbers and in the very early days the RAF Mountain Rescue. When I was Team leader at RAF Kinloss I managed to collate all … Continue reading

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