Category Archives: SMC/SMT

There is something about Stac Pollaidh that when on this lovely wee mountain or any other of these great mountains it brings the incredible words of Norman MaCaig to the mind. How can someone write such words that the hills … Continue reading

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I am up in the North West staying with friends for the night at Elphin in a cottage about 30 minutes North of Ullapool! After a great night I got up early to watch the sunrise this place to me … Continue reading

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Yesterday it was a quick turn round from the weekend in Ardgour to see my pal Pete and Ally who were staying in Elphin. They had rented a wee cottage and invited me over. It’s about 3 hours to Elphin … Continue reading

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The Munro’s have always meant so much to me when I joined Mountain Rescue it became my ambition to complete them. In these days there was a lot less folk about on the hills. The numbers who had registered their … 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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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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