Category Archives: SMC/SMT

The Island of Rum – after yesterday’s photo a few have asked the story to it “

  1997  – Another  Rum Callout .  8 Jun 97 Isle of Rum After a long day on the hill just leaving Skye. Injured bird watcher /Mountaineer (1 Alive). Technical carry out of casualty with head injuries and dislocated shoulder. … Continue reading

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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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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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The old Scottish Mountain Rescue lapel Badge! Great

When I joined the RAF Kinloss MR team after so many call outs I was awarded and presented with a small badge along with Tom MacDonald and a few others. It was my pride and joy and sadly over the … Continue reading

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Winter Talks – Tuesday 6th March 7-10pm   Students Union, King’s Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JF  in The Common Room (Food Court) Three talks:

Winter Talks Series 2018 – The Carnethy Hill Running Club Winter Talks series Edinburgh Everyone is welcome; you don’t need to be a member of Carnethy to attend. Tuesday 6th March 7-10pm  – Students Union, King’s Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JF … Continue reading

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As Britain is getting some heavy snow the Cuillin Ridge in Skye has an incredible winter day in 4 hours 57 min. Missing Walker in Bendronaig Lodge, Lurg Mhor and Bearneas areas. .

A few years ago now  – In search of romance (perhaps) Tim Gomersall and Finlay Wild spent Valentine’s Day trotting across 11 Munro summits, fuelled mostly by jelly babies, in an uncontested (so far) record six hours 14 minutes and … Continue reading

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