Category Archives: SMC/SMT

Some Old rock climbing gear – basic ropes,simple harnesses, no helmets, and limited protection

Sadly I had done no climbing when I joined the RAF mountain Rescue and my pride and joy was when I got issued with 2 Scott karabiners, a screw gate and my Yellow belt. What was that yellow belt called? … Continue reading

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A weekend of catching up and 13 th April 1939 Ben More accident.

Thanks for all the comments on the piece on yesterday’s blog on mobile phones. I had a busy weekend no hills though the leg from “the pancake race down South” which I pulled a muscle is sadly still not right … Continue reading

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Wintry day above Loch Lochy on Meal Na Teanga. Lots of slab about be careful on steep ground.

I had a great nights sleep at the Great Glen Hostel and was up early to help clean up and get sorted for the day. It was a great breakfast of porridge and a bit of a fry up for … Continue reading

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Looking forward to getting out on the hills – Be careful there has been some snow blown about.

The winter is back and what a change from my journey from the deep South and it was an interesting journey home up the windy and snowy A9.  Today I have a trip to Aberdeen to take Robyn home and … Continue reading

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Heading to Bairgowerie for a talk to the Tayside MRT.

I am off on my travels to Blairgowerie to talk to the Tayside Mountain Rescue. I will visit the late Al MacLeod’s Mum my best pal who was killed on a fall on the North Face of the Materhorn it … Continue reading

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Froachaidh 879 metres “The heathery hill” and one of many tops!

​​ I was out with the Moray Mountaineering Club (MMC) staying at the superb Alec MacIntyre hut near Onich for the weekend. It is situated just off the busy A82  and I drove down late morning. The drive down was … Continue reading

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Chasing the Ephemeral – Simon Richardson. What a book a classic to rival Cold Climbs?

( Ephemeral – lasting for a short time}. Never being a good climber I have been so lucky to have had so many adventures in the winter all over Scotland. I loved the winter  and winter climbing I was lucky … Continue reading

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