Category Archives: SMC/SMT

  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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When I joined Mountain Rescue in the 70’s the Mountaineering World was life was dominated by males. I was amazed to meet Molly Porter a strong powerful leader and Mountaineer who then was the leader of the Cairngorm MRT. Coming … Continue reading

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Rockall is a very small island lying approximately 300 km (186 miles) west of St Kilda. St Kilda is 66 km (41 miles) west of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides, and 430km (267 miles) from the nearest point on the Irish mainland. The … Continue reading

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Busy 18 plus hrs 3 plus hrs drive – Loch Arkaig / Loch Arkaig means a lot to me as my Dad trained in 1935/36 as a student minister. He loved the area and took me there in the mid … Continue reading

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Sometimes you have one of these incredible days on the mountains yesterday was one of them. I have been recovering from my eye operations and had promised that if I could I would join the family of the late Joss … Continue reading

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We are continuing to appeal for information relating to missing walker Martin Rhodes, a week on from when he last seen. The 46-year-old from West Yorkshire was last seen around 8.30am on Wednesday, May 1 in Kinlochewe. He was reported … Continue reading

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The Mountaineering Club are in Rum just now I am sitting patiently waiting for my eyes to recover, I get the odd texts about the fun they are having. Kinloss Mountain Rescue visit to Rum, the Ridge ,the Post Office … Continue reading

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