Category Archives: SMC/SMT

Enjoyable day a bit of everything. Cycle, Scramble, Erosion a bit of a row with Burghead Coastal Rowing Club and a few holes of evening golf.

Yesterday it was good to have an easy day after the football and my visit to Dundonnell MRT. I went for a short cycle and down to my local Cummingston cliffs where there were a lot a girls climbing that … Continue reading

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Dundonnell MRT – The opening their new Base at Dingwall.

Today I have been invited to be at the opening of the Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team base at Dingwall.   Dundonnell MRT cover a huge area in the North of Scotland that is sparsely populated and to have raised £185000 … Continue reading

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4 seasons in a day on Beinn Eighe at the Lancaster crash at the Triple Buttress with two special people.

On Sunday I was up at 0500 and away by 0545 it was raining as I headed over to the West Coast to Torridon to meet some pals for a visit to the Beinn Eighe Lancaster crash in the wild … Continue reading

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Sgur Na Stri – “The hill of strife” – The USA F111 Crash site on this classic Mountain.

Sgur Na Stri – “The hill of strife” – I am over in Skye at Loch Coruisk staying in the Junior Mountaineering Club of Scotland (JMCS) hut at loch Coruisk! It can be a difficult place to reach but as … Continue reading

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Highland Scrambles South is out what a great addition. The Scottish Mountain Trust (SMT)and what they do for us? They raised nearly £1,297,500

It is out now – but be careful in the big mountains especially on rarely climbed routes. After winter a dry spell in May and a wet June there ,may be loose rock about. Some news! For the mountain scrambler, … Continue reading

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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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