Category Archives: SMC/SMT

Getting ready for winter? Maps and route planning?

Route planning in winter ? Maps, Gps and changes over the years. I used to love getting out the maps and planning my hill days now it’s so easy with so many great Guide books and advice on the net … Continue reading

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The Wellington aircraft crash near Geal Charn 10 December 1942 and a survivors story. The Corrour Tragedy.

Yesterday I had a lovely visit from Andrew and Karin Miller who had travelled all the way from Australia. They had been trying to get information on an aircraft crash that a relative died in during the war. He told … Continue reading

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Thoughts – A busy few days Climbing Munro Bagging ,Filming ,Biking and good pals.

Last week was busy and at last I got a bit of rock climbing at Logie Head With Dan and Pete it was a short afternoon but good fun. Later that day in the evening I met the author Jonny … Continue reading

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Busy day – Early morning cycle , then climbing at Logie head and then meet Johny Muir .

We are still in the heatwave and headed out early into a strong wind to get some miles done. It was a lovely cycle and by the coast I kept cool but it was still hot. It was then get … Continue reading

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Some Character – Born to live forever – Al MacLeod. If going to the Alps please ensure you have Insurance.

Big Al MacLeod I was asked for some guide books for the Alps yesterday and I mentioned Insurance to the young couple and gave them some advice of past ventures after about 20 trips to the Alps. Looking through some … Continue reading

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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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