Category Archives: SMC/SMT

Lochaber MRT – 50 years officially of saving life but many other years as well. Special thanks to all the great men and women of Lochaber and their families.

Tonight I will be at the Fort William Mountain Festival and a part of the night will be celebrating the 50 th Anniversary of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team. I have known the team since I joined the RAF Mountain Rescue … Continue reading

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“The experiences of our past are still the best road map to our future” Should we learn from mountain accidents?-

As I am still aware of the tragic events that are happening this winter on the hills are raw to many. I know full well the consequences of this as it is my sisters nephews who were lost in last … Continue reading

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The Police offer some advice and a few comments from yesterday’s blog on Mountain Tragedies.

Yesterday was a busy day as my grand kids arrived and we had some fun as the sun shone in the bitter wind. It was just what you need after a sad weekend with so much happening. The joy of … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountaineering Club Guidebooks -The new Rockfax mobile app! Old guides a few thoughts ?

Guide Books – Over the years if your a climber you collect lots of Climbing guide books since I started climbing I must have about 50 just for Scotland! I love them especially the old guides so simple a  few lines … Continue reading

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A short walk – Beleach Na Ba – Applecross a place that never fails to impress.

Yesterday I was offered a trip to Applecross by a pal Pete Amphlett we went in his van  it was not an early start we left at 0900 from my house. It was a stunning day bitter cold but no … Continue reading

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Heading to Ballater tomorrow. Lochnagar – the lure of a magic place and Memories.

I had originally planned the New Year at Glen Feshie but there was a mix up with the bothy so a few of us are of to Ballater tomorrow for the New Year. Many have plans but I am still … Continue reading

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A blast of Winter on Carn na h – Easgainn 616 metres Hill of the Eel.

The excellent Guide book The Graham’s and Donalds from the Scottish Mountaineering Club Hillwalking Guide says that this hill is excellent for a short day or for those travelling to the greater hills. SMC Grahams and Donalds Probably the most … Continue reading

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