Category Archives: SMC/SMT

The old Scottish Mountain Rescue lapel Badge! Great

When I joined the RAF Kinloss MR team after so many call outs I was awarded and presented with a small badge along with Tom MacDonald and a few others. It was my pride and joy and sadly over the … Continue reading

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Winter Talks – Tuesday 6th March 7-10pm   Students Union, King’s Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JF  in The Common Room (Food Court) Three talks:

Winter Talks Series 2018 – The Carnethy Hill Running Club Winter Talks series Edinburgh Everyone is welcome; you don’t need to be a member of Carnethy to attend. Tuesday 6th March 7-10pm  – Students Union, King’s Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JF … Continue reading

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As Britain is getting some heavy snow the Cuillin Ridge in Skye has an incredible winter day in 4 hours 57 min. Missing Walker in Bendronaig Lodge, Lurg Mhor and Bearneas areas. .

A few years ago now  – In search of romance (perhaps) Tim Gomersall and Finlay Wild spent Valentine’s Day trotting across 11 Munro summits, fuelled mostly by jelly babies, in an uncontested (so far) record six hours 14 minutes and … Continue reading

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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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