Category Archives: SMC/SMT

RAF Kinloss MRT Incidents 1965 – 1969 “The Golden Years of SAR”

    As mentioned in the previous blog these were ever changing times huge advances in ability in climbing due to improvements in gear and this also included Mountain Rescue equipment. The Fox of Glencoe ” Hamish MacInnes had developed … Continue reading

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Tom Patey – One man’s mountains a few tales from a must read.

One of the great mountaineering books I have ever read is One Man’s Mountains about the life of the famous Scottish Climbing Doctor Tom Patey.  Sadly I never met Tom but he was well known by many of my friends … Continue reading

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Sadly another wet day on Skye – The Fairy Pools a “honey pot” and Bruach Na Frithe in the wet and misty wander.

Skye Day 2 – I was staying at the fantastic BMC hut in Glenbrittle in Skye with the Moray Mountaineering Club. I had already had a short day previous on Sgurr Na Bannadich before the weather broke. I had an early … Continue reading

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A superb video on Skye starring Spike Sykes and an early start.

One of my mates Ian “Spike” Sykes has made a video filmed in Skye at the JMCS hut a Coruisk it is only short and is well worth a watch. I hope you can get it with the link attached. … Continue reading

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As the winter draws in on the hills, a reminder.

Let’s all look after each other? Todays weather from MWIS 3 Oct 2017 SUMMARY FOR ALL MOUNTAIN AREAS Gale force westerly winds across most mountains. A frontal wave will affect S Scotland & N England, producing a zone of persistent … Continue reading

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Highland Scrambles South, back on the shelves! Think – Tip,tap Test!

From the Scottish Mountain Trust – As some of you will know, following a couple of incidents in the Cairngorms, we took the step of temporarily stopping distribution of Highland Scrambles South. We’re pleased to tell you that the book … Continue reading

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Scottish Mountain Heritage Collection opening 29 Sept – 8 Oct – Get it in your Diaries you will not be disappointed.

Last year I went up to Glen Roy and visited one of the real characters of Scottish Mountaineering Mick Tighe! Mick holds the Scottish Mountain Heritage Collection and is having an open week at the end of the month. With … Continue reading

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