Category Archives: Views Mountaineering

Extract from my first Big Walk the North To South Scotland – May 1976 David “Heavy” Whalley , Jim Morning and Paul Burns. Heavy Whalley – Jim Morning (JM Paul Burns(PB)

Where were you 41 years ago ? The aim – This was a mountaineering expedition from the most Northerly Mountain in Scotland Ben Hope to the most Southerly Ben Lomond. The route was planned to cover 270 miles. Climb 42 … Continue reading

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35 years ago in May 1982 Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker went missing on the “Unclimbed Ridge of Everest”

It is 35 years ago that Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker went missing on Everst on the then called “Unclimbed ridge” As I was researching for the Moray Mountaineering Club lecture a few years ago , I was sent a … Continue reading

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The Little known RAF Mountain Rescue Service – 1946 from the Illustrated London News.

Many thanks to Dave Earl for this look at the past, thanks Dave.  These were from the early days of Mountain Rescue when the Police,locals did any rescues that occurred in the mountain areas often assisted by the Clubs, Climbers, … Continue reading

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I am so glad I always took photos on the hills! What was your favourite old camera?

It is not hard to take photos nowadays the simple camera phone /digital revolution makes it so easy to take photos on the hill. I have always carried a camera and broken so many over the years but that is … Continue reading

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Early start again – Off to Beinn Eighe to the Triple Buttress and the Lancaster Crash.

I will be heading off just before 0600 to meet a few pals including Geoff a relative of one of the crew from the 1951 Lancaster Crash. Geoff has annually visited the great Corrie on Beinn Eighe and pay his … Continue reading

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Past visits to the Lancaster Crash on Beinn Eighe.

This Sunday I am re – visiting Beinn Eighe with one of the crew relatives  of Fg Off R Strong to the small memorial that is on the propeller on the screes below the huge Triple Buttress. It will be a special … Continue reading

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The Beinn Eighe Lancaster Crash visit to the Triple Buttress on Sunday

This has been a busy time of year for visiting some of the many aircraft   crashes on the Mountains, two weeks ago  I was in Skye a       t the American  F111 crash site on Sgur Na … Continue reading

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