Category Archives: Weather

#takithame – Rubbish left in another wonderful area.

This was from a pal Ron Walker and Fiona Chappel after a day on the hills in the wonderful Sgur Ruadh area. This is a wonderful area with incredible scenery, great stalking paths, wild life and so many mountains, Munros … Continue reading

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Loose rock on Lochnagar – Please be aware. Its an annual event on most big mountains.

As we all start venturing out please be advised that many of the mountains will have loose rock. Few have been on the big cliffs recently and loose rock is always a objective danger in Mountaineering. Glencoe has already had … Continue reading

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First day out since Lock down – The Corbett Carn a’ Chuillin 2677 feet/ 816 metres. A wet but so good to be out again.

It was the first day we had been allowed to travel to the hills and I did not want to be with the crowds in the honeypot areas. My pal Babs had a Corbett near Fort Augustus to climb Carn … Continue reading

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Update from Mountaineering Scotland. 3 July 2020

Update from Mountaineering Scotland has produced amended guidelines for walkers and climbers in Scotland for the further relaxations in Phase 2 of the Scottish Government route map for easing lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on 3 July 2020. The … Continue reading

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Great days in Applecross.

Sword of Gideon VS 4c – Beleach Na Ba Applecross/ Cioch Nose This is a Tom Patey classic climb Sword of Gideon. It’s a mountain route at VS and is rather unusual for Scotland as it is at an altitude … Continue reading

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“Tranters Round” The Longest Day copied from notes left by the Late Jim Green Kinloss Mountain Rescue.

This is an article by an old pal sadly gone Jim Green. Its about a route that at the time was and in my mind still is a classic. Tranters Round. In these days of Ultra running the Ramsay Round … Continue reading

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Pyrotechnics – Ground illuminating Flares – who remembers them and the Para Flares (rockets) that could light up a Coire.

I wrote a piece the other day of a Call – out at night on Skye and got a message from a pal about seeing the flares light up the Coire as we struggled with the stretcher and the steep … Continue reading

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Epic off the In Pin on Skye – 1982

Kinloss MRT STATS 26/09/82 Isle of Skye Inaccessible Pinnacle 32’/44220 Fallen climber aged 65 with back injuries and fractured pelvis when belay failed.  1000 ft lower on single 500 foot ropes at night and long carry off to Glen brittle.  … Continue reading

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Interesting day on the Prow – Blaven Skye, fancy dress and a call – out.

I was out for another weekends training at Kintail on the West Coast with the RAF Mountain Rescue Team from RAF Leuchars in Fife. The weather was great so we planned to get a climb in Skye just over the … Continue reading

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First time on Tower Ridge. Sept 1972

Over 47 Years ago I first climbed Tower Ridge for the first time it was Sept 1972. I was a young lad in the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team in Morayshire I was a very young 19 year old. We … Continue reading

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