Category Archives: Weather

Viscount aircraft crash Ben More Crianlarich 19 Jan 1973

One of my first aircraft searches was for a Missing Viscount aircraft from Glasgow airport that crashed on Ben More (Crainlarich) in the winter 19 -23 January 1973. The aircraft was on a short air test from Glasgow. The two … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the Winter Ascent on K2 by Sherpas. In praise of the finest Mountain Folk.

I am so pleased that the winter ascent of K2 was climbed by a Sherpa team. They are a great people and I have been so lucky to met so many over years. I am so privileged having climbed in … Continue reading

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Keep looking after those we love. Do not forget those alone. Good news K2 climbed in winter by Sherpa Team.

This second Lockdown is hard going for us all most will have blip. Or lockdown blues. Try to remain upbeat as you can get your daily exercise and think good thoughts . As the lockdown continues its well worth remembering … Continue reading

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The El Alamein bothy in the Cairngorms a great wee Cairngorm wander.

I put a photo on my Twitter account about a place a small shelter I visited often in the Cairngorms. It’s a great navigation exercise and many team members I was training in navigation had fun finding it in poor … Continue reading

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“Every picture tells a story” The tale of the benighted Sea King in the Northern Corries of Cairngorm in Feb 2006.

I was working in the ARCC at RAF Kinloss when we had scrambled a Sea King helicopter to the Cairngorms for an injured winter climber. It would we thought be a standard incident but the weather was not great. The … Continue reading

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As we enter another lockdown. Thinking of you all.

I have been over in the West in lockdown with. Friend who is in my bubble. We have been enjoying some exceptional weather when the new Lockdown measures were announced last night. I am near Applecross and we had decided … Continue reading

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Beinn Eighe Liathach and Beinn Alligin attempt Oct 1976 then a call to Cruachan.

I am in Torridon just now the hills are plastered with snow after a bleak morning of rain and sleet. The weather cleared in the afternoon and we had a great wander as we descended the Torridon hills cleared they … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas / Dog Tales – Exiled in England and then the return to Scotland.

Chapter 3 In 1982 Heavy was posted to RAF Innsworth near Gloucester there was no Mountain Rescue team nearby. It was awful and when we arrived Heavy was told that no dogs were allowed on the station by the Station … Continue reading

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Chapter 2 Dog Tales, visits to Scotland.

Scotland was where my owner loved and we did our first winter climbing course together at Grantown On Spey. The Military said that I was not allowed to be in the Centre, but every night I was in with the … Continue reading

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1978 Boxing Day /Christmas Day Avalanche on Braeriach.

I located a photo the other day of a wild call out on the Cairngorms in the Christmas period in the Braeriach area in 1978. I was out with the RAF Kinloss Team at Tyndrum we were staying in the … Continue reading

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