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Its great to hear good news for a change and to find that my pal Ryan Mac Lean  has won Chris Stirling Rock Award – Inaugural Winner.  Its great to hear of a young man doing well especially a local … Continue reading

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From Corbett’s for Courses About Mountain Aid Mountain Aid is a volunteer-run Scottish Charity with the objective of promoting mountain safety. Providing FREE safety and skills training to outdoor enthusiasts in Scotland. Run wholly by volunteers, 100% of funds raised … Continue reading

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It was early away about 0100 yesterday for the 2 and a half hour drive to Sheildaig on the West Coast. What a stunning village that takes the Celtman into its heart as does the whole area. The weather was … Continue reading

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  The early days of Mountain Rescue was done by Police, local keepers, stalkers, shepherds, Coastguards, climbers and in the very early days the RAF Mountain Rescue. When I was Team leader at RAF Kinloss I managed to collate all … Continue reading

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I was out yesterday down my local cliffs at Cummingston it’s a wonderful place with caves,  cliffs,  rock pools and the sea. Many walk by it on the Moray Coastal path yet its a magical place.  It’s a place I … Continue reading

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When I joined Mountain Rescue in the 70’s the Mountaineering World was life was dominated by males. I was amazed to meet Molly Porter a strong powerful leader and Mountaineer who then was the leader of the Cairngorm MRT. Coming … Continue reading

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I had a visit out of the blue from a pal and his wife. We had sadly fallen out a long time ago but thankfully sorted things out. Life is to short. I had a great couple of days had … Continue reading

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Rockall is a very small island lying approximately 300 km (186 miles) west of St Kilda. St Kilda is 66 km (41 miles) west of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides, and 430km (267 miles) from the nearest point on the Irish mainland. The … Continue reading

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It is sad that a family in such a time have to issue a statement. I knew Martin for many years he was a true professional in every way. Please share. An official statement from the Moran Mountain Team: “In … Continue reading

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Photo – From An Teallach Ridge and the views towards the Fisherfield Hills/ Letterewe Forest.This fine circuit visits the edge of the Fisherfield Forest, an area known to keen hill walkers as the ‘Great Wilderness’. It passes through scenery including … Continue reading

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