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Heavy snow it is winter and a week on from operation!

This time last week I was in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after my bowel operation and after the painkillers wore off and I got home( thanks John for the 200 mile trip) it has and will be a slow progress. 758 more words



We drive along the South West of the county. The frothy beaches and battered cliffs are dotted with men in high-vis. They are searching for a body. 33 more words


More weather on the way - Mountain Lecture Dates

It is a pretty wild forecast for the next few days and the sky over the Moray Firth was incredible as I tool my wee wander yesterday. 947 more words

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Ben Nevis an appreciation!

The Ben

How many times have I walked that path?

Through forestry and muddy track.

Bag bulging, sweat is pouring,

Then the great cliffs mourning. 255 more words


Vintage Rescue: The Real Deal in Portola Valley

Every item in this Portola Valley estate told a story of a passionate and well-lived life of the engineer who was an experienced mountaineer, Bay Area Mountain Rescue chief and connoisseur of all things testosterone driven (guns, tools, hunting, military, cars, and, did I say tools?) and his wife, a homemaker, who made fancy cakes, sewed and had a complete set of Franciscan/ Desert Rose dinnerware. 164 more words

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A first time winter Classic Tower Ridge - Ben Nevis

First Time Tower Ridge – A time-honoured classic

Tower Ridge 1894 – First ascent Collie, Collier & Solly

I was very lucky I had climbed Tower Ridge and all the other great ridges on Ben Nevis in summer on several occasions but as happens it was a route I did not climb in winter till the mid 70’s when I had just got back from 9 months with Desert Rescue in the Persian Gulf.  2,197 more words

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"Medic!".... and the rest. How structure contributes to high performing teams.

Tiring from the climb with a heavy bag on my back, trying to maintain a decent pace yet being careful enough in picking a route over slippery rocks, I know that we are about to crest the brow that will give first sight of the accident we are responding to.   938 more words