Leuchars Diary Dec 91 to Jun 93


This Report resurfaced from amongst the many documents in the joint MRS/MRA archive that was commercially scanned to PDF in 2021.
It was then converted to MS Word by Stuart Vyner.


Weekend 6/7/8 Dec Braemar
Attending:Fowler, Stewart, Cole, Wiggins, Taylor, McBain, Brown, White, Bell, Guest Jones
SatVery Cold/Calm
Fowler ColeCoire Sputan Dearg – Macdui – Derry Cairngorm
Wiggins Taylor JonesDerry Lodge – Carn ‘A Mhaine – Ben Macdui – Coire Sputan Dearg – Anchor Gully (down) Linn of Dee
Stewart WhiteSpittal Glenshee – Glas Tulaichean – Carn and Righ – Mam Nan Carn – Beinn Lutharn Bheag
Gingell BrownCairnwell Car Park – Glas Maol – Tolmount
Bridge 140834
McBain BurrowsCarn Dubh – Cairn of Claise – Glas Maol – Creag Leacach – Glenshee
CookBell
Sun: 
Fowler Wiggins McBain Taylor Brown Cole WhitePass of Ballater – Techniques
Jones BellLochnagar via Black Spout
CookStewart
 Kirkpatrick-Rogerson TL Conference Glenmore

Clova – 7-8 Dec 91
AttendingKirkpatrick, Fowler, Heaney, Carr, Wiggins, Burrows, Lavelle, Taylor K, Rollands, Birtwistle
SatDry
Kirkpatrick
Burrows
Taylor
Red craigMonster Crack
Beanstalk
Proud Corner
Witches tooth
S
VS
VS
(TR)
Heaney FowlerBothy Broad Cairn – Tolmount – Ben Bhuidhe – Mayar 30k.
Rollands BirtwistleAs above but 26k
Wiggins
Lavelle
Preparation for winter course: including
Storrie Dueil(?) 600’ MS, – The Ramps(?) 80 VD (Crampons)
( absolute spider drivel)
CookCarr
SunDry
Kirkpatrick Rollands Fowler Heaney LavelleProblems solving Quarry
Birtwistle CarrMount Kean
Wiggins
Taylor
Red CraigFlake route
Central Crack
Parapet Route
3 J’s Chimney
20 Minute Route
MS
HS
MVS
D
S
CookBurrows


X – Mas grant 19-27 Dec Fort William
Fri 20thHeaney, Stewart, Seaghan Bridge, 4 Tonner Rallying
Rolland Fowler Taylor K Cockram BurrowsStob Ban – Devils Ridge – Sgurr a Mhaim
CookGingellWXStrong winds, Snow + Rain. WCF -25C (brrrr)
Sat 21st 
Daniel Merrick CockramAonach Beag
Aonach Mor
Stewart HeaneySron a Choire Garbh
Meall na Teanga
Fowler BurrowsCoire leis – abseil posts – Ben Nevis
 
CookKirkpatrickWXWind Rain/Sleet/Snow
Sun 22nd 
Fowler Wiggins TaylorLost Valley
Stewart RoeAonach Mor
Heaney MacBain WhiteSgurr a Mhaim – Bothy at Lairig Leacach
Gingell MerrickBothy at CIC hut
 
CookKirkpatrickWXEven worse than before
Mon 23rd 
Fowler Roe Cockram Taylor KBidean Nam Bian – Lost Valley
Heaney McBain WhiteStob Ban
Gingell Merrick½ Way Lochan
CookTaylor KWXDisgustingly bad, Plague, Locusts etc.
Tues 24th 
Stewart RoeAonach Mor (hummm!)
Taylor D AtkinsStob Ban
Taylor K WhitePolldubh

Nutcracker S 120’
Wanderlust VD 75’
Diagonal Crack VS 50’ (TOP ROPE)
Fowler MerrickPolldubhPinnacle Ridge
The Gutter
The Crack
Tear
S
D
VS
HS
CookMacBain/AtkinsWXWindy but dry (at Last)
XMAS DAY!!! 
Stewart RoeCIC Hut
MacBainBeinn Na Bothy Sgurr na Bivvy Bag
Fowler Atkins Wood White Taylor K White MerrickFootball at Roybridge Shinty Pitch
CooksTaylor D/Wiggins (excellent)WXRain, rain, rain, wind, rain, wind, rain
Boxing Day 
Taylor Wood MacBain White MerrickMotivational enhancement on Bien a Charain
Fowler Taylor KCastle Ridge Ben Nevis
operational testing of Petzl Zooms!
Stewart Cod RoeBuchaille Etive Mor – Curved Ridge
Wiggins AtkinsBEM West Route 1500’ Mod
CookWoodWXDry and Windy, quite nice!
Day after Boxing Day
Wiggins WhiteE Face of A’ Chailledh
Everyone else packed up and RTB

NEW YEAR GRANT SAT 28 – 02 JAN
DUTY TEAMHARTREE, FOWLER TAYLOR D, ROGERSON, ROLLAND, PRICE, STEWART, WIGGINS, TAYLOR K, WHITE, COLE, MERRICK, DANIEL, NICHOLSON, ROE, ANDERSON, ATKINS, RUSSEL
SUNDAY 29th 
HARTREE, NICHOLSON, ROE, TAYLOR D
FIACHLE RIDGE, SHELTER STONE, BEINN MHGODLLAIN, CAIRNGORM
(BEINN MHEADHOIN?) – (Written by a child of the hills!)
WIGGINS, ATKINS, MERRICK, FOWLER, RUSSEL
FIACHLE RIDGE, COIRE AN SNEACHDA, GOAT TRACK, C PARK
HUNTLEYS CAVE
DOUBLE OVERHAND T/R
SLIME CHIMNEY VS 4c
DANIEL. PRICE
35/693998 – SH 891m A CHAILLEACH .930, CARN SGULAIN, .920, MEAL BHUTAIN, CARN BALLACH, .920, CARN BAN, 942, CARN DEARG
ROGERSON, COLE
N. CORRIES AREA KNOWLEDGE, CRAMPON TECHNIQUES
TAYLOR, WHITE, +DOG
ROTHEMURCHUS – BRAERIACH
CookROLLANDWX 
 
MONDAY 30th 
HARTREE, NICKS, ROE
CHOPPER TO AN GARBH COIRE BOTHY, BIVVY SITE IN GARBH COIRE DHAIDH SH 36 947985, TECHNIQUES+ICE AXE ARREST GARBH COIRE MOR
ROLLAND, TAYLOR K, PRICE, WHITE.
STAG ROCKS – DIAGONAL GULLY I – NAVEX TO MARCH BURN
FOWLER, WIGGINS, ATKINS, TAYLOR D
HELLS LUM – ESCALATOR II/III, CARN LOCHAIN SNEACHDA (DOWN)
ROGERSON, MERRICK
COIRE DOANHAIN – SELF ARREST CRAMPON TECH.
DANIEL, COLE
GLEN MARIE – GEAL CHARN, MEAL NAN AIRSE
COOKRUSSELL  
TUESDAY 31st
HARTREE, NICKS, ROE
 RTB FROM BIVVY VIA CHOCKSTONE COIRE. NAVEX – BRAERIACH, ROTHIEMURCHAS
 TAYLOR D, ANDERSON, STEWART, WHITE
 DALWHINNIE, CARN A CAIM (Carn Na Caim), A BHUIDLIEANEACH BEAG (Bhuidheanach Bheag)
 ROLLAND, COLE, MERRICK, TAYLOR K
 (Undecipherable) CARN. BYNACK MOR (Bynack More)
 DANIEL
 MEAL CHUAICH
 WIGGINS, ATKINS, RUSSELL, FOWLER
 AN SGUABACH, GEAL CHARN MOR, GEAL CHARN BEAG/MOR
 ROGERSON
 CAIRNGORM
COOKPRICE  

ON RTB FROM DAYS ACTIVITIES TEAM DEPLOYED TO CORPACH TO INVESTIGATE FLARES SIGHTED ON HILL, NOTHING FOUND


WEDS 1st THURS 2nd 
WEDSRECOVER FROM TUES
THURSRECOVER FROM WEDS
COOKDANIEL1st 
NICKS2nd 
WXREALLY NOT TOO NICE


THURSDAY NIGHT RTU, THERE’S A FLU BUG AROUND.


 Weekend 4-5 Jan 92 Ballater
AttendingKirkpatrick, Heaney, Fowler, Stewart, Merrick, Brown, Roe, Taylor, Rollands, Burrows, Cochrane.
SAT WXCOLD – HIGH WINDS
Kirkpatrick Brown MerrickLoch Muich – Broad Cairn – Horseshoe to Lochnagar
Rollands BurrowsAs above
Fowler RoeAs above reverse with ascent of Black Spout and Pinnacle Gully Lochnagar
Heaney Stewart2 day Exped: MORVEN AN SOCACH – BIVI GLEN EY CARN BHAC, GHEAL CARN TO INVEREY
COOKCochrane  
Weekend 4-5 Jan 92 Ballater
AttendingKirkpatrick, Heaney, Fowler, Stewart, Merrick, Brown, Roe, Taylor, Rollands, Burrows, Cochrane.
SAT WXThawing and Clear
Kirkpatrick Brown MerrickRaeburns Gully , Lochnagar (aborted)
fowler BurrowsRaeburns Gully (Thin) III
Rollands RoeRaeburns Gully III
Heaney Stewart2 day Exped: MORVEN AN SOCACH – BIVI GLEN EY CARN BHAC, GHEAL CARN TO INVEREY
COOKRoe/Taylor  

 Weekend 11/12 Jan 91(?): Roybridge
AttendingHeaney, Carr, Fowler, Roe, Rollands, Brown, Burrows, Merrick, Wiggins, Taylor K, Watt, Cole.
SAT:Calm, Soft snow
Carr WigginsCreag Meagaidh – abandoned climb – then to Stob A’Choire Mheadhoin.
Fowler Brown Taylor ColeGREY CORRIES: Start at 41/788255 track thro woods – Coire Na Gaibhre, Coire Na Ceannain, Stob Coire Claurigh, Stob Coire Easain, Sgurr Choinnich Mor, Sgurr Choinnich Beag, Steall.
Rollands Roe Burrows MerrickTorlundy: Techniques in No 4 Gully
Rogerson WattCarn Dearg Meadhonach – Aonach Mor
COOKHeaney  
SUN:Same as SAT
Carr Brown Cole MerrickNavigation exercise: Carn Liath – Stob Coire Odhair
Fowler TaylorInspection of Ben (Nothing Found)
Rollands Burrows WattRing of Steall
Joe RoeBen Look
COOKRogerson  

 Weekend 17/19 JAN ONICH
AttendingKIRKPATRICK, FOWLER, HEANEY, ROE, CARR, TAYLOR D., McBAIN, WIGGINS, TAYLOR K., BELL LAVELLE BROWN, GINGELL, DANIEL, NICHOLSON.
TRIALISTS MITCHELL, TURNER
GUEST FO WATT, FS TAYLOR.
FRI NIGHTO/CAST, FRESH WIND.
LIMA 1 
HEANEY TAYLOR WATTAONACH EAGACH
LIMA 2 
CARR ROE McBAINMAMORES, BIVI,  NA GUAGAICHEAN, AM BODACH
LIMA 3 
NICHOLSON GINGELLAS FOR LIMA 3 (?)
 
SAT WX:CLOUDY, RAIN SHOWERS
LIMA 1 
PETE K BROWNAONACH EAGACH
LIMA 2 
CARR ROE McBAINAS FOR FRI
LIMA 3 
NICHOLSON GINGELLAS FOR FRI
LIMA 4 
TAYLOR D. DANIELS TRIALISTS TAYLORMEALL NAN EUN, STOB COIRE ALBANNAICH
LIMA 5 
FOWLER LAVELLELADIES GULLY BUCHAILLE E.M. 240m VD
LIMA 6 
WIGGINS TAYLOR KNORTH FACE ROUTE 850’ VD BUCHAILLE E.M.
LIMA 7 
HEANEY WATTSTOB AN FHURAIN, SGOR NA H-UCAIDH
 
SUN WXCLOUDY, FRESH WINDS, OCC RAIN
LIMA 1 
KIRKPATRICK HEANEY TAYLOR K TAYLOR T BROWN NICHOLSON McBAIN GINGELL ROESTRETCHER LOWER NORTH BUTTRESS, BUCHAILLE E.M.
LIMA 3 
WIGGINS FOWLERRAVENS GULLY 135m VS (ABORTED 3 PITCHES) BUCHAILLE E.M.
LIMA 8 
CARR TAYLOR D BELLBALLACHULISH HORSESHOE
COOKSBELL/LAVELLE  

 Weekend 24 – 26 JAN                    (KILLIN?)
AttendingHEANEY, FOWLER, ROE, WIGGINS, COLE, McBAIN, TURNER (TLST) PICOT (GUEST)
LIMA 1 
HEANEY COLE TURNERCRAIG NA CAILLICH, MEALL NAN TARMACHAN, MEALL, CORRANAICH, BEINN GHLAS, BEN LAWERS.
21k 2073m
LIMA 2 
WIGGINS ROECOIRE AN DOTHAIDH – RECCE FOR ICE. NONE
WALKED TARMACHAN HORSESHOE TO KILLIN
LIMA 3   
McBAIN PICOTMEALL GREIG, MEALL GERBH, BEN LAWERS
COOKFOWLERWXCLEAR AND DRY SOME PATCHY CLOUD AT 3000 FRESH WINDS
SUNDAY
LIMA 1 
HEANEY COLE TURNERCRAIG NA CAILLICH, MEALL NAN TARMACHAN, MEALL, CORRANAICH, BEINN GHLAS, BEN LAWERS.
21k 2073m
LIMA 2 
WIGGINS ROECOIRE AN DOTHAIDH – RECCE FOR ICE. NONE
WALKED TARMACHAN HORSESHOE TO KILLIN
LIMA 3 
McBAIN PICOTMEALL GREIG, MEALL GERBH, BEN LAWERS
COOKFOWLERWXCLEAR AND DRY SOME PATCHY CLOUD AT 3000 FRESH WINDS
SUNDAY
LIMA 1 
HEANEY ROEBEINN CHABAHAIR, AN CASTEAL, BEINN A CHROIN
LIMA 2 
WIGGINS TURNERAN STUC, COIRE NAN CAT, RAVENS GULLY II-CENTRAL BUTTRESS II
LIMA 3 
McBAIN PICOT COLE FOWLERSHIHALLION (Schiehallion)
COOKWIGGINSWXCLEAR + SUNNY EXCELLENT VIS LIGHT WIND

CALL OUT 27-28 JAN
STIRLING AREA MISSING 79 YR OLD MAN
 ASSIST POLICE IN SEARCH OF FARMLAND AROUND RIVER FORTH, BRIDGE OF (?) AREA. CALLED OFF BY POLICE ON 28 JAN 1600 WHEN MAN NOT FOUND
 CARR, HEANEY, FOWLER, ROE, TAYLOR D, McBAIN, STEWART, TAYLOR K, MERRICK, COLE, BELL, TURNER, GINGELL
 MAN FOUND IN R FORTH 31st JAN

Weekend 7-9 Feb 92 SPEAN BRIDGE
AttendingHARTREE, FOWLER, HEANEY, ROE, CARR, TAYLOR, STEWART, WIGGINS, TAYLOR, BELL, LAVELLE, WHITE, COLE, BROWN, MERRICK, BERESFORD.
SATURDAY 
HARTREE, MERRICK, COE, BROWN, BELLUPPER GLENDESSARY (UGD), GARBH CHIOCH MHOR, SGURR NAN COIRIACHAN, NAN EAG, UGD
CARR, TAYLOR, BERESFORDUPPER GLENDESSARY, SGURR NAN COIREACHAN, GARBH CHIOCH MHOR, SGURR NAM CICHE, UGD
HEANEY, ROESGURR MHURLAGAN, MEALL BLAIR, GEAL CHARN
STEWART, TAYLOR, FOWLER, WIGGINSBEN NEVIS – TOWER RIDGE TO E. TRAVERSE GATE FINISH
LAVELLEMEAL NAN LUATH, COIRE NAN CIERSLE
COOKWHITEWXCOLD WET RAINY

SUNDAY
 
HARTREE, HEANEY, TAYLORBEINN TEALLACH, BIENN A CHAORIAN
CARR, ROE, BROWN, MERRICKBEINN A CHAORIAN, EAST RIDGE
WHITE, BELL, LAVELLESTOB COPIRE NA CLEANAIN, STOB COIRE CLAURIGH, STOB BAN
FOWLER, STEWART, TAYLOR, WIGGINSSLEEP-OFF TOWER RIDGE + RUN
COOKCOLEWXAS SAT

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Reference: Form R No 088

Nature of Incident
Missing Civilian Aircraft

Date:
Thu 13 Feb 92
Area:
Lake District        Skiddaw

Narrative:

The team were requested to assist RAF Leeming, Stafford and civilian MRT’s with search dogs and helicopter support to search the Skiddaw area for a missing Piper Cherokee Aircraft, with one male on board. On arrival at search control information had been received that narrowed the area of search. Eventually the wreckage and the body of the pilot was located on the mountain by the civilian searchers. RAF Leuchars MRT personnel mounted ‘Crash Cordon’ till their relief by Leeming personnel, in the morning.


Other SAR Forces involved
RAF Stafford MRT, S.A.R.D.A., RAF Leeming MRT, Keswick, Cockermouth and Penrith MRT’s, 202 Sqn Bulmer (Boulmer), 819 Sqn Preswick (Prestwick)

The use of the second Clansman HF set in the Fast Reaction vehicle proved a success.


14/16 Feb 92 LAGGAN
AttendingKIRKPATRICK, FOWLER, CARR, ROLLANDS, McBAIN, DANIEL, ROE, BROWN, TAYLOR K, WHITE.
FRI:After returning from the previous call out, the team embarked for the weekend at the normal time of 1800hrs. unfortunately Al White (Driver) and Ian Rollans (Pass) rolled the sigs truck outside Dalwhinnie. Fortunately both suffered nothing but red faces, however the sigs wagon seems mortally wounded…….
SATURDAYSqually showers and high winds.
Kirkpatrick Fowler WhiteSigs vehicle recovery actions
Carr DanielBienn Dearg (Atholl
Wiggins Roe Jugs Taylor k  Ro Rolland TriallistAttempted climbing at Meggy – ran away after first pitch
McBain Watt Gingell Merrick2 day bothy Exped to Ben Alder
COOKBrown  
SUN:WX improved after Snow fall
Kirkpatrick Rollands Taylor RoeNavigation assessment
Laggan Area
Daniel trialists 
Wiggins Jones Brown 
Fowler white 
COOKCarr  

Wed 20 Feb 92
whilst climbing at Auchinstarry Quarry J/T Ali Brown was a victim of a huge rock fall whilst leading a VD route, which had previously been climbed twice and the runners were still in situ (5). He suffered head, back, chest and ankle injuries and eventually through the efforts of John Roe, Paul Burrows of the team, Paul Dryden, Paul Englemann of 43 Sqn, the local ambulance, Para-Medic and fire brigade, followed later by 22 Sqn Helio he was evacuated to Glasgow.


RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Reference:           Form R No 109
Nature of incident
Date                      19 Feb 92                           Area:     BEN MORE
Narrative
Two civilian walkers were overdue after ascending Ben More in winter conditions without crampons and ice axes. Local team commenced search and requested additional manpower. Fortunately both found quickly by helio. Walkers had appreciated their folly and sat in one spot, awaiting the next day or a thaw.

Although the team were turned around after 2 hours, the call-out played an important part in re-focussing the team’s attention on the day of a serious accident to J/T Ali Brown


Weekend Boat of Garten 22 – 24 Feb 92
AttendingKirkpatrick, Carr, Taylor D, Rolland, McBane, Fowler, Roe, Burrows, Cole, Merrick, Lavelle, Daniel, Wiggins, Price, Stewart,
Trialists:
SATURDAYWX 100mph winds – warm
Kirkpatrick TrialistsCairngorm CP – cairngorm – N Ridge – Coire Ciste
Taylor D Rolland LavelleGlenmore – Ryvoan Bothy – Bynack
Carr Daniel Merrick McBane Price Burrows RoeSkiing at the Lhelt (?)
Fowler Wiggins Cole Taylor kSneachda
The Runnel 450 II
COOKStewart  
SUN:High winds
Kirkpatrick Lavelle Taylors Daniel Burrows Price Rollands Roe CarrTechniques at Huntleys Cave.
Merrick TrialistsCarn Dearg Mor – Geal Charn Mor – Cnoc Fraing
Track back to Ag
Wiggins ColeS&I techniques, Sneachda
broken Gully III 450’
Fowler StewartSavage slit 50ft up lowered off – COIRE AN LOCHAINN Y GULLY RIGHT HAND BRANCH II 300ft
COOKSUNDAY  
MON:   
Fowler MerrickCENTRAL GULLY II COIRE AN SNEACHDA
ALADDINS COULOIR I
Carr Gough FrancisCOIRE AN SNEACHDA – TECHNIQUES – GOAT TRACK?
FIACIAL COIRE LAS
Price ColeCOIRE AN LOCHAIN – Y GULLY RIGHT BRANCH
Stewart K TaylorSKIING
COOKROLLAND 
CALLOUTTEAM PRESENT
FOWLER. CARR, TAYLOR, ROLLAND, McBAIN, PRICE, STEWART, K.TAYLOR, BELL, LAVELLE, WHITE, COLE, MERRICK, GOUGH

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FROM A

Reference: Form R No. 117

Nature of Incident Missing 80 year old man in rural area.

Date:         Tue 25 Feb 92      Area: Sheet 65/0777 Wooded ground, west of Linlithgow
                                                
Narrative
The team were requested to undertake a ground search for a missing civilian, absent from his home since Saturday 22 Feb. A search of a probable area was completed with no finds made. In view of the indefinite detail in this case, the Police ended the ground search on the  25 Feb, until further information is obtained.

Other SAR Forces involved Nil
Comments on Equipment Nil


Weekend: Glencoe 29/1 Mar 92
AttendingHartree, Fowler, Taylor, Merrick, Gough, Francis, Watt, Stewart
SATWX Wet and Windy
 The normal days training was interrupted by a mid-day call out for the team to assist Lochaber with an incident on the Ben.
Unfortunately this occurred at the same time as Aide Merrick fell whilst walking. Al White and Ali Watt were unable to call for assistance due to radio snags and the withdrawal of other troops to the Ben. The policeman who was asked to liaise with the troops on the hill, did not understand? Their request for help and Merick had a 5 hours self-evacuation.

over the rest of the weekend other incidents occurred…….

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Reference:                          Form R No 137
Nature of Incident:          Missing climbers
Date:     29 Feb 92                                          Area:     Ben Nevis

Narrative:
Fort William police requested RAF assistance for the search for two missing climbers thought to be on Tower Ridge. Cpl Hartree plus three responded after a recall from normal training in Glencoe. Other team members uncontactable due to communication problems.
Leuchars party deployed by Leuchars Helio to tourist track for search, but soon after climbers found by Lochaber MRT safe and well.

Other SAR Forces Involved:                         Lochaber MRT and Leuchars R134
Comments on Equipment:
Comms difficulties increased by continuing lack of radio base and vehicle sets. At the time of the recall SAC Merrick a member of a Leuchars Hill Party had fallen 200ft and sustained head and leg injuries. Poor radio comms dictated the need for the party to complete self-evacuation, whilst the other team members responded to the Ben Nevis incident


RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Reference:                          Form R No 139
Nature of Incident:          Fallen climber
Date:     01 Mar 92                                         Area:     Ben Nevis

Narrative:
Cpl Hartree plus 8 troops were tasked to assist Lochaber MRT evacuation of Mike Thomas, a climber who had fallen 800ft down No 2 Gully whilst climbing solo on Ben Nevis in poor conditions. He had crawled down till in sight of the CIC hut, saying later “He knew how Joe Simpson felt”
Leuchars assisted in the night stretcher carry to the Torlundy Car Park for final evacuation to Belford Hospital by MRT.
Other SAR Forces Involved:                         Lochaber MRT and Rescue 137
Comments on Equipment:
Radio comments as Form R137


RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Reference:                          Form R No 143
Nature of Incident:          Missing Walker
Date:     02 Mar 92                                         Area:     Ben A Bhuird – N Cairngorms
Narrative:
Cpl Hartree plus 16 troops were tasked to assist Grampian Police in the search for a missing lady walker, Mrs Caird lost on the Ben A Bhuird Massif. Mrs Caird became separated from her husband on the approach to the plateau at SH 36/085993.
Approx 60 MRT personnel searched all the drainage lines radiating from the summit plateau, which covered 70 sq. km throughout the night. This lead (sic) to a successful find of the lady by Kinloss MRT at Fiandouran (Faindouran)  Lodge GR 083062 by Kinloss MRT, who was safe and well.
{Leuchars party deployed by Leuchars Helio to tourist track for search, but soon after climbers found by Lochaber MRT safe and well.} [Editor – This paragraph does not appear not to relate to this incident]

Other SAR Forces Involved:  
RAF Kinloss, Braemar, Aberdeen MRT’s, SARDA, and Lossie and Leuchars Helios.

Comments on Equipment:
The new V8 landrovers proved superb off the road on the tracks which reach 3,700 ft in places. This saved much time and energy. But these vehicles still require MR radios. Kinloss party uncontactable for 6 hours and search continued with MR personnel searching dangerous ground, two hours after the casualty had been located. The hand held sets presently used do not broadcast and receive well, whilst the wagons are on the move.


Weekend: BALLATER 6-8 MAR 92
AttendingKIRKPATRICK, HARTREE, FOWLER, MCBAIN, PRICE, WIGGINS, LAVELLE, WHITE, NICHOLSON, FRANCIS.
SATURDAY 
HARTREE WIGGINSCENTRAL GULLY BUTTRESS II/MOD 300m ASCENT
CENTRTAL GULLY I/EASY 300m DESCENT
CREAG AN DUBH LOCH
McBAIN LAVELLE FRANCISLOCH MUICK, BROAD CAIRN
NICHOLSON PRICE FOWLER WHITESOUTH EAST BUTTRESS II 200m
CREAG AN DUBH LOCH
BROAD CAIRN
COOKKIRKPATRICK
WXRAIN/WET SNOW
SUNDAY 
KIRKPATRICK NICHOLSON McBAINNAVEX CORDAVON LODGE AREA SH 35 2202
HARTREE FOWLERN.W. GULLY 200m II/III
CREAG AN DUBH LOCH
WIGGINS PRICERAEBURNS GULLY GUTER FINISH III/IV 270m
WHITE LAVELLELOCHNAGAR
COOKFRANCIS
WXCOLD START/SUNSHINE

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Reference:           From R No 156

Nature of Incident:                         Overdue/Lost walker

Date       Mon 09 Mar 92                   Area: Glen Doll – Clova.
Narrative
Other SAR Forces Involved:
Comments on Equipment:


Weekend: PORT APPIN 13TH – 15TH MAR 92
Duty TeamHARTREE, FOWLER, HEANEY, CARR, MCBAIN, PRICE,STEWART, WIGGINS, TAYLOR K, BELL, WHITE, BURROWS, GINGELL, NICHOLSON, JONES, ANDERSON.
SATURDAY 
HARTREE HEANEY PRICE GINGELL STEWARTMEALL A BHUIRDH SKIING
CARR WIGGINS FOWLER WHITETHE CHASM ANT SRON 360m II/III
TAYLOR D NICHOLSON McBAIN BELLBUCHAILLE ETIVE MOR – COIRE NA TULLACHEAN
TAYLOR K ANDERSONGLEN ETIVE BEINN MAOL CHALIUM .847
COOKBURROWS
WXWINDY/SNOW
SUNDAY 
HARTREE PRICECRYPT ROUTE IV ***
FOWLER HEANEYDEEP CUT CHIMNEY
CARR TAYLOR D STEWARTBEINN FHIONNLAIDH
WIGGINS BELLSTOB COIRE NAN LOCHAN to NW FACE GEAL AONACH – 999, 400’ III
+ TECHNIQUES (ICE AXE ARREST, STEP CUTTING, FRONT POINTING)
JONES BURROWSSTOB COIRE NAN LOCHAN – BOOMERANG BUTTRESS, 500’ II
NICHOLSON WHITE McBAINAONACH EAGACH, II/III
TAYLOR K ANDERSONCREACH EAGACH II/III
COOKGINGELL
WXSUNNY

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Reference:           From R No           172
Nature of Incident:                         MISSING PERSONS
Date            16 MAR 92                  Area: BEN CRUACHAN                        

Narrative
FS KIRKPATRICK PLUS 16 TROOPS TASKED TO ASSIST DUMBARTON POLICE IN LOCATING DRIVER OF CAR FOUND AT CRUACHAN POWER STATION FOR TWO DAYS. THIRTEEN MRT DEPLOYED FAST IN V8 LANDROVERS TO SCENE. DRIVER OF CAR PLUS COMPANION TURNED UP AFTER HAVING SPENT AN EXTRA DAY ON MOUNTAIN DUE TO TIREDNESS
Other SAR Forces Involved: DUMBARTON POLICE AND OBAN MRTS, RESCUE 177.
Comments on Equipment:
HF LET TEAM DOWN AGAIN AS RCC TRIED TO CONTACT TEAM FOR RECALL WHILST MOBILE – AN ONGOING PROBLEM.
RESEARCH INTO A NEW GAITER FOR TEAM WITH LARGE FEET!!!
KARRIMOR CANCVAS GAITER DOES NOT FIT ADEQUATELY


W/E NEWTONMORE 20-22 MAR 92
Duty TeamKIRKPATRICK, HARTEE, HEANEY, FOWLER, ROE, TAYLOR, PRICE, STEWART, WIGGINS, TAYLOR, BELL, GOUGH, STANFORD, COCKRANE, SPARK, JONES, HOWELL, ANDERSON 18
SATURDAY
KIRKPATRICK COCHRANECAIRNGORM, BEN MHEODIAN
HARTREE SPARK STEWART ROEACHLEAN, COIRE GARHLACH, TOM DUBH, BRAERLACH, ROTHEMURCHAS.
24Km 7 ½ HOURS.
PRICE GOUGHBENMCDUI, SNOW TECHNIQUES
WIGGINS TAYLOR KCOIRE AN T SNEACHDA
RED GULLY II/III 120m
GOAT TRACK GULLY II 120m (UP AND DOWN)
BROKEN GULLY 1ST PITCH
FOWLER JONESCOIRE AN T SNEACHDA
THE RUNNER II
WESTERN RIB
GOAT TRACK GULLY II
RED GULLY II/III
ANDERSON STANFORDMEALLACH MHOR
BELLCAIRNGORM, RYOVAN
COOKTAYLOR D
WOPHARTREE
WXSNOW + WIND
SUNDAY
KIRKPATRICK HARTREECOIRE AN LOCHAIN
SAVAGE SLIT IV 60m
TAYLOR D COCHRANESLAIRNEACH MHOR, BEN UDLEMAIN, A MHACOAH.
(SGAIRNEACH MHOR, BEINN UDLAMAIN, A MHARCONAICH)
STEWART TAYLOR K ROEAS ABOVE + GEAL CHARN
WIGGINS GOUGH SPARKCOIRE AN T SNEACHDA, TECHNIQUES. X AXE, DEADMAN, BOLLARDS, FRONT POINTING, ICE AXE ARREST
SPIRAL GULLY II 500’
FOWLER JONESFIACHLE RIDGE, HELL LUM SNEACHDA
BELLN/MORE, TORR GARBH, BEN BHUIDE, AM BODACH, CARN SGULAIN, A CHALEACH, GEAL CHARN, CRAG NAA IOLARE.
(All spellings by author)
COOKPRICE (EXCELLENT)
WOPTAYLOR K
WXGOOD

WEEKEND 28/29 MAR 92
Because of Birty Birtwistle’s wedding in St Andrews, the team ran a IEC weekend and conducted a series of lectures and practicals(sic) on the syllabus from Mick Anderson. 2BA, Brian Carr, Ian Rollands and Steve Heaney presented the lectures

Attending: 
Kirkpatrick
Roe
Carr
Gough
Nicholson
Merrick
Hartree
Heaney
Rollands
Burrows
Gingell
Dyer

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT

Reference:                          Form R No:         211
Nature of Incident:                                        Flood Alert
Date:     Tue 31 Mar 92            Area:     Cupar

Narrative:
The team were tasked to assist the Fife Regional County Council in the emergency measures required to combat the floods in the Cupar area that were endangering numerous properties. During the night, the team initially filled sand bags and then deployed these to 5 areas, where they were used to try and prevent the rising waters entering buildings. MRT vehicles also used to evacuate several people from one endangered household.
RAF Leuchars also responded under MAC(C) to assist in the preparation of sand bags
Other SAR Forces Involved:
Comments on Equipment:
Statistics Times and Mileages:
Alerted:                2030      Deployed:            2130                     On Scene:            2145
Stood Down:      0400
Veh Mileages:

Delta:30Oscar:70Alpha:60
Mobile:80Ranger:100Sigs: 
Other: Other: Other: 

Total:     340
Number of Personnel on Task:                    19
Current Team Strength                                  25
Remarks:
This was an unusual incident. But the rapid response of the team greatly assisted the Road Department of the Council in the preparation and deployment of the sand bags. Although, there was little rescue work involved, both the team and the community benefited from our involvement.
The complexity of MAC(C) and RCC control did create problems in operational control of the team.
P Kirkpatrick
FS
Team Leader


Weekend: BALLATER 3-5 Apr 92
AttendingKIRKPATRICK, HARTREE, HEANEY, CARR, DANIEL, NICHOLSON, TAYLOR K, WHITE, BURROWS, WIGGIN, PRICE, ROGERSON, COLE, DYER, ILR ANDERSON.
SATURDAY 
CARR ILR DANIELCREAG LEACACH – GLAS MAOL
WIGGAN PRICE BURROWS WHITE DYERPASS OF BALLATER
LIME CHIMNEY’
PING PONG
B.O.
S CRACK
RIGHTGUARD
RAZORS CRACK
40
30’
30’
30’
30’
30’
30’
V DIFF
V DIFF
V DIFF
VS 4c
MVS 4b
VS 4c
MOD
HEANEY TAYLOR406042 – MORVEN 377400
ROGERSON COLERETURN TO LEUCHARS TO UPLIFT KIT
COOKNICHOLSON
WXSUNNY
SUNDAY 
KIRKPATRICK COLE DYER ILRBALMORAL – LOCHANGAR AREA
PRICE WIGGIN WHITE TAYLOR KLOCHANGAR – CREAGAN DUBHLOCH – CREAG BHIDRACH – RECALL
NICHOLSON BURROWSBROAD CAIRN – CAIRN BANNOCK – RECALL
HEANEY ROGERSON HARTREELECHT – SKIING
CARR DANIELBADDOCH – AN SOCACH
ANDERSONCULARDOCH
COOK 
WX 

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT

Reference:                          Form R No: 217
Nature of Incident            Missing Civilian Aircraft
Date       03 Apr 92                                                         Area:     Lochnagar 44/2684
Narrative
:
FS Kirkpatrick plus 18 tasked to assist in large scale ground and air search for a missing light aircraft overdue from Aberdeen. Initial members uplifted by Rescue 134 and 86 from Leuchars, remainder by convoy to Incident Control at Ballater. At first little hard evidence available to centre search. So large areas swept by helicopters with MRT’s on hold. Later in the day information became available which required the addition of ground searching. This continued through the night and the next day until evidence of crash into Loch Muick found around midday. RAF and Civilian resources stood down. Further searching by Police Diving team commencing
Other SAR Forces Involved:
RAF Kinloss MRT, Braemar, Tayside and Aberdeen MRT’s, SARDA. Helicopters R134, 137 and 86
Comments on Equipment:
Heavy snow conditions confirmed requirement of improved detachable gaiter for MRT’s


W/E CAIRNDOW 10-12 APRIL 92
Duty TeamHARTREE, FOWLER, HEANEY, TAYLOR D ,ROLLAND, WIGGINS, WHITE, DANIEL, DYER, SPARK, JONES, CRUISE.
SATURDAY 
HARTREE JONES FOWLER WHITE WIGGINSBUTTERBRIDGE, BEN VANE, BEN IME,BEINN NARNAIN, BEN CHORRANACH, BEN ARTHUR (THE COBBLER)
HEANEY DYERFRI NIGHT-BIVVY
SATURDAY BEN ARTHR, BEN NARNAIN, BEN VORLICH
TAYLOR D SPARKCRUACH ARDAIN, BEINN TULACHAEN
ROLLAND CRUISEBEINN NARNIAN, BENN IME, BEN VANE
COOKDANIEL
WXRAIN-MIST-+DRIZZLE
SUNDAY 
HARTREE HEANEYGLEN KINGLASS COIRE AN CREAGACH
ORIGINS – V DIFF 30m*
HEART OF DARKNESS – HS 4a 4b 50m**
TAYLOR WIGINSAS ABOVE
TOP ROPE + VARIOUS FORAYS UP GULLIES
DANIEL CRUISE SPARKBEN MORE, STOB BINNIEN
WHITEBEINNE BHUIDHE – SOLO NAVEX
FOWLER JONESBEN VORLICH
COOKDYER
WXSUNNY AND SHOWERS

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT 14/92

Reference: Form R No:   233
Nature of Incident:                                        Missing Civilian Aircraft
Date:                                                                 Area:     Consett, County Durham
Narrative
FS Kirkpatrick plus 15 tasked to assist in the ground search over the moorland and hills surrounding Consett. Where an overdue light aircraft was missing between Teeside and Carlisle.
Shortly after our arrival at Search HQ the aircraft was found by a Leeming MRT hill party, with the pilot fatally injured.
Leuchars RTU’d

Other SAR Forces Involved:
RAF Leeming and Stafford MRT’s, Rescue 131 and 177. Teesdale MRT and SARDA England
Comments on Equipment


W/E GRANT LOCHINVER THURS 16 – MON 20 APRIL 92
Duty TeamTAYLOR D, HEANEY, FOWLER, PRICE, TAYLOR K, WHITE, MERRICK, NICHOLSON, GOUGH, SPARK, WOODWARD.
FRIDAY 17th 
TAYLOR WHITE GOUGHINCHNADAMPH, CONIVAL, BEN MORE ASSYNT, CONIVAL
FOWLER SPARK NICHOLSON TAYLORINCHNADAMPH, BEIN AN FHURIAN, CONIVAL, BEN MORE ASSYNT, DUBH LOCH MHOR, GLEANN DUBH
MERRICK WOODWARDLOCH AILSA
COOKHEANEY
WXAVERAGE
SAT 18TH 
TAYLOR NICHOLSON GOUGH WOODWARDSTAC POLLY
(STAC POLLAIDH)
HEANEY TAYLOR K WHITE SPARKKNOCK AN ROCK, CUC MOR, CUL BEG
(KNOCKAN CRAG, CUL MOR, CUL BEAG)
FOWLER PRICESULIVEN
(SUILVEN)
COOKAIDE
WXSIMILAR
SUN 19TH 
TAYLOR D FOWLERTUMORE – QUINAG
HEANEY PRICE TAYLOR K WHITEWHITE/PRICE – OLD MAN OF STOER HS 220ft ***
HEANEY/TAYLOR – FILM CREW!
NICHOLSON GOUGHBEN MOR COIGACH
COOKSPARK
WX 
MON 20th 
HEANEY TAYLOR K SPARK WHITE NICHOLSON WHITEREIFF CLIMBING AND ABSEILING
TAYLOR K PRICE GOUGH WOODWARDRTU
COOKFOWLER

W/E CLOVA 24 – 26 Apr 92
Duty TeamHARTREE, FOWLER, ROE, CARR, McBAIN, WIGGINS, TAYLOR, COLE, GINGELL, DANIEL, MORRIS, CRUISE, SPARK
SATURDAY 
HARTREE
COLE MORRIS
TAYLOR K CRUISE
BASE, CAIRN INKS, HILL OF STRONE, DREISH, MAYAR, DUN HILLOCKS, TOM BUIDHE, TOLMONT, FAFERNIE, CAIRN BANNOCK, BROAD CAIRN, SANDY HILLOCK, BROOM HILL, GLEN DOLL CAR PARK.
34Km – 1600m, 9hrs
CLOVA CRAGS
CARR
WIGGINS
CRACK
PARAPET ROUTE
THE RAMP
3J CHIMNEY
ANT SLAB
S
HS
VD
D
M
80’
150’
80’
40’
80’
FOWLER SPARK McBAIN GINGELLDREISH, MAYAR, BODNASPARIE
COOKROE
WXBLUSTERY SHOWERS
SUNDAYALL PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN MEDICAL TRAINING EXERCISES
FOR 1 ½ hrs PRIOR TO DEPARTURE ON HILL. INJURIES ENCOUNTERED.
McBAIN DANIEL CRUISEDISLOCATED PATELLA
PREGNANT WOMEN
GINGELL FOWLER COLE WIGGINSFALLEN CLIMBER, NECK SPINE INJURY
15 YR OLD BOY POST FIT.
ROE SPARK MORRIS TAYLOR KFRACTURED WRIST/ELBOW
FRACTURED LOWER LEG
THEN ON THE HILL
CLOVA CRAGS 
HARTREE
ROE
CENTRAL CRACK
FLAKE ROUTE
HS
HS
***
*** (Now downgraded to **)
TAYLOR K MORRISCLOVA CRAGS
ABSEILING TECHNIQUES, INTRO TO CLIMBING INC ANT SLAB
CARR DANIELS CRUISEGLEN DOLL – LITTLE KIRKRANNOCH, MAYAR, DREISH
A/C WRECK SEARCH
McBAIN GINGELL COLETOLMONT. TOM BUIDHE
20Km
CLOVA CRAGS 
FOWLER SPARKWITCHES TOOTH
CENTRAL CRACK
KOFLACH CORNER
MONSTER CRACK
MVS
HS
MS
HS
 
COOKWIGGINS
WX 

W/E SKYE – 1-4 MAY 92
AttendingKIRKPATRICK, HARTREE, CARR, FOWLER, ROE, McBAIN, TAYLOR K, TAYLOR D, GOUGH, MORRIS, COLE, BROWN, HUMPHRIES.
SATURDAY 
KIRKPATRICK BROWNDROP OFF DUTIES
AND ISLAND TOUR
HARTREEE HUMPHRIESSLIGACHAN, SGURR MHAIRI, BEINN DERG MHOR,BEIN DEARG MHEADHONACH, DRUM NA RUAGE (DRUIM NA RUAIGE) , SLIO(SLIGACHAN)
CARR ROE GOUGH TAYLOR KKILINMARIE, LOCH CORUISK, BIDEAN DROIT NAN RANH (Bidein Druim Nan Ramh), COIR A TAIRNCLEAR.
(Could only find Kilmarie and Loch Coruisk all rest – who knows what he meant)
FOWLER McBAIN MORRISSGURR THUILM, SGURR MAOICH, BIDIUM DRUM MAN RAMH, SGURRR NA BANADICH, BRUAN NA FRITH SGURR NA GILLIAN.
(I SWEAR THEY MAKE IT ALL UP!! Y)( Note: Bidein Druim Nan Ramh !)
COOKCOLE
WXCold bright
(Brief note, all the spellings are the authors. I have tried to find where they meant in most cases. Some I knew others seem work of pure fiction. It’s on Skye – look at the map!)
SUNDAY 
KIRKPATRICK COLE MORRISSGURR BEG (Beag)
HARTREE GOUGHHARTA COIRE, LOTA COIRE, GILLIAN/BEAG BEALACH
(HARTA CORRIE, LOTA CORRIE, SGURR NAN GILLEAN DOWN SGURR BEAG BEALLACH)
TAYLOR K BROWN HUMPHRIESQUAIRANG
(QUIRAING)
FOWLER McBAIN ROE TAYLOR KMARSO
(MARSCO)
COOKCARR
WXREALLY WET AND REALLY S**T
MONDAY 
KIRKPATRICK GOUGH COLE BROWN MORRISOLD MAN OF STORR (WALK)
HARTREE FOWLER TAYLOR K ROE (BYCYLE)(sic)RUN – GLENBRITTLE, BEALACH BRITTLE, GLEN EYNORT – PORT NALONG
19Km 1hr 40mins 350m  
CARR TAYLOR D HUMPHRIESGLEN BRITTLE – COIRE LAGAN
COOKMcBAIN
WXAVERAGE RAIN

WEEKEND KINTAIL 9-10 MAY 92
ATTENDING:KIRKPATRICK, HARTREE, FOWLER, ROE, CARR, TAYLOR D, TAYLOR K, MURRAY, STEWART, McBAIN, LAVELLE, WHITE, MORRIS, DAWSON, BERESFORD, TAIT, SPARK
SATURDAY 
KIRKPATRICK WIGGINS TAYLOR KNORTH CLUNY RIDGE
HARTREE SPARK TAYLOR KSAME
19K 2230m 10 Hrs
CARR TAYLOR D MURRAY STEWARTA’GHLAS BHEINN – BEINN FHADU
McBANE(sic) TAIT DAWSONAN CAORANN MOR – CISTE DHUBH
SGURR AN FHUARAIL
FOWLER ROECLUNIE INN – SOUTH CLUNY RIDGE TO MEALLAN ODHAR – SHEIL BRIDGE
COOKLAVELLE
WXSNOW SHOWERS AND SUNSHINE.
SUNDAY
The day was spent on a joint exercise with the Kintail, Skye and Glenelg MRTS with 202 Sqn supporting.
The exercise involved the search for five missing people on the 5 sisters. Dave Taylor acted as controller.
the exercise went well and overall our organisation and efficiency was way ahead of the civilians.
At the end of the weekend, Brian Carr, Dave Taylor, Stu McBain, Gus Tait and Scooter broke away for their 4 day Exped to Ullapool.
COOKWHITE-MORRIS
WXAs Saturday

RAF LEUCHARS MRT FORM A: INCIDENT REPORT               15/92

Reference:           Form R No           334
Date:                                                  Tue 12 May 92
Nature of Incident:          Missing Walkers Area:     Ben Nevis
Narrative:
The team were placed on standby with two members uplifted by Rescue 134 to assist in an initial search of the mountain for the missing civilian walker, who had become detached from a party of eight the previous evening whilst ascending the tourist route up the Ben.
With no early find made, the team were deployed to assist Lochaber MRT in a larger scale search. Sadly however, on our arrival the casualties footprints had been found by the Leuchars MRT initial party, who alerted the helicopter who then found the body in the waterslide area south of the summit.
Other SAR forces involved: Rescue 134 and Lochaber MRT
Comments on Equipment:
The present arrangement of the blue lights on the MRT vehicles is unsatisfactory. The lights are not clearly visible to other road users, because of their height from the ground and other equipment carried on the roof of the vehicles
Some MRT;s have modified the system, request approval of alternative fittings is made official.


Weekend Chatton 16-18 May 92
AttendingKirkpatrick, Hartree, Fowler, Roe, Stewart, Nicholson, Gingell, Cole, Merrick, Gough, Dawson, Taylor K, Murray, White.
The team travelled down to Northumberland to undertake rock climbing training. The weather was perfect throughout and lots of routes where(sic) completed.
The crags visited and the climbing found make it an obvious place to return to:
COOKS BOTH DAYSSTEWART AND GOUGH
WX BOTH DAYSHOT AND SUNNY
Many routes were climbed but those noted down are:
BOWDEN MOORS (BOWDEN DOORS)
ROE/COLEWIGGINS/MURRAYFOWLER/NICKS
CASTLE CRAGVDLONG JOHNSBLOCKED CHIMNEY 
FLAKE CHIMNEYDBLOCKED CHIMNEYHSCASTLE CRACK 
BLACK CRAGVDFLAKE WALLDCURVING CRACKVD
CRESCENT WALLMSCASTLE CRACKVDLEANING GROOVE 
BLIND WALLMSCRESCENT WALLVSCRESCENT WALL 
BLOCKED CHIMNEYHSLORRAINEVS*BANANA WALLMVS
HANGING CRACKE1*SLAB CRACKHVS*OVERHANGING CRACKE2*
  THE KEEPE1*HANGING CRACKE1*
  LEANING GROOVEVS*  
HARTREE/WHITE
BANISTER CRACKVD  CANADA CRACKHVS
HANDRAILVS  KLONDYKE WALLE2
MANWALLHVE  2nd HANGING CRACKVS
STRETCHER WALKE1  POSEIDEN ADVANTUREE4*
THE SCOOPVS  THE GAULEITERE3*
      
KYLOE CRAG
FOWLER/COLEWIGGINS/DAWSONROE/TAYLOR K
TRINITYVSPARITYHSSAINTS PROGRESSHS
SAINTS PROGRESSSTRINITYVSPARITYVD
LITANYSDIRTY BUMVSEENYVD
COLDSTREAM CORNERHVSUNSTAIRS DOWNFALLVDMEENYS
FLAKE CRACKSCONIFER DIRECTSMOS
TACITATIONVSRAMP AND WALLSTACITATIONVS
DECEPTION CORNERSFAWLTY TOWERSVSFLAKE CRACKS
SLAB AND WALLVSDIMINUANDOSDECEPTION CORNERHS
MOSMEENYVDOVERSIGHTHS
  MINYS  
  PEEWITS  
  BIRD NEST CORNERVD  
HARTREE/MERRICK
CONIFER CRACKSRAMP AND WALLSFLAKE CRACKS
TACITATIONVSOVERSIGHTHSMEENYVD
MOSXMAS TREE ARETEDDECEPTION WALLHS
DECEPTION CORNERHSWILFRED PICKLESVSDOUBLE DECKERE2
HEADBANGERE1THE PINCERHVSORAL SPOUTE2
WASTED TIMEE1    
Lots of other routes were climbed by other pairs but not recorded

GRANT DUNDONNEL 22-25 MAY 92
Duty TeamKIRKPATRICK, FOWLER, ROE, HEANEY, McBAIN, STEWART, TAYLOR, WHITE, COLE, MERRICK, MURRAY, DAWSON, ANDERSON, McLEOD, JONES
SATURDAY 
HEANEY DAWSON
COLE McBAIN
COIRE HALLE, SHENEVAL, BEINN TARSUIN, A’MHAIGDEAN, MULLOCH COIRE MHIC FHEARCHAIR
BIVVY OVERNIGHT
JONES
ROE
SHENEVAL, RUADH STAC BEAG, RUADH STAC MHOR, A’MHAIGDEAN, BEINN TARSUIN, MULLOSH COIRE MHIC FHEARCHAIR, SGURR BAN, BEINN A CHLAIDHEIMH.
ANDERSON MERRICKBEINN DERG MHOR, BEINN DERG BHEAG
FOWLER
STEWART
TAYLOR
MCLEOD
AN TEALLACH, GLAS MEALL MHOR, BEINN GHLAS THUIC, SGURR FIONA, PINNALCES, SAIL LIATH, SHENEVAL, BEIN A CHLAIDHEIMH, COIRE HALL.
(Whilst some of these ‘spellings’ are correct, the order seems a bit adrift!)
WHITECycled – Poolewe and back
KIRKPATRICK
HARTREE
MRC OF S MEETING GLENCOE LODGE
COOKMURRAY
WXV. GOOD
SUNDAY
KIRKPATRICK
JONES
LOCH DRUM, BEINN DEARG, AM FAOCHAGACH, CONA MHEAL(MHEALL), EDIDIH NAN CLACH GEALA, MEAL NAN CEAPRAICHEAN.
FOWLER
STEWART
MERRICK
GRUNARD (GRUINARD) CRAGS
CHARLIES CORNER HS
NO 10 (NO NAME) VS
LILLY THE PINK HS
NO 4 (NO NAME) VS
DODDLE VD
TICK FEVER VD
ROE
MURRAY
NO 7 VD
NO 6 S
NO 4 VS
LILLY THE PINK HS
BUS STOP S
MCLEOD
TAYLOR
6 S
7A VD
LILLY T.P. S
S GULLY WALL D
HEANEY DAWSON
COLE McBAIN
CONTINUE FROM BIVVY
COOKWHITE
WXV.GOOD
MONDAY
KIRKPATRICK HEANEY McBAIN STEWART TAYLOR WHITE COLE MERRICKSTRETCHER TECHNIQUES (BASIC)
ABSEIL SKILLS
FOWLER ROE MCLEODBEIN DEARG
MURRAYCYCLE BACK TO LEUCHARS (DID 128 MILES)
COOKDAWSON
WXGOOD AGAIN


TEAM ALERT TO A MISSING WALKER INCIDENT DURING THE DAY


RAF LEUCHARS MRT FORM A: INCIDENT REPORT 16/92

Reference:           Form R No           392
Date:     Mon 25 May 92
Nature of Incident:                         Missing Walker                                Area:     Assynt
Narrative:
The team were called from normal training to assist in the large scale search for a missing 62 year old walker who had failed to meet a rendezvous the previous evening. Earlier searches by the Assynt team and R137 had found nothing.
Happily however, the informant came through at 1430 that Mr Trow had walked out to the road almost 19 hours later than planned.
Other SAR forces involved:           Rescue 137 and Assynt MRT
Comments on equipment:


WEEKEND 30-31 May 92 Lochailort
Duty TeamKIRKPATRICK, HARTREE, GOUGH, FOWLER, HEANEY, ROE, TAYLOR D, CARR, ROLLAND, WHITE, DAWSON, GINGELL, STEWART.
GUESTS: GP CPTN GERRARD, SQN LDR GAULT, MICK A.
SATURDAY 
KIRKPATRICK FOWLERBen Nevis – Minus One Direct 860’ HVS ***
HARTREE WHITEThe Bat 150m £2 – Titans wall 45m E3 6a
HEANEY ROELong Climb 1430 s ***
WIGGINGS CARRBeinn Odhar Mhor ( Sgurr an Lubhair)
MIC 100m VS
TAYLOR’S GOUGH DAWSON STEWARTBeinn Odhar Beinn Mhic Cedidh
ANDERSON GINGELL GERRARD GAULTGlen finnan horse shoe.
COOKROLLAND
WXSTRONG WINDS WARM DRY
SUNDAY
The team took part in a Techniques session and returned to Leuchars early because of tomorrows AOC’s inspection
COOKHARTREE
WX 

BRAEMAR 05-07 JUNE 92
Duty TeamHEANEY, FOWLER, ROE, STEWART, LAVELLE, WHITE, COLE, MERRICK, MURRAY, TAYLOR (SUNDAY ONLY)
SATURDAY 
LIMA 1 FOWLER ROESPITTAL GLENSHEE – BEINN A GHLO – BOTHY
LIMA 2 STEWART WHITE MURRAYDERRY CAIRNGORM, McDUI (Ben Macdui), BEIN MHEADHOIN
35Km 1346m
LIMA 3 HEANEY COLE MERRICK(Best Guess for this route)
CAINWELL, GLAS TULAICHEAN, CARN AN RIGH, BEINN LUTHAN MHOR, MAM NAN CARN, AN SOCACH, BOTHY (NEARLY) 38Km 1956m
(MERRICK CHOPPERED OFF)
COOKLAVELLE
WXLIGHT TO FRESH NE-E WINDS. CLEAR SKIES, SUNSHINE
SUNDAY
LIMA 1 TAYLORGLAS TALAICHAN, CARN AN RIGH, BEIN LUTHAN MHOR
LIMA 2 HEANEY FOWLER WHITEBEN AVON, BEINN A BHUIRD
LIMA 3 ROE MURRAY STEWARTBEINN A BHUIRD
LIMA 4 LAVELLE COLEGLEN WALK TO DERRY LODGE
COOKMERRICK
WXLIGHT NE WINDS, CLEAR SKIES + SUNSHINE

WEEKEND 13-15 Jun 92 BRIDGE OF ORCHY
Duty TeamKIRKPATRICK, CARR, TAYLORS, D&K, WIGGINS, ROLLAND, FOWLER, ROE, DAWSON, BURROWS, NICHOLSON
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 
A night exercise involving all the team took place.
the team was divided onto groups which either started from Glen Lyon and walked back to the bothy (50K’s) or the reverse.
However the best of plans…. One group because of a late start had to start their walk home from a place nearer to the Bridge of Orchy, whilst one member dropped off at the designated spot. That was the last they saw of each other…

Another pair split through a misunderstanding which developed into a helicopter search…

Another pair had to shorten their walk due to a blown out guest PTI
Meanwhile D Taylor had gone a different route:-
Ben Toaig – Stob Choire Odhair – Stob Ghabhar – Meall Nan Eun – Meal Tarsuinn – Stob Coire Aa Albannaich – Glas Bheinn -Mhic -Ben Nighenan.
(Last two are a bit dubious!-Y)
COOKKirkpatrick
WXGOOD
SUNDAY
KIRKPATRICK BURROWSAGAS GROOVE (UP) 310 VD
CURVED RIDGE(DOWN)
CARR WIGGINS ROLLANDSLAGANGARBH
NE BUTTRESS 600M
FOWLER ROE TAYLOR D McBAINABERFELDY RAFT RACE
Preparations:
NICHOLSON DAWSONNAV TRAINING
COOKTAYLOR K
WX 

RAF LEUCHARS MRT FORM A: INCIDENT REPORT 17/92

Reference:           Form R No 481
Date:                    16 Jun 92
Nature of Incident:                         Missing Walker                 Area:                    Arrochar
Narrative:
The team were called to assist Dumbarton Police in the search for a missing walker, 34 years old Roderick Forsyth, missing on the Cobbler, Arrochar. FS Kirkpatrick plus 16 reacted to the incident which terminated shortly after departure. Mr Forsyth had been found cat 5 by rescue 177.

Other SAR Forces Involved:          Rescue 177, Dumbarton, Arrochar and Dunoon MRT.
Comments on Equipment:
Communication between vehicles is still a problem while awaiting new radio fits. A possible improvement to this situation and one to compliment the future MRT communication network would be to replace current team radio pager with full cover Mercury LCD pagers.


WEEKEND 20-21 Jun 92 Pichlochry (Pitlochry)
Duty TeamKIRKPATRICK, HARTREE, ROE, FOWLER, McBAIN, WHITE, LAVELLE, TAYLOR K, MURRAY, DAWSON, COLE.
SATURDAYCLIMBING DUNKELD
KIRKPATRICK COLECUTICLE CRACK
BEECH TREE WALL
KESTRAL CRACK
THE RUT
VD
HS
S
VS
LEFT HAND CRACK
THE END
SPIROCHATE*

E1
VS
VS

FOWLER TAYLOR MURRAYTHE GROOVE
IVY CRACK
SPRIOCHATE*
HOLLY TREE GROOVE
MVS
MVS
VS
VD
LEFT HADN CRACK
POISON IVY
TWILIGHT
E1
VS
HVS
JOE GUESTKESTRAL CRACK DIRECT
BEECH WALL
CONSOLATION CORNER
CARPET BEATER
VS
HS
VD
VS
LEFT HAND CRACK
CONSOLATION CORNER
MYOPTICS CORNER**
SPIROCHATE*
E1
VD
VS
VS
*(Spirochaete) **(Myopics)
McBAIN WHITEBEN AGHLS (Not a clue what this is have a look at the archive)
COOKEVERYBODY
WX 
SUNDAY
The team entered the Aberfeldy Raft Race and came 64 out of 110 rafts which the majority were far superior in design. However a good day.
COOKALL IN
WX 

WEEKEND LOCHCARRON 25-29 Jun 92
Duty TeamHARTREE, HEANEY, CARR, ROLLAND, BURROWS, GINGELL, GOUGH, WEATHERSTONE
FRIDAY 
HARTREE WEATHERSTONEMEALL DEARG – NORTHERN PINNACLES OF MULLACH
NA RATHIAN 105m MOD
TRAVERSE OF LIATHACH
CARR BURROWSBEINN ALLIGAN – LIATHACH
ROLLAND GOUGHLIATHACH, BEINN ALLIGAN
COOKHEANEY
WXLOW CLOUD MIST AND DRIZZLE
SATURDAY 
HARTREE GOUGH GINGELLSGURR A CHAORIAN
THE CIOCH NOSE 495’ VD***
ROLLAND
BURROWS
SOUTH FACE OF SGURR A CHAORIAN
BUMBLE 1 S*
BUMBLE 2 S*
HEANEY WEATHERSTONECRAIG – SGURR NAN CEANNAICHAIN, MAOLL LUNDABH (Maoile Lunndaidh), SGURR A CHAORACHAIN
COOKCARR
WXGOOD
SUNDAY 
DIABEG
HARTREE ROLLAND GOUGHEDGEWOOD WHYMPER BUBBLESPLITSKIN DIABEG PILLARE3 5c 30m ** E2 5c 35m** E2 5b 48m ***
HEANEY GINGELLBEINN LIATH MHOR, SGURR RUADH, FUAR THOLL.
CARR WEATHERSTONEMAOL CHEAN DEARG
COOKBURROWS
WXGOOD

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Reference:          Form R No           580        S/N        20/92
Nature of Incident            Missing Person
Date:                    8 July 92                                            Area:                    DUNFERMLINE
Narrative
Cpl Hartree plus 9 troop reacted to the request of Fife Police to locate Mr John McInally, 73 from Forrest House Nursing Home, Tounhill, Dunfermline.
Team deployed and shortly after arrival on scene Mr McInally was found near to home by staff.
Other SAR Forces Involved:          R134
Comments on Equipment:            As Leuchars Form A 18/92


RAF LEUCHARS MRT FORM A: INCIDENT REPORT               18/92

Reference:           Form R No           551
Date:     01-03 July 92
Nature of Incident:                         Missing Person                 Area:     Galloway
Narrative
:
The team were called to assist Dumfries and Galloway Police in the search for Miss Amanda Michalle Ross, a 21 year old student from Kirkalla Farm, Newton Stewart. Miss Ross, thought to be suffering from a mental illness disappeared from the farm house at Kirkalla SH76 305748 in the early hours of the 01 July 92 barefoot and dressed only in her night clothes. The local MRT, police and civilian volunteers had carried out a search of the farm buildings and surrounding area during the afternoon of 01 July 92. Nothing found.
02 July 92.
RAF Leuchars and Leeming MRT’s deployed at first light to continue search. After a re-brief from senior police at 0800 the search area was re-established and sub divided into sections radiating from Kirkalla Farm house and a search planning cell established. 28 SARDA dogs searched in a 1Km radius. Rescue 177 searched lochs and open ground to the East. Nothing Found.
03 JUL 92
Search continued to cover ditches and hedgerows of all roads, lanes, tracks and footpaths running from the B7027 between Barrhill SH76 236820 and Challoch SH 83 386674. Nothing found RAF MRT’s stood down at 1400, the search and investigation continue.

Other SAR Forces Involved.
Rescue 177, Leeming MRT, Galloway MRT, SARDA Scotland, Borders, North East, Cumbria, Central Scotland Underwater Diving Team, Forestry Commission, Local Volunteers.

CAS FOUND DROWNED 6 July.


WEEKEND GLENCOE 4-5 July 92
Duty TeamHARTREE, FOWLER, HEANEY, TAYLORS, WHITE, STEWART, DYER, ROGERSON, BURROWS,
SATURDAY 
HARTREE ROGERSONTECHNIQUES POLLDUBH + STORM HVS
STEWART WHITETHE GUTTER D
STYX RIGHT WALL VD
RESURRECTION MVS
TAYLOR K COLE 
BURROWS DYERCARN DEARG HORSESHOE
COOKD TAYLOR
WXGOOD
SUNDAY
TAYLOR K DYERADVERIKIE WALL 165m S
TAYLOR ED STEWARTTOWER RIDGE
POLDUBH
FOWLER
COLE
TEAR
GYMNASTIC GROOVE
HALF SHEET
DIRTY SHEET
DIAGONAL
BROOS
HS
HVS
MVS
HVS
HVS
HVS
HARTREE WHITE VINCENTVINCENT E3 STORM HVS SUPER DIRECT HVS
COOKROGERSON
WX 

WEEKEND LOCHCARRON 25-29 Jun 92
Duty TeamKIRKPATRICK, HARTREE,FOWLER, CARR, ROGERSON, MURRAY, WHITE, GOUGH, LAVELLE, SPARK, WEATHERSTONE, ROLLAND, DYER,
GUEST: ROGERS, GOUGH
SATURDAY 
KIRKPATRICK
TAYLOR K
CAR PARK – LOCHAIN (up) VENT – HUTCHINSONS HUT – FALLS OF AVON BOTHY – CAIRNGORM.
HARTREE WHITEBADGE TEST ASSESSMENT /NAV TRAINING – PLATEAU
FOWLER
MURRAY
HELLS LUM + SHELTER STONE
DEEP CUT CHIMNEY 150m VD – CLACK CHIMNEY(?) 220m MVD
LAVELLE WEATHERSTONECAR PARK MCDUI.
ROLLAND DYERNAV TRAINING PLATEAU
CARR ROGERSCOIRE SPUTAN DEARG
ROGERSON SPARKNAV TRAINING PLATEAU
COOKGOUGH
WXSHOWERS
SUNDAY 
KIRKPATRICK HARTREE MURRAYMIC TRAINING HUNTLEYS
FOWLER CARRLOCHAIN – SAVAGE SLIT
ROGERSON
DYER
CREAG DUBH
ABSEIL TRAINIG+
MIRADOR 60’ S
CUNNINGLUNGUIS (CUNNULINCTUS!) 100;’VS
ROLLAND GOUGH LAVELLE WEATHERSTONENAV TRAINING DARBY MOOR
COOKSPARK
WXSHOWERS

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Reference;           Form R No 608
Nature of Incident:                         Forced landing of Bulldog Aircraft
Date:     15 July 92                           Area                      Glenrothes 59/321991

Narrative:
The team were tasked to attend a Bulldog Aircraft from the University Air Sqn which was forced to land because of mechanical problems. Aircrew and Aircraft both uninjured
Other SAR Forces Involved:                         22 Sqn
Comments on Equipment
Nil.


WEEKEND 17-19 July 92 ROYBRIDGE
HARTREE, FOWLER, CARR, TAYLOR D., ROLLAND, McBAIN, WIGGINS, TAYLOR K, WHITE, COLE, BURROWS, DANIEL, NICHOLSON, MURRAY, WEATHERSTONE, ATKINS, TAYLOR P, COOPER, BROWN, PHEONIX.
SATURDAY 
HARTREE COLEBEN NEVIS
GARN DEARG BUTTRESS – ROUTE II 254 m S***
TAYLOR K
MURRAY
OBSERVATORY RIDGE DIFF
NE BUTTRESS DIFF
FOWLER WIGGINSORION ADVENTURE (LONG CLIMB) S 1400’
ATKINS
TAYLOR P
COOPER
BEN NEVIS
TOWER RIDGE DIFF
NE BUTTRESS DIFF
TAYLOR D ROLLAND WHITE WEATHERSTONEBEN NEVIS
ASSIST CHARITY WALKERS FOR CANCER
CARR NICHOLSON DANIELMULLACH NA COIREAN, STOB BAN, SH 1001 , DEVILS RIDGE, SGURR A MHAIN
BURROWS PHEONIX BROWNSROB BAN STOB COIRE CLAURIGH
COOKMcBAIN
WXGOPPING
SUNDAY
HARTREE BROWN PHOENIX DANIELBEN NEVIS
CASTLE RIDGE DIFF
ROLLAND BURROWSBEN NEVIS
TOWER RIDGE DIFF
NICHOLSON CARRCARN LIATH, STOB POITE COIRE ODHAIR, CREAG MEGADAIDH.
TAYLOR D TAYLOR K McBAIN ATKINSFERSIT, CHOAN DEARG, STOB COIRE SGRIONAIN.
MURRAY WHITEBEN NEVIS
CASTLE RIDGE DIFF
FOWLER COLEBEN NEVIS
TOWER RIDGE DIFF
TAYLOR P COOPERBEN NEVIS
CASTLE RIDGE DIFF
COOKWIGGINS/WEATHERSTONE
WXAVERAGE

WEEKEND GLENCOE 25/26 July 92 WIVES WEEKEND
Duty TeamKIRKPATRICK, HARTREE, FOWLER, ROE, TAYLOR D, ROGERSON, WIGGINS, McBAIN, WEATHERSTONE, GOUGH, BURROWS, BAIN, MURRAY
ERICA ROLLANDS
DENNISE PRICE
FIONA HARTREE
PAULA COLE
SALLY HEANEY
LINDA SKINNER
MEALANIE McBAIN
DONNA TAIT
MANDY LAVELLE
CAS BURROWS
JULIE BURROWS
SALLY GINGELL
MICHELLE SUMMERS
ANDREA P.T.I. TURNER
2+HONG KONG
SATURDAY 
KIRKPATRICKSALLY HEANEY
ERICA ROLLANDS
PAULA COLE
LOST VALLEY
TAYLORDONNA TAIT
SALLY GINGELL
MANDY LAVELLE
DENNISE PRICE
MELANIE
LOST VALLEY
BIDEAN
LOST VALLEY
ROGERSON GOUGH WEATHERSTONEMELANIE
ANDREA
ANNACH EAG.(Aonach Eagach)
HARTREEFIONA
WIGGINS BURROWS ROEKASROUTES, BUCHAILLE
COOKBAIN
WXWARM AND WET
SUNDAY
KIRKPATRICK ROGERSON WEATHERSTONE D TAYLOR GOUGH+ LADIES
TECHNIQUES, POLLDUBH
BURROWSVIDEO DUTIES
McBAIN BAIN DONNA TAIT DENNISE PRICEBUCHAILLE ETIVE MOR
COOK2BA
WXSHOWERS

A grand weekend despite the weather. All seemed to have enjoyed the experience.

FOWLER
MURRAY
CREAGALLAN
POLLDUBH



MARATHON
NUTS
TONIS
MAUL

E1
E2 Aided
HVS
HVS
80’

40’
WIGGINS
ROE
POLLDUBHROUTE 1 

Weekend 1-2 Aug 92 SPEAN BRIDGE
AttendingCARR, FOWLER, ROE, TAYLOR D, TAYLOR K, GINGELL, DANIEL, MURRAY, MORRIS, BAIN, BURROWS, STEWART, McBAIN
SATURDAY
CARR
HEANEY
POLLDUBH
SLANTING SLAB 145 VD
PINE WALL 220 S
TECHNIQUES
ROLLAND MORRIS MURRAY FOWLERBINNIEN SHUAS
ARDVERIGE WALL 165 S (Ardverikie Wall?)
DANIEL
BAIN
GLEN DESSARY SGURR NAN COIRAGAN  (Sgùrr nan Coireachan?) GARBH CHIOCH MHOR.
ROE GINGELLTOWER RIDGE CMD ARETE
TAYLOR
PAUL
STOB COIRE CHAURIGH, STOB COIRE LEITH, ANOCHS, ACRN MHOR DEARG, BEN NEVIS
23K 2840m 10 HRS
COOKPRICE
WXWET
Saturday night was Heavy Whally’s( Whalley) leaving do at Roybridge. This ended the early hours of Sunday with some effects on the activities for the rest of the day.
TAYLOR STEWARTCMD ARETE TO CMD AND OFF.
SUNDAY 
POLLDUBH
CARR
DANIEL
REPTON RIDGE
THREE PINES
GUTTER
TOP PITCH PINE WALL
110’
95’
150’
70’
D
S
D
S
HEANEY
MURRAY
FLYING DUTCHMAN 200 S
PANDORA 200 S
CLAPHAM JUNCTION VS
ROLLAND BAIN MORRISCARN DEARG MENDHANACH EAST RIDGE, CARN MOR DEARG
PRICE STEWART McLOUDARDVERIKIE WALL
ROE BURROWSCYCLING
FOWLER TAYLORBEN NEVIS RUN
COOKGINGELL
WXWET

Weekend 8-9 Aug 92 KILLIN
AttendingFOWLER, ROE, RODGERSON, McBAIN, STEWART, WIGGINS, TAYLOR, LAVELLE, BURROWS, DANIEL, GOUGH, MURRAY, WEATHERSTONE, BAIN, MORRIS,
GUEST:- ENGLEMAN
SATURDAY
ROGERSON
GOUGH
GLEN LEDNOCK – TOP ROPING;
SULTANS OF SWING 40’ MVS
DEUXIEME 50’ MVS
WIGGINS
WEATHERSTONE
GLEN LEDNOCK-TECHNIQUES
ODDBALL 40’ VD
SULTANS OF SWING 40’ VS 4b (TR)
SULTANS OF SWING DIRECT 40’ HVS 4c
UNKNOWN 60’ MVS/VD/S
FOWLER
MURRAY
GLEN LEDNOCK
STRANGER E1 (TR)
SULTANS OF SWING DIRECT MVS
GET A GRIP E1+ (TR)
ODDBALL VD
JUNIORS JINK HVS (TR)
BRANCH HVS
BLACK SEPT VARIANT ? E2
ROE
MORRIS
GLEN LEDNOCK
SULTANS OF SWING DIRECT MVS (TR)
ODDBALL 40’ VD
BRANCH HVS (TR)
GET A GRIP E1 (FAILED ON TR)
TAYLOR K. BURROWS ENGLEMANMEALL GREIGH – MEALL GARBH – AN STUC – BEN LAWERS
DANIEL
LAVELLE
GLEN LOCHY
CRAIG MHOR – BEN HESGARNICH
McBAINBEN LAWERS CENTRE – BEN LAWERS – MEALL GARBH – MEALL GREIGH
COOKSTEWART
WXRAIN PM
SUNDAY
RODGERSON BAIN MORRIS LAVELLE McBAIN ENGLEMANMEALL CORRANAICH – MEAL A COIRE LEITH
ROE FOWLER GOUGH MURRAY TAYLOR KBEN MORE
WIGGINS
WEATHERSTONE
DUNKELD
CONSOLATION CORNER 100’ VD*
BOLLARD BUTTRESS 100’ D
HOGS HINDQUARTERS 100’ VD***
BURROWS
STEWART
CANOEING – LOCH TAY
COOKWET
WXWET

WEEKEND 15-16 Aug 92 GAIRLOCH
AttendingFOWLER, ROE, CARR, ROLLAND, McBAIN, PRICE, STEWART, K. TAYLOR, MURRAY, WEATHERSTONE, MORRIS
GUESTS: CARR, FERN, BAKER
SATURDAY
CARR GRANT CARR FERNBEINN EIGHE
ROLLAND WEATHERSTONE MURRAY BAKERSLIOCH
FOWLER STEWART K. TAYLORBEN ALLIGIN, STUC LOCH NA CABHAIG, BEINN DEARG.
ROE McBAINLIATHACH
COOKMORRIS (POOR)
WXWET AND WINDY
SUNDAY
CARR WEATHERSTONE GRANT CARR FERNSPIDEAN A’CHOIRE LEITH.
PRICE McBAIN BAKERRUADH SGUR MHOR
ROLLAND MORRIS MURRAYSAIL MHOR VIA MORRISONS GULLY, A CHOINNEACH MHOR, RUADH STUC MOR
ROE STEWART K. TAYLORSLIOCH
COOKFOWLER
WXDRY AND CLEAR

WEEKEND 22 23 Aug 92 Ballater
AttendingHEANEY, BAIN, WEATHERSTONE, DAWSON, ROLLAND, ROE, MORRIS, WIGGINS, K. TAYLOR, LAVELLE, ANDERSON, DANIELS, NICHOLSON.
SATURDAY
HEANEY BAIN WEATHERSTONE DAWSONNAV EXERCISE AND BIVVY
CARN BHAC – AN SOCACH.
ROLLAND ROE MORRISBEINN A’ BHAIRD – BEN AVAL ( BEINN A’BHUIRD – BEN AVON)
WIGGINS
TAYLOR
LAVELLE
MEALL ODHAR – GLAS MOEL – DRUM MOR – SRON NA GOWITHE.
(Lots of weird spellings here, I assume the route to be, Meall Odhar – Glas Maol – Druim Mor – Sron na Gaoithe)
ANDERSONCARN LAITHE – INVERCAULD – CRAIG ANDARLEVY??
DANIELSCARN DHAR??
COOKNICHOLSON
WX 
SUNDAY
HEANEY ROLLAND TAYLOR WIGGINSLOCHANGAR – EAGLE RIDGE
BAIN ROE LAVELLELOCHANGAR – BROAD CAIRN – LOCH MUICK
DANIEL NICHOLSON MORRISCARN AN RIGH
GLASA TUILAICHAN
COOKDAWSON
WX 

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A 22/92

Reference:           Form R No          805
Nature of Incident:                         Missing Aircraft
Date:                                                  Sunday 23 August                          Area:     Isle of Jura

Narrative:
The team were tasked to assist tin the search for a civilian light aircraft overdue between Blackpool and Mull. Team deployed from Ballater with other personnel from Leuchars travelling independently. Aircraft located but team requested to continue journey to assist in post-crash operations. This was changed later and the team now returned to Leuchars to arrive in the early hours of Monday morning.


AUGUST GRANT Aug 29 – 31 92 SKYE
AttendingKIRKPATRICK, HARTREE, HEANEY, ROE, ROLLAND, DANIEL, GINGELL, PRICE, TAYLOR D. WHALLEY, SLANEY, DAWSON, WHITE, GOUGH
(Note – I think they made up a lot of the names from what they heard!)
SATURDAY
KIRKPATRICK TRIALIST YANKCLACH GLAS RIDGE – BLAVEN
DANIEL TAYLOR DAS ABOVE
ROE
GINGELL
COIRE GRUNDA – SGUMAIU – ALASDAIR – AN STAC. (What I believe this route to be is, Choir a Ghrunnda – Sgurr Sgumain – Sgurr Alasdair – An Stac (on Sgurr Dearg/ In Pinn))
ROLLAND DOCTORSGURR NAN GILLIAL H/S – (SGURR NAN GILLEAN)
PRICE
GOUGH
GARS BHEINN – SGURR NAN EAG – THE DUBHS – SGURR ALASDAIR – SGURR DEARG – SGURNA BASACHDICH (Sgurr Na Banachdaich) – SGUR GHREADAICH (Sgurr A Ghreadaidh) – SGURR MHADRATH (Sgurr A Mhadaidh)

2BATHE RED CULLINS AND BLAVEN
COOKHEANEY
WXWET WINDY
SUNDAY
HARTREE GINGELL GOUGHBADGE TEST ASSESMENTS
DANIEL D. TAYLORSGUR ALISTER ( Sgurr Alasdair)
PRICE GUESTSTHE STORR AREA
HEANEY TRIALISTRED CULLIN + CLACH GLAS
WALK OUT TO CARNASURY BOTHY (Camasunary Bothy)
COOKKIRKPATRICK
WXANOTHER WET AND WINDY DAY
MONDAY
HARTREE DANIELATTEMPTS ST FINDING STEVE HEANEY
ROLLAND DAWSONWIND EXPERIENCE AT BEINN NA CAILLICH
GINGELL DOCTORQUIRANGS (Quiraings)
WHITE GOUGHSGURR ALISTER (Alasdair!!!
COOKROE
WX:100 mph WINDS FORECAST AND NEARLY ACHIEVED. STEVE HEANEY HAD PROBLEMS EXITING FROM THE BOTHY, BUT MANAGED AFTER MANY RIVER CROSSINGS.

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Reference:           Form R No 840
Serial No:            23/92                   Persons assisted:              1             No year:              11
Nature of Incident:                         Missing 82 year old man
Date:     2-3 Sep 92                                                                                      Area:     Kirkcaldy

Narrative:
The team were tasked to assist the Kirkcaldy Police in the search for a Mr James Heppburn who had gone missing the previous afternoon, whilst walking in the local area.
The MRT on the first day searched the wooded areas on the north and west of the town, and along the beach area to the south. 22 SQN Wessex searched large areas surrounded the town. At dusk with no significant information or finds  made the MRT returned to Leuchars, with a few members believing Mr. Heppburn to be still alive.
On our return the next day, the process of re-searching the original search areas, now classified into priorities and probabilities was started. After 3 hours, the casualty was located amidst a dense bramble thicket, by a very tall Policeman with a Leuchars search party. Mr Heppburn had fallen into this 2 days previously whilst picking berries. He was in a semi-lucid condition, but responded quickly to the aid given and on admission to the hospital only required bed rest.

Other SAR forces involved:           22 SQN.
Comments on Equipment:
Picture of Mr Heppburn attached.


TINDRUM 4-6 SEP
AttendingHARTREE, HEANEY, ROE, CARR, TAYLOR D., ROGERSON TAYLOR K. LAVELLE, COLE, DAWSON, BAIN, MORRIS, MILLER, HOWELL.
SATURDAY HARTREE HEANEY MORRISINVERARNAN – BEINN CHABHAIR – AN CAISTEAL – BEINN A CHROIN, BEINN TULAICHEAN, – CRUACH ARDRAIN – STOB BINNIEN (Binnein) – BEN MORE.
3094m 23Km 10 ½ hours.
TAYLOR D. BAIN CARR DAWSONDERRYDAROCH – STOB GLAS – AN CAISTEAL, – BEINN A CHROIN –  – BEINN CHABAR, INVERARNAN
ROGERSON COLE MILLER HOWELLBEINN CHALLAM( Challum) – CAM CHREAG – BEINN CHAORACH
NAVEX + HELO EX
ROE TAYLOR K.MEN MORE 7 RECIP OF LIMA !
COOKLAVELLE
WXGREAT
SUNDAY 
HARTREE BAIN MILLER DAWSONBEN LUI
TAYLOR D. TAYLOR K.BEN A CLEBE (Beinn a’ chleibh)
ROGERSON HOWELLAN CAISTEAL
HEANEY ROE MORRISSGITH CUIL, SGITH A CHROM (That’s how it was written)
(Sgiath Chuil, Sgiath Chrom I presume – Y)
CARR LAVELLELOCAL JOBS (for local people- Y)
COOKCOLE
WXHEAVY RAIN + WIND

NEWTONMORE 11-13 Sep 92
DUTY TEAMHARTREE, HEANEY, ROE, WIGGINS, TAYLOR K.,WHITE, COLE, BURROWS, DANIEL, GOUGH, DYER, WEATHERSTONE, MORRIS,( MILLER,WYLIE, HODSON, MASLANKA, BAKER), HOWELL, JONES.
SATURDAY 
HARTREE WYLIE MILLER COLEFIACLE RIDGE, SHELTER STONE, SPUTAN DEARG FEITH BUIDHE COIRE SNEACHDA – NAVEX.
HEANEY WEATHERSTONE MASLANKAGEAL CHARN, SGURR DUBH MHOR, SGURR GAOITH, CARN BEN MHOR, CARN TOUL, BRAERIACH ROTHIEMURCHAS.
36Km+
WIGGINS GOUGH JONES MORRISJW/AG – EWAN BUTTRESS – VD – 110m
JJ/KM – BEIN MHEADHOIN, CAIRN GORM
DANIEL BAKER HODSON HOWELLACHLEAN – CARN EALAR
42Km, 700m
ROE BURROWS TAYLOR K. WHITEROTHIEMURCHUS – BRAERIACH – CAIRN TOUL – LAIRIG GHRU
COOKDYER
WXCOLD WINDS BUT GOOD
SUNDAY
HARTREE MORRISFINGERS RIDGE – D 135m
COIRE AN T SNEACH
WHITE GOUGHSAVAGE SLIT VD 60m COIRE LOCHAN
ROE BAKER HODSON MILLERBEN MCDUI, BEINN MHEADHOIN, CAIRN GORM
HEANEY DYER COLE WYLIEMONADHLIATH, A CHAILLEACH, CAIRN DEARG
DANIEL MASLANKA WEATHERSTONEBYNACH MHOR (BYNACK MORE?)
JONES BURROWSGEAL CHARN, SGORAN DUBH MOR, SGURR GAOITH, CARN BAN MOR
COOKTAYLOR K
WXCOLD BUT GOOD

OPEN DAY & CLOVA

Sat 19 Sep
The team took a small part in the Leuchars Air Show. This year’s activities were curtailed because of insurance reasons. After the air show the team deployed to CLOVA

SUNDAY 
KIRKPATRICK LAVELLE MASALANKABOTHY CLOVE HORSESHOE
HEANEY BURROWS DYER HODSONSat night Bivvi. Walk to Mt Kean. Had snags below summit. Recovered to Glen Esk with sick troop
WIGGINS McBAINCORRIE FEE – DIAMOND BUTTRESS
ABORTED SLIME.
WHITE WEATHERSTONERED CRAIG
3 J’S CHIMNEY D
HANGING CHIMNEY S
PARAPET ROUTE – HS
FLAKE ROUTE – MS
PARAPET ROUTE DIRECT – S
ROGERSON SPARK STEWART TAYLOR MURRAY MORRISNAV TRAINING
PRICE AN OTHERFELL RUN:
DRIESH – MAYER – TOM BUIDHE – TOLMOUNT – FAFERNIE – LOCHNAGAR – CARN BANNOCH – BROAD CARN – GLEN DOLL.
FOWLER MURRAY DAWSONGIMCRACK GULLY 300’ D – BROAD CAIRN – CAIRN OF GOWAL? – CAIRN BANNOCH – TOLMOUNT – TOM BUIDHE
ROLLANDS ROEAMR COURSE PREP.
COOKCARR – MILLAR
WX 

KINTAIL 25 – 27 SEPT 92
DUTY TEAMD. TAYLOR, BATSON, FOWLER, HEANEY, ROE, TAYLOR K., ROLLAND, STEWART, WHITE, COLE, BURROWS, GINGELL, NICHOLSON, GOUGH, MURRAY, DYER, WEATHERSTONE, MORRIS, MILLER, WYLIE, MASALANKA, HODSON, BAKER, OTLEY-PRICE (WRAF) CRONSHAW.
GUEST: DOC SLATER
FRIDAY 25 SEPT 
LIMA 1 
HEANEY MURRAY BAKER5 SISTERS PLUS A CHRAILEAG, MULLACH FRAOCH – CHOIRE, CISTE DUBH FROM CLUNIE.
29Km, 3052 ASCENT
LIMA 2 
ROLLAND MORRIS DYER5 SISTERS, SGUR AN FHYRAIL( Sgurr An Fhuarail) FROM BASE.
LIMA3 
FOWLER
CRONSHAW MASALANKA
SOUTH CLUNIE RIDGE, CREAG A MHAIM TO FAOCHAG FROM CLUNIE
26Km 1853 ASCENT
LIMA 4 
NICHOLSON TAYLOR K COLE MILLER5 SISTERS FROM CLUNIE
COOKS:TAYLOR D, R HODSON  (TRIAL)
WX:FAIR LIGHT WINDS
 
SAT 26TH SEPT 
LIMA 1 
D TAYLOR BATSON MORRIS OTLEY PRICE
(1ST RAF TRIAL)
(NOT!!!!)
MILLER
FORCAN RIDGE, SADDLE, SGUR NA SGINE, SGUR A BHAC, CHAOLAIS.
LIMA2 
HEANEY BURROWS BAKERFORCAN RIDGE, SOUTH CLUNIE (INTENDED BIVVY CNX DUE TO CALLOUT)
LIMA 3 
FOWLER MURRAY DYER ROEBEN SGRITHEAL, SGUR NA FORCAN (NEARLY CALLOUT!)
LIMA 4 
STEWART HODSON WYLIE JENNY S5 SISTERS FROM CLUNIE.
LIMA 5 
TAYLOR K ROLLAND GOUGH WEATHERSTONEA CHRALAIG, MULLACH FRAOCH CHOIRE, BEIN FHADA
LIMA 6 
GINGELL WHITE DOC SLATERSOUTH CLUNIE RIDGE E-W
LIMA 7 
NICHOLSON CRONSHAWFORCAN RIDGE, SPIDEAN DOMHUILL BHRIC (Spidean Dhomhuill Bhric), SGUR A GHARG GHARAIDH, SGUR MHIC BHARRAICH TO BASE.
COOK 
WXBRILLIANT
COLE, MASALANKA
SUN 27TH SEPT 
LIMA 1 
NICHOLSON GOUGH HODSON MORRISAONACH AIR CHRITH, DRUM SHIONNACH – CLUNNIE INN
LIMA 2 
STEWART DYER MASALANKA JENNY SSGUR NA SGINE
LIMA 3 
GINGEL OTLEY-PRICE MILLER BAKERNAVEX AROUND 33/896246 CARR BRAE
PACING, TIMING, NAISMITH, BEARINGS.
COOKWYLIE
WXWET PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN

An eventful week-end with good hill days and unexpected good weather. A call-out Sat to the Isle of Mull terminated shortly after recall. 2nd call-out at 0400. Nine troops with climbing and steep ground experience deployed to Clachaig gully – Nothing found.
The First WRAF triallist (In actual fact not accurate, maybe first Scottish one but NOT in the system – Y) Di Otley-Price showed good effort on the hill and coped well with the basic standards which were well maintained by regular troops in Bothy.
D Taylor
Part time DTL


RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Date:     1 Oct 92
Reference Form R No:     911
Serial No: 24/92                              Persons Assisted:              Nil                         No in year           11
Nature of Incident:                         Suspected crag fast climbers
Date:     26 Sept                               Area:                    Kintail
Alerted:                0140Z                   Deployed:            0415Z                   On Scene:            0650Z
Inc/end:               1056Z                   No on Task:         9                            Man Hours:         132
No on Team:       28

Narrative:
FS Batson plus 8 team personnel were requested to take part in an early morning search of the notorious Clachaig Gully in Glencoe, after reports were received of flashing lights high in the gully the previous evening.
The small group of 9 experienced rescuers and climbers detached from the main MRT, who remained on exercise in Kintail.
After carrying out a lengthy search involving movement over difficult and dangerous ground, information was obtained casting doubt on the original information.
Other SAR forces involved:                          Glencoe & Rescue 137
Comments on equipment:                           Nil


BALLATER 2-4 OCT 92
DUTY TEAMKIRKPATRICK, BATSON, CARR, FOWLER, PRICE, STEWART, COLE, WYLIE, MORRIS, WHITE, TAYLOR K. DANIEL
TRIALLIST: OTLEY-PRICE, MILLAR, BAKER, CRONSHAW.
SATURDAY
KIRKPATRICK MILLAR
CARR + JOE DANIEL
BAKER OTLEY SHAW
A TRIALIST SESSION WHERE PARTIES WERE EXCHANGED MID-DAY
WALKS DONE: LOCHNAGAR 5 + LOCHNAGAR TO BALLATER
NAV TRAINING + BEASTING.
BATSON STEWART TAYLOR K.LOCHNAGAR 5
FOWLER
MORRIS
LOCHANGAR EAGLES RIDGE – GOOD EFFORT IN BAD WEATHER
WHITE WYLIENAV AND ABSEIL TRAINING
COLESOLO LIMP
COOKPRICE AND TRIALIST – GOOD EFFORT ALSO.
WX 
SUNDAY
KIRKPATRICK BATSON CARR WIGGINS WYLIE COLEOTLEY-PRICE CRONSHAW MILLAR DANIEL MORRISTECHNIQUES AT PASS BALLATER
FOWLER TAYLOR K.DUBH LOCH – HANGING GARDENS 500 VD
PRICE WHITEGLENSHEE WALKABOUT
COOKSTEWART BAKER
WX 

A good weekend, Di Price once again did very well and seems likely to pass her trial with flying colours. Pumper Fowler showed grit to finish eagles ridge and Andy Stewart demonstrated 3 examples of bad local knowledge within 24 hours


Missing pages to be found by BC


RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

DATE:    21 Oct 92
Reference Form R No:                    975
Serial No:            25/92                   Persons assisted:              1             No in Year:          12
NATURE OF INCIDENT:                   Fallen Walker
Date:                    21 Oct                  Area:     Killin
Alerted:                                              Deployed:                                          On Scene:            0705Z
Inc/end:               0600Z                   No on Task          15                          Man Hours          150
No on Team:       31
Narrative:
FS Kirkpatrick plus 14 tasked to assist the Killin MRT in their search for a Mr. Alister Baird, a 50 year old walker who had not returned from a days walk in the Glen Lochy area. The low morning cloud dictated that 22 Sqn helicopter could only be used for airlifting MRT searchers and SARDA dogs. 90 minutes into the search the casualty was found by a Leuchars party fatally injured. It was believed he had slipped on the hard ground or ice of yesterday and fallen a considerable distance onto rocks. The body was recovered later by 22 Sqn.
Other SAR forces involved.           Killin MRT, SARDA, 22 SQN.
Comments on equipment:
the new MR radios in comparison with the Killin MRT comms system were poor. This is believed to be a result of their superior aerials and local trials will take place to address this problem.


PORTINSCALE 24 – 25 OCT 92
DUTY TEAMKIRKPATRICK, HARTREE, FOWLER, TAYLOR D, DANIEL, NICHOLSON, DYER, WEATHERSTONE, COLE, OTLEY-PRICE, CASURA, FRYER, WALKER, GOUGH.
GUEST: PRITCHAR
SATURDAY 
KIRKPATRICK NICHOLSON WEATHERSTONE DYER PRITCHERBOTHY – GRISEDALE HS – BUTTERMERE – HAY STACKS- HONISTER – DALE HEAD
CALLED OFF FOR CALL OUT.
HARTREE OTLEY-PRICE WALKERGATESGARTH FARM – PILLAR – GREAT GABLE.
FOWLER TAYLORSOURMILK GILL – BUTTERMERE – RED PIKE – HIGH STYLE – HIGH CRAG.
MURRAY GOUGHHIGH CRAG – HAYSTACKS – BRANDRETH – GREEN GABLE – GREAT GABLE – GREY KNOT(T)S
DANIEL TRIALISTSBLENCATHRA – SKIDDAW
 THE DAY WAS CUT CURTAILLED BY THE NEED FOR THE TEAM TO GO TO ARRAN. THE TRIP DOWN TO THE LAKES WAS WORTH THE EFFORT GREAT BOTHY GREAT HILLS..
PITY ABOUT THE CROWDS.
COOKCOLE
WXSNOW SHOWERS AND COLD

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

DATE:    25 OCT 92
REFERENCE FORM R No 981
SERIAL No:          26/92                   PERSONS ASSISTED:         NIL                        No IN YEAR:        12
NATURE OF INCIDENT:                   MISSING SOLDIER
DATE:                   24 OCT                 AREA:                   ARRAN
ALERTED:            1439z                   DEPLOYED:          1900z                   ON SCENE:          N/A
INC/END:            2130z                   No ON TASK        15                          MAN HOURS:     37.5
No ON TEAM      31
NARRATIVE
FS Kirkpatrick plus 14 tasked to assist the Arran MRT in their search for a missing soldier who had not met several rendezvous on a search and evasion exercise. The Arran MRT with assistance from army personnel and R177 from HMS Gannet had failed to find the possible still hiding soldier. Leuchars MRT who were undertaking a training exercise in the Lake District assembled and travelled to HMS Gannet for a planned airlift and night search on Arran. Supporting personnel from Leuchars also responded.
Happily the soldier was discovered late in the evening in a barn. Leuchars MRT night stopped at Gannet and returned to Leuchars the next day.
Other SAR Forces Involved:          Arran MRT and R177 HMS Gannet.
Comments on Equipment:           The new Alfa(?) numeric pagers proved invaluable in passing information between various MRT groups and gave tremendous flexibility to our communication network.


RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

DATE:    26 OCT 92

REFERENCE FORM R No 987
SERIAL No:          27/92                   PERSONS ASSISTED:         NIL                        No IN YEAR:        12
NATURE OF INCIDENT:                   MISSING WALKER
DATE:                   26 OCT                 AREA:                   BEINN CHARBHAIR          50/6317
ALERTED:            1931Z                   DEPLOYED:          1935Z                   ON SCENE:          N/A
INC/END:            2137Z                   No ON TASK        15                          MAN HOURS:     20
No ON TEAM      31
NARRATIVE
FS Kirkpatrick plus 14 tasked initially to hold whilst initial search by R134 an MRT personnel had been completed for a missing lady walker who had become separated from her husband on a mountain walk. R137 with the aid of NFG(?) equipment spotted the lady and recovered her safe and well. Leuchars MRT had despatched an Advanced Party has(?) a precaution which was turned around at Perth by our new pager system.
Other SAR forces involved:           Kinloss and Killin MRT, R137.
Comments on Equipment


CAIRNDOW 1 – 2 NOV 92
DUTY TEAMCARR, DANIEL, ROGERSON, BAIN, FOWLER, HEANEY, FOWLER, WHITE, WIGGINS, MORRIS, FRYER, MURRAY, DYER.
SATURDAY
CARR BAINBEINN NARNAIN
ROGERSON DYER FRYERBEN VANE
INJURED (FRYER?) AIRLIFTED R177
HEANEY MURRAYNARNAIN – SGURR AN FHIDDLER
FOWLER JOECOBBLER – NARNAIN
COOKWHITE
WXWET
SUNDAY
AN EARLY MORNING CALL OUT WHICH CAUSED THE TEAM TO RESPOND, BUT ONCE AGAIN NO ACTUAL WORK WAS NECESSARY
CARR WIGGINSBEIN AN LOCHAN
ROGERSON DYERCOBBLER CASERU TRIALIST
DANIEL BAINBEIN IME
HEANEY MURRAY FOWLERBEINN BHUIDE
AL WHITE MORRISGLEN CROE
COOKDANNY
WX 
Excuse diary entry wrongly presented~ Sat should read for Sun and Sun for Sat!

REF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

DATE      02 NOV 92
REFERENCE FORM R No 1005
SERIAL No:          28/92                   PERSONS ASSISTED:         NIL                        No IN YEAR:        12
NATURE OF INCIDENT:                   MISSING WALKERS
DATE:    01 NOV                               AREA:                   BEN MORE
ALERTED:            0630Z                   DEPLOYED:          0715Z                   ON SCENE:          N/A
INC/END              0740Z                   No ON TASK:       11                          MAN HOURS:     45
No ON TEAM:     33
NARRATIVE:
SGT CARR PLUS 10 TASKED TO ASSIST KILLIN MRT IN A SEARCH FOR TWO MISSING WALKERS ON BEN MORE. WHILST ON ROUTE TO RV MISSING MEN WALKED OFF THE HILL SAFE AND WELL.
OTHER SAR FORCES INVOLVED:   KILLIN, R134.
COMMENTS ON EQUIPMENT:
THE ALPHA NUMERIC PAGERS DO NOT OPERATE IN THE CAIRNDOW BASE CAMP.


BALLACHULISH 7 – 8 NOVEMBER 92
 LEUCHARS REUNION WEEKEND
DUTY TEAMKIRKPATRICK, BATSON, FOWLER, ROE, TAYLOR D, ROGERSON, ROLLAND, STEWART, WIGGINS, TAYLOR K, BURROWS, GINGELL, DANIEL, NICHOLSON, GOUGH, MURRAY, DYER, WEATHERSTONE, MORRIS, CRONSHAW, CASURA, 2BA(DINNER ONLY)
(GUEST) 22
SATURDAY
TAYLOR D NICHOLSON WYLIE CRONSHAWGEAR AONACH, HELO WINCH TO AONACH EAGACH TRAVERSED W-E
ROGERSON STEWART MURRAY THOMASSTOB COIRE NAN BEITH, BIDEAN, STOB COIRE NAN LOCHAN
ROLLAND DANIEL CASARU GOUGHBALLACHULISH HORSESHOE
FOWLER TAYLOR MORRISGLENCOE – CRYPT ROUTE VD ***
WIGGINS TURNER ROE BOOTH DYERBUACHAILLE – WEST ROUTE 1000’ D
BOTTLENECK CHIMNEY 35m S
ANDERSON WEATHERSTONEBEINN MHIC CHASGAIG, MEAL A BHUIRD (MEALL A BHUIRIDH), CREISE.
BATSON KIRKPATRICK HARTREEMRC of S MEETING LOCH EIL
ATKINS PAULBUACHAILLLE, WEST ROUTE 1000’ D
COOKBURROWS
WXGREAT
 EVENING ENTERTAINMENT WAS IN THE FORM OF THE LEUCHARS MRT ANNUAL REUNION ATTENDED BY OVER 60 X MEMBERS WELL DONE TO ROLLAND ON A VERY GOOD DOO.
 
SUNDAY
ROLLAND WEATHERSTONE BATSON WYLIESGURR NAM FIANNAIDH – PAP OF GLENCOE
BURROW TURNERSGURR NAN UDLAIDH
REST OF TEAMLAZY
COOK 
WX 

RAF LEUCHARS MRT BASIC IEC COURSE 12 – 15 NOV 92
NAMEP/FTHEORY
PAPER
PRAC
ASESS 1
PRAC
ASSESS 2
WHITEP84%PP
MORRISP76%PP
CRONSHAWF82%PF
DYERF94%PF
BAKERF86%PF
CASARUP80%PP
WEATHERSTONEP88%PP
OTLEY-PRICEP82%PP
WALKERP82%PP
BAINP92%PP
WYLIEP82%PP
BROWNF74%PF
LAVELLEP84%PP
    
EXAMINERSBRIAN WRIGHT,
GRAHAM PERCIVAL,
NESRA
DOCTORLIZ FOX JMD
INSTRUCTORSBRIAN WRIGHT,GRAHAM PERCIVAL, BILL BATSON,
SAM RIDELL, 2BA, GRAHAM MURRAY, KEV TAYLOR,
JOHN ROE, JOE WIGGINS.
AMBULANCE TRAINING:DUNDEEEDINBURGHGLASGOW
NICHOLSON  *
ROGERSON  *
HEANEY  *
FOWLER  *
STEWART  *
ROLLAND * 
TAYLOR D * 
PRICE * 
HARTREE*  
ROE*  
MURRAY*  

21/22 NOVEMBER – CLOVA
DUTY TEAMBATSON, HARTREE, FOWLER, HEANEY, ROE, ROLLAND, STEWART, WIGGINS, TAYLOR K, WHITE, COLE, NICHOLSON, GOUGH, DYER, WEATHERSTONE, WYLIE, BAKER, CRONSHAW, CASARU, BAIN.
21
SATURDAY
BATSON WEATHERSTONECRAIG OF GOWAL
SLANTING GULLY 700’ II
NAV-EX ASSESMENT
HARTREE WHITECOIRE OF MAYAR
LOOK C GULLY 200m III/IV
ROLLAND BAKER COLE CASARULOCH WHARREL TO CORRIE CHASH BOTHY
ICE AXE AND CRAMPON TECHNIQUES
FOWLER ROEGRAIG OF GOWAL THE GOWK III/IV
BREOAD CAIRN
HEANEY DYEREAGLES ROCK GRADE 3
WIGGINS GOUGHWINTER CORRIE
DIAMOND SLAB 700’ III/IV
DIAMOND GULLY 700’ III
BACK DOOR (1st PITCH) II
STEWART WYLIE BAIN CRONSHAWBROAD CAIRN – VAIRN OF GOWAL – CARN BANNOCH – FAFERNIE – CROW CRAIGIES – JOCKS ROAD
COOKKEV TAYLOR (U/S)
WXCOLD AND CLEAR SNOW LATER
DI OTLEY – PRICE KARL MORRIS DAVE WALKERGLENMORE LODGE
SUNDAY 
BATSON ROE1st PITCH LOOK C GULLY (ABORT THAWING)
MAYAR – DREISH
HARTREE BAIN WYLIE HEANEY CASARU DYER BAKER CRONSHAWWINTER TRAINING DAY – NAVEX SHORT ROPING, DOG LEADING, UP, DOWN , ACROSS SNOW SLOPES UP D GULLY RIDGE GRADE 1/2 DOWN D GULLY
FOWLER STEWARTUP LOOK C GULLY 200m GRADE 3/ 4
WIGGINS WEATHERSTONERED CRAG
20 MIN ROUTE 120’ MOD
SEVERE CRACK 80; S
ROLLAND WHITEWINTER CORRIE
DIAGONAL BACK DOOR GULLY 700’ GRADE 2
NICHOLSON COLE GOUGHAS ABOVE
COOKKEV TAYLOR (STILL U/S)
WXTHAWING FAST-RAW AT FIRST, DRY LATER, V MILD.

A GOOD DAY HAD BY ALL ON SATURDAY WITH A LOT OF CLIMBING COMPL;ETED. CONDITIONS NOT BRILLIANT BUT NOT TOO BAD FOR THE TIME OF YEAR. 2BA NEARLY MET AN UNTIMELY END WH ALMOST INVOLVED IN A MID CLIMB COLLISION WITH A FALLING SHEEP IN LOOK C GULLY!
SUNDAY TURNED OUT TO BE INCREDIBLY MILD WITH ALL ROUTES FALLING TO BITS. WELL DONE ANDY F+S ON LOOK C YOU MUST BE MAD!!
BOTTLE WALKING CHAMPIONSHIP HELP IN THE CLOVA HOTEL FRIDAY NIGHT
WINNER: STEVE WILEY.


RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Date:                    25 Nov 92
Reference form R No:     1053
Serial No:            29/92                   Persons Assisted:              One        No in year:          13
Nature of Incident:                         Missing Walker
Alerted:                1105Z                   Deployed:            1205Z                   On Scene:            1620Z
Inc/end:               24/1925Z            No on Task:         27                          Man Hours:         873
No on Team:       34
Narrative
FS Batson plus 26 tasked by RCCE to assist KMRT plus Torridon and Dundonnel MRT’s in search for missing walker, Mr William HAWORTH age 24 of Dundee University  Rucksac Club. Mr Haworth had planned an extremely ambitious days walking in Beinn Alligin, Beinn Dearg and Beinn Eighe. He was well equipped, with ice axe and crampons and adequate clothing. Mr Haworth was last seen at approx 0530 hrs on Sat 23 Nov when he was dropped off at Torridon house car park by another member of the Rucksac Club party. He was reported overdue at 0025 hrs Sun 24 Nov and a search was initiated at first light by Torridon MRT members. Kinloss MRT joined the search that afternoon, and continued into the Monday, concentrating in the Beinn Alligin area while Torridon and Dundonnel MRT’s searched Beinn Dearg. The search continued throughout the next day and Leuchars MRT arrived at 1620 hrs. A party of two was deployed to Craig Youth Hostel with nothing found. The search was terminated for the day at 2230 hrs and recommenced the following day, Tuesday. At 1020 hrs the casualty was sighted by a KMRT party on the northern slopes of Beinn Alligin, apparently dead, having fallen some considerable way.
Permission to move the body was given by Dingwall Police, and it was recovered by Rescue 137 to Raigmore Hospital. All hill parties were recalled with Leuchars RTU for 1925 hrs.
Othe SAR Forces involved:            Kinloss, Torridon, Dundonnel MRT’s SARDA, Rescue 137 and 138.
Comments on Equipment:            The BT and Mercury Alpha-numeric pager and the Batphone do not operate at Torridon
General remarks:
This was a large scale callout with a potentially vast search area. Using the information available and the prevailing weather conditions it was decided to concentrate the search on the Beinn Dearg areas. This decision proved to be correct as the casualty was located in the area of “high probability”. Team members operated in very hazardous terrain requiring the use of full climbing equipment under difficult weather conditions of very high gusting winds of up to 80 mph.


BRAEMAR 27 – 29 NOVEMBER 92
DUTY TEAMBATSON, HARTREE, HEANEY, FOWLER, ROE, CARR, TAYLOR D, ROGERSON, DANIEL, WIGGINS, (NICHOLSON), STEWART, WHITE, COLE, DYER, MORRIS, BAKER, OTLEY-PRICE, CRONSHAW, QUELCH (TRIALIST)
SATURDAY 
BATSON QUELCH COLE BAINSELDIE LODGE, AN SGARSOCH, + HELO 137 TO BASE
HARTREE ROE CRONSHAW FOWLERCREAGAN COIRE ETCHACHAN + HELO 137 TO BASE
CARR OTLEY-PRICE HAVERONCARN NAN SAC, CARN A GHEIDH, LARN BHINNEIN + HELO TO BASE
HEANEY MORRISCOIRE SPUTAN DEARG + CHOPPER TO BASE
DANIEL TAYLOR D ROGERSONBEINN BROTAIN + HELO TO BASE
WIGGINS WHITETRANCEPT ROUTE – GRADE 3 LOCHNAGAR
ROGERSON BAIN MORRIS CRONSHAW DYER COLE OTLEY PRICEFRIDAY NIGHT. NIGHT NAVEX
COOKDYER
WX 
SUNDAY
BATSON BAKER BAIN QUELCHNIGHT BIVVY GELDIE LODGE, AN SGARSOCH, CARN AN EHIDLER – LINN OF DEE
HARTREE WHITENIGHT BIVVY HUTCHINSON HUT, MOOCH AROUND CREAGAN COIRE ETCHACHAN
CARR DANIEL COLE HEANEY HAVERONGLAS MAOL. CARN OF CLAISE
TAYLOR D OTLEY – PRICECREAG LEARACH
WIGGINS DYERDOUGLAS GIBSON GULLY GRADE 4 LOCHNAGAR
FOWLER ROESHALLOW GULLY GRADE 4 LOCHANGAR
COOKCRONSHAW, MORRIS
WX 
4-6 DEC 92
DUTY TEAMBATSON, FOWLER, ROE, CARR, WIGGINS, NICHOLSON, WHITE, BASKER, DYER, BAKER, WALKER, CRONSHAW, (QUELCH, PULLEN, EMMAT(?) FOX, THOMAS)
SATURDAY 
BATSON CARR DYER BASKER WHITE ROE CRONSHAW NICHOLSONINVOLVED AS FAMOUS FILMSTARS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF:
GARTELL, THOMAS, CAMPBELL, MATTHEWS, YOUNG, CUTHBERTSON
(BBC FILM CREW)
JIM’LL FIX IT PROGRAMME – MRT AND 202 SQN INVOLVEMENT.
1. The Jim’ll Fix It filming originally scheduled for 21/22 Nov 92 will now take place during the weekend of 5/6 Dec 92

2. Scenario. Fiona Gingell. The daughter of OIC MRT, will play the part of the MRT Team Leader. She will initiate the “callout”, brief and control the MRT, take part in the rescue (of Sqn Ldr Gingell) from a cliff area. Brief the Sea King crew and fly away with Dad safe and well on board into the sunset.
3. The planned schedule of events is as follows

Fri 4 Dec


Helen Gartell (Director) plus film crew of 4 arrive RAF Leuchars to discuss the programme of events with MRT Leader and OIC MRT before travelling to Glen Clova with the MRT. BBC film crew plus Sally and Fiona Gingell to be accommodated in the Glen Clova Hotel.
Sat 5 Dec


Filming begins in Glen Clova. 202 Sqn Sea King arrives approx 0930 hrs for filming purposes. Film crew plus Sally and Fiona Gingell and 8 MRT return to Leuchars on completion of days filming. Film crew accommodated in Officers mess.
Sat 6 Dec

Filming continues on Station. Venues – MRT HQ & TASF. Exercise “MRT Callout” Tannoy message to be made by Guardroom. Film crew depart after lunch
Saturday (cont.) 
FOWLER WIGGINS WALKER THOMAS QUELCHCOIRE FEE, MAYAR, FAFERNIE, BROAD CAIRN, SANDY HILLOCK
COOKBAKER, WALKER
WX 
SUNDAY
FOWLER BAKER WALKER QUELCHCLOVA ½ MARATHON.
RESTRTB CONT. FILMING
SWITCH TO GUARDROOM
FIONA:


(TANNOY) 3X WHISTLE BLASTS THEN: “MOUTNAIN RESCUE CALLOUT, MOUNTAIN RESCUE CALLOUT. ALL MEMBERS OF THE MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM ARE TO REPORT TO THE MOUNTAIN RESCUE SECTION IMMEDIATELY”
TROOP AT WORK (TASF) DOWN TOOLS ON HEARING TANNOY MESSAGE
FIONA BRIEFS THE TROOPS











RIGHT TROOPS. MY DAD HAS HAD AN ACCIDENT IN GLEN CLOVA. WE’RE NOT SURE EXACTLY WHERE HE IS AND WILL HAVE TO SEARCH WHEN WE GET THERE. HE MAY BE INJURED OR STUCK ON A CLIFF.

A SEA KING HELICOPTER FROM RAF LOSSIEMOUTH HAS BEEN SCRAMBLED AND WILL MEET US THERE.

EVERYONE TAKE FULL CLIMBING HELMETS AND EQUIPMENT. JOHN I WOULD LIKE YOU TO SORT OUT THE ROPES AND THE STRETCHER. BRIAN, CAN YOU PICK UP THE FLARES AND CONRAD CAN YOU SET UP A RADIO LINK WITH THE RESCUE CO-ORDINATION CENTRE AT PiTREAVIE.

ANY QUESTIONS?   RIGHT, LETS GO!!
COOK 
WX 

11-13 DEC BALMACARA
DUTY TEAMHEANEY, FOWLER, BAKER, MORRIS, BASKER, WHITE, CRONSHAW, ROLLAND, GOUGH, QUELCH.
SATURDAY 
L1. HEANEY BAKER QUELCH MORRISBEN KILLIAN – SGUMAIN COINTICH (SGUMAN COINNTICH)
SNOW BOLLARD – ICE AXE & IMPROVISED ANCHORS, STOMPER & ICE AXE BELAYS, ICE AXE ARREST.
L2. FOWLER WHITE CRONSHAWBEINN FHADA
L3. ROLLAND GOUGH BASKERBEINN FHADA – GLASA BHEINN
COOK 
WXRAIN, WIND, SNOW ON TOPS
SUNDAY
L1/ HEANEY WHITE GOUGHFAOCHAG, SGURR NA SGINE, CARN BHAC, BHUIDE BEINN, KINLOCH HOURN
L2/ ROLLAND QUELCH CRONSHAWCISTE DUBH
L3/ FOWLER MORRIS BAKERSHEIL – BIOD AN FITHIDH – GLEN FIDDICH – SHIEL
COOK 
WXV. WINDY, RAIN, SNOW, HORRIBLE.


A 5*bothy for the weekend but rigid meal times and no drying facilitates spoil it.
Weather was poor but snow conditions were good on Saturday these deteriorated noticeably on Sunday as the freezing level ascended with v strong winds and continual rain. It took a real effort of will and bad navigation to stay on the hills!!
Lima 1 discovered that you never stop learning about navigation as they descended into the wrong glen at 1600 on Sunday night. Mr David Mackenzie of Glen Eig MRT saved the day and a sheepish Lima 1 met the rest of the team at Invergarry.


PRE – CHRISTMAS GRANT – ROYBRIDGE. 19 – 22 DEC 92
DUTY TEAMBATSON, FOWLER, CARR, ROGERSON, DANIEL, PRICE, ROLLAND, BURROWS, COLE, MORRIS, WYLIE, BAKER, CRONSHAW, LAVELLE + 4 GUESTS. TOTAL 18
19 DEC. 
L1/ BATSON FOWLER MORRIS PRICE WYLIEABERADER – CREAG MEAGAIDH – ABERARDER
TOO MUCH SNOW FOR CLIMBING
L2/ DANIEL BURROWSLOCH EIL – GULVAIN – LOCH EIL
L3/ ROGERSON CRONSHAWSTOB – STOB COIRE CLAURIGH – STOB COIRE NA CEANNAIN
L3/ ROLLAND COLESTOB BAN – STOB COIRE CLANRIGH – STOB COIRE NACEANNAIN – STOB A CHOIRE LEITH – CAISTEAL – STOB COIREAN LAOIGH – STOB COIRE EASAISAN
COOKCARR
WXV DEEP SNOW, OCC SNOW SHOWERS, MOD WINDS, OVERCAST.
LAVELLEU/S – CYCLING ROYBRIDGE – BALLACHULISH AND RETURN
20 DEC 
L1/ BATSON CRONSHAWCLIMBING ON THE BEN, NORDWAND (ish) 130’ GRADE 3 BAD CONDITIONS
SOUTH CASTLE GULLY 700’ GRADE I/2
L2/ CARR BAKER BAKER (GUEST) BURROWSMOYDART (MOIDART): AN STAC – ROIS BHEINN – SGURR NA BA GLAISE – AN T SLAT BHEINN – DRUIN FIACLACH.
L3/ FOWLER COLE REESE (GUEST) TAYLOR(GUEST)THE BEN:
FOWLER/COLE GREEN GULLY 400’ GRADE 4
REESE/TAYLOR WINTER TECHNIQUES.
L4/ DANIEL WYLIELOCH QUIOCH – GAIRICH – LOCH QUIOCH
L5/ ROLLAND PRICEAONACH MOR – AONACH BEAG – CARN DEARG – MEADHONACH W RIDGE GRADE 1/2 CARN MOR DEARG.
L6/ LAVELLE MORRISU/S CYCLING
COOKROGERSON
WXBEAUTIFUL – COLD -+ CLEAR
21 DEC
L1/BATSON BIRTWISTLE (GUEST) BAKER BAKER (GUEST)FERSIT – STOB COIRE SGRIODAIN – CHNO DEARG – FERSIT
L2/ CARR MORRISCALLOUT RED BURN AVALANCHE
L/3 ROLLAND CRONSHAWICE TECHNIQUES COIRE NA CISTE – CALLOUT 0 No 4 GULLY – RED BURN HELO DROP OFF FORT BILL
L4/ FOWLER BURROWSTHE BEN – CALLOUT
L5/ ROGERSONSOLO SKI BEINN TEALLACH – CALLOUT
L6/ JONES (GUEST) TAYLOR (GUEST)THE BEN – CALLOUT
L7/ PRICE COLETHE BEN CALLOUT
No 2 GULLY 400’ GRADE 1/ 2 + CARRY OFF
COOK:WYLIE
WX:OVERCAST, WINDY ON TOPS.

DANIEL + LAVELLE RTU LEUCHARS

22 DEC 
L1/ BATSON WYLIEGULIVAN
L2/ CARR BURROWS COLE MORRISGLEN NEVIS – SARDA TRAINING WITN INSH
L3/ FOWLER CRONSHAW PRICEFERSIT – STOB COIRE EASIN – FERSIT
L4/ ROGERSON BAKER BAKER (GUEST)BEINN A’ CHAURAIN.
COOKROLLAND
WXFABULOUS – BEST DAY OF THE YEAR

RTU BERTWISTLE – JONES – TAYLOR
A  good first part of the Christmas grant with a couple of days of fabulous weather, plenty of snow and even some climbing! Conditions are not quite good enough yet, with loads of soft slab and powder in the easier gullies- hence the sad loss of life in the Red Burn – see attached Report A. Not too hectic socially – perhaps we’re just warming up for the New Year. All in all a good weekend.


RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A.

DATE:                   23 Dec 92
Reference Form R No:                    1104
Serial No:            30/92                   Persons assisted:              One                       No in year:          14
Nature of Incident:                         Avalanched Walker
Date:     21 dec 92                           Area:     Ben Nevis           41/150717
Alerted:                1119Z                   Deployed:            1119Z                   On Scene:            1119Z
Inc/end:               21/1700Z            No on Task:         10                          Man hours:         52.5
No on team:       34
Narrative:
Sgt Carr plus 9 were requested by Fort William Police to assist in locating 17 years old Mr. Bruce Snodin, who had been avalanched in the Red Burn on Ben Nevis. Leuchars MRT personnel climbing on the North face of the Ben were diverted to the scene to carry out an initial search for the missing person. Shortly after the arrival of Lochaber MRT and search dogs, Mr Snodin’s body was located and recovered from under approximately 1 metre of snow by a SARDA dog and the Leuchars MRT party. Resue 137 arrived on scene and air lifted Mr. Snodin’s companion, who had also been avalanched but had managed to dig himself out, to Fort William, before returning to Lossiemouth with hydraulic problems. The casualties body was recovered to Fort William by Leuchars/Lochaber MRT stretcher party/
Other SAR forces involved:           Lochaber MRT, SARDA. Rescue 137
General Remarks:
This was a tragic incident involving a young party attempting the “3 peaks” for charity. The Red Burn area has seen several similar accidents involving avalanches in the past, the victims route had been in use by other hill parties during this period leaving a line of footprints which may have tempted him from the normal “Tourist Route”
Signed
Billy Batson
(legend)
FS
Team Leader


CHRISTMAS GRANT 19 – ULLAPOOL. 23-28 DEC 92
DUTY TEAMFOWLER, STEWART, TAYLOR K. MURRAY, BASKER, WEATHERSTONE, DYER, MORRIS.
24 DEC. 
L1/ FOWLER WEATHERSTONE BASKER MORRISBEINN DEARG
L2/ STEWART DYER TAYLORAS L1
COOKMURRAY
WXWET AND WINDY. THAWING
25 DEC
CHRISTMAS DAY BRIDGE JUMPING AT KYLESKU!!!
COOKFOWLER
WXWET
26 DEC
L1/ FOWLER TAYLOR BASKERCUL MOR
L2/ STEWART MURRAY DYER MORRISBEN WYVIS
COOK:WEATHERSTONE
WX:FINE AND CLEAR
27 DEC
L1/ FOWLER STEWART DYER WEATHERSTONEBEINN LIATH MHOR FANNAICH – SGUR MOR – SGUR NAN CLACH GEALA – MEALL A CHRASGAIDH
L2/ MURRAY BASKER MORRISSNOW HOLE
MEAL A CHRASGAIDH
COOK:TAYLOR K
WX:FINE AND CLEAR
28 DEC 
L1/ FOWLER TAYLOR MORRISMEALL NAM BRADHAN
SEANA BHRAIGH
L2/ STEWART MURRAY DYERCONA MEALL
MEALLL NAN CEAPRAICHEAN
EIDIDH NAN CLACH GEALA
COOK:BASKER
WX: 

NEW YEAR GRANT 29 DEC – 3 JAN
AVIEMORE
DUTY TEAMBATSON, HEANEY, FOWLER, TAYLOR D, ROGERSON, DANIEL, WIGGINS, ROLLAND, NICHOLSON, STEWART, TAYLOR K, WHITE, MURRAY, PRICE, BURROWS, BASKER, COLE, LAVELLE, DYER, MORRIS, WALKER, CRONSHAW,
+ 3 ST ATHAN GUESTS + ALAISTER HAVERON + HAS OLDHAM. (22 TROOPS OUT)
30 DEC 
L1
BATSON DIRECT BASKER
COIRE AN T’SNEACHDA
FIACAILLE (FIACAILL) COULOIR 450’ GRADE 2
MIRROR DIRECT 80’ GRADE 3
L2
HEANEY MORRIS WALKER DYER
FIACHAILLE (FIACAILL) RIDGE – BEINN MHEADHOIN – THE SADDLE – CAIRNGORM
L3
DANIEL ROGERSON
SKI-ING
L4
FOWLER STEWART
HELLS LUM
L5
ROLLAND WHITE
COIRE AN LOCHAIN
MILKY WAY 350’ GRADE 2 /3 – CAIRNGORM
L6
WIGGINS COLE
AS L1
L7
TAYLOR K MURRAY
AS L5
L8
HAVERON OLDHAM
FIACHAILLE RIDGE – BEN MACDUI – LOCH AVON – CAIRNGORM
COOKNICHOLSON
WXFINE, COLD, , CLEAR, SUNNY
LAVELLECYCLING
31 DEC
L1
BATSON FOWLER
CAIRN ETCHACHAN
FALSE SCORPION 750’ GRADE 4
L2
DANIEL TAYLOR D COLE
MONADH MOR
L3
WIGGINS SCOUSE ATKINS (GUEST)
HELLS LUM
DEVILS DELIGHT GRADE 4/ 5 (up and down)(ONE PITCH ONLY)
SQUIRK 120m GRADE 3

L4
RODGERSON DYER MORRIS
ALADDINS MIRROR 600’ GRADE 1
L5
DUNN
TAYLOR
JACOBS LADDER GRADE 1
ALADDINS COULOIR (down) GRADE 1
CROTHCED GULLY GRADE 2
L6
STEWART
WHITE
WALKER
DALWHINNIE:
GEAL CARN – A’MHARONNAICH – BEINN UDLAMAIN – SGAIRNEACH MHOR
L7
TAYLOR K MURRAY
SLEDGING IN COIRE DOMHAIN!
L8
BASKER CRONSHAW
SOW OF ATHOLL – SGAIRNEACH MHOR – BEN UDLAMAIN – A’MHARONNAICH.
COOKHEANEY
WXWINDY, SPINDRIFT, OVERCAST
LAVELLECYCLING
1993
1 JAN
L1
BATSON
GEAL CHARN (DALWHINNIE)
L2
DANIEL HEANEY ROGERSON STEWART
SKI-ING
L3
WHITE CRONSHAW
CAIRNGORM (IN KILTS!)
ALL OTHERS RECOVERING FROM LAST NIGHTS FESTIVITIES
COOK:DAVE TAYLOR
WX:VERY WINDY, THAWING

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

DATE:    30 DEC 92
REFERENCE FORM R No:               1139
SERIAL No:          31/92                   PERSONS ASSISTED:         NIL         No IN YEAR:        14
NATURE OF INCIDENT:    WALKERS SEEN TO BE IN DIFFICULTY
DATE:    30 DEC 92                          AREA:    CAIRNGORM: 36/008031
ALERTED:            0830Z                   DEPLOYED:          0831Z                   ON SCENE:          0850Z
INC/END:            30/1900Z            No ON TAKS:       22                          MAN HOURS:     231
NO ON TEAM     34
NARRATIVE:
FS Batson plus 21 tasked by RCCE to assist in a search for three walkers reported in difficulties and assumed missing by a member of the public late on Tuesday 29 Dec 92. As no persons had been reported missing by 0800 the following morning, and with no further information available, a full scale search was not considered necessary. A limited search by LMRT personnel and a thorough search by R134 found nothing and the team returned to normal training
OTHER SAR FORCES INVOLVED:   RESCUE 134.


2 JAN
L1
BATSON DANIEL
TAYLOR D MURRAY
COIRE CAS – TECHNIQUES
DEADMEN, ICE AXE BELAYS, SNOW BOLLARDS, FALLEN LEADER.
L2
ROLLAND COLE FOWLER NICHOLSON
GLEN FESHIE – SGUR GAOITH
L3
HEANEY BURROWS ROGERSON WHITE
BEINN BHEOIL FROM LOCH PATTOCH
L4
WIGGINS TAYLOR K.
WALK IN TO LURCHERS – NO CLIMBING
CREAG DUBH:
L5
PRICE STEWART CRONSHAW MORRIS
BYNACK MOR+BYNACK BEAG
COOK:WALKER
WX:WINDY, OVERCAST

RTU: BASKER + DYER

3 JAN
The plan was for the whole team to walk in to Coire Cas to carry out some stretcher lowering on the headwall. However the weather had other plans with a windspeed of over 125 mph recorded on Cairngorm Summits

A valiant attempt by all in extreme conditions (resulting in quite a few lumps and bumps)
 with troops being blown off their feet all the way to the car park. An early stack was declared and the team returned to Leuchars for 1900hrs

Cook: Lavelle
WX: wind, wind , wind


8 – 10 JAN – LAGGAN
DUTY TEAMHEANEY (I/C), FOWLER, TAYLOR D. DANIEL, WIGGINS, ROLLAND, McLEOD, MURRAY, BURROWS, BASKER, GOUGH, WEATHERSTONE, MORRIS, WYLIE, BAKER, OTLEY-PRICE, CRONSHAW, CASARU, BAIN, HODSON, PULLEN, CARSUN (TRIALIST) THOMAS (GUEST)
SAT 9 JAN 
L1
HEANEY HODSON OTLEY-PRICE THOMAS CRONSHAW
GEAL CHARN – BIENN A CHRASGAIN
L2
TAYLOR D CASARU CARSON GOUGH WEATHERSTONE
BEIN A CHLACHAIR
L3
ROLLAND BURROWS MORRIS BAKER
CARN SGULACH – A CHAILLEACH
L4
DANIEL PULLEN BAIN WYLIE
CREAG PITRIDH
L5
WIGGINS McLEOD
BELVUE BUTRESS
L7
FOWLER MURRAY
CRAIG MEAGAIDH
COOKBAASKER
WXWILD. ,MAN, WILD
SUN 10 JAN
L1
HEANEY FOWLER MURRAY WYLIE BAKER
CREAG MEAGAIDH – ABORT – BLOWN OFF
L2
TAYLOR D OTLEY-PRICE CRONSHAW CASARU McLEOD
MICRO NAEX – PIEPS EX
AIMING OFF – PACING – RESECTION – NAV WITHOUT COMPASS – BOXING COMPASS.
L3
ROLLAND BAIN HODSON
GARVA BRIDGE – BEINN SGIATH – PREPS EX
L4
DANIEL CARSON THOMAS
PIEPS EX
L5
WIGGINS WEATHERSTONE
BINNIEN SHUAS
L6
BASKER + OTHERS
SKULKING
COOKGOUGH
WXDESPERATE, HEAVY SNOW, HIGH WINDS

Poor weather limited activities, short days Saturday and worsening weather Sunday saw most people in the glens and hill parties did not reach the summits due to high wind.
Kangaroo court was convened Sunday and justice was done to Patch Baker.

A good effort by the troops in appalling weather. Not much action but a steep learning curve. Patch got his ‘come uppance’ not before time!!! Our new OIC Frank Pullen has discovered muscles he didn’t know existed – and they’ve cramped up!


RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

DATE:    11 JAN 93
Reference Form R No:     0023
Serial No:            1/93                     Persons assisted:              70           No in year:          70
Nature of Incident:                         Military Aid to the Civil Community        (MACC)
Date:     11 Jan 93                            Area:     Fife
Alerted:                112034Z              Deployed:            2034Z:                  On Scene:            2034Z
Inc/end:               13/1200Z            No on task:         34                          Man Hours:         538
No on team:       39
Narrative:
FSD Batson plus 33 requested by Superintendent Gibson of Fife Police and tasked by RCCE to assist in giving Military Aid to the Civil Community during a period of severe weather with heavy snow and drifting caused by high winds. 12 team members were deployed to various locations by Fife Regional Planners using MRT vehicles fitted with  snow chains. A total of 70 people were assisted during the night, many of whom had been stranded in their cars throughout the region.
Only vehicles fitted with chains were able to move in the extreme road conditions, and a total of six MRT vehicles were utilised to move the large numbers of travellers and motorists in need of assistance. Team members displayed a high level of dedication and professionalism throughout this task. Driving under extremely difficult conditions for long hours with little rest. This incident continued throughout 12 and 13 Jan as MRT vehicles and personnel were tasked with delivering “meals on wheels” to elderly folk unable to leave their homes.
Other SAR forces involved:           Nil
Comments on Equipment:
A second cell-phone would have proved very useful during this operation, when line of sight communications were often impossible, and frequent use of landlines was made necessary. A second cell-phone is presently being ordered through CIS Eng Flt. Snow chains for vehicles, although not easy to fit proved their worth throughout the incident. When any vehicle movement without snow chains would have been impossible.
MT Stats:
Mileages:
Delta 4 tonner:                  nil                          Alpha V8 LR:       219
Oscar 4 tonner:                 80                          Ranger V8 LR:    174
Mobile V8 LR:                   260                       Control LR:          46
RCC LR:                               157                       Other MT:           nil
Total mileages 936
General Remarks:
Although not a true “callout” the team provided an essential service to the local community during this incident.
W BATSON
FS
Team Leader


RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

DATE:                   13 Jan 93
Reference Form R No:     0034
Serial No:            2/93                     Personnel assisted:          nil                          No in year:          70
Nature of Incident:          Banderante Light Aircraft Missing (Bandeirante G-ZAPE)
Date:                    13 Jan 93                            Area:     Barrow on Furness ( Barrow in Furness)
Alerted:                131300Z                             Deployed:            1400Z                   On Scene:            NA
Inc/end                13/1800Z                           No on Task:         33                          Man Hours:         165
No on Team:       41
Narrative:
A Banderante (Bandeirante) light aircraft flying from Southend to Glasgow with 2 POB was reported missing by London D & D. FS Batson plus were tasked by RCC to assist Stafford and Leeming MRT’s and rescue Helicopters in the search for the aircraft last sighted in the Barrow on (in) Furness area. The team was at the time carrying out Meals on Wheels deliveries for Fife Regional Council throughout the county. An effective recall was initiated through the BT Alpha-numeric pagers and the team mobilised to the incident with assistance of the Fife Traffic Police who allowed access to the M90 motorway, closed by snow to all other traffic. The team was RTB after the missing aircraft was located near Sellafield.
Other SAR forces involved:           Stafford and Leeming MRT’s, Rescue 131 & 177.
Comments on equipment:
Alpha-numeric pagers proved excellent for recall of personnel and vehicles allowing information to be passed when out of radio contact.
MT Stats
Mileages:
Delta 4 tonner:                  135                       Alpha V8 LR:       135
Oscar 4 tonner:                 135                       Ranger V8 LR:    135
Mobile V8 LR:                   135                       Control LR:          135
RCC LR:                               80                          Other MT:           nil
Total mileages 820
Stafford crashed TWO V8 landrovers on the way there and I drove through the forecourt of a petrol station hitting the lights with the VHF aerial on the top of the DAF we were in! – Y


15 – 17 Jan 93 PITLOCHRY
DUTY TEAM 
SAT 16 JAN 
L1
CARR WIGGINS DAVIDSON
BEN VRACKIE
L2
TAYLOR D CARSON HODSON GOWANS
CARN A CHLAMAIN
L3
HEANEY COLE WYLIE MASLANKA
BEN VUIRICH
SNOW PITS, AVALANCHE ASSESSMENT, SNOW BELAYS, DEADMANS, BOLLARDS, ICE AXE.
L4
ROGERSON GOUGH TAYLOR K
BHAIGH COIRE CRUNUIN BHALAEIN (Bràigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain)
L5
FOWLER WALKER CASARU McLEOD
CARN LIATH
COOKBAIN
WXWET, WINDY SNOW HAIL RAIN
SUN 17 JAN
THE TEAM SET OFF TO VARIOUS LOCATIONS BUT WERE IMMEDIATELY RECALLED TO PROVIDE MILITARY AID TO THE CIVIL COMMUNITY
COOKMASLANKA
WXWET WINDY SNOW HAIL RAIN SUNSHINE.

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

DATE:                   17 Jan 93
Reference Form R No:     0045
Serial No:            3/93                     Personnel assisted:          nil                          No in year:          70
Nature of Incident:          MILITARY AID TO THE CIVILIAN COMMUNITY (MACC)
Date:                    17 Jan 93                            Area:     Pitlochry
Alerted:                170945Z                             Deployed:            0945Z                   On Scene:               0945Z
Inc/end                17/1330Z                           No on Task:         19                          Man Hours:         60
No on Team:       41
Narrative:
Sgt Carr plus 18 troops requested by Chief Inspector Adamson of Perth Police and tasked by RCCE to assist in giving military aid to the civil community during severe flooding in the Pitlochry area. Four troops plus a local policeman were despatched to assist 6 adults and 1 child stranded in the Dalguise area. The attempt was abandoned when flowing floodwater entered the cab of the 4 tonner. The seven stranded civilians were later assisted by R134. Other team members assisted a local farmer in rescuing 40 sheep in imminent danger of being washed away. A very wet team was stood down at 1330 when the local water levels subsided.
Other SAR forces involved:           Rescue 134
Comments on equipment:
The cellphone was invaluable during this MACC operation
MT Stats
Mileages:
Delta 4 tonner:                  Nil                         Alpha V8 LR:       Nil
Oscar 4 tonner:                 50                          Ranger V8 LR:    Nil
Mobile V8 LR:                   Nil                         Control LR:          10
RCC LR:                               Nil                         Other MT:           Nil
Total mileages 60
General remarks:             The teams professional approach to this non-mountaineering task was excellent
BH Carr pp
FS BATSON


22-24 JAN 1993 BALLATER
DUTY TEAMHARTREE, HEANEY, FOWLER, DANIEL, WIGGINS, McLEOD, LAVELLE, COLE, CASARU, HODSON, DAVIDSON, CARSON.
SATURDAY
HARTREE
HEANEY
CREAG AN DUBH LOCH
-SABRE CUT 300’ GRADE 4
-UNNAMED GROOVE 130’ GRADE 4
McLEOD CARSON HODSONLOCHNAGAR, WHITE MOUNTH
DANIEL COLE
WIGGINS CASARU
CARN A MHAIN
21Km 647m
LAVELLEPUSH BIKE
COOKDAVIDSON (GOOD)
WXBLIZZARDS + HEAVY SNOW
SUN 17 JAN
AT 0400 TEAM ALERTED TO MISSING PEOPLE IN GLENSHEE. TURNED UP SAFE ON DEPLOYMENT FROM BOTHY. NO PAPERWORK SUBMITTED.
SUNDAY 
FOWLER
McLEOD
COLE
HODSON
CASARU
DAVIDSON
TECHNIQUES @ PASS OF BALLATER
ABSEILING – WITH AND WITHOUT CRAMPONS – SAFETY BACKUP
ROCK CLIMBING – IN BOOTS WITH CRAMPONS + AXES
BASIC BELAYING – STITCH PLATE, CLIMBING CALLS, BODY BELAYS, CHOCK PLACEMENT
CHEST HARNES + VAIOUS KNOTS USED
HARTREE ? HEANEYSILFISH POOFY SKIING
DANIEL WIGGINSTECHNIQUES AS ABOVE
LAVELLESOLO MONALTRIE HILL
COOKCARSON
WXGOOD TURNING BAD

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Date:     26 Jan 93
Reference:           Form R No          0069
Serial No:            4/93                      Persons Assisted:              One                       No in Year:          71
Nature of Incident:                         Missing Walker
Date:                    26 Jan 93                                           Area:     Glencoe
Alerted:                252350Z                             Deployed:            0400Z                   On Scene:               0700
Inc/end                261100Z                             No on Task:         23                          Man Hours:               383.2
No on Team:       38
Narrative:
Cpl Hartree plus 22 troops were tasked by the RCC to assist Fort William Police, RAF Kinloss and Glencoe MRTs and SARDA in the search for Mr Arthur Simpson, (32) missing after a solo walk in the Buachaille Etive Beag area of Glencoe. Rescue 137 and Glencoe MRT had carried out a cursory search of the North East slopes in poor conditions the previous night. The team deployed from the Unit to the search area to start searching at first light and concentrated on the South West flank of the hill while other agencies were deployed to the North. A hill party from Kinloss located the mispers body at GR SH41 186545 and arranged evacuation by Rescue Helicopter.
Other SAR forces involved:           RAF Kinloss and Glencoe MRT’s, Rescue 137 & 134, SARDA.
Comments on Equipment:
           MRT MT vehicles are showing the strain from this recent busy period for the team in regular minor unserviceability’s particularly in the older Bedford MJ’s. With the team at full LUE there is a shortfall in the number of seats available in the vehicle LUE to the number of personnel available for callouts. This is addressed by MT in the short term by providing extra vehicles as required. A bid for an increase in the vehicle LUE is being submitted to solve this problem in the long term.


29-31 JANUARY – AVIEMORE
DUTY TEAM 
SATURDAY
HARTREE STITT ROGERSONSKIING CAIRNGORM
McLEOD ROE MURRAYSGORAN DUBH MOR
(ABORT CLIMB AS IT WAS TO(O) WINDY IN THE L/ROVER)
FOWLER GOUGHMELTING POINT GRADE 4
WIGGINS BAIN DAVIDSONTECHNIQUES SNEACHDA
ALLADINS COULOIR (UP AND DOWN)
CARR DANIEL MASALANKA SHEILSTECHNIQUES SNEADCHA
HEANEY STEWART TAYLORGEAL CHARN
ROLLAND LAVELLEPUSHBIKE
COOKHODSON
WXWINDY GOOD CLIMBING CONDITIONS BUT MOBBED
TEAM CALLED OUT TO BEN CHALLUM 8 WENT WITH CHOPPER AND FLEW ROUND MOST OF SCOTLAND VISITING KILLIN, GLASGOW AND THEN TO THE SECOND JOB AT BEN LUI. THE REMAINDER PACKED UP BOTHY AND CHANGED BASECAMP TO CRIANLARICH AND TO ASSIST WITH CALLOUT.
SUN 17 JAN 
LATE START AFTER PREVIOUS NIGHTS ACTIVITIES
HARTREE FOWLER GOUGH HODSONBEN A DOTHAIDH/CALLED OUT TO GLENCOE
CARR DANIEL DAVIDSON SHIELSMEALL GHLAS/CALLED OUT
HEANEY MASALANKA BAINBEN OSS/CALLED OUT
McLEOD TAYLOR KEV STEWARTBEN MORE – STOB BINIEFUINEY (BINNIEN?)/CALLED OUT
ROGERSON ROE MURRAY WIGGINSAN CAISTEL/CALLED OUT
ALL PARTIES CALLED OUT THROUGH BASE AND R134 CONTINUED TO JOBS 3 4 AND 5 TO FINISH OFF A BUSY DAY
COOKROLLAND
WXBLUE SKIES, COLD, SUN

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Date:     01 Feb 93
Reference:           Form R No          0076
Serial No:            5/93                     Persons Assisted:              One                       No in Year:          72
Nature of Incident:                         Unconscious Casualty
Date:                    30 Jan 93                                           Area:     Crianlarich
Alerted:                1510                     Deployed:            1530                     On Scene:            1610
Inc/end                1800                     No on Task:         20                          Man Hours:         56.40
No on Team:       38
Narrative:
RAF Leuchars MRT were alerted by RCCE to assist Central Police with an unconscious casualty on Ben Challum SH 50/385325. The team was on weekend training in the Aviemore area. Sgt Carr plus 8 troops were available for pick up at the bothy by  Rescue 137 while en route to the incident. Sgt Carr, Cpl Heaney and Cpl Roe were deployed to the casualty site and took over CPR on the injured man, Mr Clive Mitchner (39) from Penrith, and continued for over 30 mins until the cas was cert dead by the doctor in Killin. Cpl Hartree plus 10 remaining troops broke base camp and proceeded to a new base in Crianlarich.
Other SAR forces involved:           Killin MRT, Rescue 137


RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Date:     01 Feb 93
Reference:           Form R No          0077
Serial No:            6/93                     Persons Assisted:              One                       No in Year:          73
Nature of Incident:                         Injured Walker
Date:                    30 Jan 93                                           Area:     Crianlarich
Alerted:                1820                     Deployed:            1820                     On Scene:            2130
Inc/end                0120                     No on Task:         20                          Man Hours:         155
No on Team:       38
Narrative:
While Cpl Hartree plus 10 troops were en route to Crianlarich for incident form R 076 Sgt Carr plus 8 were alerted to assist with the search for a fallen walker on Ben Lui. Mr Simon West (40)  from Darwin Lancs had fallen while descending the SW ridge and sustained a fracture to the lower leg. After refuel snags at Killin Rescue 137 deployed 8 troops to below where the casualty was thought to be on the SW ridge. Leuchars reached the cas and loaded him into a quick stretcher and then a McInnes once it arrived. LMRT assisted Strathclyde Police, Oban Killin MRT members recovering the cas to below cloud level where all rescuers and cas were picked up by Rescue 137
Other SAR forces involved:           Strathclyde Police, Oban & Killin MRT’s, Rescue 137.
Comments on Equipment:
Current cervical collars in use on the team found to be unsuitable. Laerdal stiff neck cervical collars would be more useful to our requirements as they are easier to fit in the field. Allows ease access to the carotid pulse during CPR and are available in a greater size range.


RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Date:     01 Feb 93
Reference:           Form R No          0078
Serial No:            7/93                      Persons Assisted:              2                            No in Year:          75
Nature of Incident:                         Missing Walkers/climbers
Date:                    31 Jan 93                                           Area:     Glencoe
Alerted:                1040                     Deployed:            1040                     On Scene:            1220
Inc/end                1355                     No on Task:         20                          Man Hours:         58.2
No on Team:       38
Narrative:
After moving basecamps and attending incidents R076 and 077 team deployed for normal training to the hills around Crianlarich. Team alerted to incident for two missing persons in the Glencoe area by RCCE and Rescue 134. Cpl Hartree plus 19 troops reacted and three LMRT deployed to the search area by Rescue 134.Before remainder of team arrived missing persons appeared at their vehicle after having descended into Glen Etive!
Other SAR forces involved:           Glencoe MRT, Rescue 134
Comments on Equipment:            Nil.


RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Date:     02 Feb 93
Reference:           Form R No          0079
Serial No:            8/93                     Persons Assisted:              3                            No in Year:          78
Nature of Incident:                         Fallen Walkers
Date:                    31 Jan 93                                           Area:     Glencoe
Alerted:                1620                     Deployed:            1345                     On Scene:            1345
Inc/end                261100Z                             No on Task:         11                          Man Hours:               28.47
No on Team:       38
Narrative:
Cpl Hartree plus 10 troops on scene at incident R078 were alerted to 3 fallen climbers in the lost valley in Glencoe. Witnesses said that the 3 had slipped on hard snow and fallen up to 500ft. One of the party falling 5-ft over a waterfall into a gorge and semi-conscious. Rescue 134, refuelling at Corpach, was recalled and deployed Glencoe MRT paramedic by winch direct into the gorge, then later LMRT member (Sgt Rogerson) to carry out IEC on the stranded remaining pair and prepare them for winching. Rescue 134 evacuated all casualties to Fort William Belford Hospital.
Other SAR forces involved:           Glencoe MRT Rescue 134.
Comments on Equipment:            Nil


RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Date:     02 Feb93
Reference:           Form R No          0080
Serial No:            9/93                     Persons Assisted:              One                       No in Year:          79
Nature of Incident:                         Fallen Walker
Date:                    31 Jan 93                                           Area:     Bienn Tulaichean
Alerted:                1400                     Deployed:            1400                     On Scene:            1440
Inc/end                1600                     No on Task:         9                            Man Hours:         16.30
No on Team:       38
Narrative:
While en route to incident R078 Sgt Carr plus 8 LMRT were diverted to an incident on Beinn Tulaichean SH 56/425186 for a fallen walker. On arrival at RV rescue 177 evacuated casualty and LMRT stood down.
Other SAR forces involved:           Killin MRT, Rescue 177.
Comments on Equipment:            Nil


In the diary there is a camping Gaz paper advert which the team leader had used as a note pad because the RAF is too poor to provide real paper!
It has the notation,
“how it all held together”

No change there then – Yoda.


4 DAY TRAINING GRANT
6-9 Feb 93 SPEAN BRIDGE
DUTY TEAMBATSON, HARTREE, HEANEY, ROE, FOWLER, CARR, ROGERSON, NICHOLSON, PRICE, STEWART, TAYLOR K, LAVELLE, BURROWS, BAIN, WEATHERSTONE, MORRIS, BAKER, WALKER, OTLEY-PRICE, MARSALANKA, McLEOD, DAVIDSON.
SATURDAYNOV WINTER SKILLS TRAINING DAY
BATSON WEATHERSTONE
OTLEY-PRICE BAKER MORRIS ROE DAVIDSON
MASALANKA BAIN
WALKER
ON AONACH MOR COVERING:
CARRYING AN ICE AXE
ICE AXE ARREST
WALKING IN CRAMPONS
ICE AXE BELAYS
DEADMEN
SNOW BOLLARDS
FALLEN LEADER
BODY BELAYS
EMERGENCY SNOW HOLES
HARTREE HEANEYPIGGOTS ROUTE PITCH 1
ROGERSON TAYLOR KBEN NEVIS AREA KNOWLEDGE
FOWLER NICHOLSONBEN NEVIS COMB GULLY GRADE 3/ 4 450’
STEWART PRICE CARRSTOB BAN
LAVELLECYCLING ‘1300T (?)
COOKPRICE (SUN)
WX 
SUNDAY 
NOVS SHORT ROPE DAY
BATSON DAVIDSON OTLEY-PRICE MASALANKA BAIN WALKER BAKER WEATHERSTONE MORRISAONACH EAGACH RIDGE
TRAINED +PL’s CRAG RESCUE COURSE


HARTREE CARR FOWLER STEWART NICHOLSON HEANEY ROE McLEOD TAYLOR K ROGERSONSTRETCHER TECHNIQUES AONACH MHOR
COOKMcLEOD (SAT)
WX 
MONDAYNOV CRAG TRAINING
BATSON
ROE
MASALANKA
DAVIDSON
BAIN
MORRIS
POLLDUBH
PINNACLE RIDGE 145’ S
SEVERE CRACK VS 5a
REPTON R. HAND VD 5
CLAPHAM JNCT VS 5a
COVERING
CRAG SNATCH
ABSEIL PAST KNOT
MULTI PITCH ABSEIL
HARTREE BAKER
WALKER
BEN NEVIS – OBSERVATION RIDGE DIFF GRADE 3 / 4 1000’
CARR FOWLERAONACH MHOR – ICICLE GRADE 3
HEANEY TAYLOR KAONACH MHOR – ICICLE GRADE 3
STEWART BURROWSGREY CORRIES – AONACHS
COOKOTLEY – PRICE
WX 
TUESDAY 
PRESS LIAISON FOR DI OTLEY-PRICE
BATSON HARTREE BAKER WALKER OTLEY-PRICE MORRIS MASALANKA BAINASLO: @ POLLDUBH
(HORIZONTAL) VERTICAL STRETCHER LOWER
BURROWS TAYLOR K FOWLERSARDA TRAINING, GLEN NEVIS
STEWART CARRSKIING AONACH MHOR
COOKROE
WX 

An excellent training grant allowing extended training to be given to all troops.
Novices achieved a full mini course in aspects of winter mountaineering skills basic crag work and abseiling. A mountain day for consolidation a short stretcher lower. All attained the standards of the MRS logbook
Trained and PL status troops had a day’s climbing with each other but poor conditions prevented completion of routes. A day of mini callout assisted in clarifying steep ground evacuation + rescue skills. Roe and Stewart gained PL experience.
All in all a good weekend for all a good PR for team in photo calls with press
WB


12-14 FEB CAIRNDOW
Duty TeamBATSON, HARTREE, ROE, WHITE, BURROWS, LAVELLE, WYLIE, WALKER, DAVIDSON, SHAFFRON.
SATURDAY 
BATSON
WALKER
BEN IME, BEN NARNAIN, BEN VANE
1657m, 14Km
ROE WHITE WYLIETHE COBBLER, BEN IME
BURROWS DAVIDSONBEN IME , THE COBBLER
LAVELLEGLEN FYNNE CYCLING
COOKHARTREE
WXPOOR
SUNDAY
BATSON DAVIDSONARROCHARS, CAVES
ROE WYLIEARROCHAR CAVES + NAVEX
HARTREE SHAFFRONTHE BRARK, BEN DONECH
BURROWS WALKERBEN BHUIDE
LAVELLEGLEN MHOR, LOCHGOILHEAD CYCLING
COOKWHITE
WXPOOR

ROYAL AIR FORCE MOUNTAIN RESCUE
5OTH ANNIVERSARY

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT

Date:                                   19-21 Feb 93
Reference Form R No:     130
Serial No:                           10/93                   Persons Assisted:         2       No in Year:          26
Nature of Incident:                         Missing Walkers/Climbers
Date:                                   19-21 Feb 93                     Area:     Cairngorms
Alerted:                191430                 Deployed:            1515                     On Scene:            1715
Inc/end:               211800                 No on Task:         29                          Man hours:         1487
No on team:       38
Narrative:
Team tasked by RCCE to assist in a major incident in the Cairngorm mountains involving three missing walkers/climbers who had been reported as overdue. The body of Mr Christopher Mayo had been located in Coire an Lochain by a party from Glenmore lodge and Ogwen Valley MRT, while his son and brother remained unaccounted for. On arrival at Glenmore Lodge Leuchars MRT parties commenced a search of Strath Nethy, Loch A’ an Basin and the fords of A’an refuge. This search was terminated at 0300 with nothing found.
The following morning Leuchars MRT joined Cairngorm, Kinloss, Ogwen Valley, Aberdeen and Braemar MRT’s plus 8 SARDA for a large scale search of all high probability areas. This search involved over 120 personnel plus a 22 Wessex from Leuchars. At 1151 hrs a second body, that of Matthew Mayo, age 15, was located by a Cairngorm MRT party high up in a snow and ice filled gully in Coire an Lochain. The body was lowered using ropes for approximately 400ft and carried for over two kilometres before final evacuation by 22 Sqn. Deteriorating weather prevented any further searching and was eroding the margins of safety for the searchers themselves. All parties therefore returned to base for the night
The next day (Sunday) the search concentrated in the area of Coire an Lochain with Leuchars, Cairngorm, Kinloss and Ogwen Valley MRT’s and SARDA participating. At 1058 the body of Mr Michael Mayo was located in a boulder field by Kinloss MRT during a sweep search. The body was subsequently uplifted by a 202 Sqn Sea King to Glenmore Lodge and then on to Raigmore Hospital. All search parties were recalled and Leuchars MRT RTU’d for 1800 hrs.
Other SAR Forces involved:
Cairngorm MRT, Kinloss MRT, Aberdeen MRT, Braemar MRT, Ogwen Valley MRT, SARDA, 22Sqn, 202 Sqn.
Comments on Equipment:            Nil
MT Stats:
Mileages:
Delta 4 Tonner:                 255                       Alpha V8 LR:       383
Oscar 4 Tonner:                 294                       Ranger V8 LR      435
Mobile V8 LR:                   393                       Control LR:          395
RCC LR:                               364                       Other MT:           316
Total Mileages:                  2835
General Remarks
A tragic callout involving three members of one family, and one about which we may never learn the full story. Personnel operated under difficult conditions, particularly on the second day with the Wessex crew displaying outstanding flying skills during the deployment of ground personnel and the uplift of Matthews body.
W Batson
FS
MRT TL
CALLOUT ATTENDANCE

BATSON, HARTREE, ROE, FOWLER, SAFFRON, TAYLOR D, CARR, DANIEL, ROGERSON, WIGGINS, ROLLAND, NICHOLSON, PRICEW, STEWART, TAYLOR K, WHITE, BURROWS, MURRAY, SPARK, BAIN, WEATHERSTONE, MORRIS, WYLIE, BAKER, WALKER, CASARU, MASALANKA, HODOSN, DAVIDSON, SHAFREN (29)
A major callout by any standards – 6 MRT;s – 8 SARDA, 2 Helicopters, 2 Controls, -3 Radio frequencies – over 120 people.
The troops were excellent, performing in very difficult terrain and conditions. A great tragedy for the family, and an avoidable accident. Enough said.
(https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12620549.rescuer-blames-climbing-deaths-on-footwear/)


ROYAL AIR FORCE MOUNTAIN RESCUE
5OTH ANNIVERSARY

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT

Date:                                   27 Feb 93
Reference Form R No:     155
Serial No:                           11/93             Persons Assisted:              1      No in Year:          27
Nature of Incident:                         Suspected Heart Attack
Date:                                   27 Feb 93                           Area:     Moruisg
Alerted:                1859                     Deployed:            1925                     On Scene:            1945
Inc/end:               2015                     No on Task:         14                          Man hours:         42
No on team:       38
Narrative:
Sgt Carr plus 13 tasked by RCCE to assist in the recovery of a lady with a suspected heart attack on Moruisg. She was located by Torridon and Leuchars MRT and CPR was started. She was then moved to a suitable location for helicopter evacuation. R137 recovered the casualty, who was app dead, to Raigmore where she was pronounced DOA.
Other SAR forces involved Torridon MRT, R137


26 – 28 Feb 93. KINLOCHEWE
Duty TeamCARR, SHAFREN, FOWLER, WIGGINS, PRICE, STEWART, TAYLOR K, WHITE, LAVELLE, MORRIS, BAKER, BAIN, ANDERSON, PULLEN , ANDERSON.
SATURDAY 
CARR FOWLERBEINN EIGHE – WRECKAGE GULLY GRADE 3
ANDERSON PULLEN BAINMEALL A GHUIBAIS, RUAD STAC BEAG
WIGGINS TAYLOR KLIATHACH PC BUTTRESS GRADE 3 – 200m
SHAFREN MORRISBEINN EIGHE
PRICE WHITE BAKERMORRISONS GULLY 1000’ GRADE 1
BEINN EIGHE, RUAD SATC MOR, GREAG DUBH
LAVELLECYCLING KINLOCHEWE – GAIRLOCH
COOKSTEWART
WXBLIZZARDS. F/L 0’
SUNDAY
CARR STEWART BAINSPIDEAN A COIRE LEITH
FOWLER TAYLOR K BAKERSLIOCH
ANDERSON PULLENSGURR( SGORR) NAN LOCHAN UAINE, SGURR DUBH
SHAFREN WHITESLIOCH
BURROWS + DOGBENN ALLIGAN
COOKWIGGINS
WXCOLD AND LESS WINDY

FORT WILLIAM DETACHMENT
SIX TROOPS JOINTED WITH KINLOSS FOR FILMING WITH 22 SQN FOR LAST W/E

DUTY TEAM
BATSAON, ROE, BURROWS, CRONSHAW, CASARU, SPARK

Two incidents over the weekend in NW and in Ft William area.


ROYAL AIR FORCE MOUNTAIN RESCUE
5OTH ANNIVERSARY

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT

Date:                                   28 Feb 93
Reference Form R No:     156
Serial No:                           12/93                   Persons Assisted:              1             No in Year:          28
Nature of Incident:                         Fallen Climber
Date:                                   28 Feb 93                           Area:     Ben Nevis
Alerted:                1042                     Deployed:            1042                     On Scene:            1050
Inc/end:               1145                     No on Task:         5                            Man hours:         5
No on team:       38
Narrative:
FS Batson plus 4 requested by R 134 to assist in the evacuation of a fallen climber on Ben Nevis. A party of Kinloss MRT were already with the casualty, Mr Daniel Gibson 19 yrs. old, who had fallen approx 100ft sustaining facial and shoulder injuries. Although initially unconscious, the casualty soon regained consciousness and was able to walk with help to an area suitable for winching near the CIC hut. He was then uplifted by R134 with no further assistance required.
Other SAR forces involved:           Kinloss MRT, R134


5 – 7 MARCH – BRIDGE OF ORCHY
Duty TeamHARTREE, FOWLER, ROE, ROGERSON, DANIEL, WIGGINS, ROLLAND, NICHOLSON, McLEOD, STEWART, TAYLOR, WHITE, MURRAY, LAVELLE, MORRIS, WYLIE, CRONSHAW, HODSON, SPARK.
SATURDAY 
HARTREE FOWLERBUACHAILLE ETIVE MOR
CROWBERRY GULLY GRADE 2 /3 (2)
ROE CRONSHAWBUACHAILLE ETIVE MHOR (MÒR)
MURRAY WHITEPHOTO SESSION KENTALLEN
BUACHAILLE ETIVE MOR
ROGERSON SPARK MORRISBEN STARAV, GLAS BEINN MHOR, BEINN NAN AIGHENAN
WIGGINS HODSONSTOB COIRE NAN BEITH
ARCH GULLY GRADE 2 /3
CENTRAL GULLY ICEFALL GRADE 2 /3
TAYLOR K WHITEBEINN A DOTHAIDH, BENN ACHALADAIR, BEINN A CHREACHAIN, BEINN MHANACH, COIRE A DOTHAIDH
McLEOD STEWARTSKIIING WHITE CORRIES
ROLLAND LAVELLECYCLING GLENCOE, GLEN ETIVE 95Km
NICHOLSONBEINN DORAIN, MEALL BHUIDE, BEINN ACHALADAIR, BEINN A DOTHAIDH
COOKDANIEL
WXBEAUTIFUL WARM AND CLOUD INVERSIONS
SUNDAYMEDICAL TRAINING INCIDENT INVOLVING
HARTREE,WYLIE, HODSON
MORRIS, SPARK
ROGERSON
MEDICS
CASUALTIES
ASSESSOR
HEAD INJURIES, CHEST, LOWER LEG, + HYPOTHERMIA
HARTREE MORRISAONACH DUBH EAST FACE
LOWER BOW MOD 75m
ARCHER RIDGE VD 75m
FOWLER HODSONAONACH DUBH EAST FACE
EVES ARETE VD
LOWER BOW MOD (DOWN)
ROWAN TREE WALL VD
ROGERSON MURRAYAONACH DUBH EAST FACE
CURVED CRACK S
WALL CLIMB VS 4c
DANIEL WYLIE SPARKAUCH, BEINN NANAICH, COIRE DOTHAID – BASE
WIGGINS TAYLOR KJBEINN ULAIDH
McLEOD STEWART ROEBEINN DUBH CRAIG + LAZY DAY ELMAS
ROLLAND LAVELLECYCLING TO ELMAS
WHITE CRONSHAWCREAG ALLEN
APPIN GROOVE HS
THE COVENT (TR)
ORIGINAL ROUTE VS 4c
RED FOX HVS (TR)
COOKNICHOLSON
WXCLOUDY + MISTY

BOAT O GARTEN 12 – 14 MARCH 93
DUTY TEAMROGERSON FOWLER, WIGGINS, PRICE, ROLLAND, MACLEOD, K. TAYLOR, BURROWS, LAVELLE, WEATHERSTONE, MORRIS, WYLIE, BAKER, CRONSHAW, CASARU, MASALANKA, HODSON, DAVIDSON, SPARK, JONES(GUEST)
12.30 ARRIVE B-O-G AFTER OSCAR BLOWING UP
SATURDAY 
ROGERSON WYLIE MASALANKA WEATHERSTONEBYNACK MOR/CALLOUT DIVERTED TO COIRE RAIBORT, STAG ROCKS
HELO 137 BACK TO GLENMORE LODGE
McLEOD BAKER DAVIDSONLOCH AVON, SHELTER STONE
FOWLER CASARUCREAG DUBH
RIB DIRECT 350FT VD*
MIRADOR 120 FT S
PHELLATIO 130 FT VS*
WIGGINS HODSONSPIRAL GULLY 500’ GRADE 2
PRICE MORRISSPIRAL GULLY
JONES CRONSHAWDEEP CUT CHIMNEY (HELLS LUM)
ROLLANDMCS MEET INVERNESS.
LAVELLE/ABERNATHY FOREST
TAYLOR BURROWSBRAERIACH
COOKSPARK/LAVELLE
WX 
TROOPS DIVERTED TO JOB IN HELLS LUM FOR UNCONSCIOUS CLIMBER + 2 UNINJURED AT BASE OF HELLS LUM GULLY CASUALTY HAD BEEN STRUCK BY LARGE BLOCK OF FALLEN ICE CAUSING FATAL INJURIES. 137 UNALBE TO UPLIFT CASUALTY DROPPED OFF 2 MRT WHO LOWERED HIM TO A SUITABLE PLACE FOR WINCHING 2 REMAINING CLIMBERS WALKED OFF WITH THE TROOPS
SUN 17 JAN
TEAM PACKED UP AND MOVED TO DUNKELD FOR CRAG DAY SO AS TO GET BACK EARLY FOR STATION EXERCISE.
ROGERSON WEATHERSTONERECESS ROUTE 100 FT VD*
IVY CRACK MVS 50 FT *
McLEOD CRONSHAWCUTICLE CRACK 80 FT VD**
TWISTED RIB 100 FT VD**
WIGGINS MASALANKABROWN GROOVE VD ?
CONSOLATION CORNER 100 FT VD*
HOGGS HINDQUARTERS 100 FT VD**
FOWLER MORRISHOLLY TREE GROOVE 100FT VD*
IVY CRACK MVS 50FT*
POISON IVY VS 50FT *
CUTICLE CRACK 80FT VD**
THE GROOVE 100FT VS **
TAYLOR DAVIDSONKESTRAL CRACK S ATTEMPTED – FAILED
PRICE JONESKESTRAL CRACK
CONSALATION CORNER
BURROWS WYLIE BAKERCONSOLATION CORNER 100FT VD
T/R IVY CRACK
COOKBURROWS AND SANDWICHES
WXSLIGHT DRIZZLE

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT

Date:                                   15 MAR 93
Reference Form R No:     188
Serial No:                           13/93                   Persons Assisted:              3             No in Year:          29
Nature of Incident:                         Climber STRUCK BY FALLING ICE
Date:                                   12 MAR 93                         Area:     CAIRNGORMS
Alerted:                1537                     Deployed:            1540                     On Scene:            1725
Inc/end:               2055                     No on Task:         17                          Man hours:         87
No on team:       38
Narrative:
SGT Rogerson plus 19 were alerted by RCCE to an accident in Hells Lum Gully SU 36/994016 for a party of 3 climbers. One who had been struck by a large block of falling ice. R137 on scene but unable to uplift casualty due to bad weather conditions. 2 LMRT near incident diverted to scene plus 2 transported by R137 from Glenmore lodge. On arrival CPR was continued after casualties party initiated. Casualty was then lowered until R137 was able to uplift and transport to Raigmore where he was pronounced DOA. The remainder of the party were escorted to safety.
Other SAR forces involved:           R137
Comments on equipment              Nil
MT Stats:
Mileages:
Delta 4 Tonner:                 NIL                        Alpha V8 LR:       30
Oscar 4 Tonner:                 NIL                        Ranger V8 LR      65
Mobile V8 LR:                   65                          Control LR:          65
RCC LR:                                                             Other MT:           37
Total Mileages:                  267
General Remarks              NIL
pp          W Batson
FS
MRT TL


KILLIN 19-22 MAR 93
DUTY TEAMFOWLER, ROE, NICHOLSON, MURRAY, WEATHERSTONE, MORRIS, BAKER, WALKER, CRONSHAW, BAIN, DAVIDSON, ANDERSON, QUELCH
SATURDAY 
FOWLER WALKER QUELCHMEALL GHOARDAIDH, BEINN NAN OIGHREAG
ROE CRONSHAW DAVIDSONBEN LUI, BEINN A CHLIEBH
WEATHERSTONE BAKER GOUGHMEALL NAN TARMACHAN
ANDERSTONEMEALL BUIDHE, STOB COIRE CHNAPANICH (SRON A CHOIRE CHNAPANICH)
COOKMURRAY
WXWET AND WINDY
SUN 17 JAN
FOWLER GOUGH WEATHERSTONE QUELCHBEN LAWERS
ROE WALKER BAKERBEN VORLICH, STUC A CHROIN
MURRAY CRONSHAW DAVIDSONGLEN LYON (NAVEX)
COOKMORRIS
WXWINDY

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT

Date:                                   23 MAR 93
Reference Form R No:     218
Serial No:                           14/93                   Persons Assisted:              0             No in Year:          29
Nature of Incident:                         MISSING WALKER
Date:                                   23 MAR 93                         Area:     ARROCHAR
Alerted:                1207                     Deployed:            1250                     On Scene:            N/A
Inc/end:               1427                     No on Task:         23                          Man hours:         53.40
No on team:       38
Narrative:
Cpl Hartree plus 22 troops reacted to a call from Dumbarton Police for assistance in the search for a missing German walker who had failed to return to his car. Team deployed but were recalled after the missing person was found safe by the local teams.
Other SAR forces involved:           Arrochar and Dumbarton Police MRT’s, SARDA
Comments on equipment              Nil
MT Stats:
Mileages:
Delta 4 Tonner:                 56                          Alpha V8 LR:       97
Oscar 4 Tonner:                 56                          Ranger V8 LR      80
Mobile V8 LR:                   70                          Control LR:          70
RCC LR:                               69                          Other MT:           Nil
Total Mileages:                  498
General Remarks              NIL
M D HARTREE
Cpl
MRT Deputy Leader


WIGGINS/TAYLOR
MIDWEEK –
THURSDAY
         
CREAG MEGAIDH
               RAEBURNS GULLY BUTTRESS 1500 GRADEW 3 /4
               RAEBURNS GULLY DESCENT

FRIDAY
BUCHAILLE ETIVE MHOR
               NORTH BUTTRESS 1000’ GRADE 3


26 – 28 MAR 93 FORT WILLIAM
DUTY TEAMHARTREE, FOWLER, ROE, CARR, TAYLOR, ROGERSON, DANIEL, WIGGINS, ROLLAND, NICHOLSON, McBAIN, TAYLOR K, WHITE, MURRAY, MORRIS, WYLIE, BAKER, CRONSHAW, CASARU, HODSON, DAVIDSON, SPARK, QUELCH, (ANDERSON, JONES, TURNER)
SATURDAY 
HARTREE WHITE FOWLER TAYLOR ROE JONESBEN NEVIS AVALANCHE TRAINING
ROGERSON BAKER QUELCH DAVIDSON CRONSHAWSTEALL WATERFALL – BLOW OUT OF NOV – FT BILL CLIMBING WALL
ROE JONES WIGGINS TAYLOR KBEN NEVIS
NICHOLSON MURRAY WYLIE SPARK HODSONMAMORES?
ROLLAND MORRISCYCLING – TORLUNDY, GLEN NEVIS
ANDERSONMEALL A PHUBUILL
COOKCASARU
WXGARBAGE
SUNTRAINING CANCELLED DUE TO CALLOUT 15/93

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT

Date:                                   28 MAR 93
Reference Form R No:     233
Serial No:                           15/93                   Persons Assisted:   0   No in Year:   29
Nature of Incident:                         MISSING FISHERMAN
Date:                                   28 MAR 93                         Area:     LOCH AWE
Alerted:                2000                     Deployed:            0600                     On Scene:            0800
Inc/end:               1215                     No on Task:         26                          Man hours:         422.30
No on team:       38
Narrative:
The Team were called to carry out a search for Mr Andrew Stewart David Campbell. A 43 year old from Dunshaner. Who was spending a social weekend with friends camping and fishing on Loch Awe. After a heavy session drinking Mr Campbell was missing from the tent and at last sighting was described as being ‘legless and out of his skull’!!!
After a cursory search by local police on 27 Mar 93 the team was requested and Cpl Hartree plus 25 troops attended the incident. Searches were made by all agencies of the shores and ground to 100m asl from points SH50      006154 to 065210 around Loch Awe.
Nothing found.
Police diving team are now searching the area of the Loch in front of the campsite. Incident continues
Other SAR forces involved:           Rescue 177, Strathclyde Police, Oban Arrochar, and Kinloss MRTs, SARDA and HM Coastguard
Comments on equipment              Nil


MT Stats:
Mileages:
Delta 4 Tonner:                 100                       Alpha V8 LR:       120
Oscar 4 Tonner:                 100                       Ranger V8 LR      110
Mobile V8 LR:                   110                       Control LR:          120
RCC LR:                               100                       Other MT:           100
Total Mileages:                  860


02 – 04 Apr 93  NEWTONMORE
DUTY TEAMHARTREE, FOWLER, ROE, CARR, DANIELS, WIGGINS, McBAIN, TAYLOR K, WHITE, BURROWS, MURRAY, WEATHERSTONE, DAVIDSON, QUELCH.
GUESTS – JOHNSTONE, TURNER
AFI – ILR SQN LDR CANFER
WOOMRS – WO HAVERON
SATURDAY 
HARTREE DAVIDSON TURNER CANFER BURROWSCISTE CAR PARK, BYNACK MHOR, BEINN MHEIDHON( BEINN MHEADOIN), CARN ETCHACHAN, FEITH BUIDHE, GOAT TRACK, COIRE CAS CAR PARK
CARR QUELCH ROE HAVERONNAVEX IN THE CARN BAN  MOR – TOM BUIDHE AREA.
FOWLER TAYLOR KCREAG DUBH
EPAR HS 150’
HAYRIPI S 120’ ***
TIP OFF MVS 160’ *
OUI OUI D 300’
DARE VS
DANIEL WHITE McBAIN JOHNSTONEBEN ALDER
LANCET EDGE (ABORT DUE WIND)
WIGGINS MURRAYCOIRE SNEACHDA
FIACLE COULOIR AND F. BUTTRESS GRADE 2 AND 3
COOKWEATHERSTONE
WX 
SUN 17 JAN
ILR’s AFI TEAM CARRIED OPUT VARIOUS TRAINING TASKS AS REQ’D FOR THE AFI.
INCLUDING:
ABSEIL
PRUSSICKING
STRETCHER WORK
-VERTICAL LOWER
-HORIZONTAL LOWER
-VERTICAL RAISE
-HORIZONTAL RAISE
-PULLEY SYSTEMS
SEARCH
IEC INCIDENT
PPE TRAINING
SARDA TEST

ALL SEEMED TO GO FAIRLY WELL ALTHOUGH RUSTY ON THE STRETCHER WORK TROOPS PERFORMED MEDICAL TASKS WELL
COOKMcBAIN/QUELCH
WXSNOW SHOWERS AND SUN

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Date:                                   07 APR 93
Reference Form R No:     262
Serial No:                           16/93                   Persons Assisted:              7             No in Year:          36
Nature of Incident:                         Missing Scout Party
Date:                                   06 APR 93                          Area:     Southern Cairngorms
Alerted:                2125                     Deployed:            2220                     On Scene:            2300
Inc/end:               2337                     No on Task:         24                          Man hours:         61
No on team:       38
Narrative:
Cpl Taylor plus 23 troops were alerted to an incident in the Southern Cairngorms involving the 69th Scout Group from Dundee. James Sinclair (29) plus 6 scouts aged between 10-15 years were missing after a planned walk between Loch Callater Lodge SH 43 178844 and Glendoll YOHO SH 44 279763. Leuchars MT reacted with a fast party and search dog and arrived on scene as mispers located by rescue 137 at SH 44 222798. Leader who appeared very inexperienced and unfit had injured his ankle.
Other SAR forces involved:           Rescue 137, Kinloss Tayside Police, Tayside Civi, Braemar MRTs and SARDA.
Comments on equipment              Nil
General Remarks
1.            RCC alerted team to an incident within 80 mins travelling time, by road, of unit, 90 mins after Kinloss were tasked with incident. A Kinloss hill party had been requested to travel with rescue 137 to incident and hence Kinloss MRT used for task although approx 160mins travelling time away.
2.            To assist controller with travelling times, road conditions, local area knowledge and other information that may improve the quality and speed at which the service is delivered to casualties at an incident, a policy of a ‘heads up’ service to other neighbouring assets would be of benefit to all concerned. This simple phone call may one day make all the difference to the outcome of a situation by allowing any local considerations to be actioned as early in the incident as possible.


EASTER GRANT 8 – 12 APRIL
CARBOST, SKYE
 
DUTY TEAMTAYLOR D (I/C), SHAFREN, FOWLER, ROE, TAYLOR K, ROGERSON, DANIEL, NICHOLSON, McLEOD, STEWART, WHITE, MURRAY, BASKER, LAVELLE, GOUGH, DYER, WYLIE, BAKER, WALKER, CRONSHAW, CASARU, BAIN, HODSON, DAVIDSON, SPARK, QUELCH. (26)
8 APRIL  
TRAVEL TO CARBOST IN AFTERNOON 
9 APRIL  
L1
TAYLOR D DANIEL DAVIDSON BAIN SPARK
SGURR NAN EIGHE – SGURR DUBH MHOR
L2
RODGERSON BASKER
SGURR NAN GILLEAN WEST RIDGE
L3
FOWLER CRONSHAW
SGUR NAN EAG – SGURR ALASDAIR – SGURR DEARG – GLEN BRITTLE
L4
ROE WYLIE WALKER MURRAY
BRUACH NA FRITHE – AM BASTIER
L5
SHAFFRON BAKER TAYLOR K
SGURR THUILM – SGURR A MHADAIDH – SGURR A GHREADAIDH – SGURR NAN GOBHAR
L6
McLEOD HODSON CASARU QUELCH
BLA BHEINN
COOKGOUGH 
WXRAIN – CLOUD – GOPPING! 
10 APRIL
L1
TAYLOR D NICHOLSON ROE BAIN
RED CUILLIN – BEINN DEARG MHEADHONACH – BEINN DEARG MHOR – GLAMAIG.
L2
RODGERSON GOUGH DYER BAKER DAVIDSON
BRUACH NA FRITHE – SGURR AM BASTIER
L3
FOWLER TAYLOR K BASKER SPARK
 
L4
SHAFFREN CRONSHAW WALKER MURRAY
BLA BHEINN
L5
McLEOD STEWART HODSON
TROTTERNISH RIDGE
L6
DANIEL WHITE CASARU QUELCH
SGURR NAN GILLEAN – AM BASTIER
COOK:WYLIE 
WX:RAIN, CLOUD, GOPPING! 
11 APRIL
L1
TAYLOR D McLEOD SPARK HODSON BAIN CASARU
SGURR NA BANACHDICH – HELI WINCH OF 137
L2
RODGERSON NICHOLSON QUELCH
BIDEAN DRUM NAM RHAN – SGURR AN FEADAIN
L3
FOWLER TAYLOR K WYLIE DAVIDSON
INACCESSIBLE PINNACLE – SGURR DEARG.
L4
ROE STEWART BASKER BAKER
BEINN NA CAILLIACH – BEINN DEARG MHOR – BEINN DEARG BEAG
L5
DANIEL DYER
INACCESSIBLE PINNACLE (TOP ROPE SHORT SIDE)
L6
SHAFFREN WALKER MURRAY
CORUISK FROM CAMUSUNARY – SGURR DUBH BEAG – DUBH SLAB – HELO P/U TO BASE
L7
WHITE GOUGH
COIRE LAGAN CIOCH DIRECT AND CIOCH
COOK:CRONSHAW 
WX:FINE AND SUNNY 
12 APRIL
L1
TAYLOR D
OLD MAN OF STORR
L2
RODGERSON DAVIDSON WYLIE DYER
SGURR NA BANACHDICH
L3
FOWLER McLEOD TAYLOR K
RUN GLEN BRITTLE AREA
L4
SHAFFREN
FIONNN COIRE
L5
ROE QUELCH NICHOLSON STEWART BAKER MURRAY
MACLEODS TABLES
L6
DANIEL BAIN BASKER SPARK
HELI-EX WRECK SPOTTING
L7
WHITE GOUGH
INACCESSIBLE PINNACLE – SGURR DEARG
COOK:WALKER 
WX:FINE AND SUNNY 
A good overall enjoyable grant despite first two days of heavy rain. 3rd day glorious sunshine and clear views with Heli winch for some of the ridge (137)
A good experience for newcomers to Skye especially with navigation difficulties encountered in clag. Although a low key training grant – a good effort by all.
D Taylor

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Date:                                   13 APR 93
Reference Form R No:     286
Serial No:                           17/93                   Persons Assisted:              4             No in Year:          40
Nature of Incident:                         Missing walking Party
Date:                                   13 APR 93                          Area:     Southern Cairngorms – Glen Clova
Alerted:                0001                     Deployed:            0045                     On Scene:            0145
Inc/end:               1220                     No on Task:         33                          Man hours:         406.27
No on team:       38
Narrative:
FS Batson plus 32 troops were alerted to an incident in the Southern Cairngorms involving a party of 4 walkers aged 15 – 67 years (all related). Team carried out extensive night searches to the North and East of Glen Clova. Mispers were found safe and well at first light by Civilian MRT, having spent a night out in the open and appeared none the worse for the experience
Other SAR forces involved:           Rescue 131, Tayside Police and Civilian MRT’s and SARDA.
Comments on equipment              Nil
General Remarks
1.            Rescue 131 was tasked by the RCC to route via Leuchars and uplift 8 members of the MRT. These personnel waited at Leuchars for uplift while the remainder of the team deployed by road. Due to unfavourable weather conditions in the search area rescue 131 was unable to deliver the party to the RV and returned to Leuchars. This resulted in the loss of 25% of the teams manpower during the initial stages of the ground search. These personnel arrived on scene, by road, over 4 hours after the main body of the team. On this occasion there was little effect on the outcome of the incident due to a high turnout of personnel, however, a potential problem was highlighted. Should the teams nominal roll be depleted for any reason, the loss of a SeaKing load of troops could have  significant consequences to the effectiveness of the team.
2.            The solution to this problem, as seen by LMRT, is twofold:
                              a.            The number of personnel to be deployed by helicopter is to be agreed between the RCC controller and the team leader.
                              b.            Th RV for the pick-up of the nominated personnel is to be agreed by the RCC controller and the team leader
3.            The RCC are requested to comment.
W Batson FS MRT Leader


WEEKEND 16-18 Apr – GLEN CLOVA
KEELA GIRLS WEEKEND! (= CLOVA BEER FESTIVAL)
ATTENDINGBATSON, HARTREE, FOWLER, ROE, CARR, TAYLOR, WIGGINS, PRICE, McLEOD, STEWART, McBAIN, WHITE, DYER, BASKER, LAVELLE, BAKER, WEATHERSTONE, MORRIS, OTLEY-PRICE, WALKER, CASARU, CRONSHAW, MASALANKA, DAVIDSON, SPARK, QUELCH, ANDERSON. 27
GUESTS: PETTIFER, EDWARDS, + 9 KEELA GIRLS, TOTAL NUMBER 38

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Date:                                   19 APR 93
Reference Form R No:     295
Serial No:                           18/93                   Persons Assisted:              3             No in Year:          43
Nature of Incident:                         Missing Duke of Edinburgh’s Exped Party
Date:                                   16 APR 93                          Area:     Western Highlands – Knoydart
Alerted:                2215Z                   Deployed:            170100Z                             On Scene:               0445Z
Inc/end:               171045Z                             No on Task:         27                          Man hours:         325
No on team:       38
Narrative:
FS Batson plus 26 were tasked by RCCE join Kinloss MRT in a search for 3 missing girls on their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme Gold Expedition. Leuchars MRT drove through the night from Glen Clova to arrive on scene at first light. All three girls were found safe and well by a KMRT party shortly before the arrival of Leuchars MRT. As no further assistance was required, LMRT returned to Glen Clova to resume normal training.
Other SAR forces involved:           Rescue 137, RAF Kinloss MRT, SARDA.
Comments on equipment              Nil
MT Stats
No. Of Vehicles                 8
Total Mileage                     2320
General Remarks
A long drive through the night for the MRT, particularly as the part-time members had just finished a 3-day station exercise, However,  the happy ending to the incident made it all worthwhile
W BATSON
FS
MRT LEADER


 The Friday night callout and drive-ex resulted in some very tired troops by Saturday morning. However a few did venture out in the afternoon
SATURDAY 
L1
BATSON WALKER PETTIFER EDWARDS
CLOVA – LOCH BRANDY CIRCUIT – CLOVA
L2.
PRICE CASARU WEATHERSTONE McBAIN
AS L1
L3
WIGGINS BROWN WIGGINS
CLIMBING RED CRAG.
LARCH TREE WALL 100’ VDIFF
SEVERE CRACK 80’ + ABSEILING
L4.
PRICE CRONSHAW
3 JAYS CHIMNEY
L5
FOWLER ROE OTLEY-PRICE
½ MARATHON CIRCUIT GLEN CLOVA
COOKMORRIS 4 DYER
WXGENERALLY FINE – OCC HAIL SHOWERS
SUN
L1
BATSON TAYLOR
STEWART ROE
BASKER CARR
DAVIDSON EDWARDS
+ 9 KEELA PETTIFER
TECHNIQUES IN GLEN CLOVA QUARRY
VERTICAL LOWER
TENSION LOWER
ABSEILING
CRAG SNATCH
MULTIPLE ABSEIL
CLIMBING
DAVIDSON – VIDEO CAMERAMAN
L2
FOWLER
WEATHERSTONE
CASARU
MONSTER CRACKS
BEANSTALK
20 MINUTE ROUTE
3 JAYS CHIMNEY
L3 PRICE DYER BAKER80’ VDIFF, FLAKE ROUTE 150’ S, 50’ SEVERE, 50’ VS
L4 McLEOD MORRIS CRONSHAWMONSTER CRACK
3 JAYS CHIMNEY
80’ VS
L5 ANDERSON SPARKMONAMENACH (GLEN ISLA)
L6 WHITE
WALKER
MONSTER CRACK
20’ VS PLUS BELAY TECHNIQUES
L7 McBAIN OTLEY-PRICE QUELCHMAYAR – DREISH
L8 WIGGINS
WIGGINS
BROWN
PARAPET ROUTE SEV
FLAKE ROUTE SEV
3 JAYS CHIMNEY DIF
COOKHARTREE AND MASALANKA – ASSISTANT LAVELLE
WXFINE AND SUNNY

A ‘wild’ weekend for several reasons. The team had 9 Keela girls out for the weekend as a way of saying thank you for making the free clothing for Karakoram Conquest 93. This coincided nicely with the annual Clova beer festival with over 21 different types of beer available!!
So far so good – what we hadn’t planned for was the callout on Friday night to Tomdoun! A long, Long drive all for nothing – then back to Clova for more merriment.
A good day on Sunday with everyone enjoying themselves before returning for some sleep.
WB


WEEKEND 23-24 APRIL – BRAEMAR
ATTENDINGBATSON, HARTREE, TAYLOR D, DHAFFREN, FOWLER, ROE, WIGGINS, MACLEOD, STEWART ,TAYLOR K ,MURRAY, BURROWS, DYER, WYLIE, OTLEY-PRICE, CRONSHAW, BAIN, MASALANKA, SPARK, QUELCH, JOHNSTONE,
GUESTS: TIM PETTIFER, SHELL JOWETT. 21+2
A short weekend due to station Taceval, however…
SATURDAY 24 
L1
BATSON QUELCH JOHNSTONE
INVERCAULD BRIDGE – BEINN A BHUIRD – BEINN AVON
37k
L2
HARTREE
SHAFFREN
INVERCAULD – BEINN A’AIN – BEINN A BHUIRD – BEINN A CHAORAIN – BEN MACDUI – CARN A MHAIM – LINN OF DEE
50k 2136m ASCENT 11HRS
L3
FOWLER BURROWS PETTIFER INSH
INVERCAULD – BEINN A BHUIRD – TOP PITCH OF SQUARE FACE – INVERCAULD
L4
ROE
MURRAY
GLEN EY – BEINN LUTHARN MOR – GEAG – CAIRNWELL – GLAS MAOL – BASE
55k 2180m
L5
STEWART DYER MASALANKA CRONSHAW
MORVEN – NAV-EX – STRETCHER WORK – PASS OF BALLATER
L6
TAYLOR D WYLIE JOWETT OTLEY-PRICE
LIN OF DEE – CARN AN FHAIDUER – HELO OFF
L7
WIGGINS
MACLEOD
TAYLOR K
SPARK
PASS OF BALLATER – STRETCHER WORK
PING PONG VD, LIME CHIMNEY VD, RAZOR CRACK VS, BRUT VS, JAM CRACK HS, B.O. VD, SWIVEL HEAD DIFF, JUMBLE BLOCK CRACK D.
COOK:BAIN
WXGREAT
Despite the ‘one day only’ problem due to the exercise (team RTU Sat evening), loads done this weekend with some very long days completed. Lots of effort, well done everyone. Spring is definitely here. A great day.
WB
also: Andy Stewarts PL weekend as the i/c team. No problems.

TUESDAY 27 Apr
HARTREE/SHAFFREN
Dunkeld
THE RUT                                            VS           4c/5a
THE CHUTE                                       VS           4c/5a
SPRINGBOARD DIRECT                  E1           (1PT)
HOT TIPS                                           E4           6b(RED POINT)
IVY CRACK                                         HVS        5a
PSORSIS                                             E2           6a(TR)


EARLY MAY GRANT 30 APRIL – 4 MAY
KINLOCHBERVIE
DUTY TEAMHARTREE, TAYLRO D, ROE, ROGERSON, DANIEL, NICHOLSON, MACLEOD, STEWART, TAYLOR K, WHITE, MURRAY, BURROWS, BASKER, GOUGH, DYER, CRONSHAW, BAIN, DAVIDSON, QUELCH. 19
2BA;s LAST W/E AS DTL, DACE TAYLORS FIRST!!
STEVE NICHOLSONS LAST WEEKEND (POSTED FALKLANDS)!!!
1 MAY 
L1
HARTREE MACLOED WHITE DYER
FOINAVEN
ZIG ZAG 1000’ DIFF
FOINHAVEN WALK
L2
BASKER CRONSHAW
FOINAVEN UP AND DOWN 500’ (ABB OFF)
L3
DANIEL STEWART GOUGH QUELCH TAYLOR K
BEN HOPE
L4
ROGERSON NICHOLSON BAIN DAVIDSON
FOINAVEN – ARKLE
L5
ROE BURROWS+INSH
ARKLE – FOINAVEN
L6
MURRAY
122 MILE CYCLE
COOKDAVE TAYLOR
WXSUNSHINE AND SNOW SHOWERS
2 MAY 
L1
REIFF
HARTREE
BASKER
CHANNERIN WORM
PUCKERED WALL
H+ BRAZIL(HY BRASIL)
WESTERIN HOME
E3 5c
VS 4b
VS 4c
E1 5b
10m***
10m*
10m***
10m***
HARTREE/CRONSHAW
MACLEOD CRONSHAWXYLES
OUCKERED WALL
SANDSTONE SHUFFLE
S
VS
VD
10m
10m*
10m
BASKER/MACLEOD
L2
TAYLOR STEWART
ARKLE – FOINAVEN
L3
ROGERSON BURROWS DYER
BEN MOR ASSYNT – CONIVAL
L4
DANIEL BAIN QUELCH
BEN KLIBRECK
L5
MURRAY TAYLOR K WHITE GOUGH
OLD MAN OF STORR
L6
NICHOLSON DAVIDSON
BEN HOPE
COOK:ROE
WX:SUNSHINE AND SNOW SHOWERS
3 MAY
L1
MACLEOD QUELCH
QUINAG
L2
TAYLOR D ROE
BEN HOPE
L3
DANIEL BASKER NICHOLSON DAVIDSON
BEN SPIONNAID
L4
WHITE GOUGH STEWART DYER
BEN KILBRECK
L5
HARTREE BURROW CRONSHAW INSH (DOG)
NAVEX – SURF CANOEING SANDWOOD BAY – SARDA TRNG
L6
MURRAY TAYLOR K
FAILED ATTEMPT AM BUACHAILLE
COOK:ROGERSON
WX:SUNSHINE AND SNOW SHOWERS
A good weekend (grant) was had by all. The weather proved varied with warm sunshine interspaced with cold snow showers! A sociable weekend with 5 team rounds bought. Dave Rodgerson (DTL) proved he could sing with his version of “The skylark song” the old man of Storr was climbed by 4 trained and a look and run attempt on Am Buachaille? Well done anyway
A first time visit to Kinlochbervie. A good bothy and pub a bit of a drive to the hills though.
D TAYLOR DTL

WEEKEND 7 – 9 MAY 93 – CONNEL
ATTENDINGBATSON, TAYLOR, ROE, CARR, ROGERSON, DANIEL, PRICE, STEWART, MCBAIN, K TAYLOR, BURROWS, DOG INSH, BASKER, LAVELLE, WEATHERSTONE, DYER, CRONSHAW, DAVIDSON, SPARK, QUELCH, JOHNSTONE, ROBINSON. – 21
GUESTS: – GINGE BAKER + 1 EC PS WOP 1984
SAT 8 MAY 
LIMA 1
BATSON ROBINSON SPARK
BEN CRUACHAN – BEN EUNANCH TO BEN A CHOCHUILL
LIMA 2
TAYLOR D BURROWS DAVIDSON DYER
ISLE OF MULL
BEN MORE FROM TEANGA RIDGE THEN BEINN TALAIDH (CRASH SITE)
LIMA 3
DANIEL ROE CRONSHAW QUELCH
 
AS LIMA 2
LIMA 4
CARR ROGERSON TAYLOR K
BEN EUNAICH – BEINN A CHOCHUILL – BEN CRUACHAN
LIMA 5
STEWART WEATHERSTONE McBAIN
BEN CRUACHIAN – BEINN A CHOCHUILL – BEN EUNAICH
LIMA 6
PRICE BASKER
BEN CRUACHIAN – BEN A CHOCHUILL, BEN EUNAICH
COOK:ROB JOHNSTONE
WEATHER:FINE BRIGHT SUNSHINE – CLEAR VIEWS
SUN 9 MAY
LIMA 1:
BATSON ROGERSON PRICE STEWART TAYLOR K WEATHERSTONE JOHNSTONE SPARK
ISLE OF MULL
BEN MORE
(BATSON/PRICE – RUN FROM KNOCK – CRUCHIAN DEARG TO BEN MORE)
LIMA 2:
TAYLOR D McBAIN DYER
BEN SGUILARD
LIMA 3:
DANIEL ROE BASKER DAVIDSON
RECIP OF LIMA 2
LIMA 4:
BURROWS QUELCH ROBINSON
BEINN GHLAS (49/957259) NAVEX
COOK:CARR
WEATHER:BRILLIANT
The W/E started lively enough with a 4 car collision on the Dundee to Perth road. Troops gave assistance; there were no injured casualties others directed traffic
The rest of the weekend was spent in glorious sunshine with 16 out of 21 troops visiting Mull over the weekend. Brian Carr gave a brief on IEC Kit lay-out and storage on vehicles on Sat evening.
Rob Johnstone (cook) learnt (sic) the meaning of fresh vegs
An excellent w/e for all involved.

12 MAY
John Roe, Andy Stewart, Conrad Basker, John Quelch, Rob Johnstone
Mountain flying with RAF Pumas. Drop off Glen Clova


WEEKEND 14-16 MAY 93 – INVERAILORT
ATTENDINGBATSON, TAYLOR, ROE, CARR, HARTREE, WIGGINS, PRICE, MACLEOD, McBAIN, TAYLOR K, MURRAY, BASKER, LAVELLE, GOUGH, WEATHERSTONE, WYLIE, WALKER, CRONSHAW, BAIN, SPARK, QUELCH.
GUESTS: ANDERSON, GEORGE PHILLIPS, DAVE NEELY (ARMY) 24
LIMA 1
BATSON CRONSHAW WEATHERSTONE
(RTB U/S)
INVERAILORT – AN STAC – ROIS BHEINN – SGURR NA GLAVE
LIMA 2
TAYLOR D BAIN SPARK
GULVAIN
LIMA 3
HARTREE NEELY GOUGH
GARBH BHEINN
BEALACH GULLY BUTTRESS (GULLY) DIFF/ GRADE 3 400’
LIMA 4
McBAIN WEATHERSTONE
TECHNIQUES – ABSEILING, ABSEIL PAST KNOT, ASSISTED HOIST, 2 MAN ABSEIL – ASSISTED EVACUATION.
LIMA 5
WIGGINS QUELCH TAYLOR K
WEST RIDGE OF SGURR CHOINNICH – MEALL NAN ARIGH MEALL A BHAINNE, SGURR NAN CEARC – SGURR CRAOBH – SGURR A CHURRAIN – SGURR GUIBSACHAIN – NAVEX – PACING
LIMA 6
ROE MURRAY WYLIE
GULVAIN
LIMA 7
McLEOD BASKER
CIC HUT AND BACK
LIMA 8
ANDERSON
DRUIM TARSUINN 40/875727
COOK:PRICE
WEATHER:HEAVY SNOW, HIGH WIND – WINTER!!
SUN 9 MAY
LIMA 1:
BATSON BASKER CRONSHAW McBAIN WEATHERSTONE GOUGH
TECHNIQUES:
CRAG SNATCH, ASSISTED HOIST, UNASSISTED HOIST, TENSION CRAG SNATCH, ESCAPE FROM THE SYSTEM.
LIMA 2:
TAYLOR D BAIN WALKER MURRAY WYLIE QUELCH SPARK
TECHNIQUES (BSIC)
HORIZONTAL LOWER, VERICALLOWER, ABSEIL (MULTI), ‘JUMARING’, PRUSSICKING, ABSEIL PROTECTION.
LIMA 3:
CARR PHILLIPS TAYLOR K
SGURR NA GLAISE
LIMA 4:
HARTREE PRICE
CLIMBING WALL SKIVE
LIMA 5
MACLEOD ROE NEELY
GLENFINNAN HORESHOE (SIC)
LIMA 6
ANDERSON
WENT HOME
 
COOK:WIGGINS
WEATHER:SHOWERS
Winter returned with a vengeance this weekend with 40knot winds and thigh deep snow on the hills, some good techniques covered on Sunday
WB

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Date:                                   18 MAY 93
Reference Form R No:     381
Serial No:                           19/93                   Persons Assisted:              1             No in Year:          44
Nature of Incident:                         Missing Walker
Date:                                   18 MAY 93                         Area:     Buchaille Etive Beag – Glen Coe
Alerted:                0535Z                   Deployed:            0530Z                   On Scene:            0940Z
Inc/end:               181400Z                             No on Task:         25                          Man hours:         200
No on team:       38
Narrative:
Cpl Taylor plus 24 tasked by RCCE to join Glencoe and RAF Kinloss MRT’s in a search for missing walker, Mr Paul Waghorn, believed to have been walking in the Buchaille Etive Beag area of Glen Coe. As Leuchars MRT fast vehicle approached the r.v. the missing man was located by Rescue 137 and was uplifted shortly after. Leuchars MRT stood down by RCCE for return to base. While en route to Leuchars, the MRT was again tasked by RCCE to  proceed towards Aboyne where a Hercules aircraft was reported to have crashed in the Ballater area. While en route to this second incident, Cpl Taylor was informed by RCCE that the incident was a well-intentioned false alarm, and the MRT returned to Leuchars for 1500 local.
Other SAR forces involved:           Rescue 137, RAF Kinloss MRT, Glencoe MRT, SARDA.
Comments on equipment              Newly acquired FAX machine in MRT HQ proved very useful in the efficient gathering of misper details.MT Stats
No. Of Vehicles                 6
Total Mileage                     1920


WEEKEND 21 – 23 MAY 93 KILLIN (CAMPING)
ATTENDINGTAYLOR, SHAFREN, ROE, FOWLER, DANIEL, WIGGINS, PRICE, MACLEOD, TAYLOR K, WHITE, MURRAY, DYER, BAKER, BAIN, MASALANKA, SPARK ,QUELCH, JOHNSTONE, ROBINSON. 19
22 MAY SAT 
LIMA 1
TAYLOR D DANIEL MASALANKA QUELCH
SGIATH CHUILL – CHATHAICH – MEALL GLASS
NAV TRAINING FOR NOVICES
LIMA 2
FOWLER JOHNSTONE K TAYLOR
CREAG MHOR – BEIN HEASGARNICH
LIMA 3
MACLEOD MURRAY WIGGINS WHITE
CLIMBING AT LOCHAN AN EIREANNAICH (BALQUITHER)(BALQUIDDER?)
BUMPER CRACK 50’ S
INGLIS CLARKE 50’ VD
KIRKTON WALL 100’ VS 4c
SEVERE CRACK 50’ S
TOP ROPE E1’s AND HVS’s
LIMA 4
ROE SPARKBAIN ROBINSON
BEN VORLICH – STUC A CHROIN
LIMA 5
PRICE DYER BAKER ANDERSON
CREAG MHOR – BEINN CHAORACH – BEN CHALLUM
BADGE TEST NAV TRAINING
COOK:R SHAFREN
WEATHER:CLOUD COVERED TOPS IN MORNING BUT CLEARED IN AFTERNOON. LIGHT WINDS
SUN 23 MAY 
LIMA 1:
TAYLOR JOHNSTONE
CLIMBING BEIN AN (nr CALLANDER)
BASIC CLIMBING CALLS AND BELAY TECHNIQUES
BOULDERING/SCRAMBLING PRACTICE
FIRST 30 D
JUG HANDLE WALL 35’ D
LIMA 2:
SHAFREN BAIN QUELCH PRICE
BEN MORE – STOB BINNEAN
LIMA 3:
WIGGINS K TAYLOR
CLIMBING BEN AN
THE EDGE 35’ S, PREAMBLE 35’ HS, ASH TREE WALL 100’ S, TIPTOE 30’ S, JUG HANDLE WALL 35’ D, ROWAN RIB 30’ D.
LIMA 4:
DANIEL BAKER
MEAL GHEORDIE
LIMA 5
MACLEOD MASALANKA ROBINSON SPARK
BEN MORE – STOB BINNEAN
NAV PRACTICE
LIMA 6
ROE MURRAY WHITE
CAIRN MAIRG – CARN GORM
COOK:A FOWLER
WEATHER:EXCELLENT
A full and eventful weekend starting with a 0725 callout and race across Loch Tay to Schiehallion but terminating just before we arrived.
This was the first time in a long while we had camped, for a base camp, despite the threat of the dreaded enemy – the midge. This week-end proved to be an enjoyable bothy alternative on a scenic campsite including good swimming and water polo facilities. Andy Fowler proved that there has no skill in fishing by catching a 2 ½ lb brown trout with a worm attached to a hook attached to a line attached to the branch of a tree – well done Andy. John Quelch proved that here is skill in fishing by sticking a shiny black slug on his hook!
The weather started out claggy on the tops on Sat which was a good opportunity for young troops to navex without/with compasses etc then cloud cleared to reveal the full splendour of these hills which are on the teams doorstep.
A good all round week-end well worth a revisit although maintaining comms proved to be a problem – RCC to comment.
D Taylor DTL

RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Date:                                   22 MAY 93
Reference Form R No:     395
Serial No:                           20/93                   Persons Assisted:              1             No in Year:          45
Nature of Incident:                         Missing Walker
Date:                                   22 MAY 93                         Area:     Schiehallion
Alerted:                0642Z                   Deployed:            0640Z                   On Scene:            0720Z
Inc/end:               220724Z                             No on Task:         19                          Man hours:         21
No on team:       38
Narrative:
Cpl Taylor plus 18 tasked by RCCE to Tayside Police and Tayside MRT in a search for a misper who did not return to the Braes of Foss car park after separating from his wife high on Schiehallion. He was believed to be poorly equipped for a night stay in the open but was located safe and well by Tayside Police at 0820hrs just as LMRT were arriving at the RV. The team were stood down and returned to normal w/e training from base camp at Killin.
Other SAR forces involved:           Rescue 138, Tayside Police, Tayside MRT..
Comments on equipment              Good two way HF comms was established at campsite by use of 32m aerial. Pager and Batphone tests proved to be inoperable this area.
MT Stats
No. Of Vehicles                 6
Total Mileage                     240
General remarks
A quick response was actioned by LMRT although RCCE had difficulties trying to contact us through Killin Police during silent hours. Whilst TL was returning from landline brief with RCC the team was instructed to depart for RV via HF from RCC.


WEEKEND 27 MAY – 31 MAY 93

This weekend started out as an intended climbing course on the Isle of Arran. The team departed Leuchars at 1300 and arrived Ardrossan ferry terminal at 1600. At 1620 we were tasked by RCCE to RV Glen Tilt area for a Hercules crash.


RAF LEUCHARS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM INCIDENT REPORT FORM A

Date:                                   1 JUN 93
Reference Form R No:     426
Serial No:                           21/93                   Persons Assisted:         N/A        No in Year:          45
Nature of Incident:                         Hercules C130 Crash
Date:                                   27 MAY 93                         Area:     Kirkmichael (Glen Loch)
Alerted:                1520Z                   Deployed:            1535Z                   On Scene:            1819Z
Inc/end:               282000Z                             No on Task:         33                          Man hours:         946
No on team:       38
Narrative:
Whilst en route to an extended training exercise on the Isle of Arran, FS Batson plus 22 were tasked by RCCE to deploy immediately to Blair Atholl area where a RAF C130 Hercules was reported as crashed with 9 POB. LMRT deployed by road under Police escort to Cumbernauld Airport where FS Batson plus 7 were airlifted by Rescue 177 of 819 Sqn and flown direct to the crash site. A further 7 LMRT were later airlifted to the site by Rescue 1737 of 202 Sqn, while the remainder of the team proceeded by road. On arrival at the crash site it was established that there had been no survivors and Leuchars personnel joined Kinloss MRT in a series of sweep searches for wreckage and possible impact points outside the main crash site area. Information gathered during these searches was relayed to the AAIB and LMRT Deputy Team Leader, Cpl Taylor, who was also requested by the Board of enquiry to take aerial photographs of the crash site from R131 for their immediate use. LMRT and KMRT then established a crash guard until arrival of main crash guard from RAF Leuchars at 1730 hrs local on 28 May. A formal handover of the crash site was carried between FS Batson and Flt Lt Beresford OC AR&TF St Athan at 1400 hrs local. Following arrival and handover brief to the main crash guard, all LMRT personnel returned to Kirkmichael for an overnight stay before resuming normal training at Newtonmore the next day 29 May 93.
Other SAR forces involved:           R177, R138, R137, R131, Tayside Police MRT, RAF Kinloss MRT, Civ Fire Brigade.
Comments on equipment

1.            Cellnet comms used throughout this incident, with reasonable success. However, a satcom facility would have improved overall comms capability.
2.            Leuchars MRT Command and Control vehicle is too slow for a rapid deployment such as required in this primary role incident, and was unable to keep up with the MRT’s V8 landrovers which deployed at speed under a police escort, leaving the MRT fast party without reliable 2-way HF comms.
MT Stats
No. Of Vehicles                 9
Total Mileage                     1438
[https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-lockheed-c-130k-hercules-c3p-near-blair-atholl-9-killed]
General Remarks:
A quick response was actioned by LMRT and a fast reaction party deployed with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and Aircraft Crash Kit. Excellent liaison with all other agencies involved in this major incident.


Re-Scheduled Weekend Newtonmore 29 May – 31 May
ATTENDINGBATSON, D TAYLOR, SHAFREN, FOWLER, ROE, RODGERSON, ROLLAND, MACLEOD, McBAIN, WHITE, LAVELLE, GOUGH, WEATHERSTONE, DYER, MORRIS, WYLIE, BAKER, MASALANKA, HODSON, DAVIDSON, SPARK, QUELCH, 22
The team were stood down from assisting the Hercules crash incident on the 28 May 93. After an overnight stay at Kirkmichael the team then deployed to Newtonmore for normal week-end training.
Sat 29 May 
LIMA 1
BATSON DANIEL
FOWLLER McLEOD
QUELCH MASALANKA
SPARK WEATHERSTONE GOUGH WYLIE
DAVIDSON BAKER MORRIS
Kingussie Crags: basic Rock climbing techniques
LIMA 2
ROGERSON ROE
Run with l/w hill bags Glen Feshie hills
Mullach Clach a Bhlair – Carn Ban Mor
LIMA 3
TAYLOR D
SHAFREN LAVELLE
Aviemore – replen stocks post a/c crash
LIMA 4
ROLLAND
Cycle ride to Aviemore and back
COOK:HODSON
WEATHER:Overcast and showers
SUN 30 MAY
The morning was spent at Kingussie crags where most of the troops underwent a ‘school of crag rescue’
exercises as follows
ROGERSONI/C CABLEWAY AND TENSION STRETCHER LOWER
ROE:I/C VERTICAL STRETCHER LOWERS AND VERTICAL TENSION RAISE. BYPASSING A KNOT AND VERTICAL STRETCHER LOWER
SHAFREN:I/C IMPROVISED CRAG RESCUE AND BYPASSING A KNOT ON ABSEILS
PUPILS 
GROUP 1:WYLIE, MASALANKA, WHITE, DYER, HODSON
GROUP 2:SPARK, GOUGH., DAVIDSON, QUELCH
GROUP 3:WEATHERSTONE, BAKER, MORRIS, McBAIN
Batson and D Taylor were in overall charge of safety and training between exercises
The afternoon was spent at Creag Dubh where Fowler and Rolland had pre-positioned themselves on the crag to be rescued  by the troops. The team was split into an advanced group and a basic group as follows
A Team:ROE, SHAFREN(IC), GOUGH, McBAIN, DYER, RODGERSON (IEC) WHITE, WEATHERSTONE
B Team:BAKER (IC), QUELCH, SPARK, HODSON (IEC) MORRIS, WYLIE, DAVIDSON, MASALANKA.
Batson and D Taylor were responsible for each incident respectively (AB) with no inputs except on safety matters.
Both groups when debriefed felt that their experiences were of great value beneficial to themselves and the team
The advanced group were given a casualty who was dangling under an overhang with spinal injuries, therefore having a reasonable difficult crag lower whilst having to concentrate deeply on Immediate emergency care.
The basic group were given the task of removing a climber on a ledge with leg injuries and then extract and lower him 250’ to crag floor. This proved to be a good insight for novices who have not only learned the skills of crag rescue but were also introduced to the problems of Immediate Emergency Care.
Well done everybody a good effort all round
COOK:McLEOD
WEATHER:Wet and drizzle
Mon 31 May
LIMA 1
BATSON
HODSON
GOUGH
Climbing in Coire An Sneachda
Alladins Buttress 400’ VD
Hodson assessed for rock leader qualities
LIMA 2
D TAYLOR DYER
Badge test assessment: Theory and then navex in Alt Coire Sneachda area in hill fog vis  – passed
LIMA 3
ROGERSON WYLIE QUELCH
A’CHAICLEACH, CARN SGULAIN – WALKING
LIMA 4
FOWLER BAKER WHITE
HELLS LUM – CLIMBED DEEP CUT CHIMNEY
LIMA 5 McLEOD MASALANKANAVEX CAIRNGORM PLATEAUX
LIMA 6
SHAFREN ROE WEATHERSTONE DAVIDSON
 
COIRE AN’T SNEACHDA – FIACHAILLE RIDGE CAIRNGORM
COOK:McBAIN
WEATHER: 
A busy five days with everybody gaining experience from aircraft crashes to rock climbing. A team full of drained people come Monday night consequently lots of driver changes and stops.

D Taylor DTL 1/6/93

WEEKEND 21 – 23 MAY 93 KILLIN (CAMPING)
ATTENDINGTAYLOR D, SHAFREN, FOWLER, ROE, HARTREE, DANIEL, PRICE, STEWART, TAYLOR K, WHITE, BURROWS, BASKER, LAVELLE, DYER, BAKER, WALKER, CASARU, BAIN, QUELCH, JOHNSTONE.
GUESTS: ANDERSON, PRITCHER (Ped) SSGT NEALY
Sat 5 June 
LIMA 1CLIMBING EAST FACE AONACH DUBH
TAYLOR D
BAKER
EVE ARETE 70m VD*
ARCHER RIDGE 70m VD***
1ST PITCH CURVING CRACK 9m S**
FOWLER
NEALY
CURVING CRACK 90m S**
STRAIGHT CLIMB 50m VS 4b*
WALL CLIMB 50m VS 4c
ARCHER RIDGE 70m VD ***
BOOMERANG 90m HVS *
LIMA 2
HARTREE SHAFREN CASARU DYER PRITCHER
BIDEAN NAN BEITH – SGREAMACH TO BUICHAILLE ETIVE BEG THEN ANOACH EAGACH RIDGE.
27Km 3900m 13HRS
LIMA 3
PRICE ROE QUELCH JOHNSTONE
BEN STARAV, BEIN NAN AIGHENGAN( BEINN NAN AIGHENAN), BHEIN MHOR, STOB COIRAN ALBNACH (STOB COIRE ALBANNAICH) – MEAL NAN EUN
LIMA 4
DANIEL STEWART WALKER
BEIN AIGHEAN – GLAS BEIN(N) MHOR – STOB COIRE ALNANNAICH
LIMA 5
BURROWS K TAYLOR
STAMINA WALK: MAMORES PLUS BEN NEVIS
LIMA 6
ANDERSON BAIN
SGUR DHOMUILL – BEIN NA HAN? (not a chance)
COOK:WHITE
WEATHER: 
SUN 6 June
LIMA 1:
TAYLOR AOSNI WALKER BAIN BASKER
ANOCH EAGACH (AONACH EAGACH) EAST – WEST
LIMA 2:
HARTREE
CASARU SHAFREN NEALY
CLIMBING ETIVE SLABS
SPARTAN SLAB
THE PAUSE HVS
LIMA 3:
FOWLER QUELCH STEWART WHITE
CLIMBING BUICHAILLE ETIVE MHOR (MOR)
‘THE CHASM’
LIMA 4:
DANIEL HOLMES
(AOSNI DRIVER
BEN NEVIS  VIA TOURIST TRACK
LIMA 5
ROE BAKER JOHNSTONE
STOB GHABHAR, STOB A BHRUAICH, STOB A CHOIRE ODHAIR
LIMA 6
PRICE PITCHER
ANOCH DUBH
B BUTTRESS ‘S’ 150m
LIMA 7
ANDERSON DYER
GLAS BEIN FROM KINLOCHMORE
COOK:K TAYLOR
WEATHER: 

A good w/e had by all with long hill days and good climbing achieved.
AOSNI (AVM Blackley) spent a night and a day with us putting new routes on the Aonach Eagach!!
The weather was excellent which reflects the good all round effort this weekend including the cocks (Cooks).
D TAYLOR
DTL

7/6/93


EXTENDED TRAINING EXERCISE 12-15 JUNE GAIRLOCH
ATTENDINGBATSON, SHAFREN, CARR, HARTREE, ROGERSON, WIGGINS, ROLLAND, MACFLEOD, STEWART, TAYLOR K, BURROWS, BASKER, GOUGH, WEATHERSTONE, DYER, WYLIE, BAKER, WALKER, CRONSHAW, CASARU, MASALANKA, HODSON, SPARK, QUELCH, ANDERSON (GUEST)
SAT 12 JUN 
LIMA 1
BATSON DYER
CARR SPARK

BEN ALLIGN – LIATHACH – BEINN EIGHE – KINLOCHEWE

BEINN ALLIGHN – LIATHTACH
LIMA 2
McLEOD HODSON BAKER QUELCH
AN TEALLACH
LIMA 3
HARTREE CRONSHAWE
TILLIE CRAG
GUDGEON 230’ E2***
CLOUD CUCKOO LAND 90’ HVS 5b ** (CRONSHAW LEAD)
STONEY BROKE HVS 5a (CRONSHAW LEAD)
LIMA 4
SHAFREN WEATHERSTONE WALKER
BAOSBHEINN – BEIN DEARG – MEALL NAN GLOBSARG (Not a clue where this is)
LIMA 5
ROGERSON CASARU
STAMINA WALK
AN TEALLACH – RUADH STAC MOR – A MHAIGHDEAN – BEINN TARSUINN BIVI
LIMA 6
ANDERSON MASALANKA
BEINN LAIR
LIMA 7
WIGGINS
TAYLOR K
TURA NA IOIRARE (CARNMORE)
(Torr na h-Lolaire – they just make up names – Y)
1st PITCH IPSWICH RIB 100’ VDIFF/S
SICKLE 220’ VS 4c
ROSE RIB 210 ‘ DIFF
LIMA 8
ROLLAND
CYCLE APPLECROSS ROUND 86 MILES
COOK:GOUGH
WEATHER:SUPERB
SUN 13 Jun
LIMA 1:
BATSON
DYER
JETTY CRAGANTHRAX FLAKE VS
BATTY VS
STARWOOD HVS 5a
ROUTE II VS
DYER


BATSON

LIMA 2:
HARTREE CRONSHAW
BEINN EIGHE
GROOVING HIGH E1 4c, 5b, 5a, 300’
LIMA 3:
McLEOD HODSON BASKER SPARK
BEINN EIGHE CONTRA BUTTRESS 920’ SEVERE EASTERN BUTTRESS 920’ VDIFF***
LIMA 4:
CARR
WIGGINS
JETTY CRAG
RIGHT CHARLIE E1 5b (ABORT)
DODDLE VD
TICK FEVER VD
ROUTE 7 VD
BAKER
GOUGH
DODDLE VD
TICK FEVER (DIRECT) VD
BUS STOOP S
SEVERE RIGHT OF BUTTRESS CRACK
LIMA 5
ROGERSON CASERU
STAMINA WALK CONTINUED – BIVI – MULLACH CHOIRE MHIC FHEARCHAIR – SGURR BAN – BEINN A CHLAIDHEIMH
LIMA 6
SHAFRE

WYLIE
RAVEN CRAG:
 


JETTY CRAG:  

LEAC MCAC 25m S
HYDRO HEK 40m HS ANTHRAX

FLAKE VS
STARWOOD HVS 5a
LIMA 7
TAYLOR K
MASALANKA
RAVEN CRAG  

JETTY CRAG    

BADACHRO 45m S
MOUNTAIN ASH 60m VD  

LILY THE PINK HS
DODDLE VD
TICK FEVER VD
LIMA 8
WALKER QUELCH
BEINN EIGHE W-E
LIMA 9
ANDERSON WEATHERSTONE
BEINN AIRIGH CHARR
LIMA 9
ROLLAND
CYCLE LOCH MAREE – POOLEWE
COOK:STEWART
WEATHER:SUPERB
Monday 14 JUN
LIMA 1
BATSON/ CRONSHAW
SHAFREN/ DYER
 CARNMORE CRAG
FIONN BUTTRESS 800’ VS
 
LIMA 2
CARR BASKER MASALANKA WYLIE
AN TEALLACH
LIMA 3
ROGERSON
QUELCH
McLEOD ROLLAND
NORTH WALL 7 RAVEN CRAG VD
NORTH WALL 6 RAVEN CRAG S
CHARLIES CORNER JETTY CRAG HS
DODDLE JETTY CRAG VD
LIMA 4
HARTREE
BURROWS
JETTY CRAG


TOLLIE CRAG
DODDLE VD (B)
BUS STOP HS (B)
CHARLIES CORNER HS (B)
BAT CRACK E2 6a (A1) (2BA)
BETWEEN THE LINES E4 6a, 6b *** (2BA)
LIMA 5
TAYLOR K
HODSON
BEINN AIRIDH A’CHARR STAIRCASE GULLY 1200’ S
BAKER
WALKER
ORIGINAL ROUTE 1100’ DIF
COOK:SPARK
WX:SUPERB AGAIN!
Tues 15 Jun
LIMA 1
HARTREE BATSON
LOCH MAREE CRAG: ATTEMPT SPIRIT AIR E4 6a (TOO ‘ARD)
LIMA 2
ROGERSON SPARK
JETTY CRAG NORTH WALL ROUTE 6 S
CRONSHAW
DYER
ANTHRAX FLAKE VS
RIGHT CHARLIE E1 5b (ABORT)
LIMA 3
BAKER QUELCH WYLIE
BEINN AN EDIN
ALL OTHERSDAY OFF
COOK:BURROWS
WX:OVERCAST – MIDGIES ARE OUT IN FORCE!!
A superb exercise, with loads done in superb weather. Budding rock stars Innes Cronshaw and Phil Dyer – names to watch.
Three midge free days followed by the last when they came out for revenge (and how)
WB

WIVES AND GIRFRIENDS W/E 18-20 JUNE
ATTENDINGBATSON, TAYLOR, ROE, FOWLER, HARTREE, MACLEOD, STEWART, McBAIN, TAYLOR K, WHITE, MURRAY, BASKER, LAVELLE, CRONSHAW, BAIN, QUELCH, JOHNSTONE. 17
GUESTS:CAROLINE BATSON, NIKKI CARR, JACKIE WYLIE, NATASHA TUNNICLIFFE, ERICA ROLLAND, DENISE PRICE, DONNA TAIT, SALLY HEASNEY, FIONA 2BA, SANDY AND HELEN (RCCE), MICHELLE AND DONNA (MED CENTRE) MIRANDA EDWARDS 14
SAT 19 Aug (Typo I hope)
LIMA 1
BATSON +BOYS ALAN ANDREW
WALK CALEDONIAN CANAL 5 MILES INVERGARY – FORT AUGUSTUS
LIMA 2
TAYLOR MICHELLE HELEN DONNA SANDY NATASHA
GLENN TARFF – CARN CHULIN
LIMA 3
HARTREE FIONA ERICA CAROLINE DONNA TAIT DENISE MIRANDA ROB JOHNSTONE
MEALL NA TEANGA – SRON A CHOIRE GARBH
LIMA 4
FOWLER CRONSHAW QUELCH
CARN GLUASAID – SGURR NAN CONBHAIREAN – SAIL CHAOIRAIN – TIGH MOR NA SEILGE – BEIN AN IONAIRE – CLUANIE DAM + JUMP OFF!!
LIMA 5
WHITE McBAIN
STAMINA WALK SOURLIES BOTHY (WALK IN FRI NIGHT)
KNOYDART HILLS – MEALL BHUIDE – LUINNE BHEINN – LADHAR BHEINN.
LIMA 6
McLEOD BASKER TAYLOR K BAIN
GLEORAICH – SPIDEAN MHIALACH
LIMA 7
ROE SALLY NIKKI JACKIE
WALK CALEDONIAN CANAL INVERGARRY – FORT AUGUSTUS
COOK:MURRAY
WEATHER:FINE, OCC HEAVY SHOWERS
SUN 6 June
LIMA 1:
BATSON TAYLOR McLEOD +LADIES VARIOUS
BRIDGE OF ORCHY CRAGS – ABSEILING, VERTICAL LOWER, ‘ALIVE’ SLIDE
LIMA 2:
HARTREE FIONA MIRANDA TAYLOR K
BRIDGE OF ORCHY CRAGS – CLIMBING/TOP ROPING
LIMA 3:
FOWLER MURRAY
RUN – CORRIEYARRICK PASS – FORT AUGUSTUS 29K 700m
LIMA 4:
STEWART CRONSHAW JOHNSTONE DENISE DONNA
GLEURAICH – SPIDEAN MIALACH
LIMA 5
ROE BAIN
MEAL NA TEANGA – SRON A CHOIRE GARBH
COOK:BASKER
WEATHER:FINE
A very successful wives and girlies weekend with lots covered and everyone enjoying themselves
A good bothy, but not a lot to do in the immediate area, so we probably wont be going there again.
WB

WEEKEND 25 – 27 Jun 93 PORT APPIN
ATTENDINGBATSON, TAYLOR, SHAFREN, FOWLER, WIGGINS, PRICE, McBAIN, TAYLOR K, WHITE, MURRAY, GOUGH, WYLIE, WALKER, BAIN, DAVIDSON, QUELCH, DAVE NEALY (ARMY) DEAN TERRY (GUEST) 18
SAT 26 JUN
LIMA 1
BATSON QUELCH
MAMORE RIDGE W-E BADGE AWARD DAY
LIMA 2
TAYLOR D BAIN
CREISE – CLACH LEATHAD – MEALL A BUIDHE – BADGE AWARD DAY
LIMA 3
SHAFREN NEALY
BEINN SGULAIRD – BEINN TRILLICHAN – CEAG BHEINN
LIMA 4
FOWLER WALKER McBAIN
SGURR DEARG – BEN NA UDLAIDH
LIMA 5
PRICE GOUGH TERRY WHITE
BEN A UDLAIDH – BIDEAN NAM BIAN
LIMA 6
WIGGINS DAVIDSON
SW BUTTRESS A’ CHAILLEACH 1000’ SCRAMBLE GRADE 3 – UP RED CHIMNEY 300’ VD – SRON GARBH – SH 901 – SRON A CHOIRE ODHAIR BHIG – STOB MHIC MHARTUIN – BEINN BHEAG – ALTNA FEADH
LIMA 7
TAYLOR K MURRAY
BUCHAILLE ETIVE MOR
THE CHASM 450m VS ABORT AT CONVERGING WALLS.
COOK:WYLIE
WEATHER:POOR AT FIRST FINE LATER WINDY
SUN 27 June
LIMA 1:
BATSON WYLIE
SEARCH FOR CAVES IN GLEN CRERAN – COULDN’T FIND IT!!!
TRIED TO CLIMB BEN SGULAIRD – COULD GET UP IT (KNACKERED)
BADGE AWARD ASSESSMENT
LIMA 2:
TAYLOR McBAIN
BUCHAILLE ETIVE MOR
CURVED RIDGE
LIMA 3:
SHAFREN BAIN DAVIDSON TERRY
BEN CRUACHAIN
LIMA 4:
FOWLER K TAYLOR
CHANCELLOR GULLY 50m S
LIMA 5
WIGGINS QUELCH MURRAY PRICE NEALY
CRAIG ALLEN CRAGS HEATHER RIB 90’ VD, CRACKS 30’ VS 5a, OLD FOX 30’ HVS 5a, RED FOX, 30’ HVS 5a/5b, APPIN SLABS HVS 5b. APPIN GROOVE 30’ HS, THE COVENANT 40’ VS 4c, MARATHON 80’ E1 5b, ORIGINAL ROUTE 40’ VS 4c.
LIMA 6
WHITE GOUGH
CHURCH DOOR BUTTRESS
CRYPT ROUTE
COOK:WALKER
WEATHER:SUPERB
A cracking weekend, despite a dismal forecast. A long cycle from Leuchars to Port Appin for Graham Murray, good days on the hill with three troops successfully passing their Badge Award Assessment. A lucky escape for Andy Fowler after taking a 40’ leader fall in Chancellor Gully, being avalanched by scree – and then finishing the route!! Well done boys.
An extremely pleasant drive back to Leuchars on Sunday evening to round off a great weekend
WB.




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