Tag Archives: mountain rescue

#171 – Visiting the neighbours – Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation

Each spring, my mountain rescue team (North East Wales Search And Rescue) go on-call for an evening and night looking after our neighbouring area, while the resident team (Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation) have their annual dinner dance – it’s … Continue reading

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#156 – Y Garn and Foel Goch in the Glyderau

After my recent Carneddau trip (see post #155) I had checked the map and realised that I had passed close to several aircraft crash sites on the route – most of these date back to WW2, when training flights sometimes … Continue reading

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#147 – Ring out the old … 2013 hill memories

As 2013 draws to a close, it’s good to look back in pictures at another year in the hills, so here are some of my best memories of the old year.  Best wishes to all my readers, and here’s wishing … Continue reading

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#143 – Dogged determination – Training a Search and Rescue dog in the mountains of North Wales

Although it doesn’t feel like it, ten months have passed since ‘Mist’ and I were accepted for training as a search team by SARDA Wales (Search And Rescue Dog Association).  “Time flies when you’re enjoying yourself”, as the expression goes, … Continue reading

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#140 – The Berwyns – Gnarly little hills!

The mountains of North Wales attract hill-walkers and mountaineers from all over the UK and beyond, and no wonder.  The peaks of Snowdonia are the ones that people drive miles for, but there are hidden ranges of hills that no … Continue reading

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#138 – “To Hergest Ridge you should come ….”

“So if you feel a little glum, To Hergest Ridge you should come. In summer, winter, rain or sun, It’s good to be on horseback”.   From “On Horseback” by Mike Oldfield In 1973 an unknown musician released an album that … Continue reading

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#135 – Three days in the Aran Hills of Wales (Part 1)

So, where are these Aran Hills then?  I Have to confess that for years I didn’t have a clue where they were, and I didn’t get round to tracking them down until a year or two ago.  It was only … Continue reading

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