Born in Aberdeen and moved to Fort William for work, but, and due to working shifts, I had lots of spare time, and then discovered mountaineering via the local mountaineering and national clubs to enhance my climbing skills. I found mountaineering to be a very worthwhile hobby which has lasted a lifetime and more. Made some very good friends and visited lots of fascinating places to date with many more still to visit and see. The Mountain Rescue aspect became a very natural part of my mountaineering as it was simply a way of helping fellow mountaineers who had gotten into difficulties, or been injured, simply a way of paying back something into a hobby that I loved and still do. The book was born from a scrap book that I kept via newspaper articles from various rescues and adventures that I became involved in, and I thought this could become a book of some interest to friends, family and people, who were interested in starting out on the hills .