|3 Avalanche Victims injured Twisting gully. Hamish overseeing and me doing the splinting. 1977|
|Me patching up on Central Buttress with Andy Nelson who is now GMRT Leader asking is it Henna or Blood|
|Rod MacIntosh now course director BASP EMT on his EMT course 1999 doing treatment on steep ground. After being delivered by a sea king I managed to get for the scenarios|
Geoff Lachlan, Dave Sedgwick, Brian Tregaskis and Belford staff were great support on and off the hill and Dr David Syme then medical doctor to the mountain rescue committee was tremendous support in supporting trials of new kit to me with a view to making them standard MR issues if worthy. Also no article would be complete without acknowledging the tremendous support from within BASP from Dr Ian MacLaren consultant in A/E Monklands and the late Dr John Scott London HEMS both who encouraged and trained me over the years. In particular "the doc" Ian Maclaren who was huge support and always there at the end of the phone for a debrief after a difficult resuscitation. Later players coming into the mountain pre hospital trauma side from the clinical/medical were such as Ian Macconnel then resuscitation officer at Wishaw General who crossed to the light after helping out on EMT courses and being rescued (it's ok Ian so was I!). Ian later joined GMRT and took over as medical officer from me when I left. My last ALS course was by invite from him down to Crosshouse hospital to see how I compared to the hospital pro's. I think I did ok as I passed, despite a hangover. It's well worth asking him to describe running a defib refresher for the teams EMT's at the old Glencoe Police station while a local worthy was locked up in the cells. The noise from the Laerdal Heartstart 2000 put the offender of his head, it's a very good tale.
|Trussed up like a Turkey and going no where. Packaged!|
|LOTS splints in action|
|Morphine and Cyclizine on board then package. Hartwell Vacuum Matt in use below Ossians cave|
|A probe find by the author. Yet another sad tale of mountaineers not "being searchable"|
|Day shift work, no head torch required|
|Me contemplating getting my leg over the "Snotter" 6b+ last year|
Thanks to all my colleagues past and present and most especially my family. And safe rescuing to all those on the 24 hour shift that is mountain rescue.
Here's a selection of pictures from a collection of many. All survived!
|Sean, Malcolm, Ian, Frazer and Paul waiting on the yellow taxi. Rock climber both lower legs #|
|Pneumothorax see the air around the eyes, surgical emphysema and frostbite|
|North Buttress in winter. Direct spinal injury and lowered by Andy Nelson on ropes for 500ft between my legs. Rescue from the scene due to bad weather.|
|As above with bony injury obvious. Good recovery though|
|Keep your ice axe in your hand while self arresting|
|Warthogs go into the ice not your palm|
|Wearing a ring rock climbing|
|Pattern Bruising - what lies beneath?|
The stranger side of MR