23 November, 2022

The Last Flight

Torridon (Scotland) is a name synonymous with great riding with hospitality to match. Here, the mountains reach to over 1000m in height and loom over deep sea lochs that are just as deep.

The Ice Age made its mark here long ago, and helped to create a landscape as rugged as it is beautiful.

Little known to those that walk and ride in these mountains is that mountain rescue in the United Kingdom would change forever here in the early hours of March 14th 1951.

The events of that day and what was learned from it, would shape how both people, whether military or civilian, would be extracted from the mountains when they could no longer do so under their own power.