Yearly Archives: 2011

Personal Locator Beacons legalised for hillwalkers

Hebrides Search and Rescue Team training

Hillwalkers and climbers will be able to legally carry Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) from 12 January following a change in UK regulations. Previously the devices, which send out a distress signal identifying the user’s exact location when activated, could only

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Artworks planned for John O'Groats paths


Artworks are to be installed on coastal paths near John O'Groats as part of a wider plan to revamp the town. Imaginatively called Path, the scheme will cost £15,000 and is being funded by Highlands and Islands Entreprise (HIE). HIE

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Win £100 outdoor gear with Walkhighlands


To celebrate the start of 2012, Walkhighlands is giving away a rucksack and sleeping bag worth £100 to one lucky visitor. The Echo 400+ sleeping bag is rated at 4+ seasons, whilst the Summit 25 rucksack has been designed for

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Fort William Mountain Festival line up announced


The line up for the 2012 Fort William Mountain Festival in Lochaber has been announced and includes Artic explorer Bob Shepton and downhill mountain biker Steve Peat. The festival kicks off with an evening launch on Wednesday 15 February and

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Mountain lecture series kicks off in Aviemore 28 December


The first of this winter’s free Mountain Safety Lectures will take place this Wednesday (28 December) at Aviemore’s Mountain Cafe. Simon Steer, the deputy team leader from the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team is the first of a series guest speakers

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Happy Christmas from Walkhighlands

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