Monthly Archives: February 2012

Chris Townsend talk on Munros and Tops

Chris Townsend

On Thursday 1 March, Chris Townsend will give a talk about his 1700 mile continuous walk over all the Scottish Munros and their tops. The Dundee talk is part of the Tiso lecture series and will take place at the

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Volunteers wanted for Ben Nevis clean up weekend


The Friends of Nevis are planning a volunteer clean up at Glen Nevis to coincide with their annual dinner and celebration. The weekend will kick off with a day of work at the curling ponds on Friday 23 March. The

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Police name climber killed on Ben Nevis


Police have named the climber who died in an accident on Ben Nevis on 19th February as Paul Guest. Mr Guest was aged 32 and from Kidderminster. The accident happened when the two climbers were nearing the top of Zero

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Gamekeepers use Capercaillie decline to call for Pine Marten cull

Capercaillie (Photo: Terje Asphaug)

The Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA) has urged Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to allow the licensed killing of pine marten or face losing the iconic Capercaillie Scotland for a second time. The call comes after the fourth national survey into the

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Last chance for Winter Safety Evenings


Despite the ongoing mild weather, this winter has seen significant avalanches in the Cairngorms and a number of high profile accidents and rescues in the Scottish Highlands. With Spring just around the corner the Mountaineering Council of Scotland is urging

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Climber dies in Ben Nevis accident


A climber has died following a fall on Ben Nevis on Sunday morning (19 February). Police received a report of two people having fallen a considerable height near the summit of Ben Nevis shortly after 11 am and rescue services

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