Monthly Archives: April 2012

MunrOverground map will raise funds for mountain rescue and conservation

Peter Burgess and John Hutchinson with the new map

The Munros are often viewed through a prism of contour lines, spot heights and arcane symbols, but a new map of Scotland’s highest mountains provides a new perspective. The MunrOverground is a unique take on the Munros, as well as

Posted in Walking News

MCofS objects to Sutherland windfarm


The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) has objected to the proposed Dalnessie wind farm in Sutherland, because it says it would irreversibly damage an area of outstanding beauty in what is considered to be one of Scotland’s finest wild landscapes.

Posted in Conservation

New snow poses avalanche risk


Forescasters are warning that recent heavy snowfalls have raised the risk of avalanches in the Northern Cairngorms and also some slopes in Lochaber. Although the Sportscotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) has ended its daily forecasts for the season it continues

Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Hill Tracks Consultation, your views needed now


The Scottish Government is currently consulting on proposed legislation which would mean new bulldozed hill tracks would require planning permission. The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) which has campaigned hard for this new law, is urging hillwalkers to make their

Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Warmer Baselayers


Baselayer tops have a tough job, particularly in winter – they need to keep you warm when stationary and prevent you from overheating when working hard. Moisture-management is key; sweat needs to be removed from the skin efficiently and cotton

Posted in Baselayers, Gear reviews

Capercaillie death was avoidable says estate

Capercaillie (Photo: Terje Asphaug)

Rothiemurchus Estate and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) say that the death of a capercaillie by a dog last week could have been avoided. The capercaillie which became an unwitting star due to its unusual behaviour was found dead on the

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