Monthly Archives: January 2013

Loch Arkaig road closure update

Sgurr an Fhuarain – accessed from Loch Arkaig

Fuller details have now been released about the repair works to the Loch Arkaig road and access for hillwalkers will not be as badly affected as previously reported. Repairs to the road along the north side of Loch Arkaig will

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Fatal Ben Nevis Climber Named


Police have named the male climber who died on Saturday 26th January after a fall from Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis as 22 year old Ben St Joseph, from Essex. Rescue services were called out after a report that a male

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First Aid course aimed at hillwalkers

First Aid Course (photo: MCofS)

Later this year the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) will be holding two first aid courses aimed at hillwalkers and climbers. The two-day courses will be held in the Cairngorms on 11 and 12 May and 28 and 29th September.

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10 years of Right to Roam celebrated

Glen Feshie

As part of Parliamentary celebrations for the passage of the land reform legislation 10 years ago, President of Ramblers Scotland, Dick Balharry, has welcomed the progress made by the Scottish Parliament on the issue. Speaking on the 10th anniversary of

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Mountain Safety evenings


With ice and snow covering most of Scotland and avalanche risk high for many slopes, it timely to have a reminder from the MCofS of their 2013 Aviemore and Glencoe winter safety lectures. These will be held at the Mountain

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July Walkhighlands Navigation Courses


Following high demand for the first Walkhighlands/MCofS Navigation Course (the two days booked up within weeks) two further training days will be held on 6 and 7 July, this time based in the Campsie Fells. Each course will begin with

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