Monthly Archives: February 2013

Gear Review: Rucksacks for wild camping

Karrimor 900

Rucksacks are load carriers, so must be selected based on the weight and volume of said load. Lightweight loads can be accommodated in a simple frameless rucksack – perhaps with a stiffened backpad and simple hipbelt – but once weight reaches about

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Police probe after Ben Nevis fatality

Mark Phillips

Police are investigating after a climber died during an operation to rescue him on Ben Nevis. Mark Phillips aged 51 from Spean Bridge, had fallen approximately 50m while climbing in the Raeburn’s Buttress area on the north face of the

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Nine year old becomes youngest Munroist

Daniel on his final summit (photo: Mark Smith)

Daniel Smith has become the youngest person to climb all the Munros. The nine year old from Glasgow climbed his way into the record books with his final Munros yesterday (Saturday 23 February) Stuchd an Lochan and Meall Buidhe. Recent

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Mountaineering bodies issue safety reminder


With Scotland’s hills and mountains currently at their most beautiful and most challenging, mountaineering bodies today (21 February) have issued the following joint safety reminder, emphasising the need for preparation before heading out into the mountains. “Whether you’re out walking

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Highlands conservation opportunities announced

Volunteer planting juniper

Conservation charity Trees for Life has announced details of its Conservation Weeks for 2013, offering people the opportunity to make a positive difference to the environment whilst experiencing an unforgettable visit to the Scottish Highlands. Alan Watson Featherstone, Trees for

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Bookings now being taken for Moray Walking Festival

Ben Rinnes

Bookings are now being taken for events at this year’s Moray Walking Festival. The varied 5-day event will take place between Thursday 20 June to Monday 24 June. The programme includes a dawn walk up Ben Rinnes to catch the

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