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Ben Dolphin

Geodiversity and the Burn o' Vat

In October this year, as part of a month long rock festival, the best places to see Scotland's geology were announced. At this point you may well be sitting there with a confused look on your face as you try ...

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Gear review: Rab Vapour Rise Pants

Recommended Price: £105 Weight: 403g (large) We've been having a serious cold snap this last week or so - the perfect conditions to don a pair of softshell walking trousers. In the past I've often just worn a pair of slightly thicker ...

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Cameron McNeish

Consulting on Wolves

A London-based company is currently consulting with stakeholders on the feasibility of creating a Highland Wilderness Reserve for the release of wolves. Cameron McNeish knows who is behind it. HE'S back again. Every so often the millionaire owner of Alladale Estate ...

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Photographing Scotland - new book and competition

Dougie Cunningham, a 40-year old professional photographer and hill walker, has spent the last five years travelling around Scotland, researching, visiting, photographing and writing about the most beautiful places in Scotland for his book, Photographing Scotland published this week by ...

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Review: Alt-Berg Tethera Boots

RRP: £199.99 Weight: 626g (per boot, size 5.5 wide) Fed up with wet cold feet and having long been a lightweight footwear devotee, I returned to all-leather heavier 3 season boots about 4 years ago and haven't looked back. I still prefer ...

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Fiona Russell

Discovering Aviemore

In the 25 years that I have been visiting Aviemore, the size of the Scottish Highlands town and the volume of people that stroll the streets has vastly increased. Some might say that this has been to the detriment of the ...

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David Lintern

Cairn of the Watch

Keep 'em peeled! A few thoughts on access and conservation to finish off the year, from David Lintern. At the beginning of the year, I asked "what have the mountains ever done for us". I wanted to round out the year ...

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Review: Mammut Broad Peak IN Hooded Jacket

Recommended Price: £240 (widely available for less) Weight: 460g The Broad Peak IN Hooded Jacket from Mammut provides lightweight down insulation with a very small packsize. The jacket contains 125g of down - 10% of it goose down - but the high ...

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