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Karen Thorburn

Daylight again

The sun shone as the ferry pulled away from Uig pier. A health and safety announcement crackled over the tannoy system in English and Gaelic. Car alarms sounded from the vehicle deck as the vessel gently rocked to the starboard ...

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Ben Dolphin

The Sparrowhawk PR Problem

Last week, as I was sat at home, I heard a loud but unfamiliar squawk outside followed by alarm calls from smaller birds. When I looked out the window I saw a starling on the ground, motionless under the tight ...

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Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Poles

RRP: £120 per pair Weight: 285g per pair (110cm length) I had thought my previous go-to trekking poles were lightweight until I picked up these carbon poles from Black Diamond. Weighing in at a mere 285g for the pair the weight is ...

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Police Warning and Mountaineering Scotland advice following rescue callouts

Police Scotland has issued a warning to hillwalkers and people pursuing outdoor activities in the mountains of the dangers that inclement weather and the terrain can present. In the last week Mountain Rescue teams have been called out over 13 times ...

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Cameron McNeish

There's Always the Hills

As Cameron McNeish publishes his autobiography this week, he looks back over 40 years of writing about hills as a way of making a living. IF someone had told me four decades ago, as I took my first tentative steps on ...

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Win one of 2 Mammut Creon Tour backpacks

We have two Mammut Creon Tours to win in this exclusive Walkhighlands competition. This 28L capacity hill walking rucksack is perfect for a day in the UK's hills and mountains. Simply answer the question: Name another rucksack in the Mammut range? Product Details The ...

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David Lintern

Winter Navigation

Finding your way in winter means facing challenging weather and shorter daylight hours, but with the right tools you can still enjoy the hills with confidence. David Lintern goes back to basics (again). "It's about having good strategies, and sticking to ...

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Salewa Ortles Cubic

Gear review: Salewa Ortles Cubic baselayer

Recommended Price: £80 (currently discounted online) Weight: 210g (men's large) New for this winter, the Salewa Ortles Cubic is a warm fleecy baselayer which I've been testing since November. The Ortles is made from Polarlite Fine Grid - a stretchy, warm baselayer ...

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