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Ben Dolphin

Indebted to a damselfly

The insect world is a bit marmite really. I've met a good number of people who adore insects more than they adore the furriest, softest koala bear. But then I've met plenty of people who loathe insects with every ...

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David Lintern

Campcraft and hill skills - open fires

As we move into peak walking and camping season, I wanted to spend some time on what seems to be a controversial subject; camp fires. There's a huge range of attitudes towards when, where and why it's acceptable to make ...

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Cameron McNeish

Just a Bang on the Head...

Cameron McNeish discovers that a head knock had much more serious consequences than he first thought. IT all seemed fairly innocuous. The gutters on our house needed clearing and I figured it would be an easy job to stand on a ...

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Review: Leki Micro Vario Carbon poles

The Micro Vario Carbon poles from Leki have a premium price tag - but are they worth it? RRP: £144.95 (pair) Weight: 229g (per pole) The first thing that strikes you about these poles is their incredibly short length when packed - just ...

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Fiona Russell

Discovering Torridon

In my opinion, there are few glens in Scotland as dramatic as Torridon and a drive along the road that winds through the base of the glacier-eroded valley is always breath-taking. No matter the season or the weather - and ...

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David Lintern

Shooting the Breeze - Eve Russell interview

David Lintern catches up with a wildlife photographer and graphic artist living and working in the north. Where are you based and why? I live on the Black Isle, just North of Inverness, with stunning views of the Fyrish monument and Ben ...

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Ben Dolphin

The Bone Caves of Inchnadamph

It's wonderful when a place surprises you, when something you think might just make an interesting diversion actually turns out to be something extraordinary, something revelatory. Perhaps even something profound. The Bone Caves of Inchnadamph were somewhere I'd driven past innumerable ...

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Cameron McNeish

Waterfall - the voice of the mountains

THE trail climbed steeply out of the creek's gully to follow a crest that paralleled the edge of the cliffs. Soon, it gently dropped down to the clear waters of Yosemite Creek where white granite slabs sloped down to the ...

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