Line up announced for Braemar Mountain Festival

Organisers of the Braemar Mountain Festival today revealed they have doubled the number of events and venues following the huge success of the inaugural event last year. The four-day celebration of the mountains in winter will take place from Thursday

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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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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Mountain experts warn against magnets in clothing

Mountain safety experts have warned against a worrying trend in the outdoor clothing market. Magnetic closures on gloves and jackets are being marketed as the modern alternative to Velcro or poppers. But magnets are well-known for deflecting compass needles, and

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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

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Posted in Accessories, Gear reviews, Magazine

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

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Hillwalkers needed for Upland Path Survey

Do you know of a hill path in need of repair? Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is seeking the views of hillwalkers about the current state of paths and routes in order to determine how much money will be needed to

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