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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Mountain Rescuers in New Years Honours

Members of Mountain Rescue Teams feature in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Gerry Akroyd of Skye Mountain Rescue Team, Rodney Stoddart of Tayside and David Freeborn of Patterdale all receive the MBE for services to mountain rescue.

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Avalanches hit Scottish hills

Three climbers have been killed and two rescued following three separate avalanches in the Highlands. Two were swept away by an avalanche on Ben Nevis shortly before 11am. Another climber was rescued following an avalanche on Liathach which was reported

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Skye Trail on BBC2 Scotland tonight

Tonight at 6.45pm on BBC2 Scotland there’s an Adventure Show special on the Skye Trail. One version of this unofficial route, the idea for which was originally devised by David Paterson, will be walked by Cameron McNeish, starting from Rubha

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Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas to all from Walkhighlands – hope its a good one! We also wanted to say a big thank you to all the users of Walkhighlands and those who have contributed to the site, added trip reports and photos,

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RAF rescuers to spend Xmas in mountain hut

26 members of an RAF rescue team will spend the festive season on stand-by in a mountain hut near Newtonmore. The team from RAF Leuchars will be well placed in the heart of the Cairngorms to respond to any emergencies.

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RSPB to buy forestry plantations in Sutherland

RSPB Scotland has used new powers to apply to buy large areas of Forestry Commission plantation at Dyke and Forsinain in north Sutherland. The national bird charity is able to apply under the new National Forest Land Scheme which gives

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