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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Call for full protection as Wild Land development given go-ahead

Mountaineering Scotland and the John Muir Trust are both calling for full protection for wild land in planning policy – mirroring the protection given to National Parks and National Scenic Areas – following the outcome of a judicial review which

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Posted in Conservation

Gear review: Hilleberg Nallo 2 GT tent

RRP: £835 (£695 for the Nallo 2 version with the smaller porch) Weight: 2.9kg including bag and pegs (2.4kg for the Nallo 2) Colours: As well as green (as pictured) the tent is available in red and sand. I’ve had

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Review: Rab Alpha Flux Jacket

Recommended price: £140 Weight: 300g (women’s size 10) Sheffield based Rab has a 30 year history of making quality climbing and walking gear and this latest piece of lightweight insulation adds to their record of innovation. The first thing to

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Posted in Gear reviews, Jackets, Magazine

Book Review: Days to Remember

YEARS ago I commissioned a young UIAA Mountain Guide to write a feature for the very first issue of Footloose, an outdoor magazine I edited in the late seventies. I’d read some of Rob Collister’s writings in the superb Mountain

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Posted in Magazine

The numbers game – a grouse moor primer for hillwalkers

With the grouse shooting season underway, David Lintern takes a look at the controversies surrounding the intensive management of grouse moors. About a week ago, on August 12th, the grouse season shooting started. Aside from the odd news piece and

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Posted in Magazine

Review: Mammut Lithium Zip 30l backpack

RRP Price: £85 Weight: 960g For days out in the Scottish hills this summer I’ve been testing this 30l pack from Mammut. Unlike most others I’ve used the Lithium Zip doesn’t have a lid, instead simply having a top zip

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Posted in Gear reviews, Magazine, Rucksacks

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