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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Get Ready For Winter In The Mountains: Facebook Live Q&A event

Next week Mountaineering Scotland is hosting a live Facebook Q&A session when an expert panel, led by Mountain Safety Adviser Heather Morning, will answer questions on mountaineering in winter. The panel will answer questions sent in both in advance and

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Posted in Walking News

Review: Osprey Tempest 30l women’s backpack

RRP Price: £100 Weight: 86g Osprey’s Tempest 30 litre pack has been my all-year rucksack of choice for the last 4 years, except when carrying a tent. It has seen me through numerous hill and lower level walks, my Munro

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Posted in Gear reviews, Magazine, Rucksacks

Strathfarrar Winter Access Arrangements

November 1st marks the start of the winter vehicular access arrangements for Strathfarrar. Since 2014 vehicular access (anyone can walk or bike along the private road) is only permitted for Mountaineering Scotland members for the purpose of hillwalking or climbing.

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Heavy Whalley to deliver Mountain Aid ‘Step Up to Winter’ talks

Mountain Aid have announced Heavy Whalley as speaker for their Step up to Winter talks series which will be held this November in Dumbarton, Kilmarnock, Dumfries and Cupar. Heavy was a member of the RAF Mountain Rescue team for 36

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Posted in Walking News

Noup Head photo on Walkhighlands inspires new Dundee V&A

A photograph taken by Phil Turner for Walkhighlands has been revealed as helping to inspire the design of the new V&A building in Dundee. The photograph was originally taken by Phil when researching the Walkhighlands route at Noup Head on

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Posted in Magazine, Walkhighlands news

Mountain bothy book that might save a life

If you chance upon one of the 103 bothies in Great Britain that are maintained by the Mountain Bothies Association you might find a new book hidden amongst the mountain shelters – a 66-page newsprint publication that might just save

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