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Forgotten Heroes – Galen Rowell

DURING my editorship of The Great Outdoors magazine I had the pleasure of working with the celebrated American mountain photographer Galen Rowell. He had just climbed a Himalayan peak called Cholatse with a good friend of mine, the English mountain

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The wonder of natural beauty

ONE day a bear walked into a bar, sat down, and ordered a beer. The barman was amazed, and in a state of shock proceeded to pour the bear a drink. “How much?” said the bear. By this time the

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Posted in Magazine

The Mountains Are Calling

IT seems that I meet more fell runners than walkers in the hills these days. The old safety cliches about not going hillwalking without waterproofs, spare hats and mitts, a warm drink and stout boots don’t appear to affect these

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Go Take a Hike

I guess it’s not uncommon for those of us who live on this side of the Pond to occasionally borrow words from our transatlantic cousins, a trend that appears to have grown considerably since the Second World War when many

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A Lancastrian’s North West Legacy

Cameron McNeish remembers Richard Gilbert, author and mountaineer I’M at the age, unfortunately, when I attend more funerals than weddings and conversations with contemporaries commonly start with “Have you heard about…” Sometime the news of the death of someone you

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Posted in Magazine, Walking News

Our Wonderful Access Legislation That Almost Wasn’t

Cameron McNeish looks back at an unlikely event that ensured the success of our much lauded Scottish access legislation. ACCESS campaigners in Scotland have been celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, probably the most significant

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine



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