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Always a little further

IT’S something I learned from Hamish Brown. Never pass a second-hand bookshop. Hamish, of course, has interest in a huge variety of subjects, from the hills and mountains of this glorious country to poetry and literature and even ancient graveyards.

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Roads Less Travelled – Sutherland, Caithness and Orkney

I’M beginning to feel a little like the Rev IM Jolly. The only time the Glesca clergyman and I are on the telly is at Christmas! This year our two hour-long programmes feature a campervan journey between Dornoch Point in

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He Chose to Climb

Cameron McNeish admits to having been hugely inspired by Sir Chris Bonington’s early failures, rather than his successes. IT was a long time ago and I was lurching between jobs, unsure of my future and dreading the thought of suffering

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Mike Tomkies – An Appreciation

I WAS saddened to hear of the death of the wildlife writer and naturalist Mike Tomkies, a man who penned some of the most riveting accounts of living in the natural world alongside golden eagles, wildcats and pine martens. He

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Mountain Weather Forecasts – the Need for Transparency

Since this story was published, continued funding for the Mountain Weather Information Service has been agreed. See update at foot of page. WHAT a brouhaha there was when it was announced that SportScotland was stopping funding for the Mountain Weather

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Posted in Magazine, Walking News

Colin Fletcher, an inspiration or a fallen hero?

I generally don’t do much in the way of hero-worship, at least not since I was a teenager. In 1964 a 22 year old Welsh athlete by the name of Lynn Davies won the Olympic Games long jump event in

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