Review: Women’s Alpkit Chilkoot softshell trousers

Recommended Price: £60 Weight: 324g (size 10) The first thing you notice about these softshell trousers is their stretchiness. The fabric stretches in all directions, and in combination with an additional diamond panel in the crotch and articulated knees, this

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Gear Review: Alpkit Griffon women’s hooded mid-layer

RRP: £39 (non-Polygeine version currently discounted) Weight: 225g (size 10) Men’s version also available With base and mid-layer tops now regulary priced at well over £50, it’s refreshing to find something at the cheaper end of the spectrum, but wanted

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Walkhighlands and your privacy

You can’t help but have noticed that the laws around the way that companies and websites deal with your privacy are changing this month, on 25th May. You may have had many emails asking you to ‘resubscribe’ to email newsletters

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Review: Osprey Hikelite 26

RRP: £80 Weight: 0.73kg This is a 26 litre unisex day pack, part of Osprey’s 2018 range that also includes an 18 litre version. Osprey describe it as a pared-down pack; as someone who feels their packs tend to have

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Airlifts on Suilven for second phase of path repairs

This week from Monday 7 May, community-owned Suilven in Sutherland will be at the centre of four days of helicopter activity to carry hundreds of tonnes of stone and gravel to the high slopes. The airlifts mark the start of

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News

Don’t slip up this bank holiday

As the May Bank Holiday approaches, hill walkers are being urged to treat long-lying snow patches with caution. Although it’s spring on lower ground, the high mountains of Scotland are still hanging onto winter, and there are still substantial snowfields

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