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Monthly Archives: June 2008

‘Alarming’ decline in nesting Fulmars at Sandwood Bay

This year’s count of nesting fulmars on John Muir Trust’s Sandwood Bay estate, near Cape Wrath, have raised fears that 2008 could be another dire year for Scotland’s seabirds. Only 261 nesting pairs were counted on the cliffs that once

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Posted in Conservation

Scottish Mountains used to monitor climate change

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has started a project to monitor climate change using measurements taken in some of the highest corries. The Snowbed Project will use sites in the Cairngorms and on Aonach Mor, Ben Dearg, Ben Alder and Ben

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Posted in Conservation

Caledonian Challenge: 54 miles in 9 hrs 44m

Last weekend’s Caledonian Challenge, where walkers set out to complete 54 miles of the West Highland Way in under 24 hours, has been a success. The fastest time was by Robert Valentine who completed the course in 9 hours and

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Midges, mistakes and mist at 2008 LAMM

This year’s Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon is over for another year. The four gruelling courses set around Glenfinnan near Fort William proved testing for all the two-member teams taking part in the annual overnight race. Hot sunshine on both days

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Posted in Walking News

Man falls to death from Devil’s Ridge

A 62 year old man has fallen to his death from the Devil’s Ridge in the Mamores near Fort William. The man is beleived to have fallen around 500 feet; his body was retreived by Lochaber Mountain Rescue team and

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Posted in Walking News

Wheelchair found on summit of Ben Nevis

A John Muir Trust volunteer work party has found an old wheelchair under a cairn on the summit of Ben Nevis. The work party of seven volunteers were dismantling cairns and clearing litter last Saturday when they discovered a rusting

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