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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Mountaineering club pays tribute to members

An Teallach Mountaineering Club, who lost three members in the avalanche tragedy in Glencoe on Saturday have issued a joint press release with the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, paying tribute to their friends and also emphasising where walkers and climbers

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Posted in Walking News

Three die in Glencoe avalanche

A Mountain Rescue operation is under way in Glencoe after a group of climbers were avalanched on Buachaille Etive Mor. Helicopters from Lossiemouth and Prestwick have been scrambled to the scene of the accident, which happened at noon today. UPDATE

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Red Squirrels arrive in Dundonnell

Red squirrels were last seen in the north and west Highlands about 30 years ago. That is all set to change with an experimental re-introduction scheme that has seen 32 of the creatures moved to the Dundonnell Estate near Ullapool.

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Posted in Conservation


Caledonian Challenge calls for entries

The RBS Caledonian Challenge offers you ‘The Walk of Your Life’. The challenge is for teams of four people to complete 54 miles within 24 hours, whilst raising funds to help strengthen local communities.The epic journey will take participants through

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Posted in Uncategorized

Rum Islanders plan takeover

Residents of Rum, one of the small isles off the west coast, will vote on whether to takeover ownership of the island and set up crofts. Rum, which is popular with hillwalkers, has been owned by Government conservation agencies since

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English and Welsh hills go interactive

Walkhighlands has expanded its mountain database to include the hills of England and Wales. Walkhighlands is Scotland’s leading website for walkers. However many of our users (50%) live in England and Wales. These visitors come to the site because of

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Posted in Walkhighlands news



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