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Monthly Archives: May 2009

Beavers released into Scotland

The reintroduction of beavers back into the wild in Scotland came a step closer yesterday (Thurs 28th May) with the release of the first beavers as part of the controlled trial at Knapdale in Argyll. Beavers have been extinct in

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Avalanche expert Blyth Wright dies

Blyth Wright, co-ordinator of the Scottish Avalanche Information Service, and enthusiastic mountaineer, has passed away, UK Climbing reports today. An expert on avalanches, Blyth Wright co-authored the book, Chance in a Million? with Bob Barton, as well as working at

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Help clean up Cairngorm and Nevis Range

The Ski Club of Great Britain is looking for people to help pick litter and other rubbish this weekend. The Big Spring Clean returns for its second year at Cairngorm Mountain and Nevis Range on Sunday 31st May 2009 and

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Irvine Butterfield tributes

Irvine Butterfield, known to most walkers for his fine book ‘The High Mountains of Britain and Ireland’, died on 12 May. As well as being the author of a book that drew so many to hill-walking, Irvine was a man

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Walker celebrates unique Quadruple completion

Congratulations to Fraser McKie, who finished his round of the Munros on Saturday (23rd May). Well done, you might agree, is there anything remarkable about that? Well, on the very same day, Fraser also climbed his last Corbett… and his

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Sgurr nan Gillean access bridge open

As reported on Walkhighlands in March, a new bridge is now in place on the main path to Sgurr nan Gillean from Sligachan on Skye. The new bridge has just had its official handover and provides a vital replacement for

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