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Monthly Archives: January 2011

HAGGiS celebrates Burns Night with tree help

To celebrate Burns Night (25 January), Scottish conservation charity Trees for Life and Edinburgh-based budget tour company HAGGiS Adventures today announced an exciting new partnership that will allow thousands of people from all over the world to get involved in

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Posted in Conservation

Wild Land Petition goes to Holyrood

A petition backed by more than 3,500 people to demand action to protect wild land will be presented to the Scottish Parliament today (Tuesday 25 January 2011). The John Muir Trust, the UK’s leading wild land charity, is submitting the

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Posted in Conservation

Avalanche card updated

With the current Scottish thaw not predicted to last, and with plenty of snow on many higher slopes, a useful avalanche advice card has been updated with mountaineers and ski-tourers in mind. The plastic-coated card, designed to fit into a

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Posted in Walking News

Loch Lomond wild goose chase

Scottish Natural Heritage is inviting people along for a wild goose chase at the Loch Lomond national nature reserve on 30 January. The free event, which takes place from 1.30pm until dusk, includes exploring the reserve and surrounding area by

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Fort William Festival programme announced

This year’s Fort William Mountain Festival has a full programme of films, lectures, workshops and events. Highlights include evenings with adventurer Tim Emmett discussing his latest exploits, and Cameron McNeish and Richard Else talking about mountain film making, films from

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Posted in Walking News

Buachaille avalanche ruled as accident

A Sheriff has determined that the avalanche which killed two climbers on Buachaille Etive Mor last year was a tragic accident that could not have been foreseen. The Fatal Accident Inquiry report by Sheriff Douglas Small into the deaths of

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Posted in Walking News




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