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Yearly Archives: 2011

Culra Bothy storm damage

The roof on the north room of Culra bothy was damaged in the recent storms. Culra Bothy is sited on the Ben Alder Estate near Loch Pattack and is often used as a base for the Ben Alder munros. The

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Windfarm protest planned for 20 December

The Save the Monadhliath Mountains’ (SMM) campaign group is planning a peaceful demonstration outside the Council headquarters in Inverness on Tuesday 20 December, against the controversial Allt Duine wind farm development planned for the edge of the Cairngorms National Park.

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Avalanche Warning Service Starts

Following the first proper snow falls of winter the Sportscotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) reports are now available online for Lochaber and the Northern Cairngorms. The full avalanche risk warning service for all five popular hillwalking and climbing areas in

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Posted in Walking News

Winter skills training

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) is running a series of 4 Winter Skills courses and 3 Avalanche Awareness courses this winter. These one-day training courses provide a great opportunity to learn new skills, which should enable those new to

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Posted in Walking News

Ben Wyvis anti-erosion measures vandalised

A Scottish environmental agency has slammed vandals who have destroyed a sign and cairns aimed at reducing erosion on the popular Munro, Ben Wyvis. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) had erected the sign at the An Cabar cairn to point walkers

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Winter Boots

While most other outdoor gear can be improvised, begged, borrowed or stolen until funds or inclination are favourable, your shoes need a bit more thought. Many people complete epic feats (feets?) in their favourite trainers all year round, but in

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Posted in Footwear, Gear reviews




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