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Monthly Archives: May 2012

First live broadcast from Everest summit planned

BBC Breakfast is planning to show the first live broadcast from the summit of Everest on Friday 25 May. Kenton Cool, accompanied by cameraman, Keith Partridge, hopes to be on the summit as part of his quest to complete the

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Mullardoch round for John Muir Trust

Walkhighlands is pleased to announce that it has become an official Bronze Corporate Member of the conservation charity, the John Muir Trust (JMT). As well as providing financial support, Walkhighlands will be supporting the activities of the Trust and helping

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Men’s Lightweight Waterproofs

I’m never going to advocate leaving your waterproof jacket at home when heading into the hills, but if you’re pretty sure it’s going to spend most of the day in your rucksack there’s no need for a heavy winter-spec mountain

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Posted in Gear reviews, Jackets

Women’s Lightweight Waterproofs

Phil’s introductory comments on men’s lightweight waterproofs apply equally to womens’ jackets and some may prefer the fit of the male version anyway. In general these jackets are aimed at reasonably mild conditions so are cut fairly short, so anyone

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Mountain Rescue talk in Stirling 30 May

Mountain Aid have organised a talk on Mountaineering Incidents by Bob Sharp, former Lomond Mountain Rescue Team leader and co-author of Mountain Rescue, a history of Mountain Rescue, to coincide with their AGM on 30 May. Bob was involved in

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Filmmaker plants millionth tree

A symbolically important moment in the restoration of one of the world's greatest woodland habitats was celebrated on Sunday 20 May 2012 when acclaimed wildlife cameraman and filmmaker Gordon Buchanan planted Trees for Life's Millionth Tree in Scotland's Caledonian Forest.

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