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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Walker dies in Ben Nevis fall

A walker has died after falling into a gully from the main tourist path on Ben Nevis. The accident happened at about 10pm on Friday 21 September. The male walker slipped and fell from the main path, sustaining fatal injuries.

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Posted in Walking News

Highland Council to remove No Overnight Parking signs

Highland Council says that it will start removing the 'no overnight parking' signs from roadside lay bys that it is responsibile for following a committee decision yesterday (Thursday 20 September). Transport Scotland has already committed to removing approximately 50 notices

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Softshell Jackets

This review is really a companion piece to my previous Trousers for Winter review, and much of the characteristics that make softshell an ideal material for winter trousers is relevant to jackets. Modern softshell jackets generally consist of a windproof,

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Posted in Gear reviews, Jackets

Stornoway Police appeal for missing walker

Police in Stornoway are concerned for the welfare of a missing foreign man who was visiting the area and thought to have been on a walking and camping trip. Tamas Gador, (thought to be in his mid twenties), of Hungary

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Posted in Walking News

Dundee Mountain Film Festival programme announced

A varied programme of films and speakers has been announced for this year's Dundee Mountain Film Festival and tickets are now on sale. The Fesitval takes place on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 November at Bonar Hall near the city

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Posted in Walking News

John Muir Coast to Coast Trail set to open in 2014

Last week saw the official launch of a new Scottish long distance walk, which will open in 2014 and run from Dunbar on the North Sea coast to Helensburgh on the Firth of Clyde. The launch at the Scottish Parliament

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