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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Bennachie car park and trail closures continue

Forestry Commission Scotland is urging people to follow instructions on site signage around Bennachie as work gets underway to clear windblown trees. The main Bennachie car park has been closed since storms felled a number of trees and caused some

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Heavy and Heather mountain safety evenings

The final lectures in the Mountaineering Council of Scotland's Winter Lecture series will be delivered at The Mountain Cafe, Aviemore, by mountain safety experts Heather Morning and Dave ‘Heavy’ Whalley. Heather Morning is the MCofS Mountain Safety Adviser. With a

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Posted in Walking News

Cotton kills and how to avoid hypothermia

Cotton can kill. That's the stark message going out to mountaineers as part of a bid to stop people freezing to death. Each winter people die of exposure and hypothermia in the Scottish mountains. Heather Morning, Mountain Safety Advisor with

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Posted in Walking News

A82 closures this week

The A82 between Tarbet and the north end of Loch Lomond will be closed in both directions between 9:30am and 3:30 pm on Tuesday 21st January, Wednesday 22nd January and Thursday 23rd January. The closure is required to remove trees,

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Posted in Uncategorized

Son of Tiso founders dies in Munro accident

Donald Tiso, son of the founders of the Tiso outdoor gear shops, has died in an accident on Ben Starav. The 50 year old fell on steep ground between Ben Starav and Beinn nan Aighenan, above Glen Kinglass on Friday

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Posted in Walking News

Walker escapes Cairngorm avalanche unharmed

A walker survived an avalanche in the Cairngorms that mountain rescuers described as huge. The Cairngorm Ski Patrol, ranger service and avalanche dog responded to an incident at the head wall of Coire Cas. Initial reports were of someone that

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Posted in Walking News




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