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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Stepping Out, Stepping In

From Crieff To Aberfeldy on Wade’s Military Road Linda Cracknell is an-award winning Highlands-based writer known for her creative approach to exploring wild places and man’s interaction with them. Her Walkhighlands’ essays cover the cultural aspects of the Scottish landscape

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Posted in Magazine

Chris Townsend Pacific Crest Trail talk Inverness 29 January

Legendary backpacker, writer and photographer Chris Townsend will be re-living the adventure of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail at an event in Inverness later this month. Chris completed the 2,600 mile long hike in the 1980s, walking through desert, forest

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Posted in Walking News

Hidden killers in the mountains – cornice warning from MCofS

They can be some of nature’s most beautiful winter creations and they can also be killers. With snow now firmly established in Scotland’s mountains, those who venture among them are being warned about the dangers of cornices. Cornices are ledges

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A Winter’s Journey

If only winter skills were as simple as listening to good advice. David Lintern reflects on lessons learnt in the Winter Mountains. “Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions” – Mark Twain (possibly) Scotland is amazing

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Posted in Magazine

Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year winners

The winners have been announced in the first-ever Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Craig Aitchison from Kirkintilloch won the overal title with his incredible shots of Buachaille Etive Mor snow scene, Loch Etive and a rainbow over Loch

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Highland Councillors urged to save iconic landscape

Highland councillors are being urged to reject an application for a wind farm on the edge of the world-famous landscape of the Glen Affric area. The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) has objected to the proposals to build seven wind

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News



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