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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Inverness talk on mountain weather forecasting

Geoff Monk from the Mountain Weather Information Service will be giving an evening talk in Inverness on Wednesday 21 January. The theme of the evening talk, organised by the Royal Meteological Society will be “Weather forecasting – how good have

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Walkhighlands Navigation courses

Following the success of the joint Walkhighlands/MCofS navigation courses over the last few years there will be a further 4 courses held in April and May 2015. These single day courses will be held in the Ochils on 18 and

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Aviemore Mountain Cafe mountain safety evenings

There are still a few places yet to be taken for the popular winter safety evenings to be held at the Mountain Cafe, Aviemore in February. The evenings are organised by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and are usually an

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Winter’s icy beauties

In the last few weeks we’ve enjoyed (or suffered, depending on your point of view) some colder interludes where the temperature has fallen below freezing. As a result, ice in its various forms has been a conspicuous companion on many

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Posted in Magazine

Ramblers and MCofS call on government to intervene in Loch Lomond dispute

Scotland’s rambling and mountaineering organisations today joined forces to express serious concerns over the recent consultation by Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority on proposed byelaws to ban camping from large areas of low ground within the park.  Ramblers

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Proposed Loch Lomond bylaws are shameful and unnecessary

THREE years ago the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park authority introduced bylaws to combat the loutish behaviour that was turning the east shore of Loch Lomond between Balmaha and Rowardennan into a midden. At certain times of the year,

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