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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Gear test – Hooded fleece

Last winter I did a roundup of various midlayers and some of the feedback I got was that plain old fleece still has a lot of fans. This includes myself by the way, more often than not you’ll find me

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Posted in Gear reviews, Jackets, Magazine

BBC2 to show Mountain Bothy documentary

A new documentary is to show on BBC2 Scotland on Wednesday, 9 December at 9pm, documenting the work of the Mountain Bothy Association and its volunteers. The film will subsequently be available on the iPlayer (and could be shown nationwide

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Posted in Walkhighlands news

Walkers asked to report Hen Harrier sightings

After a successful public appeal for sightings of hen harriers over the spring and summer, with over 100 reports recorded, the Heads Up for Harriers group is asking walkers to help once again this winter. The hen harrier is one

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News


Confused about re-wilding? So am I!

I guess website columnists are paid to inspire and inform, provide solutions to problems or to offer a sensible analysis of events and trends. I therefore apologise unreservedly, because what I am about to write offers no positive or constructive

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Canadian mountaineer scoops Boardman Tasker award

The Canadian mountaineer Barry Blanchard has won this year’s Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature with his book “The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains.” Described as a gripping account of a climbers life from humble beginnings in Calgary to

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Posted in Walking News

Shooting the breeze – Shooting People (Part 2)

In the second of his 2 part series, David Lintern looks at photographing people in the outdoors. Last time we concentrated on settings, position and lighting to make the composition work. This time is about the more ephemeral end of

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Posted in Magazine, Photography



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