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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Mick Tighe wins Mountain Culture Award

Mick Tighe, a guide, rescuer, trainer and pioneer who embodies the spirit of Scottish mountaineering, has been announced as this year’s winner of the Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture 2016. Nominated by the public and his peers as

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Anatomy of a winter hill day

Whilst we’re still fairly early in the season I thought it might be worthwhile to spend a little time examining a specific winter excursion. I’m besotted with the challenges and rewards that winter conditions bring to the Scottish Hills, and

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Posted in Magazine

Slow Marathon planned for River Deveron

Huntly will again be hosting a slow marathon, a 26 mile walk along the River Deveron in April. The organisers, Deveron Arts, say that a slow marathon celebrates the human pace. It is both an endurance event, attracting walkers from

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Charity urges more protection for Scottish mountain plants

A leading wildlife charity is calling for more protection for the unique community of plants found on the Scottish mountains. Plantlife Scotland says that many of these rare species are in decline due to factors including climate change and unsuitable

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Walkhighlands Navigation courses available to book now

Following the success of the joint Walkhighlands/MCofS navigation courses over the last few years there will be a further 2 courses this summer. These single day courses will be held at Arrochar on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June. This

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Scotland gets a soaking in extraordinary winter

Shortly before midnight on 18th December I happened to glance at my weather station’s console. Its comforting green glow informed me that it was 11.1C outside. I did a double take, and then I had to step outside to check

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