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Yearly Archives: 2016

A Community That Takes to the Hills

Mid November and the forecast for our walk was bad enough that I wondered if we would still go. After the previous day of high winds and sleet, it was now to be steady precipitation and no more than 2

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Posted in Magazine

Tickets available for Mar Lodge Mountain Film Festival

The Mar Lodge Mountain Film Festival has now become an annual event and will be held in February next year with tickets now available. The National Trust for Scotland’s Mar Lodge Estate, near Braemar, makes a great backdrop to the

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Posted in Walking News

Spooky bothy tale wins mountain writing prize

An annual competition to find the best of Scottish mountain writing has once more shown the depth of talent to be found among those who love mountains. In Mountaineering Scotland’s 2016 Mountain Writing Competition, eight top class stories and poems

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Beavers are back for good

The Scottish Government has announced today that the Eurasian beaver is to be formally recognised as a native species, 400 years after being hunted to extinction in the UK. The two lead partners in the Scottish Beaver Trial – the

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

He Chose to Climb

Cameron McNeish admits to having been hugely inspired by Sir Chris Bonington’s early failures, rather than his successes. IT was a long time ago and I was lurching between jobs, unsure of my future and dreading the thought of suffering

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Posted in Magazine

Mountaineers urged to prepare for the winter hills

As snow and freezing conditions provide a winter playground for thousands of hillwalkers, climbers and mountaineers, Mountaineering Scotland (formerly the MCofS) is reminding everyone to plan for the challenges of winter when preparing a trip to the Scottish hills. The

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Posted in Walking News



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