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Monthly Archives: January 2019

BBC Winterwatch comes to the Cairngorms

Winterwatch returns to BBC Two this week – and they will be broadcasting live from the Cairngorms National Park, just a few miles from Walkhighlands HQ. Presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Gillian Burke will host the wildlife extravaganza, kicking

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Posted in Magazine, Walking News

Tribute to Adam Watson 1930-2019

This is a revised and updated version of an article that first appeared in the John Muir Trust Journal in 2005 to mark Adam Watson becoming only the second person after Tom Weir to receive the John Muir Trust Lifetime

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Gear review: MSR Revo Ascent snowshoes

Snowshoes for Scotland? Paul tests out a pair of MSR Revo Ascent snowshoes.

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Posted in Accessories, Footwear, Gear reviews, Magazine

Mountaineering double bill to headline Braemar Mountain Festival

One of the world’s best all-round climbers will speak alongside the second Scottish woman in history to climb Everest at the Braemar Mountain Festival 2019.

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Posted in Magazine

Review: Hostile Habitats – Scotland’s Mountain Environment

The original guide to Scotland’s mountain environment aimed at hillwalkers and climbers has just been updated with a new edition. When Hostile Habitats was first published in 2006 it brought together information on the full context of Scotland’s hills –

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Posted in Books, Gear reviews, Magazine

Mother Earth

Clam shell, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

Karen turns her photographer’s eye to the ground to capture the small-scale details in the landscape.

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Posted in Magazine, Photography

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