Monthly Archives: June 2019

Mountain Writing Comp open for entries


Hillwalkers and climbers who like to express their love for the mountains and mountaineering in words are invited to take part in Mountaineering Scotland’s annual literary competition. The Mountaineering Scotland Writing Competition 2019 is looking for the best in new

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Politicians urged to grasp chance to control the spread of vehicle tracks in our hills

Achnashellach hilltrack

A coalition of ten conservation charities is calling on the Scottish Parliament to grasp a golden opportunity to introduce stronger controls over vehicle tracks in our hills. The Scottish Parliament is set to vote this week on Planning Bill amendments by Scottish

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Magazine

Our picks: the finest Corbetts

Beinn Dearg Mor

If you want to discover all Scotland’s finest mountains, you’ll need to look further than just the well-worn list of Munros. We set out to share our pick of the 10 finest Corbetts, but with so many great hills to

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Posted in Magazine, Our picks

Day Tripper to the May

The summer of 2018 was long, hot and record-breaking, yet I spent most of it stuck indoors catching up on a huge backlog of work. I can’t help but feel that I’m entitled to a heat wave again this year,

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Posted in Magazine

Gear Review: Vaude Power Lizard 2-3 person tent

RRP: £525 (currently on offer at various retailers)Weight: 1.5kg When heading out on overnight or multi-day adventures, an ultralight tent can offer one of the biggest savings in weight. We’ve been testing this 2 to 3 person tent from Vaude

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Posted in Camping, Gear reviews, Magazine

New lease of life for Leacraithnaich bothy

Over 50 volunteers from 8 different countries have completed a major renovation of Leacraithnaich bothy in Morvern. The work included the removal and replacement of the existing roof, renovation of the wall heads, lime pointing of both external and internal

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