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Outdoors for all – Zahrah Mahmood

David Lintern speaks to Scottish hillgoer and accountant Zahrah Mahmood, aka the Hillwalking Hijabi Please introduce yourself Hello, my name is Zahrah Mahmood, I’m a Scottish Pakistani Muslim from Glasgow. During the week I work as a Chartered Accountant and

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Posted in Magazine

Outdoors for all – Nav Bakhsh

In the first of a short series of interviews covering race in the outdoors, David Lintern speaks to Scottish hillgoer Nav Bakhsh, founder member of Boots and Beards hillwalking group. Please introduce yourself My name is Nav Bakhsh, I am

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Posted in Magazine

Gear review: Osprey Daylite 13l pack

Recommended price: £45 (£50 for print colour shown)Weight: 500g (as reviewed) A surprisingly spacious, comfortable, reliable pack for summer days when no winter kit is required. Osprey have updated their daylite pack with some added features, new colour options and

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Posted in Gear reviews, Magazine, Rucksacks

Hostelling at risk

There’s a crisis brewing for Scotland’s hostels. The COVID-19 pandemic has cut a swathe through the tourism industry and the hostel sector has been particularly badly hit. Along with his partner Helen, Gregor Barclay owns and runs Saddle Mountain hostel

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Posted in Magazine, Walking News

Golden eagles breed at Highlands rewilding estate for first time in 40 years

A pair of golden eagles has successfully reared a chick in an artificial nest at Trees for Life’s flagship Dundreggan rewilding estate in Glenmoriston between Loch Ness and Skye – marking the first known return of the spectacular birds of

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Gear review: Vaude Alpstein 200 DWN quilt

Recommended Price: £330 (but check prices online)Weight: 595g including stuffsack An ultralight sleeping bag or quilt has been on my gear test wish list for longer than I can remember. Lifting of lockdown restrictions mean I’ve finally a proper chance

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Posted in Camping, Gear reviews, Magazine

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