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Warning to May Day walkers heading for the Highlands: it's still winter on the hills

Mountain experts are warning walkers heading for the Highlands to be prepared for winter conditions. Exceptionally cold weather has led to many Sco...

'Mr Cairngorms' Adam Watson receives Golden Eagle award

A renowned mountaineer and environmentalist received a top award from a group representing writers and photographers.

Government agency seeks possible buyers for troubled Cairn Gorm ski resort

Scotland’s busiest ski resort may be put up for sale this year. The CairnGorm Mountain snowsports centre, along with its controversial funicular ...

Mountain fraternity mourns death of Alan Blackshaw

A leading mountaineer who was instrumental in establishing the right to roam in Scotland has died at the age of 78.

Highland road closure 'will put winter resorts at risk'

A planned 14-week closure of the main road alongside Loch Lomond to the Highlands could sound the death knell for the recovering Scottish winter sports industry.

Cairn Gorm funicular to allow walkers on to mountain

Walkers will be allowed to get the train to the top of one of Scotland’s highest mountains for the first time.

Explosives used to blast Cairngorm avalanche snow

Cairn Gorm’s ski resort operators today used dynamite to clear snow threatening to avalanche on to its slopes.

Cairngorm railway 'struggled from the start'

The Cairngorm funicular, opposed by many walkers and conservationists at its inception, went ahead despite a weak business case, evident even before construction started.

Woman dies after Cairn Gorm fall

A woman has died after falling in a Cairn Gorm corrie. Teresa Michelle Conalty, 40, of County Wicklow in the Republic of Ireland, was airlifted yes...

Record Scottish snowfalls bring skiers out on to slopes

While the floods in southern England have been grabbing the news headlines, the Scottish Highlands have had a bumper year of snow.

Police confirm Braeriach body is that of walker missing since January

Police have confirmed the man’s remains found on a Cairngorms mountain are those of a hillwalker who went missing in January this year.

The great outdoors in 2011: the year in view

Our customary look-back at the past year provides a mix of triumph and controversy; tragedy and humour, with a few heroic acts.

Bumper snowfall leads to early Highland ski opening

A Scottish ski resort is opening earlier than in any season in the last 13 years. The Nevis Range facility on Aonach Mòr will operate this weekend...

Gondola mooted for Cairn Gorm by Ramblers' boss

A gondola system should be considered for Cairn Gorm as part of a review of access to the mountain, according to the head of the Ramblers in Scotland.

Cairn Gorm funicular push 'put public purse at risk'

Millions of pounds of public money were pumped into the controversial Cairn Gorm funicular railway without due regard to the financial risks the project presented.

Cairngorm ski centre closed because of snow

One of Scotland’s busiest ski centres has had to close – because there is too much snow. The Cairngorm Mountain centre announced today’s clos...

Avalanche service appoints new chief

International mountain guide Mark Diggins has been appointed the co-ordinator of the sportscotland Avalanche Information Service.

Ramblers call for inquiry after Cairn Gorm revelations

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