‘He didn’t just pick one horse and ride it’: Irvine Butterfield, hill man

When Dibidil – a bothy in a remote location on the south-east side of the island of Rum – was rebuilt in 1970, it...

Long, hard, rough and hilly: the World’s Ultimate Running Races

By Matthew Shelley The London, New York and Berlin marathons are incomparable for scale, speed and exhilaration. But how about the Brazil Jungle Marathon? It’s...

Why climb Snowdon in a Vauxhall Frontera? Because it’s there…

A candidate for the oddest and most amusing outdoors story in recent weeks is surely the Vauxhall Frontera which made it to the summit...

Beinn a’Chlaidheimh: the Munro Society surveyors respond

By Graham Jackson and John Barnard We have followed with great interest the stimulating articles in your newspaper about the recent survey of Beinn a’Chlaidheimh...

He’s aged ten, likes frogs and Green Day – and has done the Munros

Ben More, the highest peak on Mull, has hosted many Munro-completion events over the years. It is far and away the most popular final-hill...

Kindness, car-park politics, a pinnacle – and two sad departures

Turning away – for a moment at least – from the politics and palaver of the Fisherfield hill-survey saga, a few other recent outdoors...

Done deal or open to doubt? Still no clarity on Beinn a’Chlaidheimh

It’s now a week since the results of height surveys on three Highland hills – all just above or just below the 3,000-foot Munro...

Curious limbo? Sensible caution? The SMC and Beinn a’Chlaidheimh

Some responses and reactions to Monday’s announcement that a survey by the Munro Society (TMS) has suggested that Beinn a’Chlaidheimh in Fisherfield is not...

So the number of Munros drops from 283 to 282? Er… no it doesn’t

The results of the July hill-height surveys by the Munro Society (TMS) have now been published. Three hills were surveyed on 4, 6 and...

Will it be the Fisherfield 4, 5, 6 or 7? Possible Munro changes coming

Tomorrow morning will be noteworthy for anyone with an interest in the Munros – the list of 3,000-foot Scottish hills first published in 1891...