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Mountain council boosts website

Posted 9 March 2010
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Mountain council boosts website
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The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCoS) has unveiled a new, re-vamped website.

Aimed at providing more information for those looking to go walking, climbing or skiing in the Scottish mountains, the portal is offering details including mountain weather, avalanche information and access details.

Explaining the basis of the makeover, MCoS chief officer David Gibson remarked: "We asked Scotland's top climber Dave MacLeod - and our members - to identify what climbers and hill walkers really want in a website."

Those keen to make use of the information available and do more walking and climbing in Scotland may wish to stock up on climbing gear at the Go Outdoors stores in Clydebank or Coatbridge.

Mountain challenges in Scotland include climbing the Munros - mountains over 3,000 ft - a list that was reduced from 284 to 283 last year.

This happened because the Munro Society re-surveyed several peaks around the 3,000 ft mark and found that Sgurr nan Ceannaichean - previously measured at 3,002 ft - was in fact only 2,997 ft.

Posted by Elaine Arthur