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18 Sep Flying out the Cabins

Well yesterday saw the successful extraction of the RAS from Braeriach. 4 cabins, generators, inverters, equipment and all waste successfully flown out in just over 2 1/2 hours. Everything went like clockwork thanks to Gordon Paxton-White, the team from Mar Lodge Estate, Cairngorms Wilderness Contracts and…

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21 Aug Already preparing for 2014 path works

Lairig an Laoigh and Strathnethy 2014 will see the deployment of the specialised Remote Accommodation System (RAS) on the Lairig an Laoigh to provide a base camp for path workers as they work to repair this historic drove route. The workers will live on site…

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02 Aug Maintenance Programme 2013

Upland Access Ltd have been travelling the length and breadth of the Cairngorms National Park working on our 2013 Maintenance Programme. This year the maintenance contractor has had the benefit of survey reports from our Cairngorms Adopt a Path volunteers giving them vital intelligence as to…

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11 Jul UPAG Site Visit to Braeriach & the RAS

It was a great, if windy, day for the Upland Path Advisory Group visit, taking in the Remote Accommodation System and three work sites on Braeriach. It was an excellent opportunity to share different approaches to pathwork and working with volunteers with organisations from across the…

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28 Jun The Amazing Art Of DryStane Dyking

 Drystane Dyking on Alvie Estate The trainees have been learning new skills in drystane dyking on Alvie Estate over the last couple of weeks. The section of the training course lasts two weeks and consists of repairing and rebuilding an old damaged wall, building a wall and cheek…

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14 Jun The Badenoch Beauty, Creag Bheag

Creag Bheag 2013 The trainees first experience of constructing an upland style path was on one of Badenochs finest treasures, Creag Bheag. This route has increased in popularity over the last four years with path construction  increasing the accessibility to the mountain for all levels…

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30 May Mountain Rescue!

A specialised Remote Accommodation system will be flown in to Braeriach, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park today, to accommodate path workers for the summer as they tackle one of the toughest jobs in Scotland.  The initiative is part of the 4-year, £2.1million…

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