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2009-09-04 13:20:00

A U.S. travel Web site picked Scotland's Ben Nevis as the list-topper for the World's Top Five Climbable Mountains for Non-Climbers. VirtualTourist.com said Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest mountain, has a tourist side for low-level climbers and the ruins of an old observatory await those who reach the summit. The California Web site chose Mount Kinabalu in Southeast Asia as No. 2 on its list of easier climbs. I spoke to a couple a few years ago who did not just walk to the top themselves, but...

2008-08-11 12:00:52

By Rosemary Gallagher YOU might expect the headquarters of a goldmining company to be located somewhere a little more swanky than a rural railway station in deepest Scotland. Chris Sangster, chief executive of Scotgold Resources, Scotland's only gold mine, emerges from the tiny office at Upper Tyndrum in Perthshire clad in hiking boots, a heavy anorak and looking like he revels in the outdoor life. The company is soon to start drilling at Cononish, but Sangster is more likely to be asked...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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