Posted by MMMMarcia on January 24, 2000 at 12:10:54:
In Reply to: Re: Two Things! Plus a couple more! posted by NightSky on January 24, 2000 at 11:07:18:
: Marcia: Afraid he was not so altruistic. Back in the 80's he tried to sell it to developers, but was eventually thwarted by environmental groups.
>>Oh, rats! Here I thought he was preserving the sanctity of the mountain! Shoulda known!
It's still a big, on-going struggle to keep the Grandfather from becoming another tourist development. Environmental groups have bought the land right up to the boundary on most sides, but can't come near the asking price for the mountain itself.
>>Well, I certainly wouldn't want to see any more development than what's already there.
I haven't heard anything for a couple of years, so my assumption is that for the time being, the developers are still on the loosing side. We didn't go to the highlands festival this past year, but I've heard there's been no further noticeable development on the western face, which is always good news.
>>Yes, no further development is usually good to my mind, too.
Thanks again for the info!
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