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Winter Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

Walker, climber or skier, avalanches are a major consideration for all winter hill-goers. Ben Gibson, Mountain Safety Advisor for Mountaineering Scotland, and Jon Jones, Head of Mountaineering at Glenmore Lodge, explain the 'Be Avalanche Aware' guidelines, which have been devised to enable people to make their own informed judgments at every ...


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How to Plan Your First Climbing Expedition

Eve MacCallum shares lessons learned from her first expedition to Greenland. Last autumn, I returned from a trip to East Greenland with my partner Harry and our friend Ollie, where we spent a month putting up new rout...

Food Cereal Bars, Ranked

Walker, runner or climber; pretty much everyone snacks on bars. Easy to carry and quick to eat, they are a convenient source of calories. But nutrition, taste and value all vary a lot. Fliss Freeborn field-tests some of the most commonly available options. If you assume that more...

Food What to Have For Breakfast in the Hills

If you're about to embark on a big Munro or mountain multi-pitch day, starting well-fuelled is a must. But what food actually makes the best backpacking breakfast? From cold oats to salty meat, Fliss Freeborn rates some of the leading contenders.

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life First Aid Kit

On a warm spring day in Assynt, Gail Donaldson could have gone ultra-light and barely equipped. But when a...

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life Headtorch

Negotiating complex ground in the dark can be tricky, and you won't get far if you can't even see. A headtorch is a...

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life Group Shelter

On a cold and stormy Ben Nevis, a humble bothy bag proves to be the most useful thing in Dan Bailey's rucksack....

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life Spare Warm Jacket

"Had my leg break been so severe that I could not stand, I would quickly have been in dire trouble. I was...

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Psychological Skills for Climbing - Analysing Strengths and Weaknesses

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