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Using SARLOC for Rescue on your Smartphone

Getting smart with your smartphone might just save your life in an emergency, writes Judy Whiteside, Editor of Mountain Rescue Magazine. 'There are many apps for smartphone which show the phone's location, but these rely on the lost person having the app installed before they get lost. The beauty of SARLOC is that is uses the web brow...


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Abseil Knots Explained

Following recent online discussion stemming from a Rock & Ice article about appropriate abseil knots - and some confusion over certain types of knot and their misnomers - we asked Jack Geldard to clarify the key points...

Washing Ropes

Monday is washday especially after a weekends cragging. Every woman's favourite washerman Graham Gedge gives us the suds on how to wash your rope to make it clean and supple again.

Avalanche Basics Part 1: Anatomy of an Avalanche

From the still-evolving science behind them to tips on how best to avoid getting caught out, avalanches are a huge and complex subject. But even a little knowledge could be a life saver. In this two-part article Mountaineering Instructor Mark Reeves...

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Skills Ten Top Tips for your first Alpine Adventure

Dave Searle gives us ten handy hints for our first steps in to the alpine arena. Headed to climb on the big ones this summer? Check out what he has to say...


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