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Navigation Why Learn to Navigate?

Getting lost can waste a lot of time, and occasionally proves dangerous, says Nicola Jasieniecka of Mountain Training. But navigating effectively isn't just about avoiding unpleasantness: it can be deeply satisfying too, enriching your sense of connection with the world around you. 


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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 contender...

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 surprise slip left her incapacitated, alone, and out of mobile signal, she was glad to have packed with accidents in mind. Her first aid...

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life Map and Compass

These days pretty much everyone uses a phone to navigate, but while they offer advantages, gadgets also have limits. The simple map and compass should still form the mainstay of your navigation, says Ben Gibson, Mountain Safety Advisor for...

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...

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life Whistle

Though it weighs just a few grams, costs peanuts, and fits unnoticed in your pocket, a humble whistle could be one of...

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