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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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Essential Winter Skills: Walking With an Ice Axe

UKHillwalking is featuring a series of articles on key hillwalking skills in association with Mountain Training. Here mountaineering and skiing instructor Lou Reynolds looks at a winter essential, walking with an ice axe.

Ice Climbing Anchor Strength - Analysis

In this article, Glenmore Lodge Senior Instructor George McEwan takes a look at a study of ice anchors and explores the findings. Just how strong are abolokov threads and re-bored ice screws? Read on and find out!

Steep Ice Climbing Technique

Top winter climber and professional instructor George McEwan gives us step by step instructions on good ice climbing technique. This article includes the basic movements involved, some advanced techniques, and is illustrated with excellent photographs...

Calling in a Mountain Rescue

Phoning for help in the mountains - we all hope we'll never need to, but if the worst happened would you know what to do? Mountain first aid expert Helen Howe talks us through the process.


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