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Mountain Air 15. Forecasting Avalanches With Mark Diggins of SAIS

Winter's coming, and the high tops have already seen the first snow. Throughout the season, walkers, climbers and skiers will be keeping a close eye on reports from the Scottish Avalanche Information Service. So what's it like to work as a forecaster, and what does it take to run this essential resource? Dan Aspel meets SAIS head honcho Mark ...


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Mountain Air - 14. Dougie Baird, Mountain Path Builder

It's a tough job, and highly skilled, but the effort and expense of building and maintaining upland paths often seems to be taken for granted. Here Dan Aspel speaks with expert Dougie Baird of the Outdoor Access Trust For Scotland, on what it t...

Mountain Air - 13. Jamie Aarons, Fastest Munroist in History

In June 2023 Jamie Aarons set a new record for the fastest self-propelled Munro round, finishing on Ben Klibreck in a time of just 31 days, 10 hours and 27 minutes. What feats of endurance, sleep deprivation and elaborate team...

Mountain Air - 12. Heavy Whalley on a Lifetime in Search and Rescue

"There's no greater feeling than finding people alive in the mountains" says David 'Heavy' Whalley. Veteran of more than 1000 call-outs, and a keen climber and hillwalker now on his ninth Munro round, Heavy joins Dan Aspel...

Mountain Air - 11. Steph McKenna, Award-Winning Mountain Campaigner

In February 2023, Steph McKenna won the Fort William Mountain Festival's "Scottish Youth...

Mountain Air - 10. Kirsty Pallas on Scottish Mountain Safety

In this episode of Mountain Air, Dan Aspel meets outdoor instructor Kirsty Pallas. Members of...

Mountain Air - 9. Doug Bartholomew: Managing Beinn Eighe's Wild Spaces

From woodland regeneration to visitor engagement, what does it take to oversee an...

Mountain Air - 8. J. Robert Harris on a Lifetime of Adventure

Dan Aspel tracks down the irrepressible New Yorker J. Robert Harris, veteran of dozens of...

Mountain Air - 7. Precarious Freedom and the Cape Wrath Trail, with David Lintern

Mountain Air - 6. Rob Woodall, Britain's Greatest Peak Bagger?

Health Lyme Disease - What You Need to Know

Mountain Air - 5. Sarah Douglas on Solo Summits and Camping Cockups

Mountain Air - 4. Renan Ozturk on the Sanctity of Space

Mountain Air - 3. Keri Wallace on Girls in the Hills

Mountain Air - 2. Zac Poulton, the Fell Top Assessor

Mountain Air - 1. Sibusiso Vilane, First Black African on the Roof of the World


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Think you know all you need to about ticks and Lyme disease? Think again, says John Burns. In this episode of his Outside In podcast, expert Julia Knight from Lyme Disease UK debunks some common misconceptions, and offers useful advice on tick bite prevention,...

Mountain Air 1. Sibusiso Vilane, First Black African on the Roof of the World

For the first episode of Mountain Air, a podcast series recorded in association with UKHillwalking, Dan Aspel talks with Sibusiso Vilane. In 2003 Vilane became the first black African to summit Everest, a huge deal for someone...

Mountain Air 12. Heavy Whalley on a Lifetime in Search and Rescue

"There's no greater feeling than finding people alive in the mountains" says David 'Heavy' Whalley. Veteran of more than 1000 call-outs, and a keen climber and hillwalker now on his ninth Munro round, Heavy joins Dan Aspel to look back on a career...

Mountain Air 7. Precarious Freedom and the Cape Wrath Trail, with David Lintern

Dan Aspel speaks with the multi-talented highlands-based journalist David Lintern about his new Cape Wrath Trail book Thunder Road, the insecurity and rewards of a portfolio career in the outdoors, and learning to use the wonder of...

Mountain Air 3. Keri Wallace on Girls in the Hills

Mountain Air 2. Zac Poulton, the Fell Top Assessor

Mountain Air 6. Rob Woodall, Britain's Greatest Peak Bagger?

Mountain Air 10. Kirsty Pallas on Scottish Mountain Safety


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