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Skills Food for Free: Early Spring Foraging

We'll be keeping it local for a while yet, but though you probably know every inch of your area by now, it's still possible to enjoy the green spaces on your doorstep in a new way. Try hunting for edible plants in your local woods, hedgerows, and even city parks. Release your inner Ray Mears with bushcraft expert Richard Prideaux.


Running My Winter Running Accident - a cautionary tale

It may have been a lockdown-friendly local route he knew well, but a surprise slip on icy ground put fell runner Nick Small in a serious predicament, a situation he hadn't gone well equipped to deal with. Do you carry enough just-in-case gear o...

Winter Snowshoes in Scotland - more than just a novelty

Requiring less skill than skiing, and making a big difference when progress on foot would be a nightmare, snowshoes have a clear niche in Scottish winter, reckons Alex Roddie. Having spent years insisting he could do without, Alex is now a...

Running Walk Before You Run - winter skills for hill runners

There are a lot of strong runners out there, but those coming to winter hill running without a grounding in mountain skills may not appreciate the severity of the challenge posed by snow on the hills, says fell running guide Keri Wallace. Here...

Understanding Winter Weather With Plas Y Brenin Part 5 - Observations on the Hill

Forecasts are great tools at the planning stage, but once out on the hill you'll have to rely on your own observations and...

Understanding Winter Weather With Plas Y Brenin Part 4 - Planning and Decision Making

In part 4 of our series on winter weather and avalanche forecasts, Will breaks down the planning and decision making...

Understanding Winter Weather With Plas Y Brenin Part 3 - How to Use the SAIS Website

Whether you're heading to the Scottish winter hills to walk, ski or climb, the SAIS website is an essential resource. In...

Understanding Winter Weather With Plas Y Brenin Part 2 – What to Look For in the Weather Forecast

Mountain weather forecasts convey a lot of information, but it's only of value if you know what to make of...

Understanding Winter Weather With Plas Y Brenin Part 1 - How Forecasts Work Together

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10 Tips on Staying Warm in Winter by Andy Kirkpatrick

Despite climbing winter routes all over the world, Hull's second best climber has never had the hotaches... In this article Andy Kirkpatrick shares his tips for staying warm and consequently staying alive!

Camping Ten Top Tips for Wild Camping

Whether you're out for a jolly with a group of friends or immersed in the wild on a soulful solo trip, camping up in the hills far from civilisation is one of life's essential experiences. As outdoor activities go this one is refreshingly simple and takes no special...

Top Tips 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...

Ten Serious Mistakes Winter Walkers Make

From dropping a glove to falling through a cornice, basic slip-ups can have serious consequences in winter. But most mistakes ought to be avoidable. Here's what not to do...

Advice for novices and would-be climbers

Using SARLOC for Rescue on your Smartphone

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