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Planning Off-Path Routes

Trails can take the sting out of rough ground and tricky navigation - but what if you venture off the beaten track? Alex Roddie explains how to confidently plan path-free routes.


Modernise Your Navigation

​​​​​​​Still using frayed old paper maps? Ever wish you could pinpoint your exact location? It could be time to bring your nav skills into the 21st century, says Alex Roddie

Running /
10 Techniques for Moving Faster in the Mountains

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy /
Scrambling with a partner

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy /
Crossing a Bergschrund

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy /
Knots for Glacier Travel

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy /
Roping up for glacier travel

Rescue /
Calling in a Mountain Rescue

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How to Buy a Waterproof Jacket

How To Avoid Ticks and Lyme Disease

Ten Serious Mistakes Winter Walkers Make

Sharpening up your Ice Tools

Make A Mountain First Aid Kit

Ski Mountaineering ? It's for you!

Ten Top Tips for Buying Summer Boots

Advice for novices and would-be climbers

Skills /
Ten Top Tips for your first Alpine Adventure

Rescue /
Calling in a Mountain Rescue

10 Tips on Staying Warm in Winter by Andy Kirkpatrick

Camping /
Ten Top Tips for Wild Camping

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