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Sustainable Gear Caring for Your Waterproof

Looking after our gear is one of the simplest ways to help reduce our environmental footprint; and it doesn't get much more fundamental than washing and reproofing waterproof clothing. Here we explain how to keep your shell performing at its best for longer.


Camping Ten Top Tips for Wild Camping

Health How To Avoid Ticks and Lyme Disease

Wild Nights Out - Responsible Camping and the Law


Skills Barefoot Walking - Dipping a Toe in the Water

Barefoot running has been a thing for years, but what about taking this approach into the hills? Do rocks hurt more, are bogs that bit wetter, and do your feet get tired over a long Munro day? Fliss Freeborn examines the pros and corns of swapp...

Rescue After the Accident - How to Get Found Alive

If you're incapacitated on a Scottish winter mountain then your prospects depend on how well equipped you are, and how quickly you can be found. Roger Webb of Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team looks at some simple measures that might help to stack the odds...

Food Cereal Bars, Ranked

Walker, runner or climber; pretty much everyone snacks on bars. Easy to carry and quick to eat, they are a convenient source of calories. But nutrition, taste and value all vary a lot. Fliss Freeborn field-tests some of the most commonly available options. If you assume that more...

Why Learn to Navigate?

Getting lost can waste a lot of time, and occasionally proves dangerous, says Nicola Jasieniecka of Mountain Training. But navigating...

The Big Three Rounds - All You Need To Know The Big Three Rounds - All You Need to Know: Part 2. Reccying

An essential part of the Big Round process, reccying is a lot more than simply learning the...

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...

The Big Three Rounds - All You Need To Know Part 1. What, When and How?

The UK's Big Three hill rounds, the Bob Graham, Paddy Buckley and Charlie Ramsay, are...

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life First Aid Kit

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life Map and Compass

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