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Eight Things They Never Told You About Mountain Navigation

There are some things about mountain navigation that only years of trial and error can teach you; here are a few hard-won tips from John Burns


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Rescue 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.

Beginner's Navigation: Tips, Tricks and Exercises

Ian Hey holds the MIC, is a former cartographer for Harvey Maps and also spent three years as Technical and Safety Officer for the BMC. Here he explains some of the fundamentals of navigation, with exercises and tips to try next time you go out in...

Make A Mountain First Aid Kit

Kath Wills is a member of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team and a Recue Emergency Care (REC) first aid instructor. She runs Active First Aid in Snowdonia. Here, she advises what to put in a comprehensive general mountain first aid kit for a group of people...

Camping /

Camping Ten Top Tips for a Better Bivvy

Summer is the ideal time for big hill routes and wild nights up high. Why not ditch the tent and go light? Here are some pointers on how to get the best from your weekend bivvy.

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