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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 in your favour. 


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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 availa...

Why Learn to Navigate?

Getting lost can waste a lot of time, and occasionally proves dangerous, says Nicola Jasieniecka of Mountain Training. But navigating effectively isn't just about avoiding unpleasantness: it can be deeply satisfying too, enriching your sense of connection with 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 makes the best backpacking breakfast? From cold oats to salty meat, Fliss Freeborn rates some of the leading contenders.

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life First Aid Kit

On a warm spring day in Assynt, Gail Donaldson could have gone ultra-light and barely equipped. But when a...

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life Map and Compass

These days pretty much everyone uses a phone to navigate, but while they offer advantages, gadgets also have...

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life Headtorch

Negotiating complex ground in the dark can be tricky, and you won't get far if you can't even see. A headtorch is a...

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life Group Shelter

On a cold and stormy Ben Nevis, a humble bothy bag proves to be the most useful thing in Dan Bailey's rucksack....

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