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Using SARLOC for Rescue on your Smartphone

Getting smart with your smartphone might just save your life in an emergency, writes Judy Whiteside, Editor of Mountain Rescue Magazine. 'There are many apps for smartphone which show the phone's location, but these rely on the lost person having the app installed before they get lost. The beauty of SARLOC is that is uses the web brow...


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Arc'teryx Alpine Academy Scrambling with a partner

In this video, Peter Mason gives us some tips for scrambling on mixed terrain, with a partner.

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Rescue How - And When - To Call Mountain Rescue

Pressure on mountain rescue teams is building, with more incidents than ever before. But too many call-outs are entirely avoidable. So when is it OK to summon help? And how should you go about it? We asked the experts.

25 Tips for Safer Scrambling Without Ropes

Scrambling is often regarded as less serious than 'proper' climbing. That's a mistake. Low grade scrambles may be too easy for ropes, but the consequences of a fall can still be high. Here's how to stay safe on the grade 1s.

A Hillwalker's Guide to Fear

How can some people dance happily along narrow ridges while others crawl and cower? Face your fear, says Ethan Thomas, but do it SMART.

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