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A keen team, good weather and a familiar route: maximising the chances of a safe and successful day  © Will Legon

Scrambling with Kids - A Parent's Guide

Kids are natural climbers, and scrambling as a family can be great fun. But with scrambling comes risk, and there's a lot to consider when you add children to the mix. To help ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable day, instructor Will Legon offers some valuable tips.


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rescue team  © jaggy bunnet
rescue team  © jaggy bunnet

Rescue Calling in a Mountain Rescue

Scrambling on Tryfan  © Martin Davies
Scrambling on Tryfan  © Martin Davies

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Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team at work.  © Calder Valley SRT
Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team at work.  © Calder Valley SRT

Using SARLOC for Rescue on your Smartphone

How To Make A Mountain First Aid / Emergency Kit (click to make image bigger)  © Sarah Stirling
How To Make A Mountain First Aid / Emergency Kit (click to make image bigger)  © Sarah Stirling

Make A Mountain First Aid Kit


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Embracing the exposure on Bristly Ridge  © Will Legon

Scrambling Scramblers - Learn to Manage a Fear of Heights

Is a fear of heights holding back your scrambling progress? Will Legon describes some clever ways to reprogram your fear response and help the rational you regain control...

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It's just an exercise, but in a real incident a record of the casualty could make a big difference  © Will Legon
It's just an exercise, but in a real incident a record of the casualty could make a big difference  © Will Legon

Rescue The Casualty Card - A Forgotten First Aid Tool

The ABCs may be the essential bedrock of first aid, but there's another simple tool that's often overlooked. Will Legon makes the case for the humble casualty card.

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy: Scrambling with a partner  © UKC Articles
Arc'teryx Alpine Academy: Scrambling with a partner  © UKC Articles

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.

rescue in Coire an t'Sneachda  © mac fae stirling
rescue in Coire an t'Sneachda  © mac fae stirling

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...

Early morning on Crib Goch  © Rob Johnson
Early morning on Crib Goch  © Rob Johnson

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.

Climbing / Mountaineering and Walking Qualifications in the UK
Climbing / Mountaineering and Walking Qualifications in the UK

Climbing / Mountaineering and Walking Qualifications in the UK

Mountain guides, climbing instructors and mountain leaders.... what are they?! If you...


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