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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

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.


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A sudden thaw hits Great Gable  © Dan Bailey
A sudden thaw hits Great Gable  © Dan Bailey

How to Buy a Waterproof Jacket

rescue team  © jaggy bunnet
rescue team  © jaggy bunnet

Rescue Calling in a Mountain Rescue

Andy Kirkpatrick in his element in Antarctica  © Andy Kirkpatrick Collection
Andy Kirkpatrick in his element in Antarctica  © Andy Kirkpatrick Collection

10 Tips on Staying Warm in Winter by Andy Kirkpatrick

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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mag grid thumb  © UKHillwalking

Skills Magnetic North is Moving East - Here's How to Correct For It

We should all know the difference between magnetic north, the direction your compass points, and the grid lines on a map. In Britain we've always been able to correct for this in the same way - until now. Here's the latest advice from the Ordnance...

avalanche 2 montage  © Jack Geldard
avalanche 2 montage  © Jack Geldard

Avalanche Basics Part 2: Staying Safe

In part 1 of this series Mountaineering Instructor Mark Reeves looked at how avalanches occur; here in part 2 he suggests ways to assess the risk, spot the warning signs and stay out of trouble

Avalanche Goat Track Coire an Sneachda Feb 2011  © Mark Diggins
Avalanche Goat Track Coire an Sneachda Feb 2011  © Mark Diggins

Avalanche Basics Part 1: Anatomy of an Avalanche

From the still-evolving science behind them to tips on how best to avoid getting caught out, avalanches are a huge and complex subject. But even a little knowledge could be a life saver. In this two-part article Mountaineering Instructor Mark...

You don't want to add hypothermia to the list - get everyone in a group shelter  © Will Legon
You don't want to add hypothermia to the list - get everyone in a group shelter  © Will Legon

Rescue How to Save a Life With a Flapjack – Diabetes on the Hill

People with diabetes can - and should - enjoy hillwalking as much as anyone. But if a member of your party had...

The best way to gain confidence at night? Get out there and do it  © Dan Bailey
The best way to gain confidence at night? Get out there and do it  © Dan Bailey

Skills Tips and Tricks for Navigating in the Dark

Finding your way around the hills at night can be a challenge. These simple techniques recommended by Mountain Leaders...

Winter boots montage  © Dan Bailey
Winter boots montage  © Dan Bailey

Top Tips Ten Top Tips for Buying Winter Boots

Whether you're a winter walker or a winter climber, buying the right boot can be bewildering, so MIC Jake Phillips has some...

Man's best friend  © John Bamber
Man's best friend  © John Bamber

Dogs Winter Walking With Your Dog

Mountain Rescue dog handler and first aid expert Helen Howe knows a thing or two about taking dogs up snowy hills. Here's she shares...

Ascending out of a crevasse  © Nick Brown - UKC
Ascending out of a crevasse  © Nick Brown - UKC

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy Ascending out of a Crevasse

Arc\'teryx Alpine Academy - Basic Rescue  © Nick Brown - UKC
Arc\'teryx Alpine Academy - Basic Rescue  © Nick Brown - UKC

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy Basic Crevasse Rescue

Arc\'teryx Alpine Academy - Equipment  © Nick Brown - UKC
Arc\'teryx Alpine Academy - Equipment  © Nick Brown - UKC

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy Equipment for Crevasse Rescue

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


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