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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 some hard-won advice.


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 Reeves...

10 Tips on Staying Warm in Winter by Andy Kirkpatrick

Despite climbing winter routes all over the world, Hull's second best climber has never had the hotaches... In this article Andy Kirkpatrick shares his tips for staying warm and consequently staying alive!

Reverse Polarity - a Warning to Compass Users

Are navigation errors always the fault of the individual navigator, or might there sometimes be a problem with the compass, a tool we tend to take for granted? Heather Morning of the MCofS investigates.

How To: Make An Emergency Snow Shelter

There's no doubt that having the skills to create an effective emergency winter shelter is an essential skill for all winter mountaineers, says Paul Lewis. The shelters described here shouldn't take long to create so have a practice during your winter...

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