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21 tips to stay warm in the Winter Mountains

Published by Rebecca Field November 15, 2019

Staying warm in the winter mountains is a vital winter skill. Andy Bateman has been guiding for Scot Mountain Holidays for 21 years, so here […]

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What to pack for a walking holiday in Scotland

Published by Rebecca Field October 30, 2019

What to pack: our top packing tips for a walking holiday in Scotland Julia Bradbury recently published her tips on what to pack for walking […]

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Top tips: what to pack for a day hike

Published by Rebecca Field May 8, 2019

Top tips: what to pack for a day hike in Scotland We are frequently asked what to pack for a day hike in the Highlands, […]

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10 top tips: preparing for a hiking challenge

Published by Rebecca Field May 1, 2019

10 top tips for hiking: How to prepare for a Scottish hiking challenge (updated) The challenge of hiking in Scotland can be underestimated. Below we’ve […]

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Top tips for a self-guided walking holiday in the Highlands of Scotland

Published by Rebecca Field April 18, 2019

Are you planning to visit Scotland for self guided walking holidays? There are some important factors which should influence your planning. Treat the hills with […]

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Top 10 winter skills tips

Published by Rebecca Field December 12, 2018

Your ultimate guide to safe winter walking Andy Bateman has instructed and guided for over 20 winter seasons in Scotland’s uncompromising mountains in the Cairngorms and beyond. […]

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What’s all the fuss about Tweed?

Published by Rebecca Field September 13, 2018

Can you imagine hiking or mountaineering in a Tweed suit? That’s how they used to do it.  Here is an image of Sir Hugh Munro […]

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At your wit’s end? Present ideas for hikers who have everything

Published by Rebecca Field December 20, 2017

It’s that time of year again. Stress galore because you can’t think what to get for the hiker in your family. They have socks overflowing […]

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Cold v mobile phone

Published by Rebecca Field December 14, 2017

Tips for the winter season: How to protect your phone from the cold The picture above was taken on a phone. We are all heavily […]

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I’m in my 50s but have never been winter walking before. What are the pitfalls I should be aware of?

Published by Rebecca Field November 1, 2017

Walking in winter Walking comes in many different guises from dog walking to marathon walking. Perhaps then there’s a reason why “hiking” is becoming much […]

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