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best accessories for hiking

Best accessories for hiking

Published by Rebecca Field April 17, 2024

OK – we thought we’d have a little fun with this blog and give you a few silly tips along side the more serious suggestions. […]

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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 February 14, 2024

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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Get an early Snow Alert!

Published by Andy Bateman December 12, 2023

How to forecast snow Understand Thickness and get an Advanced Snow Forecast. Whatever winter sport is your passion, getting the most out of the UK […]

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Scottish tourist kit guide for dummies – Summer Edition

Published by Tammy Reynolds April 4, 2023

Perhaps you’ve seen the winter edition of this post, and so I give you the summer edition because it’s actually one of the busiest seasons […]

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Winter Navigation: water features and their perils

Published by Rebecca Field February 8, 2021

Winter navigation & water features: 3 lochs, 3km and 3 different responses to winter!! – the perils of navigating to water features in winter Come […]

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Making the most of your sortie outdoors during COVID-19 “lockdown”

Published by Rebecca Field April 8, 2020

At the moment, most of us a feeling a wee bit more tied down and unable to go out for much outdoor exercise during lockdown. […]

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Understanding navigation

Published by Andy Bateman January 16, 2020

Understanding mountain navigation and how we coach it. Nothing about mountain navigation is rocket science. Then again it is not a god given talent either. […]

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Winter Mountain Navigation – 30 Top Tips & Strategies

Published by Andy Bateman December 3, 2019

Winter Mountain Navigation – 30 Top Tips & Strategies Having delivered navigation courses for the last 20 years here are Andy Bateman’s top tips and […]

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Snow-holing in Scotland

Snowholing in Scotland Best Practise & Top Tips

Published by Andy Bateman November 26, 2019

Snow-holing in Scotland Best Practice Snow-holing in Scotland has a long established history in both our own winter mountains and further afield. Over the last […]

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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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