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Get an early Snow Alert!

Published by Andy Bateman February 6, 2020

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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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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My hands and feet were frozen when I was out on the bike this autumn. How do I stay warm?

Published by Rebecca Field November 13, 2019

How to avoid cold hands and feet on your bike We did our first big ride of the autumn as a family last weekend – […]

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Hiking in the Highlands

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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Why choose a winter skills course, Scotland?

Published by Rebecca Field December 19, 2018

Deciding to book a winter skills course is a matter of safety in the hills. You definitely don’t want to be the one who’s on […]

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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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How to build your own ice hotel

Published by Rebecca Field December 5, 2018

Thinking of going on a snowhole expedition? The best way to build a snowhole Andy Bateman of Scot Mountain Holidays leads at least 3 commercial […]

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