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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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Guided winter walking in Scotland

Why come to Scotland in winter?

Published by Rebecca Field January 22, 2020

Why come to Scotland in winter? 10 reasons in pictures Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about? Scotland. Why? Especially in winter […]

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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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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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winter walking holiday

Why go walking in winter?

Published by Rebecca Field November 6, 2019

Why go walking in winter 1. Why go walking in winter – Keep fit It’s all in vogue these days. As our normal lives become more […]

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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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snowholing expedition

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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christmas for hikers

10 top Christmas ideas for the hiker in your life

Published by Andy Bateman November 21, 2018

The first 10 gift ideas for hikers and walkers Stuck for gift ideas for hikers? What to get the hiker in your life? Read on. We’ve […]

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