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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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snow hole expedition

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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walking guide

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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Choosing an ice axe

How to choose a walking ice axe

Published by Rebecca Field February 7, 2018

Choosing an ice axe   There are several factors to consider when choosing an ice axe. There are 2 reasons why you might need to buy […]

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Cairngorm reindeer herd

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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winter in the Cairngorms

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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winter walking Cairngorms

I love walking in winter, but I’d rather go with a guide/in a group. Is there any particular trip/guide you would recommend?

Published by Rebecca Field November 29, 2017

Scottish winters – are you looking for a winter walking guide? Winter is when the Scottish hills mutate into proper mountains which need as much […]

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