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Our Covid measures

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We fully appreciate that you might well have some concerns about attending a course potentially with strangers in a new-to-you location. So we thought we’d let you know what measures we’re taking to help keep everyone safe during this challenging times. In line with UK Govt. measures announced Oct 12th: We will be basing our […]

Courses & Info

Night Nav Top 5

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So I first wrote this blog 3 years ago – I’ve done a lot of teaching night nav now so I thought I’d update it. New comments are in italics and the links have been updated. I’m sat here writing this post on the balcony in the Alps – it’s September and as soon as […]

Days Out

Do a good deed….

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Saturday October 12th is the date for this year’s Real 3 Peaks event. If you’re not familiar with this – it’s the UK’s largest organised littler collection for mountains, and it’s now in its 7th year. It’s a free day out in the hills helping keep them beautiful….. This is a volunteer led event – […]

Courses & Info

Loving Lichens

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We walk past them all the time – and I bet most people don’t even notice. Yet they’re the very building blocks of life – some of the most amazing, and old, living things on our planet. Lichens – I love them and I’m going to tell you why….and maybe persuade you to come on […]

Gear reviews

The future of Maps?

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Every week it seems there’s another story about hillwalkers needing to be rescued because they’re “navigationally challenged” (lost!). Navigation courses remain the most popular courses I offer. But navigation – like all skills – is evolving, so I thought I’d write a post on where I am with this nowadays. Like most people working in […]

Top Tips

Ready for Winter?

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The high fells have had their first dusting of snow. Sure it’ll disappear for a while – but now ‘proper’ winter has made it’s appearance – the fells are more alluring , but also a little more dangerous. So how many of you change the absolute basics of what you take out with you – […]

Gear reviews

Gloves

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As winter starts to make it’s presence felt on the high fells there is one clothing question I get asked more than any other; “What gloves do you recommend?” Just like any of my top tips or gear reviews I’m only going to write about items and systems that I’ve actual first hand experience of, […]