My Philosophy About Mountain Leader Assessment Courses (& Other Inside Info)

My Philosophy About Mountain Leader Assessment Courses (& Other Inside Info)

Every Mountain Leader course covers the same syllabus and the same programme, but every course is different - different clients, different skills levels, different weather, and different outcomes. Last week’s assessment course was our 66th, and over the years since our first course we have developed a way of running the courses so that the candidates can perform at their best.

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What's So Special About The Black Cuillin Of Skye?

What's So Special About The Black Cuillin Of Skye?

Well, how long have you got? This paragraph from the introduction of the Skye & The Hebrides guidebook sums it up: If you love mountains then you will almost certainly love the Cuillin. A marriage between rock, water and sky, these are mountains unique in their ambience and configuration. A classic and near perfect horseshoe provides the finest ridge traverse in Britain, whose flanks give a host of climbs on some of the finest rock imagineable.

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What's The Future For Maps?

What's The Future For Maps?

GUEST POST by KELVYN JAMES
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.

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My Top Six Expo Food Choices

My Top Six Expo Food Choices

Being gluten- and lactose-intolerant means that I can’t eat anything containing wheat, oats, barley, rye, and milk or mild products. Lots of the usual expo food items are out for me – pasta, butties, cheese, chocolate, most breakfast cereals including porridge, and many of the standard dried expo meals. Over the years I have tried different combinations of energy-dense food that is compact, lightweight and low on packaging, and now I have my go-to favourites that I take on every expo. 

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