How To Kit Yourself Out For Winter In The Mountains

How To Kit Yourself Out For Winter In The Mountains

It’s the beginning of October and the days are getting shorter, so not long now until the first wintery weather in the mountains. It’s the perfect time to dust off your winter kit, make sure it is fit for purpose and maybe treat yourself to something new and shiny. But – and we’ve talked about this before – the vast array of kit to choose from can be bewildering, so here’s a few tips.

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Top Tips For Successful Snow-Holing

Top Tips For Successful Snow-Holing

“Any fool can be uncomfortable.” This is undoubtedly true in a snow-hole. Winter in the Cairngorms can see temperatures of around -10ºC at 1100m, but in reality winter temperatures at this height are more like -5ºC and above. That’s still pretty chilly, but snow is a great insulator. It is so easy to have an uncomfortable damp night, but with a bit of organisation and care you can be safe and snug and really enjoy the adventure. Here are my top tips for successful snow-holing.

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Who Needs A Mountain Guide? #1 Wendy Dodds, Athlete and Mountaineer

Who Needs A Mountain Guide? #1 Wendy Dodds, Athlete and Mountaineer

This is the first in a new series, where we'll be giving you an insight into the reasons behind the decision to hire a Mountain Guide. Wendy Dodds is a fell running legend. Now in her 60s, she is still competing at the highest standard. As a sports medicine specialist, she also travelled with several British Olympic and World Championships athletics squads.

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Top Tips For A Safe Fun Winter Season

Top Tips For A Safe Fun Winter Season

In a previous blog post we shared some tips on how to get more out of your time in the mountains. Here we’re giving you tips specific to winter walking and climbing. It comes down to three things: people, equipment, and environment. You can control the first two, but not the third, but with good planning you can make sure you stay safe and have fun.

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