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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Our Top Twenty Most Successful Blog Posts

Our Top Twenty Most Successful Blog Posts

Since December 2016 we’ve been tracking the performance of our blog posts, so we that we can keep up with what kind of content our followers like to read. Often, something that we think will be really useful and interesting doesn’t turn out to be very popular, and vice versa. And the results, as of 31st March 2019, in reverse order, are…

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How To Stay Mountain-Fit When You Can’t Get To The Mountains

How To Stay Mountain-Fit When You Can’t Get To The Mountains

Mountaineering is the best training for mountaineering, but unless you live somewhere like the Lake District, you’re going to have lots of times when you can’t get to the mountains. You will lose your mountain fitness pretty quickly if you’re not intentional about working at it, but there are lots of things you can be doing that will maximise your time when you do get out there - and you’ll benefit mentally from thinking about and planning your next trip away.

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How To Prepare For Your Winter Mountain Leader Assessment #1: Quality Mountain Days in Scotland

How To Prepare For Your Winter Mountain Leader Assessment #1: Quality Mountain Days in Scotland

Logging QMDs should be a big part of your preparation for your Winter Mountain Leader assessment. After a period of warmer weather, where logging winter QMDs has been very difficult, winter has returned to the Scottish Highlands, so here are some top tips and suggestions to help you top up your logbook. Each of the suggested routes makes a great day out whether you are preparing for the assessment, or just going for a fun day out in the mountains.

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