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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How To Prepare For Your Mountain Leader Assessment #2: What I Look For In An Assessment Candidate

How To Prepare For Your Mountain Leader Assessment #2: What I Look For In An Assessment Candidate

Passing your Mountain Leader assessment is all about showing that you can take care of yourself and your group in the mountains, whatever the terrain or the weather. In order to be able to do this, you have to be able to multi-task: to confidently take care of yourself and be able to navigate effectively whilst keeping your group safe. Here’s an inside peak into what we look for in each assessment candidate.

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