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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What's To Love About Lichens?

What's To Love About Lichens?

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 our new ‘Loving Lichens’ Workshop.

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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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How To Prepare For Your Mountain Leader Assessment #1: Quality Mountain Days in the Lake District

How To Prepare For Your Mountain Leader Assessment #1: Quality Mountain Days in the Lake District

In this series we will be giving you some top tips and advice about preparing for your Mountain Leader assessment. We’ll be sharing quality mountain days (QMDs) suggestions for different parts of the country, and giving you an insight into what your assessor will be looking for in each candidate.

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