North Wales hosts so many classic scrambles but many are overlooked. Check out this article giving my top esoteric scrambles in Snowdonia. Enjoy. … More Beat the crowds with esoteric scrambles in North Wales!
Winter walking is normally defined as requiring the use of technical winter equipment like axes and crampons, but what about conditions where rain and high winds are the biggest threat and snow is yet to fall? In this article I will display the contents of my winter rucksack and show you the essentials for a mountain walking adventure. The above … More Preparing your rucksack for a winter adventure?
How to read and use contour lines. Contour lines or contours are the small lines that show relief (Height)on a map. Understanding contours and how to use them can change the way you use maps and will form the base of your navigation. Below I run through how they work and how to interpret them … More Map Reading Tips – Part 5 -Contour Lines.
Maps come in all different sizes, by sizes I mean some show a large area with less detail and some show a small area with lots of detail. Below I describe the four main map scales and how to choose the best one for your adventure. 1:25 000 This scale is the most detailed you … More Map Reading tips – Part 4 – Map Scales
Did you know that the north on your map can be different to the north on your compass? and the north on your compass and map is also not the same as true north? This fact can often be overlooked and can effect the outcome of your navigation. Grid North Grid North is the north … More Map Reading Tips- Part 3 – North, North and North
Why use grid references? Grid references allow a person to give an exact location in the outdoors, this system is ideal if you find yourself in need of help and need to call mountain rescue. The pictures below are all on 1:25 maps, however, this same system is used on 1:40 and 1:50 The picture above … More Map Reading Tips – Part 2 – Grid references
Learn the features of your compass and how to use them. … More Map Reading Tips – Part 1 – Get to know your compass.