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.
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
Learn the features of your compass and how to use them. … More Map Reading Tips – Part 1 – Get to know your compass.
The weather is the most important aspect of any mountain day and how you plan for it. I constantly monitor the forecasts and use many sources to try and stay one step ahead. All this being said the weather can act against the rules and you should always plan for the worst. Its never 100% all … More Planning for the weather!
Wild camping is a fantastic experience, waking up in the great outdoors with the sound of the wind blowing through the trees or waterfalls pouring down hillsides is great for the mind and the soul, Maybe a spiritual experience for some. I love the whole experience of wild camping, from sorting my kit in the house … More Wild camping basics (Part 1 Equipment and planning)
Sitting here at my desk I have a sore throat and a headache, my body is begging for rest but my mind is pushing to go running or climbing, I’m a mess. So should I go training? Maybe keep it easy? Maybe go home and rest till I feel better? What is a cold and … More TRAINING THROUGH A COLD