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SKILLS

Get into via ferrata: the moves

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23/07/2015

You’ve got the right gear and a bit of background knowledge – but how do you actually go about tackling via ferrata? In this, the third and final article in our series, Ian Fenton and Dan Middleton offer up their top tips.
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Weathering a storm: how to survive when lightning strikes

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23/07/2015

It isn’t just winter that brings threatening weather to the British hills. Summer storms can be fatal – so what should you do to stay safe?
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Get into via ferrata: the gear

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16/07/2015

The winning combination of new “iron ways” being put up across the Alpine regions, and modern equipment means that more people are having a go at via ferrata each year. In the second part of this series, we look at the gear you’ll need to get started.
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How to scramble: An Teallach

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10/07/2015

Fancy having a crack at mainland Britain’s most legendary Grade 3 ridge scramble? Here’s the lowdown on this classic route.
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Get into via ferrata: the basics

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09/07/2015

Historically, via ferrata have been often underrated and misunderstood – but hill folk are beginning to wake up to just how much fun this sidelined sport can be. Ian Fenton and Dan Middleton look at what you need to know to get some ironing done this summer.
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Big cheese sought for top job

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30/06/2015

Plas y Brenin is on the hunt for a new Chief Executive Officer. Do you have what it takes?
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How to scramble: Sharp Edge

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30/06/2015

Take on one of the Lake District’s most famous Grade 1 scrambles with our guide to tackling Sharp Edge.
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The 5 biggest pitfalls to avoid when scrambling

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25/06/2015

You’ve got the box-fresh scrambling gear, the guidebook and a basic grasp of ropework - so what could go wrong? Here’s our run-down of scrambling’s major pitfalls and how to avoid them.
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Scrambling skills: protecting a scramble

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16/06/2015

Scrambling is sometimes described as the middle ground between walking and climbing - and for the higher grades in particular, you’ll need some basic climbing skills. Here's our guide to staying safe on the rock.
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How to scramble: the Llech Ddu Spur

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12/06/2015

A stunning Grade 1 scramble in Snowdonia that most people have never even heard of? It sounds too good to be true - but the Llech Ddu Spur really does live up to its billing. Here’s what you need to know to take on this secret Carneddau classic.
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