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How to use GPS devices in the mountains safely

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20/08/2015

You may have a GPS nestling in the palm of your hand when you read this - but can you use it in the hills and mountains? Chris Townsend takes us through how to use GPS in the outdoors safely, whether on a standalone device or your phone.
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Emergency procedures for hill walking

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20/08/2015

If things go wrong in the mountains, what do you do? Chris Townsend explains the procedures you need to know but hope never to use.
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Know your hill walking footwear

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18/08/2015

Bamboozled by boots? Flummoxed by footwear? Chris Townsend explains the range of shoes you can use for hill walking in this BMC TV video.
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BMC subsidised outdoor training courses at Plas y Brenin

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05/08/2015

The BMC and Plas y Brenin are working together to deliver a programme of subsidised training courses to help you to take your first steps in to the great outdoors.
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How to scramble: the Cuillin Ridge

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04/08/2015

Skye’s Cuillin Ridge is the Holy Grail of British scrambling. Are you ready for the challenge?
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How to take a compass bearing

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29/07/2015

Taking a compass bearing can be fiddly at first but is easy once you get the hang of it. Chris Townsend explains how to do it in this BMC TV video.
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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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