The five most surprising things I learned on a Backcountry Survival course

From anxious recluse to trier, speaker, author and, some days, trainee astronaut, Paula McGuire is the world’s least likely adventurer, with the world’s most inspiring adventure story. She joined us…

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Can you stop your fall?

Do you have the skills to stop a potentially deadly slip in the mountains?  One of the most important survival skill to possess if you’re out in a winter environment…

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Whiteout

A short video of the weather conditions you might encounter this time of year on the UK mountains. Always make sure you have adequate equipment to tackle icy conditions such…

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Return to winter conditions in the Gorms

Rubbish day on the hill today, don’t go, you wont enjoy it 🤪 Great first day of our 2 day winter skills course looking at #navigation #iceaxe and #crampons #avalanche…

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Coastal Foraging

BCS and the LSI are just back from the Ardnamurchan peninsula up NW Scotland running the Coastal module for the Land-based Survival Instructor. A large part of the course was…

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Survival Tips For The Extreme Cold

There are but a few extreme conditions on this earth that are as punishing or worse than the extreme cold. Ice and snow bring hypothermia, frostbite, isolation from help and…

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Winter Survival…Final Place remaining

Final place left on our scheduled winter courses 8th-10 of February. Join us for the ultimate winter survival course. Learn to navigate, move safely through a winter environment and spend…

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BCS were asked to respond to a tragedy recently by the Sunday Post. A great argument for print being replaced by digital. Poor representation of what we said, along with…

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Britains last true wilderness?

  This weekend saw the first opportunity to snow hole, winter is definitely here! Setting off from the ski car park at Cairngorm, we navigated up onto the Cairngorms plateau….

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