Birch/Betula

Time to pay some #homage to the trusty #Birch (#Betula) ready for some facts? 1. The Birch is a #pioneer species meaning they are one of the first #species to…

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Island Survival Course now live!

Left on an island in the middle of a Highlands Loch, would you survive? This course takes place on a private Island on the West Coast of Scotland and It’s…

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First line of Protection

Our first line of Protection in the outdoors is our clothing and there is certain ways you can put on your clothing to get the best out of them and…

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High Fire Risk

As we all know fire can get out of control at an alarming rate. The Easter holidays have brought some tinder dry conditions. Even with forecasted wet weather coming in…

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PREPARE YOURSELF

#route planning….what’s your strategy? Going on a day, multi-day or expedition there’s homework to be done! #weather reports, route cards, gleening local knowledge and a whole lot of #research will mean you’ve adhered to the…

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GPS Units Pro’s VS Con’s

A big thanks to Garmin UK for sending us GPS units for clients to trial this year on our courses. Where it is undeniable that GPS have their place as…

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If it aint raining it aint training

That’s the winter courses wrapped up for us and onto spring/summer programme. The final course of the year was our LSI winter module where prospective candidates, wanting to become instructors…

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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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