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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Christmas Vouchers

What better gift to buy a loved one than a voucher for one of our winter courses!   We offer a wide range of winter skills course including our 3…

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Review of the Fjallraven Telemark jacket

Many thanks to our friends at Trailblazer Outdoors, that filmed this review at the tail end of our Fjallraven training event down in North Wales this summer. If your looking…

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BCS Partners with SPOT Gen3

Backcountry are proud to announce that we have partnered up with SPOT Gen3 a company that produces the best and most versatile PLB (Personal Location Beacon) on the market.  We…

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