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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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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