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Keeping in touch – Personal Locator beacons in the mountains

Heather Glenelg

Heather Morning – Mountain Safety Adviser at the Mountaineering Council of Scotland – outlines the role of Personal Locator Beacons and similar products in mountain safety Mountaineering news this winter has been dominated by two massive searches for people who

Posted in Accessories, Gear reviews, Walking News

Gear review – backpacking rucksacks

BPR2

If you think of backpacking the first thing that comes to mind is probably carrying a big rucksack and walking a long distance trail, or maybe exploring a new country while being as self-sufficient as possible. In Scotland, although we’re

Posted in Gear reviews, Magazine, Rucksacks

A sideways look at outdoor gear

GS6

There’s no getting away from it. If we have shoes on our feet, a jacket on our backs and we’re carrying something on our back to keep our lunch in, we’re using outdoor gear. Of course as we’re human beings

Posted in Gear reviews, Magazine


Outdoor gear for kids – review

KG1

A few winters back we were coming down from a fine day on the hill and came across two people coming up towards us exchanging loud words until they spotted us. We had a quick chat, it was dad and

Posted in Accessories, Gear reviews, Jackets, Magazine, Rucksacks

Gear test – Hooded fleece

HF4

Last winter I did a roundup of various midlayers and some of the feedback I got was that plain old fleece still has a lot of fans. This includes myself by the way, more often than not you’ll find me

Posted in Gear reviews, Jackets, Magazine

Daypacks – Group Test

Berghaus

A daypack is something most or all of us will have. It’s a rucksack to take all of our kit for a day in the hills, small enough to be easy to manage but sometimes big enough to carry your

Posted in Gear reviews, Magazine, Rucksacks



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