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The Swiss Cheese

A thoughtful reflection on lessons learnt from accidents during the winter of 2018 by Mountaineering Scotland’s Mountain Safety Adviser Heather Morning. There is no doubt that this winter has been memorable. Extensive snow cover, combined with low temperatures has provided

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Posted in Magazine, Walking News

Keeping in touch – Personal Locator beacons in the mountains

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

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Posted in Accessories, Gear reviews, Walking News

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