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How much preparation do I need for polar exploration?

7 Oct , 2017   Gallery

Polar exploration was once reserved for a few hardy explorers who were not confident of even returning from their trips alive. Now can anyone go?

News / Advice / How To / Reviews, Techniques

Staying Safe Outdoors – hot weather problems

1 Sep , 2017  

Heat exhaustion while trekking at low altitude in the monsoon in the Himalayas

This guide to staying safe in hot weather will help you recognise and treat common problems when walking, cycling or trekking.

International Treks, International Walks, News / Advice / How To / Reviews, Techniques, UK Long Distance, UK Mountains, UK Walks

Bad knees? Maybe you should use walking poles

3 Jun , 2017  

Jonathan and Lesley posing with their walking poles on the Alpine Pass Route

Using walking poles, or even a single pole, will reduce knee pain and increase hill climbing power and endurance. Joe even uses them for ultrarunning – here’s the lowdown.


Want to try snowshoeing? Here’s a competition for you

26 Jan , 2017  

Win a pair of snowshoes with our Icegripper competition. We may even give you a copy of our guidebook to Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites too!

Mountain Adventures, News / Advice / How To / Reviews, Techniques

50 shades of snow: a guide to the white stuff

17 Jan , 2017  

Understanding the terminology can help you to be safer, find the best conditions and avoid avalanches. Here is our guide to technical snow terms.

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How to take photos you’ll want to keep

9 Dec , 2016  

Abode of the Gods - outdoor photography

Kev Reynolds, author of many Cicerone guidebooks, talks through some of his top tips for taking photos that you’ll want to keep.