The Seven Sins of High-Altitude
There are a few common mistakes people make at high-altitude. In this blog post I detail seven of these mistakes. Ignore them and some could have deadly consequences. … The Seven Sins of High-Altitude
Feeling a bit rusty? Have been out but want to improve your skills? Know that there are gaps in your knowledge especially if things don’t go to plan?
Don’t wait for things to go wrong and have to muddle through. Instead, come on a one day safety course which focuses on improving skills, avoiding problems and running through what to do if things do go wrong.
I get a lot of questions, either about how to build an outdoor career, or how to plan an expedition. I love getting these emails but have trouble answering in the best way I can. Therefore, I’ve set up a support scheme through patreon. There are lots of different levels of support. Check them out and let me know what you think.
A 2 day, overnight trip in Snowdonia preparing you for an upcoming expedition in the mountains. Ideal for those tackling Everest Base Camp, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Mera and Island Peak, or Aconcagua.
29-30th August 2020
It was mountaineering which first took me to remote parts of the world. There I had to overcome both logistical and physical challenges. The rewards could be unexpected; insights into places of the world I had never heard of before, local hospitality and the breathtaking stillness of the mountains on a perfect day.
Leave No Trace principles are based on practices which minimise impact on the environment and are also respectful to other visitors. Twenty-one years ago, I spent almost a month learning… Are you breaking Leave No Trace principles without realising?
As the summer stretches out many people are getting out in the hills and clocking up Quality Mountain Days (QMDs) in preparation for their Mountain Leader assessment. Navigation and emergency… The Alternative Reading List for Mountain Leaders