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
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
Suffering from cold hands and feet in the mountains is unpleasant at best. A common misconception is thinking that thicker gloves and socks are what will keep extremities warmer. However,… Warmer hands and feet in the mountains
As the nights draw in my thoughts turn to preparing for my annual move north to Scotland. Spending time in Scotland in the winter is one of my favourite things.… Prepare for Scottish Winter walking and climbing
A friend told me about a bad travel experience he’d had whilst on expedition in Kyrgyzstan. He was mugged on his return from the mountains. He had handed over his… What men could learn from solo female travellers.
Fast and light in the mountains; a phrase synonymous with alpinism. Covering ground quickly is important if we aspire to climb alpine routes, reach higher peaks or even trek long… Five tips for being fast and light in the mountains
Taking travel photos of local people can perfectly capture your trip, illustrate a fascinating culture, show the emotion of an event or simply convey beauty of a place. But how… How to photograph people when you travel
Buzkashi is said to be the game which polo originated from. Like polo it is played on horseback. Unlike polo it is an individual game and played with a decapitated… PHOTO ESSAY: Buzkashi Drama, Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan