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  • What gear to carry when hiking in winter

    What gear to carry when hiking in winter

    12th December 2016

    Heather Morning, Mountain Safety Advisor with the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, shares her thoughts on striking the right balance in winter

  • Winter skills: Walking in crampons

    Winter skills: Walking in crampons

    8th November 2016

    Giles Trussell from Glenmore Lodge, Scotland's National Outdoor Training Centre takes us through everything you need to know about using crampons

  • Choosing a sleeping bag

    Choosing a sleeping bag

    30th August 2016

    Gear Editor Chris Townsend explains what to look for when choosing a sleeping bag

  • How to fit boots and shoes

    How to fit boots and shoes

    25th August 2016

    Gear editor Chris Townsend offers some invaluable advice on choosing the right footwear for you

  • TGO’s Guide to Scrambling

    TGO’s Guide to Scrambling

    24th August 2016

    If you're looking to get into scrambling or want to improve your existing skills, look no further. Here, we define the grades, explain how to use your feet and find your way, plus, there's our recommended routes, gear to take with you and tips on ropework

  • How to: Belaying for scrambling

    How to: Belaying for scrambling

    24th August 2016

    Ticked off the easy low-grade classics and want to take your scrambling skills up a notch? It’s time to start thinking about rope-work. Here we take you through the basics of belaying, with information from the BMC and Mountain Training