Here Mark is looking at what you should pack for a day out ski-touring in the Scottish hills.
Testing the snow pack
There are a number of tests that can be done to assess the state of the snow. None of these should be taken in isolation, but used to help build up a picture of what the snow conditions in that immediate area are likely to be…
A Beginner’s Guide to Backcountry Ski Touring
With more and more of us exploring the winter mountains on skis, Sophie Nicholson examines the appeal of backcountry skiing and advises on how you can do it too
Q&A: Tania Noakes
We talk to British Mountain Guide Tania Noakes about her recent 2500km traverse of Norway on skis…
Expedition medicine, part 1
Dr Raj Joshi kicks off our series on medical matters for trekkers and mountaineers with a look at some pre-trip basics…
Skiing safely in a group
Alex Parmenter, one of Glenmore Lodge’s instructors, talks about how to ski safely in a group and particularly how to ski in a group when terrain is prone to avalanche. He explains why this is important to the skier off-piste.
Ben Tibbetts: “A Line In The Snow – Greece”
“Skiing in Greece? Really?” was the usual response when we said where we were going. With a desperate lack of snow in the Alps we were looking as far away as Morocco and Nepal for inspiration. We had been told that there was good snow in Greece, but we didn’t quite believe it.
From postbags to mountain peaks, Deuter has been creating bags for over 100 years. A market leader in Hiking, Mountaineering, Travel, and Bike packs, Deuter has redefined the rucksack market with its back-system technologies and use of quality materials.
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