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10 Steps to help you prepare for a long distance, multi day trek or DofE Expedition

10 Steps to help you prepare for a long distance, multi day trek or DofE Expedition

You don’t have to be an Iron Woman/Man to complete a long distance trek or DofE Expedition. Far from it. By following a these TOP 10 TIPS, long distance trekking is available to anyone; you just have to be sensible, do some focused training and work a bit for it. The results are a more enjoyable trek, limiting the possibility of injuries.

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The Measurement of Success

The Measurement of Success

Summit attempts start the day or evening before when plans are made, you pack your bag and head for an early night tucked in warm comfortable sleeping bags. Pretending to sleep the brain runs through what could possibly happen the following day. The ultimate question is - Will there be success?

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Top 5 Avalanche Awareness and Avoidance tools which every winter mountain user should have.

Top 5 Avalanche Awareness and Avoidance tools which every winter mountain user should have.

Given some simple avalanche awareness and avoidance tools and techniques, there is no reason why a winter mountaineer, skier, snowshoer or hill walker can't build their knowledge and skill level to plan and enjoy a safe day out in the wonderful winter mountains.

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Winter Mountain Boots: How to ensure you buy the right winter boot.

Winter Mountain Boots: How to ensure you buy the right winter boot.

Arguably the most important piece of equipment you'll purchase for a winter day out in the mountains. Winter boots are certainly a work horse. They form a major part of your 'tools of the trade' and are the absolute foundation for your day out in the winter mountains.

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Recognising Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and how to help prevent it.

Recognising Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and how to help prevent it.

Altitude sickness is a potentially serious condition faced by many adventurous travellers venturing to altitude. It’s not just those climbing mountains like Kilimanjaro (5,895m) or Mount Elbrus (5,642m) or even the lower altitudes of Jebel Toubkal (4,167m), as you might expect. The symptoms of (AMS) Acute Mountain Sickness, can be encountered at altitudes as low as 2,500m.

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