Ordnance Survey Mapping App.

Ordnance Survey Mapping App.

Carrying and being able to use a map & compass, not only allows us to make the most of a particular area, it allows us to discover new surroundings, builds self-confidence when out alone, and makes the great outdoors a safer place. In conjunction with Ordnance Survey, our mapping application…

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Why use Trekking Poles?

Why use Trekking Poles?

Trekking poles have always had a stigma tied to them, people see them as an aid for the weaker, less ‘macho’ walkers & hikers, they view them as an irritant with no potential benefit. This couldn’t be further from the truth. More and more walkers & hikers are becoming aware…

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Learn to Navigate.

Being able to read a map & navigate effectively with a compass, not only allows us to make the most of a particular area, it allows us to discover new surroundings, builds self-confidence when out alone and makes the great outdoors a safer place. In our technological age, the use…

Using Slings at Anchors.

In a previous video DMM compared the impact forces generated using Nylon and Dyneema® slings with a dynamic load. It clearly highlighted the importance of ensuring there is no slack in a system using slings. As an example, a 80kg mass free-falling just 60cm on to a 60cm Dyneema® sling…

How Safe Is Your Gear?

Do you use marker or paint to mark up your gear? Do you know if it is safe to use? Could it affect the integrity of your kit? Black Diamond’s Quality Control ran some acid tests on a harness and the results are pretty scary. Even if you don’t mark…

Weather Information.

Weather Information.

Knowing what the weather is going to be like for any of your outdoor trips is essential, not only for your safety, but for your pleasure too. Here you can check a list of weather sites, and also various regional webcams, all in one place. If you have any suggestions,…

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Understanding climbing grades.

Understanding climbing grades.

The system for grading protected trad climbs in guidebooks is usually the two-part British grade. This is a combination of adjectival and technical grades. Adjectival Grades. The Adjectival Grade is the first part of the grade and looks at the overall difficulty of a climb. This is influenced by many…

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