Murray’s Leader Rucksack

With the onset of Spring and the start of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award expedition season, instructors at Aspen Outdoors Ltd are sorting out their summer gear, thinking through and refining what bits of kit to take when leading groups in the hills. In this blog Murray Wilson talks about the kit and equipment that …

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Snowshoe Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition

This February six 17 year olds from Shrewsbury School became Duke of Edinburgh's Award pioneers, undertaking the first ever snowshoe expedition. Normally expeditions happen between March and October, avoiding the winter. Our expedition however, after a great deal of planning and preperation, took place high in the snowy Cairngorm mountains in February. Here is an account …

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Navigation Glossary

Confused about navigation jargon? Here's a glossary that explains terms like attack point, re-entrant and catching feature. If you would like to develop your navigation skills why not try one of our National Navigation Award courses. 4 Figure Grid Reference The coordinates for a 1km square box formed by the vertical and horizontal lines on …

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