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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Navigation Glossary

Confused about navigation jargon? Here's a glossary that explains terms like attack point, re-entrant and catching feature. 4 Figure Grid Reference The coordinates for a 1km square box formed by the vertical and horizontal lines on a map that utilises the Ordnance Survey National Grid reference system. 6 Figure Grid Reference The coordinates for a …

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Night Nav in the Campsies

Six of us gathered by Glengoyne Distillery on Thursday 23rd of November for a Night Nav session run by Alastair Maclean in the Campsie Hills. The session was a free CPD workshop offered by the Mountain Training Association, one of two that ran in November this year in the Glasgow area. At 6:30pm it had been dark for a while …

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Hiking the Kintail Munros from Camban Bothy

Earlier this summer my friend Jim - Milanese munro-bagger - messaged me about another munro-bagging trip. With only 37 munros left he'd some of the best, the wildest and most impressive hills to do. This time the goal was to do 10 munros in Kintail over three days, based at Camban bothy. My instructions were …

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