Navigation Skills: Guaging Distance

When teaching navigation some of the biggest errors I see arise from people either walking too far or not far enough to their target. This blog describes non-GPS techniques, like pacing and timing. With practice these techniques can give you a high level of accuracy in gauging distance travelled. Here's are the bits of equipment …

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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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Cruach Ardrain – Stob Binnein Horseshoe

We had some fine April weather on Saturday - sunny, light winds and -1C on the summits -  as we hiked round the Cruach Ardrain Stob Binnein horseshoe. It was a big day with 1,744m ascent and lots of steep ground. Beinn Tulaichean, Cruach Ardrain and Stob Binnein are three of the 'Crianlarich 7', a group …

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