Hill walking

Hill walking

Be prepared: expert tips on everything you need to know to get started with hill walking, from walk planning to group management; emergency procedures to courses you could go on to improve your skills.

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Starting out in hill walking

Starting out in hill walking

by Irvine Butterfield

Most walkers get involved in climbing up hills from time to time, whether it's en route to somewhere else, or the objective of their day to get to a viewpoint. This article looks at the literature available, lists of hills such as the Munros, Corbetts, Grahams and Marilyns, walking with a club, festivals of walking and safety issues.

Preparation for hill walking

Preparation for hill walking

by Irvine Butterfield

This article covers the basic preparation you need for a walk in the hills, whether it's a spontaneous outing to a local viewpoint or something more arduous taking you to higher elevations.

Group management for hill walkers

Group management for hill walkers

by Scott Muir

Leadership carries responsibilities which are often not to do with walking. It is about dealing with people's ambitions, self esteem, hidden agendas, personal competence etc. Good leadership at the planning stages can reduce the leadership intervention during the adventure.

Emergency procedures

Emergency procedures

by Scott Muir

You don't want to be the subject of an emergency and being involved in someone else's can be traumatic. Emergency situations may make great tales but unfortunately, some involve serious injury. If you visit the hills regularly it is inevitable that eventually you will encounter an emergency situation, hopefully not your own.

Courses for hill walking and scrambling

Courses for hill walking and scrambling

by Nigel Shepherd

If you want to venture to remote locations, tackle higher ground or go walking all year round, then your navigation, foot work, rope work and even survival skills might be tested to the limit. It's well worth knowing what to do to avoid any potential problems and how to deal with situations that might arise.

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