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August 13, 2018

For what it's worth, this is my latest contribution to ongoing the "Map & Compass vs Smartphone / GPS" debate. The highly experienced Alex Roddie (whose excellent blog I recommend) recently published a short article entitled  "The Truth About Smartphone Mountain Naviga...

June 1, 2018

Inspired by my colleague Max at www.huntermountaineering.co.uk, here are 5 images to sum up what has been an absolutely brilliant month of work in the Highlands. I have only been rained on once the whole month :-) 

May 8, 2018

One of the joys of running my own small business is the freedom to build partnerships with others who have a similar outlook and ethos. In my book, Run4It Inverness is everything a local running shop should be. I've always liked the way these guys do business, especial...

April 26, 2018

I get asked a lot about the wide range of GPS systems that are now available.  The recent launch of the eye-wateringly expensive Ordnance Survey Aventura (RRP £499) has really cast a spotlight on the choice facing hillwalkers. Essentially it's a toss-up between an expe...

March 22, 2018

1.) Pick an unintimidating, simple area that you've never been to before. This morning I chose a very popular riverside loop near Beauly (see Walkhighlands description at this link here).

2.) Spend 20 minutes studying the map, picking out key junctions, obvious features...

February 11, 2018

A highlight of my winter so far has been working with Heather Morning, Mountaineering Scotland's Mountain Safety Advisor. A large proportion of mountain rescue callouts relate to navigational challenges, and never more so than in winter when darkness comes early. A few...

December 10, 2017

Read the magazines and you will see the latest £500 waterproof jacket in every lurid shade, or an advert trying to convince you that you need an all-singing all-dancing GPS watch which will cost you half a month's wages.  You probably won't see much focus on these simp...

November 28, 2017

Navigating with map & compass, you can't help being aware of your surroundings as you're continually glancing up and down, relating the map to the ground and vice versa. I will usually only dig out the GPS if I want to confirm my position. A quick look at the crosshair...

November 22, 2017

Check out these two contrasting maps of the Ballachulish Horseshoe - notice anything missing? One example (it should be obvious which!) is the Ben Nevis & Glencoe British Mountain Map downloaded onto Viewranger. This isn't cheap - £24.99 for the download, but - here's...

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