Category: Climbing

Top 10 essential apps for the Outdoors

A smartphone is an essential item of kit these days when you’re out for an adventure.  Enabled by a huge number of apps your phone is not only a camera, GPS, notebook, torch, musicplayer … but can also give you a map, weather forecast, emergency beacon, guide to nature and so much more. I’ve selected ten essential apps for the outdoors, a guide to … Read More Top 10 essential apps for the Outdoors

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Munros infographic

I came across a great infographic on Scotland’s munros that you can find here.  I had an idea of doing one myself before I found this … someone’s put a lot of effort into creating this.     Credit: http://www.scotland.org/infographics/munros-of-scotland/      

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Trying ice climbing for the first time

Ice climbing is probably not on most people’s radar.  It’s perhaps an activity you’ve seen on TV or in magazines but unlikely to be something you’ve seen people practicing.  With good reason: unless you live in a very cold climate, ice climbs tend to be restricted to high altitude rock faces in the depths of winter.  Not the kind of sport that’s immediately visible. And so it was with a mix of naivity and … Read More Trying ice climbing for the first time

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50 Outdoor Activities to Engage your Kids in the Summer Holidays

  Remember that BBC TV programme from your youth, Why don’t you ?  Or to give it its full name, Why Don’t You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go Out and Do Something Less Boring Instead ?  As the summer holidays are almost upon us, the perennial challenge is to find enough activities to keep kids occupied over seven whole weeks (or … Read More 50 Outdoor Activities to Engage your Kids in the Summer Holidays

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14 for 2014 – #1 – Become a registered indoor climber

I’ve got my ’14 for 2014′ up and running by ticking the first challenge off my list ! My 9 year old son and I took a ‘parent and child’ belay course at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena on Sunday which means that I’m now able to take him climbing any time without having to book an instructor. He really enjoys climbing and would like … Read More 14 for 2014 – #1 – Become a registered indoor climber