Navigating with a smart phone

Navigating on the hills with a smartphone has become quite a contentious subject and there are a lot of misconceptions around how GPS works on a smartphone. In this article, I aim to explain how to safely navigate with your phone and at the same time, debunk some of the myths I often see mentioned on social media. Firstly, I can't stress …

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Life after the Munros and the bagging epiphany.

I recently read Ed Byrne's piece 'Confessions of a Munro-bagger' and having compleated the Munros myself, I found myself nodding and smiling in agreement. But the dust has long since settled on my Munro compleation on a cold, damp Ciste Dhubh back in September 2014. I have since found myself naturally moving onto the Corbetts, but something wasn't quite right, I couldn't put …

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Review: Suunto Core All Black watch

I always quite liked the idea of owning a watch that told me what height I was at. But the price of these watches put me off. I ended up buying a Casio Twin Sensor Compass watch, which I can't complain about, it's an excellent watch. But it lacks the altimeter. I finally made the decision to get an altimeter watch and the brand Sunnto would …

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Navigation and the best of both worlds?

Navigation seems to be ripe for discussion at the moment, are the tables finally turning? Will GPS replace the traditional map and compass?  I've recently read two interesting blogs on the subject, one from Outdoors Father, Navigation in the 21st century Part 1 – are you up to date? and Alex Roddie's Going paperless in the hills – …

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