Quick Tips


Quick Tips

This section is a quick start to the various mountain & hill walking safety topics, which links to further sections as required.

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  • Mountain Safety

    Mountain Safety 

    Start here: safety in the hills and mountains of the UK for hill walkers


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  • Self Reliance

    Self Reliance 

    Self reliance is the maxim to follow


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  • Mountain & Hill Walking Safety - Quick Start Summary

    Mountain & Hill Walking Safety - Quick Start Summary 

    A quick summary of the main areas of focus for a successful and safe trip walking in the UK's hills & mountains


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  • The Weather

    The Weather 

    Check the weather forecast and consider various weather related issues


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  • Know your Limits

    Know your Limits 

    Know your physical and skill limits and work your day around them.


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  • The Route

    The Route 

    At the heart of your day is the route itself


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  • Food & Drink

    Food & Drink 

    Your food and drink requirements for a day in the hills are different to a normal day. Calories are your friend!


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  • Stay Dry

    Stay Dry 

    Staying dry in the hills is more than about not getting rained upon


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  • Clothing

    Clothing 

    A trip to the mountains, even popular mountains, means that you have to take certain kit with you if you are to be responsible & safe


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  • Hill Walking Essential Kit

    Hill Walking Essential Kit 

    For a hill walking trip to the mountains, even popular mountains, means that you have to take certain kit with you for your safety


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  • Decisions

    Decisions 

    Decisions are needed throughout the day. Gather information and make good ones


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  • Come Home Safe

    Come Home Safe 

    Returning back home or your base for the night has to be the ultimate aim of any venture into the hills. Don't forget it.


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