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Educational Guidebooks

These guidebooks are intended to help you gain a better understanding of various skills you may need when in the outdoors. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, geocaching, avalanche awareness, lightweight camping and navigational skills.
 
Walking the Jurassic Coast

Walking the Jurassic Coast

This guidebook includes 30 walks on the Jurassic Coast of Devon and Dorset. Covering the coast between Exmouth and Bournemouth, these delightful routes range from 3 to 16 miles (5 to 24km), exploring and explaining the spectacular geology of this World Heritage area with clear, easily understood descriptions, cross-sections and timelines.

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£12.95  

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Geocaching in the UK

Geocaching in the UK

A UK-oriented guide to geocaching, an accessible, fun and family-friendly outdoor activity that is rapidly growing in popularity. Primarily an introduction for newcomers, but also offering advice for veterans, the step-by-step guide explains all the equipment needed as well as how to identify, find and create your own geocaches.

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Outdoor Photography

Outdoor Photography

This practical handbook covers digital outdoor photography and the whole range of outdoor activities including walking, running, cycling, water sports (in and on the water), as participant or spectator. Covers basic concepts, equipment and processing and optimising your images back at base.

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 £7.45  

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Unjustifiable Risk?

Unjustifiable Risk?

A social, economic and cultural history of British rock climbing and mountaineering charting the conditions that gave rise to the sport, and the achievements and motives of those who have shaped its development over 200 years. Today's climbers share a desire to escape from urban society but what makes them take that unjustifiable risk?

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 £10.00  

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Indoor Climbing

Indoor Climbing

An instructional guidebook to all the basic skills and equipment for indoor climbing, dry tooling and bouldering, invaluable for beginners and instructors on CWA, CWLA and NICAS schemes, and for climbers wanting to increase their technical knowledge to enjoy their climbing wall experience to the max, written by top mountain instructor Pete Hill.

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 £8.95  

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Lightweight Camping

Lightweight Camping

Lightweight Camping provides detailed tips information and advice on how to get the most out of camping light - on foot or by bike, canoe or car. From picking a campsite in the wild to coping with bad weather, tips for campers with some or no experience on gear, luggage, campsites and camping with kids.

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 £3.99  

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Alpine Flowers

Alpine Flowers

A pocket field guidebook for identifying 230 of the most commonly found alpine flowers of the Alps. Categorised by colour for quick identification, each alpine flower has a photograph and description of its key features. Flower names are given in English, French, German, Italian and Latin, with notes on curious facts and origins of names.

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£11.95  

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Navigation

Navigation

This handbook to navigation - the practical technique of map and compass - will help you master the necessary skills for mountain walking. As a small, pocket guide, this is an ideal companion to take into the hills. Chapters include instruction in map reading, bearings, route planning, night navigation and bad weather, as well as with a GPS.

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Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather

A guidebook to help walkers and climbers understand weather in the UK mountains. Helps you to develop the skills to interpret forecasts, understand weather maps, and read the weather so you can make important decisions about activities in the hills. Illustrated with weather maps and satellite imagery.

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Snow

Snow

This practical guidebook is aimed at anyone who wants to acquire or improve their knowledge of snow and avalanche release. It describes the formation and evolution of snow, how to identify the many forms snow takes, and how to assess avalanche risk more precisely and reliably.

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£9.99  

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Avalanche!

Avalanche!

A practical pocket guidebook to help you learn the skill of snow avalanche prediction. Aimed at all winter snow sports enthusiasts, you can learn the skill of avalanche prediction, understand and predict avalanches, evaluate the risks and reduce the dangers. The book includes a Nivotest designed to help quantify risks from avalanches.

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£9.99  

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The Hillwalker's Manual

The Hillwalker's Manual

A comprehensive and practical manual for the hillwalker, covering equipment, safety, navigation, survival and photography. This guidebook contains information on organisations, the hill environment, weather and nature in the hills. The aim is to equip walkers with all the practical skills needed to plan and execute a great day in the hills.

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