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Guidebooks and Manuals for Outdoor Skills

These books help you understand and develop the techniques you need on the hills. Skills include map and compass use, photography and staying overnight outdoors. Some specialist activities are also covered, including geocaching and sport and indoor climbing.
 
Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine

Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine

Written by doctors with a wealth of experience, this book covers the fundamentals of wilderness first aid and medicine. Clearly referenced chapters describe both how to minimise risks (including the preparation of first-aid kits) and how to cope with accident or illness in remote settings, from diving to high altitude and from desert to polar.

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£11.95  

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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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Polar Exploration

Polar Exploration

A handbook about the mental and physical preparation and detailed planning required for different styles of polar exploration, to the Arctic or the Antarctic, by polar pioneer Dixie Dansercoer. Sections cover topics such as motivation, understanding the cold, what to take, camp organisation and hazards from polar bears to crossing melting ice.

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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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Map and Compass

Map and Compass

An instructive guidebook explaining map and compass techniques, to help readers enhance their outdoor experiences. Whether you are experienced in map-reading, or have never used a compass before, this guidebook will sharpen your skills and have you exploring new areas in no time. There are also tips for GPS and digital mapping technologies.

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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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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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The UK Trailwalker's Handbook

The UK Trailwalker's Handbook

The UK Trailwalker's Handbook is a directory of long-distance paths in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland compiled by the Long Distance Walkers Association, covering 730 national trails, long-distance paths and anytime challenges, with regional overview maps and an index of walking guide publishers and support companies.

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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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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

This guidebook, covering all the basic rock climbing skills and climbing equipment, is invaluable not only for beginners but also for climbers wanting to increase their technical knowledge of climbing single- and multi-pitch routes. Written by one of the UK's top mountain instructors.

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Sport Climbing

Sport Climbing

Guidebook aimed at beginners and experienced sport climbers. It covers all the technical skills needed to climb bolted sport routes worldwide, from short single-pitch entry-grade routes, through harder modern test-pieces to classic multi-pitch crag and mountain routes.

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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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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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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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