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‘Footwear systems’ for the hills

Shoe and improvised gaiter

One important piece of advice I was given by my old friend Dr Andy McMullen (Botanaeco) when I started doing a lot of outdoor work, both leadership and scientific fieldwork, in 2014 was to LOOK AFTER MY FEET! Part of

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Posted in Hill Running, Mountain Training, Orienteering, Scotland, Uncategorized

Keeping hill fit close to home

Although things have changed slightly in Scotland, with unlimited outdoor exercise, I’ve still been relying on a lot of home-based exercise to try to keep myself fit for getting back into the hills. I am lucky that there are small

Posted in Edinburgh, Hill Running, Mountain Training, Orienteering, Scotland, Woodlands

MapRunF and Street-O: keeping body and mind fit

My earliest memories of orienteering are when I was in 2nd year of secondary school at VOLA and I got on the outdoor activity week that was running out of the Strathclyde Regional Council Outdoor Centre at Arrochar. I also

Posted in Orienteering
Al is a Hill and Moorland Leader and has also completed the Expedition Skills module
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