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SPLASHMAPS on winter test in the Cairngorms

I’ve been out in the Cairngorms this weekend running a winter skills course with a great group but in addition I’ve been putting my new Splashmap through its paces! When I picked my Cairngorms Splashmap up at the Explore Conference this year, I was really impressed with what appeared to be the versatility of the…
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Get your winter wardrobe ready!

The first snow has hit the UK mountains, is your rucksack winter ready? Watch our short video below to get some top tips on what kit you’ll need in your winter rucksack.

Explore 2018

Wow! What an amazing weekend!  We came back with so many new ideas and great contacts, I don’t know where to begin! A big thank you to Shane and Nigel for organising the weekend and for Paul for doing a brilliant job comparing and inspiring us all. Shout out to the all the exhibitors who…
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Get yourself ready for shorter days in the mountains

The darker nights are here; are you ready for shorter days? You’d be amazed at the number of people who venture out into the mountains without a head torch. Having a torch on your phone just doesn’t cut it I’m afraid. You’ll need your hands free and you’ll need something with a good battery life.…
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Our latest trips

Here’s a taste of what we’ve got coming up over the next few months, more information or to book a place, drop us an email November 2018 10-11th we’re at the Explore Conference at the RGS, London 23rd and 24th Off Site Safety Management Course, Whitley Bay December 2018 8th and 9th Winter Foundation…
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How to enjoy wild camping

Wild camping is a great progression from camping in a camp site, but there are a few BIG differences and these top tips should help you have a good nights sleep! One thing guaranteed to spoil a good night’s sleep is being cold. There is nothing worse than lying awake shivering while you wait for…
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Summer 2018 Expeditions complete

It’s been another busy summer here at Mountain Energy HQ! We’ve had two big expeditions running overseas that we’ve been part of. We had a team of 20 students and 2 staff from Ponteland High School taking part in a two week expedition to South Africa. The trip, led by our partners in South Africa,…
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Winter 2018

It’s been a busier that usual winter at Mountain Energy HQ! We’ve been our running our usual winter courses and weekends but in addition, we had a ski trip to the Alps and a busy spell with the Mountain Rescue Team! This winter has been helped by the dreaded ‘beast from the east’. Which did…
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Ethical Travel

Everything we do affects our planet and we want our planet and it’s flora and fauna to be here when our children grow up. That’s why for every car journey, bus ride or flight you take with us, we invest in tree planting with the Woodland Trust. Trees do so much to reduce the amount…
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Explore 2017

We’re here at the Explore Conference this year, held at the Royal Geographical Society in London. We’ve got a stand and will is chairing the Mountaineering and Trekking Panel, call in for a chat!