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Iceland – Ski to the Sea

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In May 2016, Ian Sherrington, Chief Instructor at Glenmore Lodge and Andy Townsend, Head of Snowsports, took an exploratory trip to Iceland to test the feasibility of running instructional ski tour courses in this unique and breath taking setting.  A new course for 2017, Iceland offers the chance for Scottish ski tourers to develop and explore their skills in […]…

Skiing in the Vanoise

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A Tour on the Wild Side By Mark Chadwick Day 1: It’s blowing hard; the gondola that we’re riding in is bouncing in the wind. We’re not even halfway through the Trois Valley’s monstrous ski area trying to access the Col de Gèbroulaz at 3400. If we reach the Col we’re lining ourselves up for […]…

New Ski Grading System for International & Scottish Ski Courses…

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The Glenmore Lodge Ski team have put together a new ski grading system to act as a handy guide for all of our International ski touring courses  and Scottish off-piste and touring courses. If you have ever been tempted by our international courses but been unsure if you have the right fitness, ski technique or […]…

How I Learned to Love Skiing

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By Andy Townsend, Head of Snowsports I am a skiing obsessive, my wife is a little fanatical on skiing and my kids both dream of becoming ski racers. It is fair to say that the foundations of my family are skiing: all aspects nordic, alpine, racing, backcountry.  As long as it involves a couple of […]…

Free Skiing the Cairngorms 4000ers

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By Alex Parmenter BASI ISIA; Mountain Ski Leader; MIC Senior Instructor at Glenmore Lodge The Highlands of Scotland offer some of Europe’s wildest freeski destinations. It is a place where you can escape from the crowds of the Alps and experience skiing in its most elemental form, just you; your buddies and the mountain. Probably […]…

E-Bike Your Way to Fitness

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Electric Biking Your Way to Fitness By Kirsty Murfitt Dog lover, all-round office hero for Glenmore Lodge and now E-Bike Revolutionist   I’ve just been out on my new bike and now my cheeks are aching. “Get a better saddle” I hear you say. Good advice but that won’t fix these cheeks! My aching cheeks […]…

Fear and Psychology for Paddle Sport Coaches

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FEAR By Dave Rossetter, Head of Paddle Sports Recently I have published articles in The Paddler around psychological principles and how they might have an influence on us as paddlers. I have also talked about how mentoring and creating a strong community can be beneficial for us. This article is one that has joined these two areas […]…

Preparing for an Instructor Assessment

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Preparing for an Instructor Assessment By Shaun Roberts, Principal, Glenmore Lodge How do you make the process of training and assessment work for you? How do you ensure success, so that you can get out there and create a career?  Well I can’t promise any self help guide but I can share some thoughts based […]…

Reverse Polarity in Compasses

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Reverse polarity is where the magnetism in the compass needle becomes permanently reversed so the red end of the needle points south instead of north. This is different to the magnetic needle being temporarily deviated a little when near a metal object or weak magnet and correcting itself as soon as it is moved away. […]…

Navigation Essentials by Nigel Williams

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Navigation Essentials Britain has the best mapping in the world but still teaches the subject based on an 80 year old methodology which stems from the Military introducing grid lines in 1936. Plotting trenches, directing artillery and communicating that information with great accuracy was paramount. Using Mils – 6,400 to a circle, instead of degrees, […]…

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