ViewRanger is becoming a social network

On Friday, the ViewRanger team published a new blog post called Introducing the ViewRanger Activity Feed. The best digital nav tool for hiking and hillwalking is becoming a social network. Here’s why I think this is a bad idea.

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In the Footsteps of Forbes: how the Alps have changed since 1842

Professor James Forbes is probably the most significant mountain explorer you’ve never heard of. In this piece, first published in the summer 2015 edition of Mountain Pro Magazine, I’d like to show how studying his pioneering work led me to appreciate the enormous changes that have taken place in the Alps since the 19th century.

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Hands-on: Firepot outdoor food

This is probably the best dehydrated backpacking food I’ve ever tasted.

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#Walk2017 – images from miles 200-308

It’s been a quiet month with no particularly dramatic light or weather. As my daily walk becomes more and more familiar, I’ve found myself taking fewer pictures – but here are a few highlights. The landscape is waking up after a mild winter.

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Electronics on the trail – 2017 edition

In 2015, I published a popular article: Electronics on the trail – what works for me. That article is now out of date. Here’s a new version, detailing the items I’m carrying in 2017.

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