The lead feature this issue is from Paul Pritchard, with an inspiring piece about the lessons learned from climbing. There are also features from and about Mark Vallance, the manufacturer of Ray Jardine's camming device who later headed the BMC, a brace of profiles - 1 on a mountain guide, another on a ski guide, and for those on their ML journey this summer, plenty of info on bird and wild flower identification... as well as our seasonal diary from the John Muir Trust's ranger on Nevis, Alison Austin. The Mountain Heritage Trust consider the legacy of Joe Tasker, and Mal Creasy tells a tall (and funny) tale. Gear wise it's lightweight hardshells and a roundup of new and/or interesting kit.
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