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William Arthur Poucher (1891–1988), known as Walter, a nickname he acquired during his Army service, was one of the leading British mountain photographers and guide book writers during and following World War II. [1]

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Alfred Wainwright

Alfred Wainwright ("A.W.") MBE (17 January 1907 – 20 January 1991) was a British fellwalker, guidebook author and illustrator.

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A backpack — also called bookbag, knapsack, packsack, pack, or bergen — is, in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders, but there can be exceptions.

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Balaclava (clothing)

A balaclava, also known as a balaclava helmet or ski mask, is a form of cloth headgear designed to expose only part of the face.

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A barometer is a scientific instrument used in meteorology to measure atmospheric pressure.

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BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history.

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Ben Cruachan

Ben Cruachan (Gaelic: Cruach na Beinne) is a 1126 m mountain that is the highest point in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

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Berwyn range

The Berwyn range (Welsh: Y Berwyn or Mynydd y Berwyn) is an isolated and sparsely populated area of moorland located in the northeast of Wales, roughly bounded by Llangollen in the northeast, Corwen in the northwest, Bala in the southwest, and Oswestry in the southeast.

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Black Mountains, Wales

Not to be confused with the Black Mountain. The Black Mountains (Y Mynyddoedd Duon) are a group of hills spread across parts of Powys and Monmouthshire in southeast Wales, and extending across the England–Wales border into Herefordshire.

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A bothy is a basic shelter, usually left unlocked and available for anyone to use free of charge.

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Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog) is a mountain range in South Wales. In a narrow sense, the name refers to the range of Old Red Sandstone peaks popular with walkers which lie to the south of Brecon. Sometimes referred to as "the central Beacons" they include South Wales' highest mountain, Pen y Fan. The range forms the central section of the Brecon Beacons National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog), a designation which also encompasses ranges both to the east and the west of "the central Beacons". This much wider area is also commonly referred to as "the Brecon Beacons", and it includes the Black Mountains, Wales to the east as well as the Black Mountain (range) to the west. They share the same basic geology as the central range, and so exhibit many similar features, such the north-facing escarpment and glacial features such as lakes and cwms below the escarpment. They all fall within the border of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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Brocken spectre

A Brocken spectre (German Brockengespenst), also called Brocken bow or mountain spectre, is the apparently enormous and magnified shadow of an observer, cast upon the upper surfaces of clouds opposite the sun.

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Caer Caradoc

Caer Caradoc (Welsh - Caer Caradog) is a hill in the English county of Shropshire.

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A cagoule, cagoul, kagoule or kagool (from the French cagoule meaning balaklava) is the British English term for a lightweight (usually without lining), weatherproof raincoat or anorak with a hood, which often comes in knee-length.

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A cairn is a human-made pile (or stack) of stones.

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The Cairngorms are a mountain range in the eastern Highlands of Scotland closely associated with the mountain of the same name—Cairn Gorm.

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Candy, also called sweets or lollies, is a confection that features sugar as a principal ingredient.

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Chemistry is a branch of physical science that studies the composition, structure, properties and change of matter.

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Cheviot Hills

The Cheviot Hills are a range of rolling hills straddling the Anglo-Scottish border between Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

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Clwydian Range

The Clwydian Range (Bryniau Clwyd) is a series of hills and mountains in north east Wales that runs from Llandegla in the south to Prestatyn in the north, with the highest point being the popular Moel Famau.

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Coffee table book

A coffee table book is an oversized, usually hard-covered book whose place is for display on a table intended for use in an area in which one would entertain guests and from which it can act to inspire conversation.

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A compass is an instrument used for navigation and orientation that shows direction relative to the geographic cardinal directions, or "points".

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Corduroy is a textile composed of twisted fibers that, when woven, lie parallel (similar to twill) to one another to form the cloth's distinct pattern, a "cord." Modern corduroy is most commonly composed of tufted cords, sometimes exhibiting a channel (bare to the base fabric) between the tufts.

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Cosmetics, also known as makeup or make-up, are care substances used to enhance the appearance or odor of the human body.

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Crib Goch

Crib Goch is described as a "knife-edged" arête in the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, Wales.

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Dehydration, also known as hypohydration, is not enough body water, with an accompanying disruption of metabolic processes.

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The Dolomites (Dolomiti; Ladin: Dolomites; Dolomiten; Dołomiti: Dolomitis) are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy.

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Dovedale is a valley in the Peak District of England.

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A flashlight (sometimes called a torch in Commonwealth English) is a portable hand-held electric light.

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Frances Lincoln Publishers

Frances Lincoln Publishers is a British book publishing company based in London, founded by Frances Lincoln.

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George and Ashley Abraham

George and Ashley Abraham (George Dixon Abraham, 7 October 1871 – 4 March 1965; Ashley Perry Abraham, 20 February 1876 – 9 October 1951) were brother climbers and photographers who lived in Keswick, Cumberland in the English Lake District.

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Glory (optical phenomenon)

A glory is an optical phenomenon that resembles an iconic saint's halo about the shadow of the observer's head, caused by light of the Sun or (more rarely) the Moon interacting with the tiny water droplets that make up mist or clouds.

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Guide book

A guide book or travel guide is "a book of information about a place, designed for the use of visitors or tourists".

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Head for heights

To have a head for heights means that one has no acrophobia, an irrational fear of heights, and is not particularly prone to fear of falling or suffering from vertigo, the spinning sensation that can be triggered, for example, by looking down from a high place.

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In footwear, a hobnail is a short nail with a thick head used to increase the durability of boot soles.

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Hypothermia is defined as a body core temperature below.

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Ice axe

An ice axe is a multi-purpose hiking and climbing tool used by mountaineers both in the ascent and descent of routes that involve frozen conditions with snow and/or ice.

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Isle of Arran

Arran or the Isle of Arran (Eilean Arainn) is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland.

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Janet Street-Porter

Janet Street-Porter (born 27 December 1946 as Janet Vera Ardern) is an English celebrity, media personality, journalist and broadcaster.

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Kinder Scout

Kinder Scout is a moorland plateau and National Nature Reserve in the Dark Peak of the Derbyshire Peak District in England.

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Lake District

The Lake District, also known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England.

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Leica Camera

Leica Camera AG, is a German optics enterprise and manufacture of Leica cameras.

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List of natural phenomena

A natural phenomenon is an observable event which is not man-made.

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List of rock formations

A rock formation is an isolated, scenic, or spectacular surface rock outcrop.

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Loch Tulla

Loch Tulla ('Loch Toilbhe') is a small loch at near Bridge of Orchy and Glen Coe in Scotland and in the central highlands.

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Lochaber (Scottish Gaelic Loch Abar) is one of the 16 ward management areas of the Highland Council of Scotland and one of eight former local government districts of the two-tier Highland region.

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Long Mynd

The Long Mynd is a heath and moorland plateau that forms part of the Shropshire Hills in Shropshire, England.

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M. J. B. Baddeley

Mountford John Byrde Baddeley (1843–1906) was a distinguished English guidebook writer of the late 19th and early 20th century.

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A map is a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions, and themes.

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A menhir (French, from Middle Breton: maen, "stone" and hir, "long"), standing stone, orthostat, lith or masseba/matseva is a large upright standing stone.

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Mountaineering boot

Mountaineering boots are a type of footwear used in the sport of mountain climbing.

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National Trails

National Trails are long distance footpaths and bridleways in England and Wales.

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North Wales

North Wales (Gogledd Cymru) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales.

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Northumberland (RP pronunciation) is a county in North East England.

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Northwest Highlands

The Northwest Highlands are located in the northern third of Scotland that is separated from the Grampian Mountains by the Great Glen (Glen More).

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Office of Public Sector Information

The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is the body responsible for the operation of Her Majesty's Stationery Office (usually abbreviated as HMSO) and of other public information services of the United Kingdom.

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A parka or anorak is a type of coat with a hood, often lined with fur or faux fur.

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Peak bagging

Peak bagging, also known as hill bagging, mountain bagging, Munro bagging or simply bagging, is an activity in which hikers, hillwalkers and mountaineers attempt to reach the summits of a collection of peaks, usually those above some height or prominence in a particular region, or having a particular feature.

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Peak District

The Peak District is an upland area in England, most of which lies in northern Derbyshire but also includes parts of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire and Yorkshire.

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Pennine Way

The Pennine Way is a National Trail in England, with a small section in Scotland.

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Perfume (parfum) is a mixture of fragrant essential oils or aroma compounds, fixatives and solvents used to give the human body, animals, food, objects, and living spaces "a pleasant scent." Perfumes have been known to exist in some of the earliest human civilizations, either through ancient texts or from archaeological digs.

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Plus fours

Plus-fours are breeches or trousers that extend 4 inches (10 cm) below the knee (and thus four inches longer than traditional knickerbockers, hence the name).

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Quarto (abbreviated 4to or 4°) is a book or pamphlet produced from full 'blanksheets', each of which is printed with eight pages of text, four to a side, then folded twice to produce four leaves (that is, eight book pages).

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Royal Photographic Society

The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) is one of the world's oldest national photographic societies.

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Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders (The Mairches) is one of 32 council areas of Scotland.

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Scrambling (also known as alpine scrambling) is a method of ascending rocky faces and ridges credited to Shani Dunne.

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Shropshire (or; alternatively Salop;Blandings: English Counties – broken link abbreviated, in print only, Shrops) is a county in the West Midlands of England.

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Skye or the Isle of Skye (An t-Eilean Sgitheanach or Eilean a' Cheò) is the largest and most northerly major island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

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Sleeveless shirt

A sleeveless shirt is a shirt manufactured without sleeves, or one whose sleeves have been cut off.

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, Dewey, Sim sub Dewey Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands.

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Snowdonia (Eryri) is a region in north Wales and a national park of in area.

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In chemistry, soap is a salt of a fatty acid.

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Stac Pollaidh

Stac Pollaidh is a mountain in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland.

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The Stiperstones is a distinctive hill in the county of Shropshire, England.

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Surrey Hills AONB

Surrey Hills is a Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in Surrey, England.

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A sweater (American English) is a knitted garment intended to cover the torso and arms.

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Ten Essentials

The Ten Essentials are survival items that hiking and scouting organizations recommend for safe travel in the backcountry.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British national morning newspaper published in London by Independent Print Limited, owned by Alexander Lebedev since 2010.

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The Wrekin

The Wrekin is a hill in east Shropshire, England.

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Tom Stephenson

Tom Criddle Stephenson (1893–1987) was a British journalist and a leading champion of walkers' rights in the countryside.

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Traverse (climbing)

A traverse is a lateral move or route when climbing; going mainly sideways rather than up or down.

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Tweed (cloth)

Tweed is a rough, woollen fabric, of a soft, open, flexible texture, resembling cheviot or homespun, but more closely woven.

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Vibram S.p.A. is an Italian company based in Albizzate that both manufactures and licenses the production of Vibram-branded rubber outsoles for footwear.

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Walking in the United Kingdom

Walking is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in the United Kingdom, and within England and Wales there is a comprehensive network of rights of way that permits easy access to the countryside.

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A waterfall is a place where water flows over a vertical drop in the course of a stream or river.

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Weather forecasting

Weather forecasting is the application of science and technology to predict the state of the atmosphere for a given location.

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Welsh Marches

"The Welsh Marches" (Y Mers) as a term in modern usage denotes an imprecisely defined area along and around the border between England and Wales in the United Kingdom.

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West Country

The West Country is a loosely defined area of south western England that roughly corresponds to the modern South West England government region.

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Wester Ross

Wester Ross is a loosely defined area in the North West Highlands of Scotland and a part of Ross and Cromarty.

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An aerodynamic whistle (or call) is a simple aerophone, an instrument which produces sound from a stream of gas, most commonly air.

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Yardley of London

Yardley of London, usually referred to simply as Yardley or Yardleys, is an international English-based company and one of the oldest firms in the world to spealialize in cosmetics, fragrances and related toiletries products.

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