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W. A. Poucher

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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, kitbag, knapsack, rucksack, rucksac, pack, sackpack or backsack — 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 variations to this basic design.

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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 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

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 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 to the east as well as the similarly named but quite distinct Black Mountain to the west. The highest peaks include Fan Brycheiniog to the west and Pen y Fan in the central part. They share the same basic geology as the central range, and so exhibit many similar features, such as the north-facing escarpment and glacial features such as lakes and cwms (cirques) below the escarpment. They all fall within the border of the national park.

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Brocken spectre

A Brocken spectre (Brockengespenst), also called Brocken bow or mountain spectre, is the magnified (and apparently enormous) shadow of an observer cast upon clouds opposite of the Sun's direction.

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Caer Caradoc

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

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

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

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The Cairngorms (Scottish Gaelic: Am Monadh Ruadh) are a mountain range in the eastern Highlands of Scotland closely associated with the mountain of the 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 the scientific discipline involved with compounds composed of atoms, i.e. elements, and molecules, i.e. combinations of atoms: their composition, structure, properties, behavior and the changes they undergo during a reaction with other compounds.

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Cheviot Hills

The Cheviot Hills (/'tʃiːvɪət/) 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 purpose is for display on a table intended for use in an area in which one entertains guests and from which it can serve 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 with a distinct pattern, a "cord" or wale.

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Cosmetics are substances or products used to enhance or alter the appearance of the face or fragrance and texture of the 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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In physiology, dehydration is a deficit of total 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 (more often called a torch outside North America) is a portable hand-held electric light.

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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, resembling an iconic saint's halo around the shadow of the observer's head, caused by sunlight or (more rarely) moonlight interacting with the tiny water droplets that compose mist or clouds.

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Grace Jones

Grace Beverly Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, supermodel, record producer, and actress.

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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 reduced body temperature that happens when a body dissipates more heat than it absorbs.

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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 (Eilean Arainn) or the Isle of Arran is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde and the seventh largest Scottish island, at.

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Janet Street-Porter

Janet Street-Porter, CBE (née Bull; born 27 December 1946) is an English 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 company that manufactures cameras, lenses, binoculars, rifle scopes and ophthalmic lenses.

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List of natural phenomena

Types of natural phenomena include, but are not limited to, the following: Weather, fog, thunder, tornadoes; biological processes, decomposition, germination; physical processes, wave propagation, erosion; tidal flow, and natural disasters such as electromagnetic pulses, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes.

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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 (Loch Abar) is a name applied to areas of the Scottish Highlands.

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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 emphasizing relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions, or themes.

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A menhir (from Brittonic languages: maen or men, "stone" and hir or hîr, "long"), standing stone, orthostat, lith or masseba/matseva is a large manmade upright 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 an unofficial region of Wales.

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Northumberland (abbreviated Northd) 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 (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 or hill bagging is an activity in which hikers, climbers, and mountaineers attempt to reach a collection of summits, published in the form of a list.

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Peak District

The Peak District is an upland area in England at the southern end of the Pennines.

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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 an agreeable scent.

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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 Qto, 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 of Great Britain, commonly known as the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), is one of the world's oldest photographic societies.

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Russell Harty

Fredric Russell Harty (5 September 1934 – 8 June 1988) was a British television presenter of arts programmes and chat shows.

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Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders (The Mairches, "The Marches"; Scottish Gaelic: Crìochan na h-Alba) is one of 32 council areas of Scotland.

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Scrambling (also known as alpine scrambling) is "a walk up steep terrain involving the use of one's hands".

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Shropshire (alternatively Salop; abbreviated, in print only, Shrops; demonym Salopian) is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, and Worcestershire and Herefordshire to the south.

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Skye, or the Isle of Skye (An t-Eilean Sgitheanach or Eilean a' Cheò), is the largest and northernmost of the major islands 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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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 mountainous region in northwestern Wales and a national park of in area.

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Soap is the term for a salt of a fatty acid or for a variety of cleansing and lubricating products produced from such a substance.

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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 jumper or jersey (British English), or sweater (American English) is a 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 online newspaper.

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The Quarto Group

The Quarto Group is a global illustrated book publishing group founded in 1976.

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The Wrekin

The Wrekin is a hill in east Shropshire, England.

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Tom Stephenson (activist)

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 or descending (including skiing); going mainly sideways rather than up or down.

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Tweed (cloth)

Tweed is a rough, woolen 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 or a series of steep drops 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 conditions of the atmosphere for a given location and time.

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Welsh Marches

The Welsh Marches (Y Mers) is 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.

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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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A whistle is 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 specialise in cosmetics, fragrances and related toiletry products.

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