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Check your Map!

There are some really good hiking apps out there, but many are updated by people who don’t have an intimate knowledge of the local terrain, and they can feature uncorroborated information. A recent incident in the UK could just as easily have occurred in Victoria.

Here is an excellent article that underlines how important it is for walkers to use proper navigation techniques and equipment, and not rely entirely on information supplied by individual apps.  READ MORE

(Image credit: Keswick Mountain Rescue)