A close friend of mine is a carpenter and has always used the saying “Measure twice, cut once” to ensure he doesn’t make stupid mistakes. The same idea can be used when you’re navigating in the hills. “Check twice, walk once”. Obvious I know, but I can’t count the times I’ve walked three or four times!
About the Author
Alex Palmer is the co-owner and founder of Cold Mountain Kit and started climbing back in 1989. He's climbed extensively throughout the UK, French Alps and has been as far afield as Yosemite, Northern Patagonia and South Africa. A total trad climbing snob.