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Horizons Magazine

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Articles by, and for, outdoor professionals - published Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter

  • Contributors share good practice, expertise or experiences of their work in the outdoors.
  • All current full IOL members get a free subscription to Horizons included as part of their membership.

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Horizons (77) Spring 2016 

In this issue....

  • Telling Stories: Bottoms, boobs and bonds
  • PEA or APE? Some constraining factors when including participants with disabilities into outdoor learning
  • Free time: Dangerous or developmental?
  • Is the Slippery Hitch the most versatile knot for outdoor uses?
  • Checklists: What are they? Where and how to use them - by Dan Cook
  • Interpreting Avalanche Reports - by SAIS
  • Smart Technology: Opportunity or distraction - by James Hodges
  • Beyond 5 Steps to Risk Assessment: Competent people and concise paperwork
  • Some facets, psychology and pitfalls of undertaking a classic challenge

Regular Features

  • EarthWise - What did John Ruskin ever do for the envionment and sustainability?
  • GreenScene
  • Professional Matters - Neal Anderson, IOL Professional Standards Manager
  • Perspective. Looking from the Outside In by IOL CEO, Andy Robinson

Horizons - erratum re Issue 71 Autumn 2015: Article author published as Ethan Thomas Hill however, the name should correctly be Ethan Thomas.

HORIZONS - erratum re Issue 67, Autumn 2014: There were print set errors in “Narrative Journey: storying landscapes for children’s adventurous outdoor play and experiential learning” by Phil Waters. Our apologies. Download a PDF corrected version.

Horizons Editorial Board

EDITOR - Elspeth Mason

EDITORIAL BOARD - Heather Brown, Geoff Cooper, Heather Crawford, Ken Ogilvie, Jon Owen

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS - Marcus Bailie, Heather Brown, Geoff Cooper, Heather Crawford, Jon Owen, Anne Sailsbury


PRINTERS - Fingerprints, Barrow in Furness

ADVERTISING - Horizons / IOL Website - Contact Fiona Exon

ISSN 1462 - 0677

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Hundreds of articles to discover. You can now download and search for individual articles from back issues as a PDF. These are articles published up  one year ago or more. Over time it will expand to include articles from historical issues of Horizons going right back to the 1980s. For a list of previous articles in Horizons see the Horizons Archive.

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