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7 Feb 2016

thumb The risk of hypothermia in icy weather is not necessarily greater than from milder temperatures combined with wind and rain -... Read more

Jan 2016

thumb Winter can be challenging on the hills - and sometimes just driving there is the hardest part of the day. When snow arrives we... Read more

Dec 2015

thumb From dropping a glove to falling through a cornice, basic slip-ups can have serious consequences in winter. But most mistakes... Read more

Nov 2015

thumb Hill top cloud inversions are breathtaking, but elusive. MWIS expert Geoff Monk and film maker Terry Abraham explain how to put... Read more

Nov 2015

thumb If, like us, you struggle to name the birds of prey you see out on the hills, this basic field guide from the RSPB should come in... Read more

Oct 2015

thumb Over time both dirt and general wear will begin to affect the breathability of even the best performing waterproof. With a bit of... Read more

Oct 2015

thumb What amount of electronic gadgetry is necessary in the outdoors? Fresh from a summer of long distance walking and on-trail... Read more

Sep 2015

thumb Naismith's Rule is a formula that can be used when planning a hill route to work out - roughly - how long it ought to take.... Read more

Sep 2015

thumb Pressure on mountain rescue teams is building, with more incidents than ever before. But too many call-outs are entirely... Read more

Sep 2015

thumb Spending time alone outdoors is great, reckons Gilad Nachmani. But if you're new to solitary walking it might seem daunting, so... Read more

Popular Hill Skills Articles

Dec 2015

thumb From dropping a glove to falling through a cornice, basic slip-ups can have serious consequences in winter. But most mistakes... Read more

Jan 2016

thumb Winter can be challenging on the hills - and sometimes just driving there is the hardest part of the day. When snow arrives we... Read more

7 Feb 2016

thumb The risk of hypothermia in icy weather is not necessarily greater than from milder temperatures combined with wind and rain -... Read more

Most Popular Hill Skills Articles Ever

Dec 2014

thumb Despite climbing winter routes all over the world, Hull's second best climber has never had the hotaches... In this article... Read more

Nov 2011

thumb How do you buy a waterproof breathable jacket? These days there's loads of choice on offer, so Dan Bailey takes a look at the... Read more

May 2011

thumb Have you thought "I'm terrified of heights" or "I'm not nearly strong enough to lift myself up by my arms"? We tell you why... Read more

Jan 2006

thumb Most winters we can anticipate the usual spate of questions about sharpening the tips of axes and crampons on the UKC forums. In... Read more

Jun 2012

thumb Whether you're out for a jolly with a group of friends or immersed in the wild on a soulful solo trip, camping up in the hills... Read more

May 2011

thumb Kath Wills is a member of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team and a Recue Emergency Care (REC) first aid instructor. She runs... Read more

Mar 2008

thumb There is far more to ski mountaineering than quiche eating, mullets and Ray-Ban sunglasses. For many Brits visiting the Alps in... Read more

Jan 2006

thumb Doug Evans gives us a primer on Ski Mountaineering and answers questions such as, Nordic or Alpine? How good a skier do I need to... Read more

Dec 2015

thumb From dropping a glove to falling through a cornice, basic slip-ups can have serious consequences in winter. But most mistakes... Read more