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Oct 2014

thumb Family walks can be among the best of times, but if the kids get bored they may also be some of the worst. Ed Docwra looks at... Read more

Oct 2014

thumb There's a lot to be said for night walking: getting the hills to yourself; seeing sunsets and sunrises from on high; starlight,... Read more

Aug 2014

thumb How do you keep children keen and motivated in the outdoors? How safe is too safe? And what makes the ideal child-friendly walk?... Read more

Aug 2014

thumb How can some people dance happily along narrow ridges while others crawl and cower? Face your fear, says Ethan Thomas, but do it... Read more

Jul 2014

thumb With all that daylight summer is prime time to go large on the hills. Whether it's a famous challenge walk or a mega multi-summit... Read more

Jun 2014

thumb Summer is the ideal time for big hill routes and wild nights up high. Why not ditch the tent and go light? Here are some pointers... Read more

Jun 2014

thumb A rucksack is one of the key items on a hillwalker's kit list, says Dan Bailey. For casual country walks especially in summer ... Read more

Jun 2014

thumb Dave Searle gives us ten handy hints for our first steps in to the alpine arena. Headed to climb on the big ones this summer?... Read more

Apr 2014

thumb Are you new to hillwalking, keen to develop your skills but unsure how? A course might be the logical step. You may have heard of... Read more

Apr 2014

thumb Everyone gets 'navigationally challenged' sometimes. These 6 techniques are all tried and tested and should be carried out in... Read more

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Oct 2014

thumb There's a lot to be said for night walking: getting the hills to yourself; seeing sunsets and sunrises from on high; starlight,... Read more

Oct 2014

thumb Family walks can be among the best of times, but if the kids get bored they may also be some of the worst. Ed Docwra looks at... Read more

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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

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

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

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

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

Dec 2012

thumb From the still-evolving science behind them to tips on how best to avoid getting caught out, avalanches are a huge and complex... Read more

Jan 2010

thumb In this article Dan Goodwin of Mountain Plan takes us through some of the better descents out of Coire an t Sneachda in the... Read more

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