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11 Nov 2016

thumb We love snow! But winter is a serious season on the hills, and you can't afford to do it wrong. Before leaving home give your... Read more

Oct 2016

thumb Walking poles help with balance and pace, reduce stress on your joints and lower your chances of injury. They may look simple,... Read more

Oct 2016

thumb This quick and easy beginners' guide from the Ordnance Survey explains the National Grid, and the principles of how to read a... Read more

Sep 2016

thumb Scrambling is often regarded as less serious than 'proper' climbing. That's a mistake. Low grade scrambles may be too easy for... Read more

Aug 2016

thumb After you've worked out where you want to go, a linear feature can be used as a 'hand rail' to help keep you on track. Mountain... Read more

Aug 2016

thumb They're delicious, they're free ...and late summer is their prime season! Here's our mini guide to foraging wild berries on the... Read more

Jul 2016

thumb Mountain Rescue stats show a distinct trend, says Richard Prideaux: people often get themselves into trouble by not knowing where... Read more

Jul 2016

thumb Ticks have arguably the most dangerous bite to humans of any species in the British Isles, says first aid expert Helen Howe. Why?... Read more

Jun 2016

thumb There's no denying it: walking is way more convenient by car. And yet it's surprising how many hills can be reached by bus or... Read more

Jun 2016

thumb In the run up to the 2016 Arc'teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix, France, we have a series of articles on some key skills in Alpine... Read more

Popular Hill Skills Articles

Sep 2016

thumb Scrambling is often regarded as less serious than 'proper' climbing. That's a mistake. Low grade scrambles may be too easy for... Read more

Oct 2016

thumb Walking poles help with balance and pace, reduce stress on your joints and lower your chances of injury. They may look simple,... Read more

11 Nov 2016

thumb We love snow! But winter is a serious season on the hills, and you can't afford to do it wrong. Before leaving home give your... Read more

Oct 2016

thumb This quick and easy beginners' guide from the Ordnance Survey explains the National Grid, and the principles of how to read a... 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

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 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

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 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 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