Logbooks Help Page

This page has answers to some of the most popular questions about the Logbooks system. If you can't find help for your problem here, then please Contact us and we'll be happy to help.

Q1: How do I create a Logbook?
Firstly you need to be Login as Existing User, or Register as a New User – it's quick and free. Once you are logged in, simply use the Add to Logbook page to start off your logbook.

Q2: How do I add hills or climbs to my Logbook?
1. By hill name - enter one hill at a time, by typing in part of the hill name and waiting for the summit to appear in the list. Sometimes you need to type quite a lot of the name in order for the correct hill to appear, and it can be tricky to get the spelling right!
2. By location - use the map to zoom in to find a hill, or find hills by entering a town name, a postcode, an OS grid reference or the name of a mountain range. Click on a hill to open a new window, which will have an 'Add to Logbook' link.
3. By hill lists - choose one of the lists of hills. e.g., Munros, Wainwrights, Corbetts, etc. Then tick the hills you wish to add to your logbook, without having to type any names. Subscribe to see a running total of how much of the list you've completed.

Q3: How do I edit or remove climbs in my Logbook?
To edit the details of your logbook entry, go to your logbook page and click on the climb you wish to edit. On the climb page, there is a link [ edit log ] under the Your Logbook section.

Q4: I have added some climbs but they have not appeared in my Logbook
There is a reload bug in Explorer 7 which occasionally prevents new climbs from appearing just after you have entered them. To get round the problem refresh the page (Ctrl key+reload button). Alternatively, sort your logbook page "by Edited" using the pull-down menu also works, as it will fetch a new page.

Q5: How do I stop people from reading my Logbook?
We hope that most people will want to share their logbook with the rest of UKHillwalking.com, but there are several levels of privacy that you can choose from using the User Options page: Firstly your Logbook can be public, which means that everyone else on the site can look at it. Or if you set up a list of your friends using the Friends List page, you can restrict access so that only those registered users can look at your logbook. Finally you could make your logbook completely private.

Q6: How do I link my friends to their Logbooks?
For each friend that you create in your Friends List page, you can link that name to a registered user. Some of your friends may not be registered users yet, but for those that are, simply enter their UKH User Name in the form.

Q7: How do I copy climbs from my friends' Logbooks?
If your friend also has a Logbook then you can easily copy the climbs & hill summits that you did together from their Logbook using the Add Logs from My Friends feature. Both friends must be linked from each other's logbook for this to work.

Q8: What do all the Styles of Ascent mean?
For hill summits you can leave this empty, but if you are scrambling or climbing, you might want to record more details about the way you climbed something (with a rope, with a fall, etc). You can read more at Styles of Ascent? on UKClimbing.com.

Q9: I've found a mistake in the UKH Climbs database
With so many thousands of hill summits & climbs in our database, there are bound to be mistakes, so please point them out when you see them. If the description is wrong (or there isn't one) then use the "edit climb" link, which is on the page for each climb. Alternatively you can email the volunteer moderator for that hill, who is shown on the hill page.

Q10: I can't find a climb in the UKH Climbs database
First of all, check that you've spelt it right - you might want to Find Hills and list all the climbs for that hill/mountain. If you are absolutely sure that the climb isn't in the list, and keep in mind the fact that every major climb and the majority of minor climbs in the UK are already listed, then you can Add a missing Climb. Give your own description of the climb if you want to, or just the name, grade and star-rating. The climb is added to our database immediately, so you can put it in your logbook or wishlist straight away.

Q12: Can I save a copy of my logbook as a backup?
You can save a data file of your logbook using the link on the My Logbook page. This will download a comma-separated text file of the data in a .csv file format which is openable by all main database programs like Excel and Access.

Q13: Can I print out my logbook?
When displaying your logbook there is a Print command next to the Sort menu. After sorting the logbook into the order you wish, you can print out each page individually.