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Richard and Denise on the summit of Maja e Kendrevicës, Albania  © Richard and Denise Mclellan

Interview Climbing Europe's Ultras with Richard and Denise Mclellan

Europe has nearly 100 mountains with more than 1500m of prominence - and some people are quietly working through the lot. What's it all about? We find out from Ultra-bagging duo Richard and Denise Mclellan, respectively the second person to climb them all and the fourth in contention for that accolade.

Poo pack box at Loch Lomond.  © Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Burying and carrying-out waste: Why are we so far behind the US?

Pawprints, human and ursine.  © Dan Richards
Pawprints, human and ursine.  © Dan Richards

Four Bears

Reflecting on a year of travels to the wild outposts of the earth, author Dan Richards writes about three bears that crossed paths with his forebears both familial and literary, before a personal close encounter with a fourth... In 1927, whilst climbing in Canada, my...

Nicky on a reccy of the round  © Nicky Spinks
Nicky on a reccy of the round  © Nicky Spinks

My Mountains - Nicky Spinks

Fiona Russell catches up with fell running royalty Nicky Spinks, arguably the highest achieving long distance specialist in British running history. She walks a lot too!

Fixed rope on Pinnacle Ridge, Lakes Sky Ultra 2016  © Paul Mitchell
Fixed rope on Pinnacle Ridge, Lakes Sky Ultra 2016  © Paul Mitchell

No Climbing Experience, No Race – The Future of Extreme Skyrunning?

Skyrunning is said to be a fusion of trail running and rock climbing; an 'extreme sport' suited to...

Enjoying the ridge   © Al Todd
Enjoying the ridge   © Al Todd

Bagging the Munros - What's The Big Attraction?

Some of us have never quite got Munro bagging. Are we missing something? Almost certainly! Keen Munroists offer their...

Selfie-tastic conditions on Ben A'an  © John McSporran
Selfie-tastic conditions on Ben A'an  © John McSporran

Repeat Offenders - Climbing One Hill Again and Again

With so many hills to choose from, most walkers will be happy to visit a summit just once or twice. But a rare few...


NZ great trails montage  © Stewart Nimmo

New Zealand's Great Walks

James Lowe introduces the Great Walks, a collection of classic Kiwi trails that showcase the amazing diversity of New Zealand, hands down one of the best walking destinations on the planet.

A walker on Puig de Gatazo’s south ridge – sunny skies but cold winds in winter  © Paul Harrison
A walker on Puig de Gatazo’s south ridge – sunny skies but cold winds in winter  © Paul Harrison

Climbing Mallorca's 1000m Peaks

Climbers and cyclists flock to Mallorca, but this rugged island also deserves to be better known for hillwalking, says local resident Paul Harrison. Here's his guide to Mallorca's 1000m peaks, a uniquely Mediterranean ticklist.

Dingle thumbnail  © Stephen McAuliffe
Dingle thumbnail  © Stephen McAuliffe

The Big Routes: A Traverse of the Dingle Peninsula

Packing a tent and a sense of adventure, Stephen McAuliffe walks the length of Ireland's Dingle Peninsula, where the mountains rise straight out of the sea.

The rounded sandstone is fantastically grippy  © Rosie Robson
The rounded sandstone is fantastically grippy  © Rosie Robson

Classic Scramble - An Teallach

Rosie Robson and friends have a wild time on one of the iconic ridge traverses of Scotland's spectacular north west.

An Sgurr, Eigg  © Al Todd
An Sgurr, Eigg  © Al Todd

10 Mini Mountains That Pack a Punch

Biggest isn't necessarily best - and here are ten good reasons why not. For sheer presence these pint sized upstarts easily outshine...

On Mullwarchar, pointless looking for a path  © Ronald Turnbull
On Mullwarchar, pointless looking for a path  © Ronald Turnbull

The Galloway Hills: Small but Surprising

Whatever you get from Galloway, it won't be what you were expecting, says Ronald Turnbull, Galloway resident and author of a new...

Dolwyddelan Castle in the Lledr Valley  © Alex Kendall
Dolwyddelan Castle in the Lledr Valley  © Alex Kendall

Low Level Walks in Northern Snowdonia

There's far more to North Wales than its summits. Staying low reveals a gentler but no less fascinating side to Snowdonia,...


Going light montage  © Dan Bailey

Top Tips Lightweight Walking - Tips for Beginners

Are you looking to shed weight, but unsure where to start? Fiona Russell asks some keen walkers about their simple...

Fulmar  © Brian
Fulmar  © Brian

birds How to Identify Common Seabirds

Whether it's a coastal walk or a sea cliff adventure, you're bound to encounter seabirds on any day out to the British coast. But can you tell your guillemot from your gannet? As a supplement to our guides on moorland birds and upland raptors, the RSPB has made us a...

Another Sunset from Crib Goch  © jethro kiernan
Another Sunset from Crib Goch  © jethro kiernan

skills Welsh (Cymraeg) for Hillwalkers

Welsh language permeates the hills of Wales, and an understanding of some basic vocabulary can really enrich any day's walk there. Myrddyn Phillips and Aled Williams are our linguistic guides...

ML candidates in the Lake District - but we can't all be out in the fells every weekend  © Jake Phillips
ML candidates in the Lake District - but we can't all be out in the fells every weekend  © Jake Phillips

Top Tips Preparing for Your ML When You Don't Live in the Hills

Living far from the hills is hard enough for most of us; but what if you're preparing for a Mountain Leader assessment, and stuck in the city? Jake Phillips has some ideas...

The classic Cosmiques Arête in the Mont Blanc Massif.  © Calum Muskett
The classic Cosmiques Arête in the Mont Blanc Massif.  © Calum Muskett

altitude and acclimatisation High Altitude and Acclimatisation Part 1 - An Introduction

In the first of our four-part series on high altitude travel, Jamie Macdonald (high altitude physiologist at Bangor University) and Calum Muskett (professional climber and mountaineering instructor), explore the role of physical...

It's just an exercise, but in a real incident a record of the casualty could make a big difference  © Will Legon

rescue The Casualty Card - A Forgotten First Aid Tool

mag grid thumb  © UKHillwalking

skills Magnetic North is Moving East - Here's How to Correct For It

avalanche 2 montage  © Jack Geldard

avalanche safety Avalanche Basics Part 2: Staying Safe

Avalanche Goat Track Coire an Sneachda Feb 2011  © Mark Diggins

Avalanche Basics Part 1: Anatomy of an Avalanche


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