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You are Amazing!  © Mel

Walking for Mental Health - The Author

"Mountain walking is free therapy and, as far as I'm concerned, the best therapy" says Sarah Jane Douglas, author of a new book Just Another Mountain.

Paul about to summit Helm Crag (summit number 88 of 214)  © Pete Aylward/inov-8.com

Interview Paul Tierney on His Wainwrights Record

Aoneky Rock Climbing Rope -
Aoneky Rock Climbing Rope -

Online Budget Gear - The Perils of the Bargain Buy

Safety gear apparently made for climbing and mountaineering is being sold online in the UK, despite failing to meet the necessary certification standards. Paul Sagar investigates.

Llyn Hywel and Rhinog Fach from Y Llethr  © Nick Livesey
Llyn Hywel and Rhinog Fach from Y Llethr  © Nick Livesey

My Favourite Summit View

The high point of a hill doesn't always provide its most photogenic moments, but it does tend to be the place you stop for longest to take in your surroundings. Picking out a single favourite may be an impossible task, but that hasn't stopped us asking a number of...

Reading Among the Lakes & Mountains among the lakes and mountains  © Ronald Turnbull
Reading Among the Lakes & Mountains among the lakes and mountains  © Ronald Turnbull

Mountain Literature Classics: Coleridge Among the Lakes & Mountains

The hills have inspired great writing over the years, but the original might still be among the...

Interview Nicky Spinks on Her Historic Triple Double

In mid May, Nicky Spinks completed a double lap of the Paddy Buckley Round to become the first person to do a double...

Alan Arnette on the summit of Everest in 2011.  © Alan Arnette
Alan Arnette on the summit of Everest in 2011.  © Alan Arnette

"Death, Carnage, Chaos": Analysing the 2019 Himalayan Climbing Season

Ash Routen speaks to mountain guides and journalists to analyse what went wrong this...


Alex and The Storr  © James Roddie

The Big Routes: Skye's Trotternish Ridge

A far cry from the rugged Cuillin, the volcanic escarpment of Trotternish offers miles of easy grassy walking amid surreal cliff-edge scenery. The Roddie brothers stride out along Skye's other great ridge.

Evening on Stob Ghabhar - time to start thinking camping spots  © Dan Bailey
Evening on Stob Ghabhar - time to start thinking camping spots  © Dan Bailey

The Big Routes: Black Mount Traverse

Every mountain hit list has its essential big ticks, and for this instalment in our series on the UK's gnarliest routes, Dan Bailey heads to the Black Mount for a classic Munro traverse high above the watery expanse of Rannoch Moor.

Yorkshire running thumb  © Peter Ellwood
Yorkshire running thumb  © Peter Ellwood

Trail and Fell Running in the Yorkshire Dales

In his new book Trail and Fell Running in the Yorkshire Dales, author Peter Ellwood describes forty of the best runs in this fantastic and underrated area. Here are some of the highlights.

The Tolkienesque Álftavatn Valley resembles a scene from Middle Earth  © Purple Peak Adventures
The Tolkienesque Álftavatn Valley resembles a scene from Middle Earth  © Purple Peak Adventures

Trekking Iceland's Laugavegur Trail

The otherworldly volcanic landscapes of southern Iceland are home to the Laugavegur Trail, one of the world's classic trekking...

You forget how airy it feels in places...  © Dan Bailey
You forget how airy it feels in places...  © Dan Bailey

Classic Scramble - Striding Edge

Striding Edge minus snow - too easy to bother with? Dan Bailey revisits an old favourite, and is forced to think again.

Venus? No, the Cairn Gorm weather station  © Dan Bailey
Venus? No, the Cairn Gorm weather station  © Dan Bailey

Scotland's 10 Easiest Munro Days?

You'll find all kinds of terrain on Scotland's 3000-footers, from thrilling scrambles to gentle strolls. There may be more glamour in...

Ireland's mountains thumb  © Stephen McAuliffe
Ireland's mountains thumb  © Stephen McAuliffe

The Mountains of Ireland - A Bumper Guide

Ireland has some of the best hillwalking on the planet, but few walkers over here seem to know it. Danny Sercombe and Stephen...


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...

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
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

The ABCs may be the essential bedrock of first aid, but there's another simple tool that's often overlooked. Will Legon makes the case for the humble casualty card.

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

Fastpacking can take you to remote and inaccessible places - Barrisdale Bay, Knoydart  © Chris Councell

running Fastpacking - A Beginner's Guide


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