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On Ben Alder  © Anne Butler

My Mountains - Anne Butler, Munro Society President

Fiona Russell discusses favourite hills, caramel wafers and walking with dogs, with accomplished peak bagger Anne Butler, President of the Munro Society.

Cumbria Way with toddler montage  © Richard Holdsworth

Walking the Cumbria Way... With a Monkey on Your Back

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

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

Jake Chapman writes about the taboo subject of pooing outdoors and what we should do with our poo... One spring, Heather Morning and her fellow rangers witnessed a blooming of a different kind in the Cairngorms National Park:...

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...

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...

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...


On Steinkogl  © Ronald Turnbull

Hut-to-Hut in Austria

Indulging in a decidedly un-Scottish form of walking, Ronald Turnbull spends a mollycoddled week in huts on Austria's spectacular Stubai Höhenweg.

A chain of lochs link the interior to the sea...  © Mal Grey
A chain of lochs link the interior to the sea...  © Mal Grey

Across Inverpolly by Canoe

Mal Grey and friends make an amphibious crossing of Inverpolly, a multi-day canoe-based adventure under the shadow of Suilven.

Looking for a beastie at Lochan Toll nam Biast  © Ronald Turnbull
Looking for a beastie at Lochan Toll nam Biast  © Ronald Turnbull

Lakes with Legends

From tourist industry-boosting monsters to talking fish, our mountain tarns, lochs and llynnau abound with spurious legends. Here are a few of Ronald Turnbull's favourites, by spooky coincidence just in time for Halloween.

NZ great trails montage  © Stewart Nimmo
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...

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...

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...

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.


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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Photography Awards 2017 Banner  © UKC/Craig Hillier

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Photography Awards 2016  © Ben Tibbetts

Photo Awards Marmot Photography Awards 2016

Helen Mort  © UKC Articles

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