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Feeling the unseasonal heat on Stob Ghabhar  © Alex Roddie

Walking for Mental Health - Doom, Gloom and Green Shoots in the Scottish Hills

Weighed by the heavy burden of climate change, and the ecological poverty of the mountains he loves, Alex Roddie takes a long walk from despair to hope.

Glaciers in the European Alps have lost approximately half of their volume since 1900.  © Athlyn Cathcart-Keays

The Climate Crisis and the Future of Mountaineering

Paddy in the mountains of Gran Canaria  © Paddy Dillon
Paddy in the mountains of Gran Canaria  © Paddy Dillon

My Mountains - Guidebook Guru Paddy Dillon

Having once set out to wander 4 weeks through northern England with only £17 in his pocket, Paddy Dillon decided that the life of a walking writer was for him. "It took me a while to realise that outdoor magazines never get published with any blank pages...

Walking for Mental Health: A Summit Camp on Sgurr na Stri

In her writing, Sarah Jane Douglas explores love, loss and the redemptive power of hills. Here she gets re-grounded on a night out on Skye.

On Ben Alder  © Anne Butler
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...

Cumbria Way with toddler montage  © Richard Holdsworth
Cumbria Way with toddler montage  © Richard Holdsworth

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

Inspired to take on something big, Richard Holdsworth decided to carry his toddler son Benjamin along the 120km...

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...


The Carn Mor Dearg Arete and the North Face of Ben Nevis - as Alpine as Scotland gets  © James Roddie

Classic Winter - Ben Nevis via the CMD Arete

Whether it's your first winter Grade I, or you're an accomplished winter warrior, this spectacular ridge is without question one of the greatest mountain routes of the UK, says James Roddie.

On Steinkogl  © Ronald Turnbull
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...

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...


Trail shoes and mini gaiters on the Ramsay Round  © David Lintern

skills Expert Tips for Walking Further and Faster

Big routes put big demands on the walker. What's the key to a successful mega-mission? From training and nutrition to footwear...

Going light montage  © Dan Bailey
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 strategies for going light on the hills.

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

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

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


Marmot Photography Awards 2018  © UKC

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Photography Awards 2017 Banner  © UKC/Craig Hillier

Photo Awards Marmot Photography Awards 2017

Photography Awards 2016  © Ben Tibbetts

Photo Awards Marmot Photography Awards 2016

Helen Mort  © UKC Articles

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