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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

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

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 thoughts on the rewards and challenges of our greatest mountain tick list.

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 feel inspired to climb a favourite peak scores or even hundreds of times. Fiona Russell speaks to some extreme cases.

When you're working on the hills, you've got to take whatever the weather throws at you  © Kate Worthington
When you're working on the hills, you've got to take whatever the weather throws at you  © Kate Worthington

My Mountains - Kate Worthington

From early childhood walking memories to favourite hills, Fiona Russel talks with Mountain Leader Kate Worthington

'But what's she done on grit?'  © Andy Dodd
'But what's she done on grit?'  © Andy Dodd

Interview Meet Kat, The Climbing Adventure Cat

You've heard of crag dogs, but what about crag cats? Our feline friends typically prefer to go on adventures of their...

High on Sgurr nan Gillean’s West Ridge  © Adrian Trendall
High on Sgurr nan Gillean’s West Ridge  © Adrian Trendall

Small Dog Bags the Cuillin Munros

The Cuillin Munros are a challenge for many walkers, and undoubtedly the main obstacle in the way of any dog owners looking to make a...


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 most hills twice their height. More than just scenic viewpoints with a nice outlook on taller neighbours, these mini mountains...

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,...

Conwy Castle from Conwy Mountain  © Oliver Wicks
Conwy Castle from Conwy Mountain  © Oliver Wicks

Walking the Cambrian Way

A coast-to-coast epic along the mountain spine of Wales, the Cambrian Way has to be one of the biggest and best long distance walks in Britain....

Loch Lomond, a major landmark on the West Highland Way  © Visitscotland
Loch Lomond, a major landmark on the West Highland Way  © Visitscotland

Long Distance Special: 15 of Britain's Best Big Trails

Britain is webbed with thousands of miles of long distance trails, fantastic waymarked routes taking in coastline,...


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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