Skye should have 100 different words for rain  © Andy Ravenhill

ten An A-Z of Hillwalking

Anne Butler, president of the Munro Society, offers a personal alphabet of hillwalking experiences, from the amazing to the zany.

Kate on the summit of Elidir Fawr  © Kate Worthington

Desert Island Peaks Kate Worthington

Cameron McNeish  © Cameron McNeish
Cameron McNeish  © Cameron McNeish

Desert Island Peaks Cameron McNeish

If you were marooned alone, with only a few hills for company, which would you choose? For lockdown light entertainment we've asked some well known outdoor folk. From the rolling hills overlooking Glasgow, to the most fascinatingly remote of all the Munros,...

Anne Butler montage  © Anne Butler
Anne Butler montage  © Anne Butler

Desert Island Peaks Anne Butler

If you were marooned alone, with only hills for company, which would you choose? For a bit of lockdown fun we've posed this question to some well known hill folk. Here Anne Butler, President of the Munro Society, fills us in on her personal favourites. And...

Danny MacAskill does the Dubhs.  © Dave Mackison
Danny MacAskill does the Dubhs.  © Dave Mackison

Interview Danny MacAskill on Riding The Dubh Slabs

Street trials rider Danny MacAskill has released his new video of his ride down the 500m Dubh Slabs on the Isle...

On Ben Macdui  © Chris Townsend
On Ben Macdui  © Chris Townsend

Desert Island Peaks Chris Townsend

If you were marooned alone, with only a few hills for company, which would you choose, we asked some well known hill folk. Long...

Mabel, Andrew Cotter and Olive. Buachaille Etive Mòr from Beinn a' Chrulaiste.  © Iain Cameron
Mabel, Andrew Cotter and Olive. Buachaille Etive Mòr from Beinn a' Chrulaiste.  © Iain Cameron

Interview Andrew Cotter - Olive, Mabel, The Mountains & Me

Sports broadcaster Andrew Cotter covers the BBC's major events including The Olympic Games,...


Steeple  © Lankyman

One Minute Mountain Steeple

From some angles it's all drama; from others it's hardly there at all. Steeple is a fell with extremes of personality, says Alex Roddie, in our ongoing series of bite sized intros to Britain's favourite hills.

Magic moments on Stob Coire a ' Chairn  © Richard Haszko
Magic moments on Stob Coire a ' Chairn  © Richard Haszko

Magic Winter Moments in the Mamores

You never quite know what you're going to get on a mountain day, says Richard Haszko. Just occasionally, it's sheer perfection. We're all dreaming of days like these...

Bikepacking JMW montage  © Gavin Morton
Bikepacking JMW montage  © Gavin Morton

Bikepacking the John Muir Way and Perthshire's New Drovers Trail

Originally intended as a long distance walk from coast to coast, the John Muir Way is also ideal on two wheels, says bikepacking evangelist Markus Stitz. Meanwhile, up in Highland Perthshire, Markus has also been working on a new...

You can't argue with Garbh Bheinn's summit view  © Dan Bailey
You can't argue with Garbh Bheinn's summit view  © Dan Bailey

One Minute Mountain Garbh Bheinn

Alex Roddie discovers the delights of Garbh Bheinn, the jewel of Ardgour and among the greatest and most rugged of all the...

The trail boasts remote river valleys...  © Katrina Megget
The trail boasts remote river valleys...  © Katrina Megget

Trekking How Hard is New Zealand's 3000km Te Araroa Trail?

Are you looking ahead to light at the end of the Covid tunnel, and beginning to think about big trips again?...

High above the clouds on Mam Tor  © Mike Hutton
High above the clouds on Mam Tor  © Mike Hutton

One Minute Mountain Mam Tor

Alex Roddie climbs everyone's favourite miniature mountain in the Peak District - Mam Tor, an easily won summit that's home to...

Lancet edge in the wind  © gregor
Lancet edge in the wind  © gregor

Avalanched on the Lancet Edge - a Cautionary Tale

Mountain rescue expert Dave 'Heavy' Whalley recalls a serious incident in the early 1970s, a time when avalanches in...


Relatively close to civilisation, but still pretty damn cold and lonely if something goes wrong...  © Nick Small

Running My Winter Running Accident - a cautionary tale

It may have been a lockdown-friendly local route he knew well, but a surprise slip on icy ground put fell runner Nick...

Mountaineering snowshoes in use on appropriate terrain  © Alex Roddie
Mountaineering snowshoes in use on appropriate terrain  © Alex Roddie

winter Snowshoes in Scotland - more than just a novelty

Requiring less skill than skiing, and making a big difference when progress on foot would be a nightmare, snowshoes have a clear niche in Scottish winter, reckons Alex Roddie. Having spent years insisting he could do without, Alex is now a...

Who wouldn't want a bit of that? But learn the winter walking essentials before you try running!  © Charlie Sproson, Mountain Run
Who wouldn't want a bit of that? But learn the winter walking essentials before you try running!  © Charlie Sproson, Mountain Run

Running Walk Before You Run - winter skills for hill runners

There are a lot of strong runners out there, but those coming to winter hill running without a grounding in mountain skills may not appreciate the severity of the challenge posed by snow on the hills, says fell running guide Keri Wallace. Here...

Keep an eye on weather and snow conditions throughout the day  © Matt Stygall
Keep an eye on weather and snow conditions throughout the day  © Matt Stygall

Understanding Winter Weather with Plas y Brenin Part 5 - Observations on the Hill

Forecasts are great tools at the planning stage, but once out on the hill you'll have to rely on your own observations and judgement. In the final part of our series Will talks us through the vital skill of staying alert and open minded.

A strong team, but the wind is really going to influence our decisions today  © Martin McKenna
A strong team, but the wind is really going to influence our decisions today  © Martin McKenna

Understanding Winter Weather with Plas y Brenin Part 4 - Planning and Decision Making

In part 4 of our series on winter weather and avalanche forecasts, Will breaks down the planning and decision making process into a clear, step-by-step system, which can be used whether you're walking, skiing or climbing.

Having studied the SAIS forecast, we opted very emphatically for a ridge  © Dan Bailey

Understanding Winter Weather with Plas y Brenin Part 3 - How to Use the SAIS Website

part 2 montage  © Matt Stygall

Understanding Winter Weather with Plas y Brenin Part 2 – What to Look For in the Weather Forecast

With an eye to the forecasts, we've been able to get out in dreamlike conditions on the Aonach Eagach  © Matt Stygall

Understanding Winter Weather with Plas y Brenin Part 1 - How Forecasts Work Together

In wet weather even little streams can become formidable torrents, and many crossings are best avoided  © Dan Bailey

Expert Tips Walking in Wild Weather


Nares Craig atop the Wedding Cake of New Court, St John's in 1937 from The Night Climbers of Cambridge  © The Night Climbers of Cambridge

Mountain Literature Classics: The Night Climbers of Cambridge

While the working classes were trespassing on the grouse moors of Kinder, the sons of the grouse-shooting set were busy illicitly clambering up the dreaming spires of Cambridge (and they were probably at it in Oxford too). Put a group of advent...

Travels with a Donkey montage  © Macmillan
Travels with a Donkey montage  © Macmillan

Mountain Literature Classics: Travels With a Donkey by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was the greatest Scottish hillwalker to never walk up any hills, says Ronald Turnbull. However, he did make a long a 'backpacking' journey through southern France, and his account forms the...

Pilley was one of the founders of the Pinnacle Club  © Dorothy Pilley
Pilley was one of the founders of the Pinnacle Club  © Dorothy Pilley

Mountain Literature Classics: Climbing Days by Dorothy Pilley

This engaging memoir by one of the pioneering women of the inter-war years is one of the best accounts we have of the sheer fun of climbing rocks, hills and mountains, says Ronald Turnbull.

Alison Hargreaves on Les Droites  © steve.aisthorpe
Alison Hargreaves on Les Droites  © steve.aisthorpe

Mountain Literature Classics: Regions of the Heart

The biography of Alison Hargreaves is the story of a life of drive and talent cut short by tragic circumstance,...

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning  © Laurie Lee
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning  © Laurie Lee

Literature Classics: As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

With barely a word of Spanish, and scarcely a penny to his name, young Laurie Lee set out on foot across...

Eiger 1989 day 4: Below the Quartz Crack  © Robert Durran
Eiger 1989 day 4: Below the Quartz Crack  © Robert Durran

Mountain Literature Classics: Starlight and Storm

If you want to be carried away by the power of words and share the intoxicated joy of that man on that ledge with the...

Reading 'The Big Walks' at Keswick Moot Hall, pre-dawn start point for the Lakes 3000s walk  © Ronald Turnbull
Reading 'The Big Walks' at Keswick Moot Hall, pre-dawn start point for the Lakes 3000s walk  © Ronald Turnbull

Mountain Literature Classics: The Big Walks

Back in 1980, in an age of sludgy photos and plodding layout, this glossy collection of classic challenges hit the...


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