Keri Wallace scrambling on Nethermost Pike on the Pinnacle Ridge extreme 2019  © John Bamber

Feature A Celebration of Women in the Hills

"Why is it important to empower and encourage more girls and women into the great outdoors? The point is not to tick a box or achieve a particular gender ratio, but because it's great for our bodies and minds". On International Women's Day, Keri Wallace celebrates the strides made towards greater female participation in the outdoors, and looks to the future.

Sometimes classes were held outdoors against the backdrop of Mont Blanc and the Chamonix Aiguilles.  © Julien Mairal

Les Houches - The Alpine Physics School with Altitude

Ramsay Round record holder Es Tresidder, and support, on An Gearanach  © Susie Ranford
Ramsay Round record holder Es Tresidder, and support, on An Gearanach  © Susie Ranford

Hill Running - The UK's Top FKTs

Hill records, or Fastest Known Times, seem to be dropping all the time. There are any number of objectives in the UK, says Claire Maxted. Here she looks at some of our greatest routes, with comments from some of the record holders.

Ed started Munro bagging in his 30s, and has notched up over 110 so far  © Ed Byrne
Ed started Munro bagging in his 30s, and has notched up over 110 so far  © Ed Byrne

My Mountains - Ed Byrne

Comedian Ed Byrne describes himself as a latecomer to hill walking. "I didn't really get started until my 30s, when I decided I would become a Munro bagger" he tells Fiona Russell. But his hill trips don't always go smoothly...

Damian Hall completing his record breaking Winter Paddy Buckley Round  © https://www.inov-8.com/
Damian Hall completing his record breaking Winter Paddy Buckley Round  © https://www.inov-8.com/

Interview Damian Hall on the Paddy Buckley, Baking Brownies, & Extinction Rebellion

Damian Hall recently completed a record breaking winter Paddy Buckley Round,...

Fisherfield Corbeteering  © Di Gilbert
Fisherfield Corbeteering  © Di Gilbert

My Mountains - Di Gilbert

She's climbed the Seven Summits and twice led expeditions up Everest. But one of her favourite places is closer to home, in the much-maligned...

It doesn't have to be fun, to be fun...  © Wildman Media
It doesn't have to be fun, to be fun...  © Wildman Media

Running the Cheviot Goat

Staged in the dark days of early December, the Montane Cheviot Goat is a testing 55-mile race around the wild hills of the English-Scottish...


Spidean Coire nan Clach from Sgurr Ban  © Dan Bailey

Classic Winter - Beinn Eighe's Black Carls

Dan Bailey seizes a rare winter weather window to explore the airy eastern ridges of Beinn Eighe.

On The Wrekin  © John Gillham
On The Wrekin  © John Gillham

Walking the New Shropshire Way

The newly revitalised Shropshire Way makes a 180-mile loop through the unsung hills of this quietly stunning border county. John Gillham, author of a new Cicerone guide, describes some of the highlights of the route.

The northern Cuillin and the Red Cuillin from Bla Bheinn  © Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com
The northern Cuillin and the Red Cuillin from Bla Bheinn  © Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com

10 Great One-Munro Days

One attraction of Munros is the way they form convenient clusters that permit long days ticking off peak after peak. But there's a lot to be said for the outliers too, the individuals standing alone. Let's hear it for the singletons.

Topping out on Pavey Ark, February  © cat22
Topping out on Pavey Ark, February  © cat22

One Minute Mountain: Langdale Pikes

With that classic toothy profile, the Langdale Pikes have kept painters and postcard shops busy for centuries. This cluster of rocky...

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

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...

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.


Embracing the exposure on Bristly Ridge  © Will Legon

scrambling Scramblers - Learn to Manage a Fear of Heights

Is a fear of heights holding back your scrambling progress? Will Legon describes some clever ways to reprogram...

Storm force winds on Beinn Sgritheall  © Mac fae Stirling
Storm force winds on Beinn Sgritheall  © Mac fae Stirling

skills Wind in the Mountains

In a winter of constant storms, windy walks are inevitable. But most people are a poor judge of wind speed, and its effects on a walker. Know your limits, says Helen Howe. Here are her tips for safer walking in the wind...

Even sunny days can feel pretty wild and full-on in winter!  © Dan Bailey
Even sunny days can feel pretty wild and full-on in winter!  © Dan Bailey

expert tips Winter Walking

Winter is by far the most serious season on the summits, so we've asked a panel of pros for some hard-won advice. From key kit to essential skills and safety, these tips should help keep you happy and healthy on the winter hills.

We're not lost, honest...  © Joby Waldman
We're not lost, honest...  © Joby Waldman

skills 10 Ways to Get Better at Map Reading

Everyone, no matter how experienced, will get lost once in a while. Here are a few ways to make that less frequent, from Mountain Leader Will Legon.

Peanmeanach Bothy on New Year's Day night.  © Ice Nine
Peanmeanach Bothy on New Year's Day night.  © Ice Nine

bothy 10 Tips For a Winter Bothy Night

Is the festive indulgence getting a bit much? Try going back to basics with a winter bothy night, advises John Burns. But wait, there are a few things you need to know first...

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

expert tips Walking Further and Faster

Going light montage  © Dan Bailey

Top Tips Lightweight Walking - Tips for Beginners

Fulmar  © Brian

birds How to Identify Common Seabirds

Another Sunset from Crib Goch  © jethro kiernan

skills Welsh (Cymraeg) for Hillwalkers


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