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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 Drumochter Hills. Fiona Russell talks walking with mountain instructor, skier and all-round high achiever Di Gilbert.

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

Running the Cheviot Goat

Feeling the unseasonal heat on Stob Ghabhar  © Alex Roddie
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
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

As part of International Mountain Day 2019, Athlyn Cathcart-Keays explores the possible future of mountaineering if global warming is left unchecked, and what the climbing community can do to tackle the climate and ecological...

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...

"The hills are my safe haven now, and my memories keep me company..."  © Sarah Jane Douglas
"The hills are my safe haven now, and my memories keep me company..."  © Sarah Jane Douglas

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...

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...


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 peaks has to be one of the most attention-grabbing small mountains in Britain.

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.

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...


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...

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

expert tips 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 and equipment, we've asked three pros for their advice.

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

skills Welsh (Cymraeg) for Hillwalkers

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

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


Marmot Photography Awards 2018  © UKC

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Photography Awards 2016  © Ben Tibbetts

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