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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

My Mountains - 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 own, but one cat in Derby accompanies her humans on climbing, walking and camping trips around the UK - from Stanage to John o'...

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 canine completion. Most will probably leave their pet behind - but recently a springer spaniel ticked them all.

You are Amazing!  © Mel
You are Amazing!  © Mel

Walking for Mental Health - The Author

"Mountain walking is free therapy and, as far as I'm concerned, the best therapy" says Sarah Jane Douglas, author of a new book...

Aoneky Rock Climbing Rope -
Aoneky Rock Climbing Rope -

Online Budget Gear - The Perils of the Bargain Buy

Safety gear apparently made for climbing and mountaineering is being sold online in the UK, despite failing...

Llyn Hywel and Rhinog Fach from Y Llethr  © Nick Livesey
Llyn Hywel and Rhinog Fach from Y Llethr  © Nick Livesey

My Favourite Summit View

The high point of a hill doesn't always provide its most photogenic moments, but it does tend to be the place you stop for longest to...


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 guidebook to the area.

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,...

Runner on Halls Fell Ridge, Bob Graham Round  © David Lintern
Runner on Halls Fell Ridge, Bob Graham Round  © David Lintern

The Big Rounds

David Lintern has written the first complete guide to Britain's 24-hour mountain challenges. Here he shares a few photos that didn't make the final cut, a...


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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