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"For me the Bob Graham wasn't just about the route, it was about going for a prestigious record" - Beth Pascall  © Sam Bénard

Running Beth Pascall on her Bob Graham Record

On 24th July, Beth Pascall broke the fastest known female time on the Bob Graham in the Lake District. Beth clocked in at 14:34:26, taking 50 minutes off the previous record set by Jasmin Paris. Beth's was not only a women's record, but the 4th fastest time recorded on the Round. We caught up with Beth to ask about her Bob Graham motivation, preparation, and how the record attempt unfolded.

Lorraine McCall Corbett-eering on the Rois-bheinn range  © Dan Bailey

Bagging Climbing the Corbetts - Harder than the Munros?

Dexamethasone - a drug making headway in treating the worst-affected COVID-19 patients.  © Tom Newberry
Dexamethasone - a drug making headway in treating the worst-affected COVID-19 patients.  © Tom Newberry

Coronavirus Dexamethasone - The Mountain Drug Leading the Way against COVID-19

A recent trial widely reported in the mainstream media claims that dexamethasone - a drug familiar to mountaineers for its treatment of high altitude illness - reduces death by up to one third in ventilated patients with...

Yeamans come in all sizes, locations and characters, from the remote drama of peaks like Beinn Dearg Mor...  © Myrddyn Phillips
Yeamans come in all sizes, locations and characters, from the remote drama of peaks like Beinn Dearg Mor...  © Myrddyn Phillips

Bagging Ups and Downs – The Story of Handbook of the Scottish Hills

Eric Yeaman's Handbook of the Scottish Hills was one of the most influential hill lists ever produced, says Myrddyn Phillips - but today few people seem to know about it. A new e-book, free to download, tells the story of the Yeamans.

Zahrah Mahmood montage  © Zahrah Mahmood
Zahrah Mahmood montage  © Zahrah Mahmood

Interview Surmounting Stereotypes with Zahrah Mahmood, the Hillwalking Hijabi

As a practising Muslim woman, Zahrah Mahmood is in a conspicuous minority on the hills,...

The outdoor community is not known for its racial or cultural diversity. Raheim Robinson, NYC climber.  © Ben Gurst
The outdoor community is not known for its racial or cultural diversity. Raheim Robinson, NYC climber.  © Ben Gurst

Black Lives Matter - Resources for the Outdoor Community

As the world reacts to the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, we at...

Mark on Place Fell  © Mark Richards
Mark on Place Fell  © Mark Richards

Interview Mark Richards, Author of Walking the Lakeland Fells

More words must have been written about the Lake District than any other UK mountain area, but there's...


Feeling a bit strung out on my final summit  © John Fleetwood

Running Around the Rough Bounds of Ardgour and Moidart

Ultra distance fiend John Fleetwood takes on a monster round through the uncompromising wilds flanking Loch Shiel - a 29-hour epic of 55 miles, with a staggering 20,300 feet of ascent. If you're not up for doing it non-stop, the route also has ...

Morning on the Dubh Slabs   © Dan Bailey
Morning on the Dubh Slabs   © Dan Bailey

Scrambling Classic Scramble - The Dubh Ridge

With acres of perfect slabs in a stunning island location, the Dubh Ridge isn't only one of the longest rock climbs in the UK, but also has to be among the most enjoyable at any grade. Dan Bailey and Nick Brown load up for an overnight trip to this laid-back...

Skiddaw at sunrise  © Johnhi
Skiddaw at sunrise  © Johnhi

One Minute Mountain Skiddaw

With its distinctive soft curves, and unmissable size, Skiddaw is a fell of stature and bearing, the ever-present backdrop to bustling Keswick. Alex Roddie heads to the fourth highest peak in the Lake District.

On Lairds Cleuch Rig with Broad Law behind   © Ronald Turnbull
On Lairds Cleuch Rig with Broad Law behind   © Ronald Turnbull

Destination Scotland's Border Country – Where Hill Running's Been in Vogue for 500 Years

North of the Scottish-English border lies some of most underrated hill country in...

Autumn morning on Ben Alder and the Lancet Edge  © Dan Bailey
Autumn morning on Ben Alder and the Lancet Edge  © Dan Bailey

One Minute Mountain Ben Alder

Big, complex, and impressively remote, Ben Alder might just be the perfect all-round mountain, reckons Alex Roddie.

One happy chappie on the HRP  © Alex Roddie
One happy chappie on the HRP  © Alex Roddie

Trekking How to Hike the Haute Route Pyrenees

One of Europe's great long-distance routes, the Haute Route Pyrenees extends for some 800km from Atlantic to Mediterranean along...

Crossing ridge to Carnedd Ugain with Crib Goch in the background  © jethro kiernan
Crossing ridge to Carnedd Ugain with Crib Goch in the background  © jethro kiernan

Challenge How to Do the Welsh 3000s Challenge

Summer's here, lockdown is easing, and now's the time to think about getting back on the hills in a big way. If you're going large,...


A keen team, good weather and a familiar route: maximising the chances of a safe and successful day  © Will Legon

Scrambling Scrambling with Kids - A Parent's Guide

Kids are natural climbers, and scrambling as a family can be great fun. But with scrambling comes risk, and there's a...

Here comes the sun...  © Dan Bailey
Here comes the sun...  © Dan Bailey

Expert Tips Wild Camping

Anyone can camp wild - there's no barrier to entry - but if you've not yet tried it then you may be wondering where to start. From gear selection and the best camp food, to midges, toileting and choosing a good place to pitch, three wild camping old hands share their hard-won wisdom.

Take your trail running to new levels by improving your planning and navigation skills     © Keri Wallace
Take your trail running to new levels by improving your planning and navigation skills     © Keri Wallace

Running Route Planning for Trail Runners

Self sufficiency is the essence of hill running, and it starts with sound planning. Those from a walking background may not appreciate the different considerations involved when planning a run rather than a walk, while runners used to waymarked trails and...

Urban orienteering could work well at the moment  © Will Legon
Urban orienteering could work well at the moment  © Will Legon

children Family Walks on Lockdown - Keep it Local, but Make it Fun

In these mad times the family walk has taken on a whole new importance, combining much-needed exercise and a sanity break in one. Here are a few ideas for keeping the kids engaged on that daily trip to the park.

Home workouts can be fun as well as keeping you fit...  © Claire Maxted
Home workouts can be fun as well as keeping you fit...  © Claire Maxted

coronavirus Lockdown? No Problem - Here's How to Keep Fit at Home

With only one exercise outing per day, and the possibility of a full lockdown looming, UKH regular Claire Maxted offers some thoughts on how to stay fit, healthy and motivated without leaving home - including a couple of workout vids.

Embracing the exposure on Bristly Ridge  © Will Legon

Scrambling Scramblers - Learn to Manage a Fear of Heights

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Wind in the Mountains

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

Expert Tips Winter Walking

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

Skills 10 Ways to Get Better at Map Reading


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, says Ronald Turnbull.   

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 pre-Civil War Spain. His account is a beautiful book about a harsh journey, says Ronald Turnbull.

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...

We've got no topo, but we do have this canned meat label...  © Felice Benuzzi
We've got no topo, but we do have this canned meat label...  © Felice Benuzzi

Mountain Literature Classics: No Picnic on Mount Kenya

To experience the real freedom of the mountains, you've just got to break out of a prison camp to get to them,...

Enjoying the view of Loweswater from the Wordsworth-approved end  © Ronald Turnbull
Enjoying the view of Loweswater from the Wordsworth-approved end  © Ronald Turnbull

Mountain Literature Classics: Wordsworth's Guide to the Lakes

Wandering lonely as a cloud had a practical spin-off, when the poet Wordsworth turned his hand to...


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