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The Bidean range from the descent off Aonach Eagach  © John Fleetwood

The Kingshouse Round - A New Classic Challenge?

Up for a test? Does the famous Glen Coe skyline race seem just a bit short? John Fleetwood's extended circuit of the area adds plenty more ground. Covering the Black Mount, the Glen Etive hills, and both sides of Glen Coe, this 51-mile epic includes around 27,000 feet of ascent. He's done it in 29 hours, and you'd have to be keen to beat that...


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On the border ridge, flagstones have tamed some of the bogs... after a fashion  © Alan James

One Minute Mountain - The Cheviot

Alex Roddie heads to the rolling high point of the Cheviots, looking for a place called the Bizzle.

Sunset on the summit of Beinn Airigh Charr  © James Roddie
Sunset on the summit of Beinn Airigh Charr  © James Roddie

The Big Routes: South Letterewe Ridge

The chain of peaks between Loch Maree and the wild interior of Fisherfield can be linked in a stunning long traverse. James Roddie avoids the post-lockdown summer crowds on this little-known classic.

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

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 the...

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Pinnacle Ridge montage  © Jessie Leong
Pinnacle Ridge montage  © Jessie Leong

Classic Scramble - Pinnacle Ridge

The greatest ridge scramble in the Lake District proves the perfect mountain escape for Jessie Leong

Accessing the Inaccessible  © Hamish Frost
Accessing the Inaccessible  © Hamish Frost

Scotland's 10 Toughest Munros?

There may be an easy path up most 3000 footers, but some are a lot more challenging. From airy scrambles to remote summits that need real determination, here are some of the toughest ticks on the list

On Collie's Ledge, the alternative to King's Chimney  © Adrian Trendall
On Collie's Ledge, the alternative to King's Chimney  © Adrian Trendall

Cuillin Traverse: Taking the Easier Route

Adrian Trendall, author of new Cicerone guide Skye's Cuillin Ridge Traverse, explains how to smooth the hardest edges off the ridge, making it a more realistic prospect for iffy weather or less able climbers. We're dreaming of the day COVID-19 is over and...

Cluanie thumbnail  © Dan Bailey
Cluanie thumbnail  © Dan Bailey

The Big Routes: South Cluanie Ridge

Dan Bailey gets a spring mountain fix on an overnight trip along this classic multi-Munro ridge traverse.

Ireland's mountains thumb  © Stephen McAuliffe
Ireland's mountains thumb  © Stephen McAuliffe

The Mountains of Ireland - A Bumper Guide

Just before the descent to the col between West Styggedalstinden and Sentraltinden  © Margrethe Seeger Halvorsen
Just before the descent to the col between West Styggedalstinden and Sentraltinden  © Margrethe Seeger Halvorsen

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Ben Crom and other summits rising behind Ben Crom Reservoir, seen from slabs on the slopes of Slieve Binnian  © Adrian Hendroff
Ben Crom and other summits rising behind Ben Crom Reservoir, seen from slabs on the slopes of Slieve Binnian  © Adrian Hendroff

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Running in Langdale - popular, but justifiably so  © Kingsley Jones
Running in Langdale - popular, but justifiably so  © Kingsley Jones

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