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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.


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

running 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 border. What's it like to compete in a big event like this, and why would anyone want to? This account by B...

Feeling the unseasonal heat on Stob Ghabhar  © Alex Roddie
Feeling the unseasonal heat on Stob Ghabhar  © Alex Roddie

mental health Walking for 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

Article 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 of a walking...

"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

mental health Walking for 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 re-grounded on a night...

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 Butler, President...

Cumbria Way with toddler montage  © Richard Holdsworth
Cumbria Way with toddler montage  © Richard Holdsworth

Walking the Cumbria Way... With a Monkey on Your Back

Inspired to take on something big, Richard Holdsworth decided to carry his toddler son Benjamin along the 120km...

Richard and Denise on the summit of Maja e Kendrevicës, Albania  © Richard and Denise Mclellan
Richard and Denise on the summit of Maja e Kendrevicës, Albania  © Richard and Denise Mclellan

bagging Climbing Europe's Ultras with Richard and Denise Mclellan

Poo pack box at Loch Lomond.  © Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
Poo pack box at Loch Lomond.  © Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Article Burying and carrying-out waste: Why are we so far behind the US?

Pawprints, human and ursine.  © Dan Richards
Pawprints, human and ursine.  © Dan Richards

Article Four Bears

Nicky on a reccy of the round  © Nicky Spinks
Nicky on a reccy of the round  © Nicky Spinks

my mountains Nicky Spinks

Fixed rope on Pinnacle Ridge, Lakes Sky Ultra 2016  © Paul Mitchell
Fixed rope on Pinnacle Ridge, Lakes Sky Ultra 2016  © Paul Mitchell

running No Climbing Experience, No Race – The Future of Extreme Skyrunning?

Enjoying the ridge   © Al Todd
Enjoying the ridge   © Al Todd

munros Bagging the What's The Big Attraction?

Selfie-tastic conditions on Ben A'an  © John McSporran
Selfie-tastic conditions on Ben A'an  © John McSporran

bagging Repeat Offenders - Climbing One Hill Again and Again

When you're working on the hills, you've got to take whatever the weather throws at you  © Kate Worthington
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

High on Sgurr nan Gillean’s West Ridge  © Adrian Trendall
High on Sgurr nan Gillean’s West Ridge  © Adrian Trendall

dogs Small Dog Bags the Cuillin Munros

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

mental health Walking for The Author

Aoneky Rock Climbing Rope - "Perfect for climbing... also great for pets", a claim that's beyond parody   © For sale on Amazon 17/06/19
Aoneky Rock Climbing Rope - "Perfect for climbing... also great for pets", a claim that's beyond parody   © For sale on Amazon 17/06/19

Article Online Budget Gear - The Perils of the Bargain Buy


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