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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 severe respiratory complications of COVID-19. Prior to this 'breakthrough' some physicians - and climbers in our forums - w...


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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, a situation she hopes to help change by example. "If you didn't see anyone who looked like you outdoors, you'd start to believe it wasn't for...

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

Article 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 UKC and UKH are joining millions across the globe who seek to listen, learn and stand with people of colour in the fight against racism. The...

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 always...

Slim chance of accident but I'm solo, far from help, so how wise will serious hillwalking look as we return to the outdoors?  © Dan Bailey
Slim chance of accident but I'm solo, far from help, so how wise will serious hillwalking look as we return to the outdoors?  © Dan Bailey

coronavirus Steps out of Lockdown: What Next for Safety in the Outdoors?

As we contemplate a gradual return to the outdoors, there seem to be more questions than answers. Chief...

An incredible morning on Suilven   © Lisa Bishop
An incredible morning on Suilven   © Lisa Bishop

Bagging I've Never Climbed...

There's nothing like an enforced pause to help you reflect on walking priorities. Take a look and you'll probably spot some glaring gaps in your...

Urban decay can be both fascinating and beautiful  © Nick Brown
Urban decay can be both fascinating and beautiful  © Nick Brown

coronavirus Finding Beauty in the Local Everyday

Limited to one exercise outing a day, from the doorstep, we are all spending a lot more time in our local neighbourhood. People...

Bla Bheinn at sunset  © Colin Prior
Bla Bheinn at sunset  © Colin Prior

My Mountains Colin Prior

The Italian factory has switched from footwear to PPE  © La Sportiva
The Italian factory has switched from footwear to PPE  © La Sportiva

coronavirus From Climbing Gear to Medical PPE: Outdoor Brands Support Frontline Workers against COV

David on Ladhar Bheinn  © David Thompson
David on Ladhar Bheinn  © David Thompson

disability David Thompson: The Deaf Hillwalker

Winter's a tough time to earn a living on the hills, so we were hoping for a bumper spring...  © Richard Prideaux
Winter's a tough time to earn a living on the hills, so we were hoping for a bumper spring...  © Richard Prideaux

coronavirus Outdoor Instructors Feel the Pinch

Distant but united.  © Greg Pittam
Distant but united.  © Greg Pittam

Article How to Support the Outdoor Industry During COVID-19

Spine racer at dawn on the Cheviot  © John Bamber
Spine racer at dawn on the Cheviot  © John Bamber

Running Running the Spine: It's All About the Attitude

Keri Wallace scrambling on Nethermost Pike on the Pinnacle Ridge extreme 2019  © John Bamber
Keri Wallace scrambling on Nethermost Pike on the Pinnacle Ridge extreme 2019  © John Bamber

A Celebration of Women in the Hills

Sometimes classes were held outdoors against the backdrop of Mont Blanc and the Chamonix Aiguilles.  © Julien Mairal
Sometimes classes were held outdoors against the backdrop of Mont Blanc and the Chamonix Aiguilles.  © Julien Mairal

Article Les Houches - The Alpine Physics School with Altitude

Ramsay Round record holder Es Tresidder, and support, on An Gearanach  © Susie Ranford
Ramsay Round record holder Es Tresidder, and support, on An Gearanach  © Susie Ranford

Running Hill The UK's Top FKTs

Ed started Munro bagging in his 30s, and has notched up over 110 so far  © Ed Byrne
Ed started Munro bagging in his 30s, and has notched up over 110 so far  © Ed Byrne

My Mountains Ed Byrne

Damian Hall completing his record breaking Winter Paddy Buckley Round  © https://www.inov-8.com/
Damian Hall completing his record breaking Winter Paddy Buckley Round  © https://www.inov-8.com/

Running Damian Hall on the Paddy Buckley, Baking Brownies, & Extinction Rebellion

Fisherfield Corbeteering  © Di Gilbert
Fisherfield Corbeteering  © Di Gilbert

My Mountains Di Gilbert


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