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A strong team of support runners made a big difference on the Paddy Buckley  © Math Roberts collection

Running Breaking a Big Hill Record - What Does it Take?

Completing a big hill round takes dedication, but how much more blood, sweat and tears if you're going for the fastest time? We speak to three recent record breakers: Math Roberts, who set an impressive new time on the Paddy Buckley Round; Finlay Wild, who's knocked 90 minutes from the Ramsay Round; and James Forrest, on the fastest self-supp...


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Eating disorders montage shot  © Abbie Robinson

Eating Disorders: Being More Open in the Outdoors

Now more than ever, the outdoor industry is talking about mental health; but are eating disorders among outdoor folk receiving the attention they deserve? Emily Ankers talks to GB Paraclimbing Squad member Abbie Robinson, and endurance athlete ...

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

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

Bagging Climbing the Corbetts - Harder than the Munros?

They may be smaller than the 3000-foot-plus Munros, but Corbetts yield nothing in ruggedness, quality and challenge. What's so special about Scotland's other great hill list, and what's it like to tick off all 222? We speak to three people who've...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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

interview Mark Richards, Author of Walking the Lakeland Fells

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?

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

Bagging I've Never Climbed...

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

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


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