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Maurice Wilson and his de Havilland Gipsy Moth aircraft.  © UKC Articles

Interview Ed Caesar on Maurice Wilson, the Moth and the Mountain

The year is 1934. A flight across continents and a trek of many hundreds of miles brings an inexperienced pilot and novice mountaineer to the Roof of the World and the foot of a yet-unclimbed Mount Everest. After an improbable 12-month journey, his focus narrows to a one-inch square of paper showing the summit, purposefully cut out fr...


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Extreme Basecamp scenes  © KMF

Article 10 People You'll Meet (Virtually) at Kendal Mountain Festival 2020

Kendal Mountain Festival may be going online in 2020, but you can still e-meet (sorry!) a wide range of influential climbers, walkers, runners, writers, filmmakers and generally outdoorsy people. This year, it'll be a case of Bring Your...

Kirsten Steimel on the Cosmiques Arete in July.  © Micha Rinn
Kirsten Steimel on the Cosmiques Arete in July.  © Micha Rinn

coronavirus The COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impact on Mountain Sports - A Study

This summer, British climbers Roger Everett and Simon Richardson were part of a team of academics and outdoor enthusiasts who worked on a paper about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on mountain sports, which has now been...

Sébastien Cuomo with his creation.  © Sébastien Cuomo
Sébastien Cuomo with his creation.  © Sébastien Cuomo

Article Mountains in Miniature - A LEGO Mont Blanc Massif

Sébastien Cuomo didn't expect the 3000 notifications and 400 shares that animated his phone when he posted a photo of his latest Lego build on Facebook. Although countless iconic buildings have been replicated in plastic and in miniature...

Distancing is easier with small groups, or one-to-one, as here on Curved Ridge  © Al Halewood
Distancing is easier with small groups, or one-to-one, as here on Curved Ridge  © Al Halewood

coronavirus The Impact on Outdoor Centres, Guides and Instructors

According to conventional wisdom, Lockdown has given us all a greater awareness of nature and an...

Padarn at night  © johnhenderson
Padarn at night  © johnhenderson

Running Run-Swim the Puddle Buckley, a New Way to See Snowdonia

Do you fancy a Paddy Buckley round, but also enjoy getting wet? This amphibious alternative takes the best bits...

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

Eating disorders montage shot  © Abbie Robinson
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...

"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

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?

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

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

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

interview Surmounting Stereotypes with Zahrah Mahmood, the Hillwalking Hijabi

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

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


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