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David on Ladhar Bheinn  © David Thompson

disability David Thompson: The Deaf Hillwalker

In 2019 Deaf walker David Thompson completed a Munro round. Most people take hearing for granted, both on the hill and off, and it would be easy to overlook the challenges that deafness poses to a keen hillwalker. We asked David to explain.


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Lockdown Quiz prizes from Rab and Lowe Alpine  © UKC Articles

Lockdown Quiz Week 1

Need some mental stimulation while climbing the walls at home? Here's our first weekly instalment of our new series, the Lockdown Quiz, complete with questions across a range of topics from within the wonderful world of climbing. We hav...

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

Health Coronavirus - Outdoor Instructors Feel the Pinch

Though the world has many bigger things to worry about right now, the impact of the pandemic on freelance outdoor instructors has been devastating. Richard Prideaux examines the overnight collapse of an entire sector of the outdoor economy, and the...

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

Article How to Support the Outdoor Industry During COVID-19

As a small but growing industry, the outdoor sphere will be severely impacted by the effects of COVID-19. One thing we've got going for us, however, is a tightly-knit community of climbers and walkers who have already demonstrated acts of...

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

She'd once have found the idea of running 268 miles up the length of the Pennine Way in the middle of winter crazy. But...

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

"Why is it important to empower and encourage more girls and women into the great outdoors? The point is not to tick a box...

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

Nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc is an unlikely academic institution where some of the finest minds in...

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

Hill records, or Fastest Known Times, seem to be dropping all the time. There are any number of objectives in the UK, says Claire Maxted. Here she...

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

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

Running Running the Cheviot Goat

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

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

Paddy in the mountains of Gran Canaria  © Paddy Dillon
Paddy in the mountains of Gran Canaria  © Paddy Dillon

My Mountains Guidebook Guru Paddy Dillon

"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

On Ben Alder  © Anne Butler
On Ben Alder  © Anne Butler

My Mountains Anne Butler, Munro Society 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

Looking for a beastie at Lochan Toll nam Biast  © Ronald Turnbull
Looking for a beastie at Lochan Toll nam Biast  © Ronald Turnbull

Best Lakes with Legends

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


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