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Natalie Berry and Chris Prescott enjoying the Frison-Roche on the Brévent  © Jan Geerts

literature Roger Frison-Roche - First on the Rope

Natalie Berry reviews Vertebrate Publishing's new English edition of Roger Frison-Roche's classic Premier de Cordée, but gets a bit distracted en route by his remarkable life...


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

dogs Small Dog Bags the Cuillin Munros

The Cuillin Munros are a challenge for many walkers, and undoubtedly the main obstacle in the way of any dog owners looking to make a canine completion. Most will probably leave their pet behind - but recently a springer spaniel ticked them all.

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

mental health Walking for The Author

"Mountain walking is free therapy and, as far as I'm concerned, the best therapy" says Sarah Jane Douglas, author of a new book Just Another Mountain.

Paul about to summit Helm Crag (summit number 88 of 214)  © Pete Aylward/inov-8.com
Paul about to summit Helm Crag (summit number 88 of 214)  © Pete Aylward/inov-8.com

running Paul Tierney on His Wainwrights Record

In mid June ultra-runner Paul Tierney completed a record breaking round of all 214 of Alfred Wainwright's Lake District peaks, in an astonishing time of 6 days, 6 hours and 5 minutes. How on Earth did he do it? Fiona Russell catches up with him to...

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Article Online Budget Gear - The Perils of the Bargain Buy

Safety gear apparently made for climbing and mountaineering is being sold online in the UK, despite failing...

Llyn Hywel and Rhinog Fach from Y Llethr  © Nick Livesey
Llyn Hywel and Rhinog Fach from Y Llethr  © Nick Livesey

best My Favourite Summit View

The high point of a hill doesn't always provide its most photogenic moments, but it does tend to be the place you stop for longest to...

Reading Among the Lakes & Mountains among the lakes and mountains  © Ronald Turnbull
Reading Among the Lakes & Mountains among the lakes and mountains  © Ronald Turnbull

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Coleridge Among the Lakes & Mountains

The hills have inspired great writing over the years, but the original might still be among the...

running Nicky Spinks on Her Historic Triple Double

In mid May, Nicky Spinks completed a double lap of the Paddy Buckley Round to become the first person to do a double...

Alan Arnette on the summit of Everest in 2011.  © Alan Arnette
Alan Arnette on the summit of Everest in 2011.  © Alan Arnette

Article "Death, Carnage, Chaos": Analysing the 2019 Himalayan Climbing Season

As a child, with her Dad in Snowdonia  © Heather Morning
As a child, with her Dad in Snowdonia  © Heather Morning

my mountains Heather Morning

The view from the summit of Gurn Wigau, a P15 in the Carneddau in north Wales  © Myrddyn Phillips
The view from the summit of Gurn Wigau, a P15 in the Carneddau in north Wales  © Myrddyn Phillips

bagging Compiling the Welsh P15s - the Ultimate Tick List?

There can be only one... Adrian on The Cioch  © Adrian Trendall
There can be only one... Adrian on The Cioch  © Adrian Trendall

mental health Walking for Living the Dream on Skye

The dog who climbed a 7000m peak.  © Don Wargowsky
The dog who climbed a 7000m peak.  © Don Wargowsky

Article The Stray Dog who Climbed a 7000m Peak

Where better to read it than out in the hills?  © Alex Roddie
Where better to read it than out in the hills?  © Alex Roddie

literature Mountain Literature Classics: Mountains of the Mind

Saxifraga exarata taking advantage of the favourable conditions provided by a Silene acaulis cushion.  © Finan Rodinson
Saxifraga exarata taking advantage of the favourable conditions provided by a Silene acaulis cushion.  © Finan Rodinson

Article Alpine Plants - Diversity in the Face of Adversity

On the summit of Rhinog Fawr with my dog Bertie  © Graham Uney
On the summit of Rhinog Fawr with my dog Bertie  © Graham Uney

my mountains Graham Uney

BMC AGM 2019.  © Alex Messenger/BMC
BMC AGM 2019.  © Alex Messenger/BMC

Article Whither the BMC?

Boots McFarland thumb  © Geolyn Carvin
Boots McFarland thumb  © Geolyn Carvin

comedy On the Trail With Boots McFarland

Hazel thumbnail  © Craig Allardyce
Hazel thumbnail  © Craig Allardyce

my mountains Munro Record Holder Hazel Strachan

The cholitas reach the summit of Aconcagua.  © Cholitas Escaladoras de Bolivia Facebook Page
The cholitas reach the summit of Aconcagua.  © Cholitas Escaladoras de Bolivia Facebook Page

Interview Cholita Climber Lidia Huayllas on Summiting Aconcagua


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