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16 Jun 2017

thumb Whether it's a one-nighter or a multi-week epic, a lighter pack makes for a happier walker. New featherweight kit helps, but... Read more

Apr 2017

thumb Do you know your dipper from your dotterel? With the nesting season in full swing, the RSPB have written us a beginner's guide to... Read more

Apr 2017

thumb A roaring fire is as essential to a bothy night as whisky and wet socks. If you've ever struggled to kindle a flame in a busted... Read more

Mar 2017

thumb Most of us have to fit our walking around jobs, family and the weather. So how do you stay in trim for the hill when you're not... Read more

Feb 2017

thumb The snow may be melting, but it'll soon be back, and with it the risk of avalanche. This article from Glenmore Lodge is a helpful... Read more

Jan 2017

thumb Low temps, stormy weather and deep snow make camping in winter a challenge. But with the right gear and a few key tricks and... Read more

Jan 2017

thumb Just like humans, many dogs enjoy a good hillwalk. But how best to ensure they are safe and happy on a long day outdoors? Dog... Read more

Nov 2016

thumb We love snow! But winter is a serious season on the hills, and you can't afford to do it wrong. Before leaving home give your... Read more

Oct 2016

thumb Walking poles help with balance and pace, reduce stress on your joints and lower your chances of injury. They may look simple,... Read more

Oct 2016

thumb This quick and easy beginners' guide from the Ordnance Survey explains the National Grid, and the principles of how to read a... Read more

Popular Hill Skills Articles

16 Jun 2017

thumb Whether it's a one-nighter or a multi-week epic, a lighter pack makes for a happier walker. New featherweight kit helps, but... Read more

Apr 2017

thumb A roaring fire is as essential to a bothy night as whisky and wet socks. If you've ever struggled to kindle a flame in a busted... Read more

Apr 2017

thumb Do you know your dipper from your dotterel? With the nesting season in full swing, the RSPB have written us a beginner's guide to... Read more

Most Popular Hill Skills Articles Ever

Dec 2014

thumb Despite climbing winter routes all over the world, Hull's second best climber has never had the hotaches... In this article... Read more

Jun 2012

thumb Whether you're out for a jolly with a group of friends or immersed in the wild on a soulful solo trip, camping up in the hills... Read more

Nov 2011

thumb How do you buy a waterproof breathable jacket? These days there's loads of choice on offer, so Dan Bailey takes a look at the... Read more

May 2011

thumb Have you thought "I'm terrified of heights" or "I'm not nearly strong enough to lift myself up by my arms"? We tell you why... Read more

Jan 2006

thumb Most winters we can anticipate the usual spate of questions about sharpening the tips of axes and crampons on the UKC forums. In... Read more

May 2011

thumb Kath Wills is a member of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team and a Recue Emergency Care (REC) first aid instructor. She runs... Read more

Dec 2015

thumb From dropping a glove to falling through a cornice, basic slip-ups can have serious consequences in winter. But most mistakes... Read more

Mar 2008

thumb There is far more to ski mountaineering than quiche eating, mullets and Ray-Ban sunglasses. For many Brits visiting the Alps in... Read more

Apr 2012

thumb In the market for a new pair of walking boots? This article is aimed primarily at beginners taking their first steps into... Read more