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14 Apr 2017

thumbDo 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

10 Apr 2017

thumbA 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

thumbMost 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

thumbThe 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

thumbLow 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

thumbJust 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

Dec 2016

thumbWinter may be stunning on the hills, but it's also the harshest time of year for photography. From subject matter and composition... Read more

Nov 2016

thumbWe 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

thumbWalking 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

thumbThis 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

Jan 2017

thumbLow 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

Mar 2017

thumbMost 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

thumbThe 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

10 Apr 2017

thumbA 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

Most Popular Hill Skills Articles Ever

Dec 2014

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

Nov 2011

thumbHow 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

Jun 2012

thumbWhether 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

May 2011

thumbHave 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

thumbMost 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

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

Mar 2008

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

Dec 2015

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

Apr 2012

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