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18 Oct 2018

thumbThousands of people are into Munros. But how about the dogs who accompany so many walkers? We speak to three baggers who would...

8 Oct 2018

thumbWhen it comes to safety, the outdoor community places too much emphasis on equipment over judgement, says Crispin Cooper

1 Oct 2018

thumbAsh Routen discusses with Reinhold Messner success versus failure, suffering versus fun, and the strong sense of history that has...

26 Sep 2018

thumbFriends Matthew Myerscough and Michael Murray have walked all of Wales' 2000-foot mountains, a continuous journey of around 550...

21 Sep 2018

thumbHe likes walking in sandals, and carries binoculars to help him avoid bears. For our series of chats with familiar hill folk,...

Aug 2018

thumbWhat does a skyrace feel like? And how do you train for such demanding and technical courses? In this two-part series seasoned...

Aug 2018

thumbProlific hill surveyor Myrddyn Phillips discovers that the summit of one of the Berwyn mountains isn't where we thought it was...

Aug 2018

thumbArmed with a new pilots license, Maurice Wilson set out from London in 1933 planning to crash land on the upper slopes of Everest...

Aug 2018

thumbWe hear a lot about skyrunning, but many still aren't sure how to define it. In this 2-part series fell runner Keri Wallace dips...

Aug 2018

thumbFor our series of chats with familiar hill folk, Fiona Russell talks to TV's Julia Bradbury, best known as the presenter of...

Popular Feature Articles

1 Oct 2018

thumbAsh Routen discusses with Reinhold Messner success versus failure, suffering versus fun, and the strong sense of history that has...

Aug 2018

thumbArmed with a new pilots license, Maurice Wilson set out from London in 1933 planning to crash land on the upper slopes of Everest...

Aug 2018

thumbWe hear a lot about skyrunning, but many still aren't sure how to define it. In this 2-part series fell runner Keri Wallace dips...

Aug 2018

thumbWhat does a skyrace feel like? And how do you train for such demanding and technical courses? In this two-part series seasoned...

Most Popular Feature Articles Ever

May 2006

thumbFigure 8? Groove? They're all here (well almost). We couldn't think of anything starting with V, W, X, Y (you surely will). If...

Apr 2012

thumbIn this detailed article, Matt Fuller and Dr. Mark Taylor explain all the technical details behind waterproof fabrics. "Making...

Dec 2013

thumbThe IIs and IIIs are more than just a stepping stone to harder things, reckons Dan Bailey, but a rewarding goal in their own...

Feb 2009

thumbUKC Editor Jack Geldard takes a look at the recent deaths on Snowdon. Walkers have fallen down the cliff of Clogwyn Coch, which...

Jan 2006

thumbShort haul flights to popular climbing destinations are now the norm for most climbers. But how do you carry that rack of heavy...

Jan 2009

thumbThe truth about mountain rescue on Snowdon, where the busiest voluntary team struggles against the elements, emotions and...

Apr 2007

thumbIn the tick season wherever you climb in Europe you risk getting Lyme disease. But how do you know if you've got it and what do...

May 2008

thumbRainer Rettner has been researching the Eigerwand for most of his adult life. The documents he has gathered form one of the most...

Aug 2017

thumbNo matter how wild your walk, the summit cairn is always a magnet for hordes of fellow humans. From the denim-clad amateur to...