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Oct 2017

thumb ​​​​​​​Still using frayed old paper maps? Ever wish you could pinpoint your exact location? It could be time to... Read more

Sep 2017

thumb Whether you're a runner trying to race the clock, or a walker who'd just like to fit more mountains into the day, these tips... Read more

Aug 2017

thumb In this video, Peter Mason gives us some tips for scrambling on mixed terrain, with a partner. Read more

Aug 2017

thumb In this video, Peter Mason explains how to safely cross a Bergschrund. Read more

Aug 2017

thumb In this video, Peter Mason explains a useful knot for walking on glaciers. Read more

Jul 2017

thumb In this video, Peter Mason explains the rope work and necessary precautions for walking on glaciers. Read more

Jul 2017

thumb Phoning for help in the mountains - we all hope we'll never need to, but if the worst happened would you know what to do?... Read more

Jul 2017

thumb In this video series on UKClimbing, we have teamed up with Arc'teryx and mountain guide Peter Mason, to cover a range of basic... Read more

Jul 2017

thumb In this video series on UKClimbing, we have teamed up with Arc'teryx and mountain guide Peter Mason, to cover a range of basic... Read more

Jul 2017

thumb Fell running is a surprisingly simple transition from hillwalking, says Claire Maxted - it's just lighter and faster! If you have... Read more

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Oct 2017

thumb ​​​​​​​Still using frayed old paper maps? Ever wish you could pinpoint your exact location? It could be time to... Read more

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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

Jun 2016

thumb Ticks have arguably the most dangerous bite to humans of any species in the British Isles, says first aid expert Helen Howe. 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 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

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

Jun 2014

thumb Dave Searle gives us ten handy hints for our first steps in to the alpine arena. Headed to climb on the big ones this summer?... Read more