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Aug 2018

thumbIn his series of essays on environmental ethics, Tomas Frydrych wrestles with big questions all outdoor folk could ask...

Jul 2018

thumbDoes every cold or tired caller deserve the help of mountain rescue? Judy Whiteside, Editor of Mountain Rescue Magazine, examines...

May 2018

thumbIn this series of environmental opinion pieces, Tomas Frydrych wrestles with some big questions. This time he examines the...

May 2018

thumbWriter, journalist and former Vice President of the BMC, Ed Douglas, reflects on the changing faces of climbing, mountaineering...

Apr 2018

thumbThe cold winter has delighted walkers & climbers, but also put pressure on our crumbling roads. Some of the worst potholes can...

Mar 2018

thumbFrom guided walks to guidebooks, some fear that the unique free-for-all ethos of bothying risks being undermined by money and...

Feb 2018

thumbIn a new series of environmental opinion pieces Tomas Frydrych takes on some big questions, starting with the vexed issue of...

Dec 2017

thumbA proposal to build a zip wire attraction in the heart of the Lake District is proving controversial. Conservation charity...

Nov 2017

thumbWhere are all the birds of prey on Britain's grouse moors? Raptor persecution is the dark secret of our uplands, says campaigner...

Nov 2017

thumbTempted to swap crampons for microspikes? Think hard, urges Tomas Frydrych. They have a place, but in the UK's mixed conditions...

Popular Opinion Articles

Aug 2018

thumbIn his series of essays on environmental ethics, Tomas Frydrych wrestles with big questions all outdoor folk could ask...

Jul 2018

thumbDoes every cold or tired caller deserve the help of mountain rescue? Judy Whiteside, Editor of Mountain Rescue Magazine, examines...

Most Popular Opinion Articles Ever

May 2018

thumbIn this series of environmental opinion pieces, Tomas Frydrych wrestles with some big questions. This time he examines the...

May 2018

thumbWriter, journalist and former Vice President of the BMC, Ed Douglas, reflects on the changing faces of climbing, mountaineering...

Aug 2018

thumbIn his series of essays on environmental ethics, Tomas Frydrych wrestles with big questions all outdoor folk could ask...

Jun 2017

thumbDavid Lintern puts new rules against wild camping in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park to the test... by breaking them....

Jul 2018

thumbDoes every cold or tired caller deserve the help of mountain rescue? Judy Whiteside, Editor of Mountain Rescue Magazine, examines...

Apr 2014

thumbAn antique axe believed to have belonged to George Mallory sold today at auction for a six figure sum. Alex Roddie explains why...

Sep 2017

thumbIt's taking over hillsides and swamping crag access routes... and then there are the ticks. Bracken is hard to kill; so what...

Apr 2017

thumbChris Witter comments on how austerity is impacting land access for climbers and hillwalkers, in the context of recent land sales...

Nov 2017

thumbTempted to swap crampons for microspikes? Think hard, urges Tomas Frydrych. They have a place, but in the UK's mixed conditions...