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How to Navigate off Ben Nevis in Winter

Whether you're a walker or a climber, the descent from Ben Nevis can present a serious navigational test in winter, and over the years there have been many accidents. In this article, Sean Kelly offers a detailed guide to this potentially hazardous challenge.  


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UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Packing for Wild Camping

Rachael Crewesmith runs through what to take overnight camping in the hills and where to pack it in the bag.

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Packing for Winter Hillwalking

Rachael Crewesmith talks through what she would pack for a day of winter hillwalking.

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Winter Gloves Explained

Rachael Crewesmith runs through the features to look out for on winter gloves and explains the differences between a general purpose winter glove and a climbing glove.

Bothies Bothy Beginner? Here are the Do's and Don'ts

More storm-proof than a tent, cheaper than a hostel (they're free!), and loads more fun than a stuffy hotel, bothies...

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Different Types of Glove

Rachael Crewesmith and Rob Greenwood talk us through the overwhelming number of gloves on the market; from power stretch, wool,...

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Multi-Day Packs

Rachael Crewesmith talks through what to look for in a multi-day pack where you will be carrying overnight kit, a range of food, clothes, and...

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab When To Use A Larger Pack

Rachael Crewesmith talks us through the situations where it would be applicable to use a larger rucksack and examines some of the...

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Choosing a rucksack and fitting it correctly

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Mid-Layers Explained

Montane Alpine Preparation Racking up for an Alpine Scramble

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Baselayers Explained

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Down Jackets Explained

Montane Alpine Preparation Scrambling & Climbing Safely and Efficiently

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Synthetic Insulation Explained

Camping Nights in Green Nylon: The Ups and Downs of Bivvy Life


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Sharpening up your Ice Tools

Most winters we can anticipate the usual spate of questions about sharpening the tips of axes and crampons on the UKC forums. In this article UKC regular Graham Gedge provides a basic guide to some do’s and don’ts on the subject, taking into account previous...

How To Avoid Ticks and Lyme Disease

Ticks have arguably the most dangerous bite to humans of any species in the British Isles, says first aid expert Helen Howe. Why? Two words: Lyme disease. Walkers and climbers are at real risk, so here's how to avoid it.

10 Tips on Staying Warm in Winter by Andy Kirkpatrick

Despite climbing winter routes all over the world, Hull's second best climber has never had the hotaches... In this article Andy Kirkpatrick shares his tips for staying warm and consequently staying alive!

How to Buy a Waterproof Jacket

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 basics: materials, designs and the uses to which they are best suited.

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