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Barefoot Walking - Dipping a Toe in the Water

Barefoot running has been a thing for years, but what about taking this approach into the hills? Do rocks hurt more, are bogs that bit wetter, and do your feet get tired over a long Munro day? Fliss Freeborn examines the pros and corns of swapping the usual chunky and supportive walking footwear for something modishly minimalist. 


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Rescue After the Accident - How to Get Found Alive

If you're incapacitated on a Scottish winter mountain then your prospects depend on how well equipped you are, and how quickly you can be found. Roger Webb of Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team looks at some simple measures that might help to stac...

Food Cereal Bars, Ranked

Walker, runner or climber; pretty much everyone snacks on bars. Easy to carry and quick to eat, they are a convenient source of calories. But nutrition, taste and value all vary a lot. Fliss Freeborn field-tests some of the most commonly available options. If you assume that more...

Why Learn to Navigate?

Getting lost can waste a lot of time, and occasionally proves dangerous, says Nicola Jasieniecka of Mountain Training. But navigating effectively isn't just about avoiding unpleasantness: it can be deeply satisfying too, enriching your sense of connection with the...

The Big Three Rounds - All You Need To Know The Big Three Rounds - All You Need to Know: Part 2. Reccying

An essential part of the Big Round process, reccying is a lot more than simply learning the...

Food What to Have For Breakfast in the Hills

If you're about to embark on a big Munro or mountain multi-pitch day, starting well-fuelled is a must. But what food actually...

The Big Three Rounds - All You Need To Know Part 1. What, When and How?

The UK's Big Three hill rounds, the Bob Graham, Paddy Buckley and Charlie Ramsay, are...

Children Top Tips: Camping With Kids

Wild camping is one of the most rewarding things you can do in the hills, says Keri Wallace, and doubly so with children. But combine...

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Rescue Calling in a Mountain Rescue

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? Mountain first aid expert Helen Howe talks us through the process.

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...

Health 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!

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