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

Rachael and Rob give an overview of different sized packs and show us a variety of sizes, and then explain how to correctly fit them.


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UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Mid-Layers Explained

Rachael and Rob take us through mid-layers - possibly the most varied range of garments in the outdoors. They talk about classic fleeces, more modern hybrids and even the pieces that resemble softshells.

Montane Alpine Preparation Racking up for an Alpine Scramble

In this video, Rebecca Coles tells us what she would take on an alpine scramble where a variety of techniques will be utilised such as building belays, moving together, and walking with coils.

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Baselayers Explained

Rachael Crewesmith talks us through baselayers; from how they work, to the differences between materials like merino, synthetic, and polyester blends, how to fit them and which features to look for.

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Down Jackets Explained

Rachael and Rob explain the pros and cons of using down jackets, what features to look out for, and the fit.

Montane Alpine Preparation Scrambling & Climbing Safely and Efficiently

In this episode of Alpine Preparation, Rebecca Coles talks us through how to move safely and...

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Synthetic Insulation Explained

Rachael and Rob explain the positives and negatives of synthetic insulation and describe which jacket is appropriate for...

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

Bivvies can be the nastiest nights there are, says Ronald Turnbull, but when they're not, they're the nicest...

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Down vs Synthetic Insulation

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Light Alpine Climbing Shells

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UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab How to Choose a Hillwalking Shell

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Scrambling A Beginner's Guide to Scrambling

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Top Tips Ten Top Tips for Buying Summer Boots

In the market for a new pair of walking boots? This article is aimed primarily at beginners taking their first steps into hillwalking, but even old hands might pick up the odd tip. If you've endured years of ill-fitting boots then it could be time to think again...

Ten Serious Mistakes Winter Walkers Make

From dropping a glove to falling through a cornice, basic slip-ups can have serious consequences in winter. But most mistakes ought to be avoidable. Here's what not to do...

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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 far from civilisation is one of life's essential experiences. As outdoor activities go this one is refreshingly simple and takes no special...

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.

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