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Another Sunset from Crib Goch  © jethro kiernan

Skills Welsh (Cymraeg) for Hillwalkers

Welsh language permeates the hills of Wales, and an understanding of some basic vocabulary can really enrich any day's walk there. Myrddyn Phillips and Aled Williams are our linguistic guides...


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ML candidates in the Lake District - but we can't all be out in the fells every weekend  © Jake Phillips

Top Tips Preparing for Your ML When You Don't Live in the Hills

Living far from the hills is hard enough for most of us; but what if you're preparing for a Mountain Leader assessment, and stuck in the city? Jake Phillips has some ideas...

The classic Cosmiques Arête in the Mont Blanc Massif.  © Calum Muskett
The classic Cosmiques Arête in the Mont Blanc Massif.  © Calum Muskett

High Altitude and Acclimatisation Part 1 - An Introduction

In the first of our four-part series on high altitude travel, Jamie Macdonald (high altitude physiologist at Bangor University) and Calum Muskett (professional climber and mountaineering instructor), explore the role of physical...

It's just an exercise, but in a real incident a record of the casualty could make a big difference  © Will Legon
It's just an exercise, but in a real incident a record of the casualty could make a big difference  © Will Legon

Rescue The Casualty Card - A Forgotten First Aid Tool

The ABCs may be the essential bedrock of first aid, but there's another simple tool that's often overlooked. Will Legon makes the case for the humble casualty card.

mag grid thumb  © UKHillwalking
mag grid thumb  © UKHillwalking

Skills Magnetic North is Moving East - Here's How to Correct For It

We should all know the difference between magnetic north, the direction your compass points, and the grid...

avalanche 2 montage  © Jack Geldard
avalanche 2 montage  © Jack Geldard

Avalanche Basics Part 2: Staying Safe

In part 1 of this series Mountaineering Instructor Mark Reeves looked at how avalanches occur; here in part 2 he suggests...

Avalanche Goat Track Coire an Sneachda Feb 2011  © Mark Diggins
Avalanche Goat Track Coire an Sneachda Feb 2011  © Mark Diggins

Avalanche Basics Part 1: Anatomy of an Avalanche

From the still-evolving science behind them to tips on how best to avoid getting caught out, avalanches are a...

Fastpacking can take you to remote and inaccessible places - Barrisdale Bay, Knoydart  © Chris Councell
Fastpacking can take you to remote and inaccessible places - Barrisdale Bay, Knoydart  © Chris Councell

Running Fastpacking - A Beginner's Guide

Whether you're a backpacker looking to up your pace, or a runner in search of bigger adventures, fastpacking could be for you, says Lily...

You don't want to add hypothermia to the list - get everyone in a group shelter  © Will Legon
You don't want to add hypothermia to the list - get everyone in a group shelter  © Will Legon

Rescue How to Save a Life With a Flapjack – Diabetes on the Hill

The best way to gain confidence at night? Get out there and do it  © Dan Bailey
The best way to gain confidence at night? Get out there and do it  © Dan Bailey

Skills Tips and Tricks for Navigating in the Dark

Winter boots montage  © Dan Bailey
Winter boots montage  © Dan Bailey

Top Tips Ten Top Tips for Buying Winter Boots

You'll naturally lean into the hill, but don't hunch forward...  © Berghaus
You'll naturally lean into the hill, but don't hunch forward...  © Berghaus

Running 15 Tips for Stronger Uphills

Man's best friend  © John Bamber
Man's best friend  © John Bamber

Dogs Winter Walking With Your Dog

Rennend Raadsman, not DNF-ing, at Mountain Man, Frutt, CH  © Rennend Raadsman
Rennend Raadsman, not DNF-ing, at Mountain Man, Frutt, CH  © Rennend Raadsman

Running Don't Fear Failure - How to Learn From a Hill Racing DNF

Arc\'teryx Alpine Academy - Hauling  © Nick Brown - UKC
Arc\'teryx Alpine Academy - Hauling  © Nick Brown - UKC

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy Hauling someone from a crevasse

Steps  © John Burns
Steps  © John Burns

Comedy Eight Things They Never Told You About Mountain Navigation


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La Sportiva Trango S Evo boots  © Paul Lewis
La Sportiva Trango S Evo boots  © Paul Lewis

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...

Ama Dablam above camp 2 ....
Ama Dablam above camp 2 ....

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...

Tick montage  © Pixabay free stock image
Tick montage  © Pixabay free stock image

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.

How To Make A Mountain First Aid / Emergency Kit (click to make image bigger)  © Sarah Stirling
How To Make A Mountain First Aid / Emergency Kit (click to make image bigger)  © Sarah Stirling

Make A Mountain First Aid Kit

Kath Wills is a member of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team and a Recue Emergency Care (REC) first aid instructor. She runs Active First Aid in Snowdonia. Here, she advises what to put in a comprehensive general mountain first aid kit for a group of people...

Cora Moffat and Chris Bellamy taking their first steps in the Alps  © Dave Searle
Cora Moffat and Chris Bellamy taking their first steps in the Alps  © Dave Searle

Top Tips Ten Top Tips for your first Alpine Adventure

Andy Kirkpatrick in his element in Antarctica  © Andy Kirkpatrick Collection
Andy Kirkpatrick in his element in Antarctica  © Andy Kirkpatrick Collection

10 Tips on Staying Warm in Winter by Andy Kirkpatrick

In busier areas, arrive late and pack up early   © Dan Bailey
In busier areas, arrive late and pack up early   © Dan Bailey

Camping Ten Top Tips for Wild Camping

Checking out quick descent routes...  © hwackerhage
Checking out quick descent routes...  © hwackerhage

Ten Serious Mistakes Winter Walkers Make

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