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Scrambling A Beginner's Guide to Scrambling

What sort of route makes a sensible first scramble; when should you consider using ropes; and what on earth are heuristic traps? Instructor Will Legon introduces the art of scrambling, that rewarding but challenging pursuit where hillwalking gets hands-on. 


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Which waterproof is right for you?

Rachael Crewesmith and Rob Greenwood discuss the pros and cons of different types of waterproofs. They shed some light on the fabrics and in what situation you would choose one over the other - from Goretex to Pertex, and others such as Proflex...

Camping Camp Cuisine - five energy packed dinners for better-fed backpacking

Too many people who eat hills for breakfast don't pay much attention to what they eat for dinner afterwards, says food writer and hillwalker Fliss Freeborn. Using proper ingredients, with no recourse to dehydrated mush, these...

Camping Environmental Etiquette - the dos and don'ts on hills and crags

From fires and litter to traffic and transport, Carla Broom examines the ways that walkers and climbers can minimise their impact at a time when our beauty spots have never been busier.

Skills Food for Free: Early Spring Foraging

We'll be keeping it local for a while yet, but though you probably know every inch of your area by now, it's still possible to...

Running My Winter Running Accident - a cautionary tale

It may have been a lockdown-friendly local route he knew well, but a surprise slip on icy ground put fell runner Nick...

Winter Snowshoes in Scotland - more than just a novelty

Requiring less skill than skiing, and making a big difference when progress on foot would be a nightmare,...

Running Walk Before You Run - winter skills for hill runners

There are a lot of strong runners out there, but those coming to winter hill running without a grounding in...

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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...

Advice for novices and would-be climbers

Have you thought "I'm terrified of heights" or "I'm not nearly strong enough to lift myself up by my arms"? We tell you why climbing isn't really that dangerous, and why you don't need to be able to do tons of pull-ups to be pretty good at 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!

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...

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