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Another Sunset from Crib Goch  © jethro kiernan

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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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

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

How To Avoid Ticks and Lyme Disease

A sudden thaw hits Great Gable  © Dan Bailey
A sudden thaw hits Great Gable  © Dan Bailey

How to Buy a Waterproof Jacket

rescue team  © jaggy bunnet
rescue team  © jaggy bunnet

Rescue Calling in a Mountain Rescue


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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...

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 lines on a map. In Britain we've always been able to correct for this in the same way - until now. Here's the latest advice from...

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

People with diabetes can - and should - enjoy hillwalking as much as anyone. But if a member of your party had...

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

Finding your way around the hills at night can be a challenge. These simple techniques recommended by Mountain Leaders...

Steps  © John Burns
Steps  © John Burns

Comedy Eight Things They Never Told You About Mountain Navigation

There are some things about mountain navigation that only years of trial and error can teach you; here are a...

Mike Lates on the summit of Blaven after completing the Greater Cuillin Traverse in a heatwave, September 4, 1993  © Gordon Stainforth
Mike Lates on the summit of Blaven after completing the Greater Cuillin Traverse in a heatwave, September 4, 1993  © Gordon Stainforth

Skills Hyperthermia - Heat Illnesses and How to Manage Them

Summer weather on the hills can easily catch you out. We recently covered hydration, so now it's time to take...

The amount you should be drinking depends on heat, humidity, the type of walk and a host of personal factors  © Claire Maxted
The amount you should be drinking depends on heat, humidity, the type of walk and a host of personal factors  © Claire Maxted

Skills Hydration for Hillwalkers

Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team at work.  © Calder Valley SRT
Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team at work.  © Calder Valley SRT

Using SARLOC for Rescue on your Smartphone

First light at Loch Quoich, and I\'ll soon be packing up...  © Dan Bailey
First light at Loch Quoich, and I\'ll soon be packing up...  © Dan Bailey

Camping The Dos and Don'ts of Roadside Camping

A phone is fine so long as you've got reception - often the case on summits - and if it doesn't malfunction  © Dan Bailey
A phone is fine so long as you've got reception - often the case on summits - and if it doesn't malfunction  © Dan Bailey

Skills Smartphones & Hills - Common Issues, and How to Fix Them


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