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

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 Dyu, author of a new guide. Here's how...


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Cool foot spa after a hot Cuillin traverse  © Dan Bailey
Cool foot spa after a hot Cuillin traverse  © Dan Bailey

How to Beat Blisters

rescue team  © jaggy bunnet
rescue team  © jaggy bunnet

Rescue Calling in a Mountain Rescue

Pics for Ian's Navigation Article  #1  © Ian Hey
Pics for Ian's Navigation Article  #1  © Ian Hey

Beginner's Navigation: Tips, Tricks and Exercises

Winter Navigation  © Sandy Paterson
Winter Navigation  © Sandy Paterson

Reverse Polarity - a Warning to Compass Users


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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 a problem with their blood sugar, would you know how to help...?

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 could make all the difference

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

Trail running guru Claire Maxted offers tips on how to make ascents more efficient and less painful. And here's the thing: they mostly work for walkers too!

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

Claire Maxted looks at the positive lessons any runner can take home from failing to finish a race

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

When you're working up a sweat out on the hills, how much should you drink, and when? The current heatwave seems the perfect time to...

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

Modern phones might be very handy on the hill, but it's vital to know their limits. Crispin Cooper...

No paths montage  © Dan Bailey
No paths montage  © Dan Bailey

Skills Planning Off-Path Routes

Trails can take the sting out of rough ground and tricky navigation - but what if you venture off the beaten track? Alex Roddie explains...

digi nav montage  © James Roddie
digi nav montage  © James Roddie

Modernise Your Navigation

fast running montage  © Scott Sports
fast running montage  © Scott Sports

Running 10 Techniques for Moving Faster in the Mountains

walker to runner montage  © Dan Bailey
walker to runner montage  © Dan Bailey

Running How to go From Hillwalker to Fell Runner

Map montage  © Ordnance Survey
Map montage  © Ordnance Survey

Skills A Beginner's Guide to Grid References


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