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Relatively close to civilisation, but still pretty damn cold and lonely if something goes wrong...  © Nick Small

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 Small in a serious predicament, a situation he hadn't gone well equipped to deal with. Do you carry enough just-in-case gear on your cold weather runs? Here's why you should...


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Winter Navigation  © Sandy Paterson
Winter Navigation  © Sandy Paterson

Reverse Polarity - a Warning to Compass Users

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

How to Beat Blisters

Naismith's rule montage  © Dan Bailey
Naismith's rule montage  © Dan Bailey

How To Calculate Route Times Using Naismith's Rule

rescue team  © jaggy bunnet
rescue team  © jaggy bunnet

Rescue Calling in a Mountain Rescue


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Who wouldn't want a bit of that? But learn the winter walking essentials before you try running!  © Charlie Sproson, Mountain Run

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 mountain skills may not appreciate the severity of the challenge posed by snow on the hills, says fell running guide Keri Wallace. Here ...

In wet weather even little streams can become formidable torrents, and many crossings are best avoided  © Dan Bailey
In wet weather even little streams can become formidable torrents, and many crossings are best avoided  © Dan Bailey

Expert Tips Walking in Wild Weather

As autumn heads inexorably towards winter, conditions on the hills tend to get more hostile. It needn't be a show stopper, but wet, wild and cloudy weather does pose a big challenge. Here, seasoned pros give us their top tips for weathering the autumn storms.

Take your trail running to new levels by improving your planning and navigation skills     © Keri Wallace
Take your trail running to new levels by improving your planning and navigation skills     © Keri Wallace

Running Route Planning for Trail Runners

Self sufficiency is the essence of hill running, and it starts with sound planning. Those from a walking background may not appreciate the different considerations involved when planning a run rather than a walk, while runners used to waymarked trails and...

Home workouts can be fun as well as keeping you fit...  © Claire Maxted
Home workouts can be fun as well as keeping you fit...  © Claire Maxted

Lockdown? No Problem - Here's How to Keep Fit at Home

With only one exercise outing per day, and the possibility of a full lockdown looming, UKH regular Claire...

Trail shoes and mini gaiters on the Ramsay Round  © David Lintern
Trail shoes and mini gaiters on the Ramsay Round  © David Lintern

Expert Tips Walking Further and Faster

Big routes put big demands on the walker. What's the key to a successful mega-mission? From training and nutrition to footwear and...

Going light montage  © Dan Bailey
Going light montage  © Dan Bailey

Top Tips Lightweight Walking - Tips for Beginners

Are you looking to shed weight, but unsure where to start? Fiona Russell asks some keen walkers about their simple...

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

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

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


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