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John and Moss - The Cape Wrath Trail  © Hounds of Howgate

Hiking the Cape Wrath Trail

John and his trusty companion Moss embark on the Cape Wrath Trail, starting from Fort William and ending up in the far north of Scotland at Cape Wrath. The route is approximately 230 miles long, unmarked and you have the Scottish weather with which to contend.


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Daisy the St Bernard receiving 5-star treatment from Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team.  © Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team

St Bernard Dog Rescued on Scafell Pike

A 4-year-old, 55kg St Bernard dog named Daisy found herself in a role reversal of sorts this weekend after she collapsed on a descent of Scafell Pike near Brown Tongue and required a 16-strong team of rescuers from Wasdale MRT to stretc...

The Maumturks Connemara  © goatee
The Maumturks Connemara  © goatee

Ireland Gains a 2000-ft Hewitt

Following a recent survey, an Irish hill has been found to be over 2000 feet (609.6m) in height, gaining it promotion to the list of Hewitts (an acronym for Hill in England, Wales or Ireland over Two Thousand feet high).

Sunrise over Schiehallion  © JamesRoddie
Sunrise over Schiehallion  © JamesRoddie

Path Closure Planned on Schiehallion

Extensive repair work on the standard path up Schiehallion from Braes of Foss will effectively put the mountain out of bounds to most walkers for several days next week.

A pandemic is not the best time to add to the crowding problem on Snowdon's summit  © Mark Reeves
A pandemic is not the best time to add to the crowding problem on Snowdon's summit  © Mark Reeves

Responsible Access in Post-Lockdown Snowdonia

Wales will soon start re-opening to outdoor activities, but fear in local communities persists, and it will not be...

Of Fells and Hills  © Salomon
Of Fells and Hills  © Salomon

Video Hand Picked ShAFF Walking and Running Films

In the absence of 2020's Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, Matt Heason has collated some of his favourite...

A glorious evening on Crib Goch  © Luca Celano
A glorious evening on Crib Goch  © Luca Celano

Lockdown Lifting in Scotland and Wales - What We Know

With the expected easing of travel limits in both Scotland and Wales, hillwalking and climbing...

Called to the Mountains: Kirsty Pallas, Mountain Rescue volunteer  © BMC TV
Called to the Mountains: Kirsty Pallas, Mountain Rescue volunteer  © BMC TV

Fri Night Vid Called to the Mountains: Kirsty Pallas, Mountain Rescue Volunteer

The mountains of Western Scotland can be imposing to some, but to others, their remote...


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30-Week Instructor Training 2020/21

Want to get qualified as a mountain-based leader, instructor or coach? Then maybe consider our 30-week training scheme

Discover the four pillars that make up Hanwag's production philosophy

Hanwag knows that the right footwear can make or break any adventure in the great outdoors and for this reason it has followed the same production philosophy ever since it was first founded in 1921. With almost a...

Safety Academy Treatment  © Ortovox
Safety Academy Treatment  © Ortovox

Ortovox Safety Academy: Alpine First Aid

Ortovox Safety Academy: Alpine First Aid - What to do in an emergency situation in the mountains

Fell Top Assessors l-r Jon Bennett, Graham Uney and Zac Poulton  © Mountain Hardwear
Fell Top Assessors l-r Jon Bennett, Graham Uney and Zac Poulton  © Mountain Hardwear

Product News Mountain Hardwear helps Fell Top Assessors reach their Peak

Performance apparel and equipment brand Mountain Hardwear has ensured a safe Winter season for...

Scarpa Pro Store affiliation for Joe Brown and The Climbers Shop

We are very proud that Joe Brown Shops and The Climbers Shop are the first shops in the UK...

Tempest Hero  © Osprey
Tempest Hero  © Osprey

Osprey: Celebrating 25 Years of Women's Fit

The innovation of comfort and performance should never be met with a 'one size fits all' approach. It's for...

Arc'teryx Lakeland Revival and Big Mountain Weekend Return

Want to learn or advance your outdoor and mountain skills or try something completely new?


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