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Navigating off the hill in darkness. Headtorches are an essential piece of kit.   © Paul Diffley

Take a torch to the hills this weekend

Mountaineering Scotland is urging hill goers to prepare for the clocks going back this weekend. They are asking every person in the hills to pack a headtorch - and a spare - as British summertime comes to an end.


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Local lockdown Wales montage  © Nick Livesey

Local Lockdowns Affect North Wales Crags and Hills

Local lockdowns start in the counties of Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham from 6pm on Thursday October 1st. As well as affecting residents, this will make large areas of North Wales out of bounds to incoming climbers and walkers.

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 business as usual. What can climbers and walkers do to ensure they're not part of the problem? Snowdonia resident Mark Reeves looks...

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 should soon be back on the agenda for all of us. Here's the current state of play.

Carrying a casualty in the mountains is a massive undertaking  © Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team
Carrying a casualty in the mountains is a massive undertaking  © Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team

Returning to Welsh Hills and Mountains - A Message from MRTs

Following the Welsh Government's...

If they stick to the footholds at Dumbarton, they can stick anywhere  © UKC Gear
If they stick to the footholds at Dumbarton, they can stick anywhere  © UKC Gear

New Corona Advice for Walkers and Climbers in Scotland

With Scotland now in Phase 1 of the journey out of lockdown, the presumption against climbing and...

If you don't live within five miles of the Cuillin you're not going to be doing this for quite some time yet...  © Dan Bailey
If you don't live within five miles of the Cuillin you're not going to be doing this for quite some time yet...  © Dan Bailey

Lockdown Scotland - Limited Scope for Walkers and Climbers

Measures announced on Thursday 21 May by Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon point to a...

rescue team  © jaggy bunnet
rescue team  © jaggy bunnet

Mountain Rescue Teams in 'Stay Off the Hills' Appeal

Now people within England are free to travel any distance for exercise, local authorities and mountain...


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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...

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 the Lake District Fell Top Assessors and the walkers and climbers they protect, continuing its three year partnership by equipping...

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...

Early Bird Discount  © Glenmore Lodge
Early Bird Discount  © Glenmore Lodge

Glenmore Lodge Early Bird Discount

Take advantage of our early bird offer.  Book your Summer 2019 Glenmore Lodge adventure and pay 2018 prices.  Offer open until 14...

Where The Wild Things Play  © Women's Adventure Film Tour
Where The Wild Things Play  © Women's Adventure Film Tour

The Women's Adventure Film Tour comes to the UK

Following the success of the inaugural national tour in Australia as part of Women's Health Week 2017, the...


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