Combining traditional and digital navigation

Combining traditional and digital navigation

Our guide to the different ways in which you can use GPS and traditional navigation tools together – and some of the issues you need to bear in mind when doing so.

Buyers' guide: Ice Axes

Buyers' guide: Ice Axes

Our guide to ice axes: what to look for, how to pick an axe for walking, and our selection of the best models.

Mountaineering and memory

Mountaineering and memory

Do you record your walks in a notebook, a spreadsheet, or maybe an online service? We explore the different ways our readers are recording their mountain adventures.

Campaigner of the Year 2018: interview with Chris Packham

Campaigner of the Year 2018: interview with Chris Packham

The winner of the Campaigner of the Year category in The Great Outdoors Awards 2018 is broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham.

Taking a Sketchbook for a Walk

Taking a Sketchbook for a Walk

Ever thought about sketching your walks? Liz Wakelin shares her tips, from getting started to drawing inspiration (pun intended) from other artists.

Digital feature: Europe's Last Great Wilderness – backpacking Sarek

Digital feature: Europe's Last Great Wilderness – backpacking Sarek

“With no tourist infrastructure and almost no paths or signs, Sarek is to Swedes what Alaska is to Americans – a raw, untamed land where dreams of outdoor adventures await.”

Skills: 7 top tips for staying warm in winter

Skills: 7 top tips for staying warm in winter

The Cairngorms see some of the lowest temperatures in the British Isles. We invited Phil Sanderson from Glenmore Lodge to offer some tips on coping with very low temperatures on the hill.

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