Skills

  • 16 steps to avoid making mistakes in winter  

    16 steps to avoid making mistakes in winter  

    6th January 2020

    The team from Scotland’s national outdoor training centre, Glenmore Lodge, take us through the steps you need to take to have a safe and fun day on the hills in winter conditions.  

  • How to endure British mountain weather – and even enjoy it

    How to endure British mountain weather – and even enjoy it

    25th November 2019

    Let’s be honest, hiking in Britain inevitably involves confronting some pretty crap weather. With an unpredictable winter approaching, here are our tips for enduring – even enjoying – the ever-changing, never-boring climate of our hills and mountains.     For better or worse, there’s no doubt that this Atlantic archipelago we…

  • Britain’s Mountain Black Spots 

    Britain’s Mountain Black Spots 

    25th October 2019

    Where are you statistically most likely to have an accident in the British hills and mountains? Sarah Stirling talks to Mountain Rescue teams in Scotland, Wales and the Lake District to find out which accident ‘black spots’ they repeatedly return to – and why they aren’t always the most…

  • Live Weather and Conditions from Snowdonia Summit Now Available

    Live Weather and Conditions from Snowdonia Summit Now Available

    1st August 2019

    Live weather and conditions information is now available directly from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). As part of the AdventureSmart initiative to provide clear information to help hill walkers and mountain users, this project should help you plan your…

  • Menstruation on the Mountains

    Menstruation on the Mountains

    13th June 2019

    Chiara Bullen asks if there’s enough education on how to deal with sanitary products on the mountains, and explores what alternative options are out there. It was a grey and gritty day when my group of friends and I began…

  • Getting lost: Following the flags on Fairfield by Harrison Ward

    Getting lost: Following the flags on Fairfield by Harrison Ward

    17th April 2019

    "I veered off my original intended path and began to follow the flags. The relentless fog hadn’t lifted all night, so visibility was non-existent – but I could recognise the lay of the land beneath me and was confident that I was retracing fells I had done many times"