Skills

  • 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"

  • Get your gear ready for spring

    Get your gear ready for spring

    22nd March 2019

    As spring approaches and lighter days come back into our lives, it’s an opportunity to stay outdoors for longer.

  • Getting lost: Cragfast on Carrauntoohil by Ed Jones

    Getting lost: Cragfast on Carrauntoohil by Ed Jones

    19th March 2019

    “Lowering myself from ledge to ledge I muttered ‘One wrong move here, Ed, and you’re a goner.’ I found myself on a small ledge with no way out: one side an overhang, the other a gully with a big drop, wet and dark.”