Skills

  • How to use digital navigation safely

    How to use digital navigation safely

    16th July 2020

    Digital navigation tools, used properly, can be an important part of navigating safely. Here, Alex Roddie gives some tips for how to get the most out of them.

  • Wild camping for beginners: essential tips

    Wild camping for beginners: essential tips

    7th July 2020

    Where can you camp? What should you take? Is wild camping legal – and how have coronavirus restrictions changed the situation? If you’re new to the idea of camping in the wild, here’s what you need to know. 

  • How to start packrafting

    How to start packrafting

    17th June 2020

    Packrafting can transform the way you explore wild land. We asked adventurer and experienced packrafter Mark Waring for his tips on how to get started.

  • 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…