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Safe Access on MOD Land

Military training including live firing takes place in many upland and coastal areas popular with walkers and climbers. The rules on accessing MOD land are strict, but so long as appropriate precautions are taken the danger can be easily managed. Lizzie Enfield explains the dos and don'ts.


Psychological Skills for Climbing - Analysing Strengths and Weaknesses

Dr Rebecca Williams, performance psychology coach and consultant clinical psychologist, shares a chapter from her upcoming book Climb Smarter: Mental Skills and Techniques for Climbing. Part and parcel of setting appr...

Skills How to Prolong Your Phone's Battery Life Outdoors

Climbers and hillwalkers will be familiar with the outdoor equivalent of range anxiety - the fear that your phone battery will run out before journey's end. These tips and tricks from Rachel Koktava should help you keep your phone going for...

Food Five Calorie-packed Home-made Hill Bakes

In terms of cost, nutrition, and taste, home-baked hill treats are leagues ahead of mass produced cereal bars and rubbery malt loaf, insists Fliss Freeborn. Try these easy recipes and we're sure you'll agree. 

Core Training for Climbing

Andy McVittie looks at the importance of core from the perspective of coaching and training. He examines what it is, the...

Winter 12 Tips and Tricks to Stay Warm Outdoors in Winter

Whether you're winter climbing, walking, or indulging in the ultimate masochism of a sub-zero camp, having all the...

How to Start Indoor Climbing

Indoor climbing is now an Olympic sport and all the cool kids are giving it a go, from

Winter How to Navigate off Ben Nevis in Winter

Whether you're a walker or a climber, the descent from Ben Nevis can present a serious navigational test in winter, and...

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Packing for Sport Climbing

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Packing for Wild Camping

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Packing for Mountain Cragging

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Packing for Winter Hillwalking

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Winter Gloves Explained

Trad Onsighting Tips from Steve McClure

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Different Types of Glove

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Multi-Day Packs

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UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab

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Montane Alpine Preparation

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Using Boards For Training

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The Female Climber Series

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Understanding Winter Weather With Plas Y Brenin

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Lattice Home Training


100 things you learn from experience

What is the ideal object for cleaning rock boots before you climb, and where can you get it? Why do all those E-silly climbers stop at Froggatt to watch peoples' first-ever attempts at the hand-crack of Valkyrie? What always happens on the last climb of the day?...

How to Heal Elbow Tendonitis

In this article experienced climber Bart van Deenen shares his personal experiences of beating elbow tendonitis and gives us an exercise routine that worked for him. The instructions are clear and simple and include photos and a short video. We hope it works for...

Steep Ice Climbing Technique

Top winter climber and professional instructor George McEwan gives us step by step instructions on good ice climbing technique. This article includes the basic movements involved, some advanced techniques, and is illustrated with excellent photographs...

10 Tips on Staying Warm in Winter by Andy Kirkpatrick

Despite climbing winter routes all over the world, Hull's second best climber has never had the hotaches... In this article Andy Kirkpatrick shares his tips for staying warm and consequently staying alive!

Ten Top Tips for Buying Rock Shoes

5 Things to Improve Your Bouldering

Become A Better Climber Training to Part 1

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