December 2014 Issue

Winter Hillwalking. Photo: Dan Bailey

Winter Hillwalking

Top tips for safe winter hillwalking, with extra advice on choosing winter boots and using crampons effectively from the Hillwalker’s Guide to Mountaineering

Skywatch Winter

Skywatch Winter: Orion the Mighty Hunter

The first of a seasonal series on exploring the night sky, we focus on the stars that make up the constellation of Orion, easily spotted in a dark sky in winter.


Ski-touring in the Adamello-Ortler

Ski-touring along a former WW1 front-line in the Adamello and Ortler mountain ranges of Italy

Secret Walks North West England

Secret Walks in North-West England

Exploring the valley of the River Eden in Cumbria, between its source in the Yorkshire Dales to Carlisle. Walks during the winter months, riverside, low fells and slopes of the Pennines.

Hole in One

Hole in One

Kev Reynolds and his climbing partner Hugh explore the Vignemale and Vignemale glacier in the Pyrenees, but all was not well when they crossed the glacier.