Who should be allowed on the hills?

There has been a lot of controversy recently about ill-equipped people on the hills but perhaps sometimes we should not be as quick to judge.  I am well aware of the dangers of walking and climbing in the British mountains.  I have spent many hundreds of hours out in the hills myself and seen a […]

Rab Vapour-Rise Alpine Jacket Review

I have owned Rab Vapour-rise garments for the last twelve years and they have become essential pieces in my outdoor wardrobe. I have enjoyed wearing them for hillwalking in summer and winter, rock climbing, fell running and mountain biking. A good test of a jacket for me is one I can put on in the […]

Top repair tips from More than Mountains

Before you start you should read our blog post on how to prevent your favourite outdoor kit getting damaged in the first place:  How to look after your kit. However, despite all of your best efforts, if you are using your kit regularly, there will come a time when it gets damaged. We do not like […]

Repair Tips

Inspired by Patagonia’s recent Worn Wear Tour we thought we would put together some tips to help your wallet and the planet by making your kit last longer.  This is the first of two articles on how to make the most of your outdoor gear. Prevention is better than repairs The first and most important point is […]

Scrambling guide to the Lake District

There are hundreds of scrambles throughout the Lake District but these are some of our favourites.  Grade 1 – Sharp Edge, Blencathra Sharp Edge is an exhilarating knife-edge ridge leading from Scales Tarn to the summit of Blencathra and is a fine introduction to scrambling. The line can be varied but the best route lies […]

Guide to scrambling grades

Scrambling routes offer exciting new ways to the top of many hills and mountains if youknow where to find them you can choose to leave the main trail behind and explore. Many guidebooks are now available which describe the best ways to scramble up ghylls, buttresses and ridges on the fells; if you are choosing […]

Five best ways to prepare for winter days

1. Make sure you are Avalanche Aware It can be easy to forget that the first stage of your mountain journey takes place at home, when you sit down to plan your route. As well as looking at maps and weather forecasts from sites such as theMountain Weather Information Service, you should also look at […]

Is your instructor qualified

There are no legal requirements in the UK for companies taking adults into the outdoors: anyone can claim to be a rock climbing instructor, set up a company and start dangling paying customers off big cliffs without even needing to take out any insurance.    As a consumer this is a worrying state of affairs which […]

Everything you need to know about Nick Cannon Jones

1. His love of the mountains was not a foregone conclusion. Nick grew up in Hertfordshire, not an area known for its peaks and his father is decidedly not keen on heights, but Nick was introduced to the delights of hill walking, rock climbing and winter mountaineering through the Scouts and has never looked back. […]

Review Paramo Aspira salopettes

“I forget I am wearing them.”  Nick reviews his favourite waterproof trousers. I have been using Paramo clothing for nearly ten years now and on a wet day, hill walking in the Lake District or for winter mountaineering in Scotland it is my first choice every time. Having initially been slightly sceptical of Paramo’s mythical […]