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Hill sleuths' survey reveals true values of Snowdonia peak Foel Penolau

Myrddyn Phillips and his colleague Aled Williams go weaselling in the boulders of in a quest to find out whether the rocky peak measures up.

Hill sleuths celebrate 'birthday' with news of three new hill classifications

There were winners and losers in the nuttalls stakes as a pair of dedicated hill measurers marked their outfit's tenth birthday with scrutiny of three English peaks.

Corbett survey by hill sleuths leads to separation of Highland twins

A survey by a pair of hill sleuths led to the separation of Highland twins. Two peaks above Glen Shiel that had previously been classified as a twi...

Tryfan's status at risk as hill sleuths plan survey

One of the shapeliest of north Wales’s 3,000ft mountains could soon lose its status. Tryfan, the perfectly mountain-shaped peak in the Ogwen Vall...

Hello marilyn! One up, one down in trio's survey quest

They’re at it again! Not satisfied with promoting a Welsh hill to mountain status and elevating an Arran peak to the list of marilyns, three intrepi...

Marilyns, munros and how to make a mountain out of a moel hill

Hands up all those who knew there was an official definition of a mountain. No? Neither did we, until we delved a little after hearing of the deter...

Review: Mountain - Exploring Britain's High Places, with Griff Rhys Jones

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The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.

Review: The Cateran Trail by Jacquetta Megarry

This handy guidebook provides pretty much all the detail you need to undertake this five-day walking trail through Perthshire and Angus.

Survey puts Welsh mountain into 1,000m 'super league'

The league of Welsh ‘super mountains’ gained a new member today with the news that a survey of a Snowdonia peak revealed its true height to be more than 1,000m Glyder Fawr, Wales’s fifth highest mountain, has been promoted to the super league following measurements by hill sleuths Graham Jackson, John Barnard and Myrddyn Phillips.

Tragedy and triumph: the outdoor world in 2009

As the decade which seems to have become known as the noughties packed its bags and prepared for the trip into history, its final days had a familiar ring: winter catching out climbers and walkers, with tragic consequences..

Mountain council produces guide to Scots peaks

If you’re about to start out on your bagging career, or simply want a bit of guidance on which of Scotland’s high mountains class as munros, marilyns, grahams or the rest, you could do worse than download a free guide by one of the best known outdoor writers around.

Border post: White Coomb and the Grey Mare's Tail

Mention hillwalking and Scotland in the same sentence and most people automatically think of the Highlands: munros, romantic-sounding Gaelic names, precipitous edges.


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