Werever there's a hill you can go hillwalking. Defining what is a hill really isn't that important, what is, is that you prepare well for the period you are up there. The aim is to summit the hill, enjoy the views then make a safe descent. Each section of this brings its own challenges: The ascent is physically punishing, the summit is often exposed and windswept, and the descent can be tricky underfoot and mentally tiring. Hillwalkers need good map reading skills and should always pack spare gear in a day sack to match the conditions. The wise ones always prepare for the unexpectedÄ.