Pick up a copy of the December issue of TGO to read about night-time Munro bagging, Great Gable’s war memorial, Yosemite, and more…

We’re ending another year at The Great Outdoors on a high note. In our December issue, we’ve packed in a bumper selection of writing and photography from the Lake District to California and everywhere in between.

In the Almanac, we offer our top picks from this year’s Kendal Mountain Festival, while Roger Smith tackles the thorny problems of climate change. Our Editor Emily Rodway interviews long-distance hiker and author Cam Honan, who talks about the Skye Trail, Cape Wrath Trail, and other adventures.

Our big features this month include James Forrest’s hike over the memorial mountains of Lakeland and a visit to the ‘world’s greatest war memorial’ on the summit of Great Gable. Alan Rowan, the ‘Munro Moonwalker’, heads to Knoydart for a night-time walk to coincide with the Buck Moon. Mountain photographer Nick Livesey shares a photo essay of some of his stunning Snowdonian mountain images, and Stefan Durkacz goes on a long walk in the Trossachs. Further afield, Daniel Neilson discovers paradise in Yosemite.

Our skills section this month is all about what to do when things go wrong: first aid, when to call Mountain Rescue, dealing with navigational mishaps, and a few case studies from TGO’s team. The gear section looks at a few new gear releases, sustainable synthetics, and a big comparative review of four-season waterproof jackets. Then there’s our Wild Walks section, featuring mapped walks for all abilities from around the UK – there are some old favourites in there as well as potential modern classics.

The December issue is in shops now. Alternatively, you can now order a copy online with FREE postage – or why not subscribe? Subscribers get their copies before anyone else, and at a substantial discount. A year’s subscription is currently only £34.99 – a saving of 37%! Visit shop.kelsey.co.uk/xmas218 for more offers.