Mountain Equipment Earthrise: Down Needn't Cost The Earth

Lightweight down jackets are ubiquitous these days, so one way to stand out in this crowded market is to offer a more sustainable product. The Earthrise Hooded Jacket successfully combines environmentally conscious materials with mountain-ready performance. You get a lot for your money too, says Tim Hill.

Interview Exmoor Coast Traverse - England's Best Kept Mountaineering Secret

Journeying through a largely hidden world at the base of England's biggest sea cliffs,...

Ultralight Night on Gable

Norman Hadley takes backpack-free backpacking to extremes for an icy spring summit camp on Great Gable. In a tent weighing just 400g, and with some foil insulation sheet for luxury, how would he fare when the overnight temperature dropped to -7?

Opinion Highland Phone Masts - A Preventable Disaster for Wild Land

From Torridon to the Cairngorms, planning authorities face a flood of applications to build hundreds of new 4G masts in Scotland's wildest and most scenic places. Costing taxpayers half a billion pounds, the Shared Rural Network...

Mountain Literature Classics: Scrambles Amongst the Alps by Edward Whymper

The engravings may be better than the writing, but with its blend of triumph and tragedy, the story of Whymper's five-year campaign for the first ascent of the Matterhorn is one of mountain climbing's defining narratives,...

Interview Anna Wells on the Winter Munro Round

On 13th March, Anna Wells became the fourth person (and first woman) to complete a Munro round in winter, equalling the previous record of 83 days set by Martin Moran. Keri Wallace caught up with her to find out more about how she approached the...

Skills Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

Photography UKC / UKH Photography Awards 2023 - Winners

My Favourite Map: The Swiss Valley That Became Home

Podcast Mountain Air - 16. Patrick Davies: The Diplomat Who Walked the Length of Britain

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Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Montane Fury Lite Hoody

It's just a fleece, says John McKenna, but a nice one. The Fury Lite is well suited to both walking and climbing, and its midweight thickness makes it useful year-round.  

Rab Muon 50L Pack

As a lightweight, midsized backpacking pack, the Muon really stands out for its functional design and its close and comfortable fit. Bring on summer bivvy trips, says Dan Bailey.

Mountain Equipment Vega - update of a classic

A versatile midweight down jacket, the Vega is warm enough for winter mountains but light enough to remain packable, says Tom Ripley. In fact he rates it so much, he's on his third...

Winner announced WINNER - Win The North Face Summit Series Pumori Gore Tex Pro Jacket

Named after the beautiful pyramid-shaped peak in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, the Summit Pumori GORE-TEX® Pro Jacket harnesses a seam-sealed three-layer GORE-TEX® Pro shell for high-performing waterproof-breathable protection - even...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Shelterstone Jacket.

Warm, resilient and packable insulation for climbers and mountaineers in the toughest weather.

Winner announced WINNER - WIN a SOTO WindMaster stove worth £64.95

Enter this competition to win a high performance SOTO WindMaster stove - compact, robust and lightweight, it delivers a high level of performance in a wide range of conditions and temperatures all year round.

Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Cocoon's Innovative Travel Towels

Cocoon's innovative fabric materials combined with clever design help travellers, climbers and adventurer's journey in comfort and travel as lightly and efficiently as possible.

Berghaus Freeflow - a new dimension for ventilated packs

Berghaus has launched a new generation of Freeflow daysacks, using 3D technology to deliver innovation in packs. The 2024 Freeflow system has been engineered to deliver genuine evolution in frame design, suspending the pack away from the back...

LifeStraw : New Peak Gravity Purifier

LifeStraw New Peak Gravity Purifier now available plus LifeStraw Impact Update

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Website Merchandiser at Ultralight Outdoor Gear Job Summary The role of the Merchandiser is to drive online success through optimising the...

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