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UKC Readership Survey  © UKC

UKC/UKH 2019 Readership Survey is LIVE

Since 2010 UKC/UKH have carried out a readership survey every three years and it is now time for a new one. To help improve UKC/UKH we need to know all about you: what activities you do, what sort of gear you buy and what you think about us. In return we're able to offer a wide selection of prizes, courtesy of the many brands that work with us on site.


Female hen harrier in flight  © Mark Thomas (rspb-images.com)

Hen Harrier Death and Disappearances - RSPB Scotland Appeal for Info

RSPB Scotland is appealing for information following the discovery of the body of a hen harrier found to have been shot, and the sudden disappearances, separately, of two young satellite tagged hen...

He picked a decent day for it...  © Ian Handscomb
He picked a decent day for it...  © Ian Handscomb

Kim Collison Sets New Winter Bob Graham Record

Lake District-based runner Kim Collison has set a new speed record on the Bob Graham Round in winter. Kim completed the round in just 15 hours 47 minutes, knocking a big chunk from the previous fastest winter time of 18:18 set by Jim Mann in 2013.

Whoever gets in, we can expect more tradeoffs between landscape amenity and renewable energy  © Dan Bailey
Whoever gets in, we can expect more tradeoffs between landscape amenity and renewable energy  © Dan Bailey

Election 2019 - What Do Party Promises Mean for the Outdoors?

With a General Election in the offing, we trawl through the manifestos to look at what the main parties are offering from our niche perspective of the outdoors.

Kendal Mountain Festival 2019.  © Kevin Moran
Kendal Mountain Festival 2019.  © Kevin Moran

Kendal Mountain Festival 2019 - Report

Another edition of the Kendal Mountain Festival has been and gone. 2019 proved to be a vintage year, judging by the...

Kendal Mountain Festival 2019 - Open Out.  © Kendal Mountain Festival
Kendal Mountain Festival 2019 - Open Out.  © Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal Mountain Festival Trailer 2019

The trailer for the 2019 Kendal Mountain Festival has been released. 'Open Out' follows a young female protagonist as she...

Munro bagging on Ben Vorlich  © Raymond Quinn
Munro bagging on Ben Vorlich  © Raymond Quinn

Scottish Walker Completes Four Classic Hill Lists in One Day

For most walkers, reaching the final summit of a round of mountains, such as the Munros, is enough of a...

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Running Lac du Brevent

"This was one amazing day of trail running above Chamonix in the French Alps with stupendous views of Mont Blanc in the background and a real toothy-white mountain horizon all the way around" says Claire Maxted. "We ran on stoney, grassy and muddy paths to Lac du Brevent which was a picture-perfect pool of aquamarine nestled in the mountainside. Absolutely glorious. I wished I had more time to stop and stare at it. I'll be back Chamonix!"

Tarns of Lakeland cover  © W Heaton Cooper

Mountain Literature Classics: The Tarns of Lakeland by W Heaton Cooper

In the difficult years either side of WW2 William Heaton Cooper produced three books of Lakeland...

UKC Readership Survey  © UKC
UKC Readership Survey  © UKC

Survey Readership Survey 2019

Since 2010 UKC/UKH have carried out a readership survey every three years and it is now time for a new one. To help improve UKC/UKH we need to know all about you: what activities you do, what sort of gear you buy and what you think about us. In return we're able to...

The Carn Mor Dearg Arete and the North Face of Ben Nevis - as Alpine as Scotland gets  © James Roddie
The Carn Mor Dearg Arete and the North Face of Ben Nevis - as Alpine as Scotland gets  © James Roddie

Classic Winter - Ben Nevis via the CMD Arete

Whether it's your first winter Grade I, or you're an accomplished winter warrior, this spectacular ridge is without question one of the greatest mountain routes of the UK, says James Roddie.

Walking for Mental Health: A Summit Camp on Sgurr na Stri

In her writing, Sarah Jane Douglas explores love, loss and the redemptive power of hills. Here she gets re-grounded on a night out on Skye.

Trail shoes and mini gaiters on the Ramsay Round  © David Lintern
Trail shoes and mini gaiters on the Ramsay Round  © David Lintern

Expert Tips for Walking Further and Faster

Big routes put big demands on the walker. What's the key to a successful mega-mission? From training and nutrition to footwear and equipment, we've asked three pros for their advice.

On Steinkogl  © Ronald Turnbull

Hut-to-Hut in Austria

Sunrise this morning over hen cloud from the Roaches  © Mike Hutton Images

Opinion The Landscapes Review - The Future of National Parks is in Our Hands

A chain of lochs link the interior to the sea...  © Mal Grey

Across Inverpolly by Canoe

On Ben Alder  © Anne Butler

My Mountains - Anne Butler, Munro Society President


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Whether on the mountains or closer to home, a decent long walker's jacket is always going to be useful  © Rob Greenwood

Sprayway Torridon

The Torridon jacket is a new take on an old hillwalking stalwart, a winning combination of sensible old school features and modern materials. As it comes in both men's and women's versions, we thought we'd test one of each...

The Fairview Trek 70 women's specific model.   © UKC Gear
The Fairview Trek 70 women's specific model.   © UKC Gear

Osprey Fairview Trek 70 and Farpoint Trek 75

Natalie Berry and Chris Prescott check out these two large capacity packs from Osprey, which combine the travel convenience of a duffel with the carrying comfort of a trekking pack.

Striking a catalogue pose while inadvertently accessorising with my hat...   © Dan Bailey
Striking a catalogue pose while inadvertently accessorising with my hat...   © Dan Bailey

Jöttnar Asger Jacket

There's a trend at present for hybrid softshells that combine a wind resistant outer with a fleecy inner. The Asger must be one of the lightest - and that makes it ideal for active use, says Dan Bailey. But is the fit suited to climbing?


Ramche Mtn Reflect Action 2  © UKC Articles

Open Comp Win your choice of a Berghaus Ramche Mtn Reflect or Ronnas Reflect

Berghaus has an extensive range of insulated clothing lined up for winter adventures in the mountains. At the heart of the range are jackets that feature water resistant Hydrodown®, with a PFC-free Nikwax® DWR treatment, allowing the down to conti...

Salopettes Action 1  © Paramo
Salopettes Action 1  © Paramo

Open Comp Win a pair of Páramo Enduro Salopettes

When working hard in extreme conditions, you need legwear which will offer all-day comfort, unrestricted movement and protection from cold and wet conditions.

Muddy Boots  © Nikwax
Muddy Boots  © Nikwax

Open Comp Win a Nikwax Footwear Bundle

In this competition Nikwax are giving you the chance to win a bundle of their aftercare products including: Footwear Cleaning Gel, Waterproofing Wax for Leather and Fabric & Leather Proof.


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Muddy Boots  © Nikwax

Clean and restore all of your outdoor footwear with Nikwax

Your outdoor boots and shoes go through the mill, particularly when you wear them in the mud and rain. Over time, you may notice them starting to soak in water, or any leather on them starting to stiffen. That's because once dirty, soaked in water...

Inferno 3 x 2  © Lorpen
Inferno 3 x 2  © Lorpen

Lorpen Inferno Socks

To create the ultimate insulation system, Polartec Powerstretch is combined with Primaloft to deliver unprecedented performance in extreme cold conditions. Tested on climbs over 8,000m these socks have been engineered to function in the coldest environments on...

Half Dome  © Tessa Lyons
Half Dome  © Tessa Lyons

5 Best-selling Tessa Lyons Crag Prints AVAILABLE NOW

Get some presents sorted, feed an artist, everyone's a winner! These prints serve as a little reminder of the landscapes that we all love, an ideal Christmas gift for climbers and mountain lovers.


3rd Rock logo 3x2  © 3RD ROCK
3rd Rock logo 3x2  © 3RD ROCK

Business Developer, Part-Time - 3RD ROCK

3RD ROCK is a sustainable activewear brand bringing innovation to active, fun-filled lives. Based in Derbyshire, we aspire to make you look great,...

Marketing Assistant, Alpkit, Nottingham  © Alpkit
Marketing Assistant, Alpkit, Nottingham  © Alpkit

Marketing Assistant, Alpkit, Nottingham

We're on the lookout for a passionate propagator to assist in spreading our Go Nice Places, Do Good Things message! As we grow, so too does our desire to inspire, so we need someone who can help expand our reach.

JOBS: BMC Partnerships and Events Co-ordinator  © BMC Office
JOBS: BMC Partnerships and Events Co-ordinator  © BMC Office

BMC Partnerships and Events Co-ordinator

Love working with people as much as the outdoor lifestyle? We're on the hunt for a new Partnerships and Events Co-ordinator to join our...