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Conquering The Dragon - Film of the 2017 Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race

The 2017 film focuses on the highs and lows of five participants as they set out to conquer The Dragon. Each of them has a unique and emotional story to tell of their battle against the enormous physical and mental challenges of the race. We also see the wider race unfolding around them and the stunning Welsh landscapes they travel through. Will they all make it? The legendary Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race follows the mountainous spine of Wales from north to south. This incredible 5-day journey is 315 kilometres long with 15,500 metres of ascent across wild, trackless, remote and...

Looking to the Fairfield Horseshoe from Heron Pike  © Nicholas Livesey

One Minute Mountain: Fairfield

Alex Roddie takes a lightning tour of Helvellyn's equally worthy neighbour Fairfield, focus of two classic horseshoe walks, and a...

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning  © Laurie Lee
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning  © Laurie Lee

Literature Classics: As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

With barely a word of Spanish, and scarcely a penny to his name, young Laurie Lee set out on foot across pre-Civil War Spain. His account is a beautiful book about a harsh journey, says Ronald Turnbull.

Yeamans come in all sizes, locations and characters, from the remote drama of peaks like Beinn Dearg Mor...  © Myrddyn Phillips
Yeamans come in all sizes, locations and characters, from the remote drama of peaks like Beinn Dearg Mor...  © Myrddyn Phillips

Ups and Downs – The Story of Handbook of the Scottish Hills

Eric Yeaman's Handbook of the Scottish Hills was one of the most influential hill lists ever produced, says Myrddyn Phillips - but today few people seem to know about it. A new e-book, free to download, tells the story of the Yeamans.

Zahrah Mahmood montage  © Zahrah Mahmood
Zahrah Mahmood montage  © Zahrah Mahmood

Interview Surmounting Stereotypes with Zahrah Mahmood, the Hillwalking Hijabi

As a practising Muslim woman, Zahrah Mahmood is in a conspicuous minority on the hills, a situation she hopes to help change by example. "If you didn't see anyone who looked like you outdoors, you'd start to believe it...

A non-local walk in the Crianlarich hills might be enough to get you charged by police, as two walkers recently discovered  © Dan Bailey
A non-local walk in the Crianlarich hills might be enough to get you charged by police, as two walkers recently discovered  © Dan Bailey

Opinion Scotland's Outdoor Restrictions are Senseless and Unjustifiable

Access and conservation campaigner Nick Kempe feels that hill-goers in Scotland are being unfairly penalised by the Scottish Government's restrictive attitude to travel and the outdoors, a lockdown regime that contrasts...

Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Beinn Eighe.  © Myfyr Tomos

One Minute Mountain: Beinn Eighe

The outdoor community is not known for its racial or cultural diversity. Raheim Robinson, NYC climber.  © Ben Gurst

Black Lives Matter - Resources for the Outdoor Community

Eiger 1989 day 4: Below the Quartz Crack  © Robert Durran

Mountain Literature Classics: Starlight and Storm

Skiddaw from the northeast  © Dan Bailey

Social Distancing: Avoid the Honeypot Hills


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

This deep mat soaks up bumpy ground for a more comfy night's sleep  © Dan Bailey

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Mat

You can get warmer inflatable mats, and you might find lighter, but the balance struck by the NeoAir XLite would make it an excellent choice for 3-4 season backpacking and all-round mountain use outside the extremes of winter and altitude.

Montane Protium Pull-on pre lockdown in a wet Chee Dale  © Hannah James-Louwerse
Montane Protium Pull-on pre lockdown in a wet Chee Dale  © Hannah James-Louwerse

Montane Protium Pull-on

Good for both walking and climbing, Alan James gets on well with this snug and pleasingly simple fleecy top.

Black Diamond Session Review  © UKC Gear
Black Diamond Session Review  © UKC Gear

Black Diamond Session Approach Shoe

With its funky flip-down heel and soft sock-like fit, the Session is a comfy and convenient slip on/slip off shoe for bouldering and sport climbing, inside or out. It's too casual for longer or more rugged approaches, but in its niche we think it's a...


MSR Reactor 3x2  © MSR

Open Comp Win the MSR 1.7L Reactor Stove

MSR's much-loved Reactor Stove has become a staple for wilderness backpackers looking for cooking performance in extreme conditions, where wind and cold can wreak havoc on a stove's reliability. The Reactor is compact, self-contained and easy-t...

Open Comp Win a Pair of Komperdell Carbon FXP.4 Expedition Varios

Gold Winner of the prestigious Outdoor by ISPO 2019 Best New Product Prize, Komperdell's innovative "self deploying" Carbon FXP.4 Expedition Pole is now available in the UK - and this is your chance to win a pair worth £150!!

Open Comp Win a pair of the brand new DOLOMITE Steinbock WT GTX

Steinbock WT GTX, the jewel in the crown of Dolomite's hiking section. A lightweight, high-performance shoe, perfect for one-day excursions or mountain trail walking. The ideal product for meeting every need and guaranteeing the best...


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Cocoon Hammocks - Ultralight Luxury

"Sleep Gear for Adventurers" - Renowned amongst travellers worldwide, Cocoon's focus on clever design and innovative fabrics marks their travel products out from the rest. New for 2020 is their range of Hammocks.

DOLOMITE Steinbock WT GTX lightweight hiking boots

Steinbock WT GTX, the jewel in the crown of Dolomite's hiking section. A lightweight, high-performance shoe, perfect for one-day excursions or mountain trail walking. The ideal product for meeting every need and guaranteeing the best...

Hats, hats, hats…

Hats, hats, hats… Outdoor Research has a style to suit everyone and every outdoor activity, which one would be your choice?


Customer Service Team Leader  © UltralightOG
Customer Service Team Leader  © UltralightOG

Customer Service Team Leader: Ultralight Outdoor Gear, Teeside

Position: Customer Service and Administration Team Leader Location: Teesside Permanent: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week   Join a company that's...

JOBS: C# Developer - Q3/Q4 2020 in Chamonix  © benbellamy1987
JOBS: C# Developer - Q3/Q4 2020 in Chamonix  © benbellamy1987

C# Developer - Q3/Q4 2020 in Chamonix

C# developers in Chamonix, France 28 hours per week Approximately 6 months: July to December 2020 ... but dates are flexible for the right...

3RD ROCK is looking for an experienced copywriter  © 3RD ROCK Clothing
3RD ROCK is looking for an experienced copywriter  © 3RD ROCK Clothing

3RD ROCK is looking for an experienced copywriter

3RD ROCK is a sustainable activewear brand bringing innovation to active, fun-filled lives. We aspire to make you look great, feel amazing, whilst...