Scafell summit camp via Lord's Rake

"From Wasdale I decided to take the interesting route up Scafell, via the gully scrambles of Lords Rake and The West Wall Traverse" says film-maker Dave.

"Exciting ascents for a hill walker like myself and certainly not recommended for the inexperienced or ill equipped, due to the extremely steep, loose, rocky terrain, and the potential of rock fall from above. I pitched my Alpkit Soloist tent at 3100ft, just below the summit of Scafell."

Mountain Literature Classics: Feeding the Rat

A lot of books came out of the mid-20th Century British climbing boom, including well-selling autobiographies of...

Video Choosing a rucksack and fitting it correctly

Rachael and Rob give an overview of different sized packs and show us a variety of sizes, and then explain how to correctly fit them.

Opinion Why I'm Defending Dartmoor's Wild Campers

Dartmoor is the only place in England where the public are officially allowed to wild camp; but could this be under threat? John Bainbridge, who writes extensively on access issues in England, is worried by recent proposals from Dartmoor National...

Video Mid-Layers Explained

Rachael and Rob take us through mid-layers - possibly the most varied range of garments in the outdoors. They talk about classic fleeces, more modern hybrids and even the pieces that resemble softshells.

Mountain Literature Classics: The Ridiculous Mountains by GJF Dutton

Among mountaineering books, there are some that are fun – but only a select handful that are actually funny, says Ronald Turnbull. This send-up of Scottish hill-going captures the 1970s, a time when the era of genteel gents with...

Montane Alpine Preparation - Rack  © UKC

Video Racking up for an Alpine Scramble

Sunrise on Blencathra during the attempt  © Damian Hall

Interview Nicky Spinks on the Lake District 24 Hour Record

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Black Diamond Sprint 225 and Flare headtorches

Sometimes you just want a simple and lightweight headtorch, not a bulky powerhouse. Dan Bailey reviews two new compact models from Black Diamond: the Sprint 225, a good little all rounder; and the Flare, BD's latest mini emergency light. 

The Earth Beneath My Feet by Andrew Terrill

In Spring 1997, Andrew Terrill dropped a comfortable suburban life to embark on a 7000-mile solo mountain journey from the south tip of Italy to Norway's North Cape. Covering the first half of his walk, The Earth Beneath My Feet is an engaging and...

Rab Cirrus Flex 2.0 Jacket and Cirrus Flex 2.0 Hoody 

Warm enough to take the edge off, but breathable enough to move in, Rab's Cirrus Flex range is archetypal 'active insulation'. Gear Ed Dan reviewed the Cirrus Flex Vest last year, and still more or less lives in it. So what are the...

Open Comp Win Rab's new Xenair Light Jacket

Body mapped for the ultimate versatility, Xenair Light features strategically zoned areas of recycled PrimaLoft® Gold Active+ insulation to keep your body warm where you need it and insulation free sections in high heat areas to aid temperature...

Open Comp Win a unisex The North Face Summit Series™ Advanced Mountain Kit™ L3 Pullover Hoodi

The first down layers of the AMK system is the L3 Pullover Hoodie (RRP £630) featuring the all-new 50/50 Down technology. Made from 1000 Fill Pro-Down, this layer was built for ultra-packable,...

Open Comp Win a Gregory Packs Arrio 30

This is your chance to win an Arrio 30 from Gregory Packs worth £95!

Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

The North Face Advanced Mountain Kit range at Ellis Brigham

Introducing Advanced Mountain Kit. The most sophisticated alpine climbing system The North Face has ever created. A specialist series, AMK incorporates apparel, accessories, and equipment. Collaborating with elite athletes, designers, a...

DexShell Running Socks

DexShell waterproof socks have gained real popularity within the trail and ultra running community in the past few years. The current range has 3 running specific models, although there are many other socks in the line that can be used for running too.

LifeStraw - Trusted in emergencies, trusted in the back country

LifeStraw company overview and LifeStraw Personal water filter.

Latest Deals

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

La Sportiva G2 SM & Trango TRK GTX boot deals

Top Deals on La Sportiva mountaineering and walking boots

Warehouse Operatives and Supervisors, Wallsend, Part and Full Time

The Mountain Boot Co Ltd is a leading distributor of Outdoor products including world class brands such as Scarpa, Sea To Summit and Deuter. Due to exceptional levels of demand, we are seeking to recruit additional staff to...

Head of Outdoor Education - Bloxham School

Bloxham School is seeking to appoint a Head of Outdoor Education who will work closely with the Director of Broader Curriculum and report to them regarding the organisation, administration and development of Outdoor Education throughout the School....

Digital Marketing Manager, 3RD ROCK Clothing

Are you a social and digital marketing trail-blazer who is ready to emerge and show how it's done? Do you thrive in a team dynamic that is vibrant, friendly and collaborative? Do you go to bed thinking about your next Insta story? Are you a...

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