Grasmere School's handy guide to the Countryside Code

The children at Grasmere School want to welcome everyone back to the Lake District, and they have some handy tips to help you enjoy your visit. Respect... Protect... Enjoy...

The Last Ice Man of Chimborazo

Alex Outhwaite tells the story of Baltazar Uscha, an indigenous Ecuadorian man whose lifelong career of collecting ice...

In Focus The Rough Guide to Climbing in the Solar System

THE LIST of people that have summited Mount Everest is hovering around the 10,000 mark. The long-hoped-for winter ascent of K2 was finally pulled off in January. The fourteen eight-thousand metre peaks have very much been 'done' in all...

Opinion It's Time to End Burning on Grouse Moors

While the public are implored not to start wildfires, the practise of burning heather for grouse moor management takes place on a huge scale, and is often carried out on peat bogs, a vital carbon store. Ending 'muirburn' could boost both biodiversity...

Where's Your Head At? Keep Mental Health in Check Post-Lockdown

Ruth Keeley writes about the parallel pandemic of mental health issues that have accompanied the COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, and how we can help people struggling to cope as the world slowly begins to open up again...

Desert Island Peaks: Mark Richards

For a bit of vicarious lockdown fun we've asked some well known outdoor folk to name the mountains they'd most like to take to a fictional island. Guidebook author and illustrator Mark Richards' selection ranges across the hills of northern England, from the high...

How secure do you feel out alone on the crags?  © Rob Greenwood

Reclaim these Peaks - Women's Safety Outdoors is Everyone's Problem

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Trekmates Drypack RS 30L

This is a simple, lightweight and well designed roll-top rucksack, says Toby Archer. Aside from its reasonable price tag, the chief selling point is that it is waterproof, saving you using drybags or a liner, and making it particularly suitable...

Montane Terra Pack Pants

With spring in the air and summer just around the corner, it might be time to start thinking about light, cool legwear. Martin McKenna has been wearing Terra Pack Pants since last summer (though he assures us he's taken them off occasionally to launder).

Camelbak MultiBev 500ml

Combining a small thermos flask with an insulated cup, the MultiBev is a sleek bit of design, says Rob Greenwood. But is it really much of an advance for the hot drink fan? 

Open Comp Enter Outside's competition and win a Gore-Tex jacket from Rab

Why wait for the clouds to clear? Made for unpredictable weather, Rab's Zenith jacket pairs GORE-TEX® PACLITE® Plus with protective features to keep out the worst of the weather.

Open Comp Win a pair of Black Diamond Prime approach shoes

Black Diamond are giving you the chance to win a pair of men's or women's Prime approach shoes.

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Squall Hooded Jacket or Squall Hooded Women's Jac

The Squall Hooded Jacket and Squall Hooded Women's Jacket are the ultimate rock climbing soft shells; light, tough and protective the Squall is the definitive choice for everything from big walls to sea...

Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

The Outdoor Research Helium Range

Outdoor Research are expanding their range of products, based around their best-selling Helium Rain jacket, for SS21. The range utilises the Bluesign approved Diamond Fuse fabric technology from Pertex.

Mpowerd: New Luci Colour String

Solar, colourful and always ready to hang. Luci Colour Solar String Lights provide 6 colours of ambiance across an 18 ft cord. Powered by the sun, and with mobile charging, these lights are perfect for illuminating your space.

Jetboil Stash all-in-one Stove System

The Stash is the lightest all-in-one backpacking stove system that Jetboil has ever made.

Latest Deals

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Deals on Scarpa walking boots and climbing shoes, save 30%

Kailash Plus GTX now £139, save 30%!

Alpine Club Office Manger, London

The Alpine Club is looking to appoint a full-time Office Manager at its headquarters in Shoreditch, London. The post involves running a small...

Account Manager Outdoor Sports: 2PURE

The Company 2pure is the UK exclusive distributor for brands operating within the specialist Outdoor and Climbing market. Our customers span the...

Climbing Centre Manager, Kong Keswick

We are looking for a centre manager to lead our team of experienced instructors and work alongside our assistant manager in our climbing wall centre.

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