How to wash your down jacket

In this video, Rob runs through how to wash your down jacket at home. Washing this sort of technical clothing is now more important than ever from a sustainability point of view but it also helps to maintain performance and extend their lifespan.

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life: Group Shelter

On a cold and stormy Ben Nevis, a humble bothy bag proves to be the most useful thing in Dan Bailey's rucksack....

Mountain Literature Classics: Menlove

A bold and talented climber responsible for some great North Wales routes (and a few horrors), and a writer of hard, stripped-back climbing prose, John Menlove Edwards was also deeply troubled. What makes Jim Perrin's biography a classic, says Ronald Turnbull,...

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life: Spare Warm Jacket

"Had my leg break been so severe that I could not stand, I would quickly have been in dire trouble. I was very cold and shivering within a minute." Injured and under-dressed, Nick Small learned a valuable lesson the hard way...

Mini Guide: The Cheviots

Long grassy ridges; quiet, empty glens winding into the hills; and some bleak, heathery moorland along the top of it all. For a combination of nobody else about, with a huge amount of hillwalking, it's hard to beat the Cheviots. Ronald Turnbull lifts the lid on this...

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life: A Whistle

Though it weighs just a few grams, costs peanuts, and fits unnoticed in your pocket, a humble whistle could be one of the most important things you carry on a hillwalking, winter climbing or mountain crag day. Mountain rescue veteran Heavy Whalley...

Bison would definitely make an impact  © Rewilding Europe

Missing Wildlife - Lost Species That Re-Wilding Could Return to Britain's Hills

Gore Tex and Goggles  © Keri Wallace - Girls on Hills

Interview Keri Wallace - Winter Tranter Round FKT

Once we'd have to travel to be somewhere like this; now it's friends, family and facilities that are a long haul  © Richard Rogers

My Move to the Mountains: Life in Wester Ross

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Silva Terra Scout - eco friendly headtorch

Made of hemp and recycled plastic, superbly simple to use, and with a lovely quality of light, the Terra Scout is a really interesting product. For local walks and camping it'd be the bee's knees, says Dan Bailey, but it's let down on the hills...

Mountain Equipment Shelterstone Jacket

Warm for a midweight synthetic insulated jacket, and boasting a full complement of climber-friendly features, the Shelterstone offers superb value to winter climbers and hillwalkers alike, says Martin McKenna. 

Vertex - DMM's lightest ever technical axe

Filling an intermediate niche between DMM's existing ice axes, the Vertex is technically capable on lower grade climbs, yet not too souped-up for walking terrain. Dan Bailey is smitten by this versatile, modular lightweight.

Open Comp Win a Deuter Guide 30

Climate neutral, PFC free and light weight are the hallmarks of the Guide backpack with no-fuss handling. Here's your chance to win one!

Winner announced WINNER - WIN a Mutant Nimsdai 90 and a Transporter Duffel 90

Osprey is giving you the chance to win a brand new Mutant Nimsdai 90 and a Transporter Duffel 90.

Winner announced WINNER - Win a MTN Seeker 32 Rucksack. RRP £140

The MTN Seeker 32 Rucksack is a versatile all mountain, all seasons roll top pack has a stripped down design but still boasts seriously impressive mountaineering features. Here's your chance to win one.

Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Stoppers from £6 each? That's nuts!

We dive into Kouba's collection of trad climbing stoppers, covering everything from micros to hexes, offsets to Abalaks.

Life Straw - New Peak Series

Hitting the shops in late February / March is the new LifeStraw Peak Series – a comprehensive update of LifeStraw's most iconic and trustworthy products sees flow rates greatly enhanced, together with improved functionality and sleek re-design.

The North Face range of 800-fill ProDown™ jackets at Ellis Brigham

The North Face Summit Series™ is reimagined for the future with a layering system built to adapt to your adventures. Discover the versatile range of Athlete Tested. Expedition Proven.™ 800-fill ProDown™ insulated...

Latest Deals

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Scarpa R-EVO GTX hiking boots now £139

Grab yourself a pair of light, agile and waterproof Scarpa boots - brilliant for trekking over fell or dale. Super comfortable three season hiking and trekking boots, Scarpa's R-EVO GTX boots will keep you dry and comfy mile after mile.

Cycles Assistant Manager (Customer Support)

We are looking for a Sales Advisor to join our team and cement our reputation for award winning service. We are looking for a motivated manager, with a passion for cycling and service.

Alpkit Assistant Store Manager – Keswick

We are looking for someone to join our Keswick Store as Assistant Store Manager to provide exceptional customer service to help our customers Go Nice Places, Do Good Things.

Glenbrittle Campsite Wardens & Cuillin Coffee Café Baristas

Voted No.1 UK Campsite by the Daily Telegraph and winner of the ‘Gold Campsite of the Year 2019′ in the Great Outdoors Magazine, we are...

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