Packing for Winter Hillwalking

Rachael Crewesmith talks through what she would pack for a day of winter hillwalking.

Video Winter Gloves Explained

Rachael Crewesmith runs through the features to look out for on winter gloves and explains the differences between a general purpose...

Bothy Beginner? Here are the Do's and Don'ts

More storm-proof than a tent, cheaper than a hostel (they're free!), and loads more fun than a stuffy hotel, bothies can make for memorable nights out in the hills. Perhaps you're keen to give bothying a go, but not sure where to start? Check out...

Safeguarding Young People in Climbing and the Outdoors

A recent high-profile conviction of a British climbing instructor for multiple sex offences involving a minor has brought the importance of safeguarding young people in outdoor and adventure sports to the fore.  Nick Colton, the...

Video Different Types of Glove

Rachael Crewesmith and Rob Greenwood talk us through the overwhelming number of gloves on the market; from power stretch, wool, and waterproof, to burly winter and mountaineering models.

International Prominence - hill bagging taken to extremes

Do Munros and Marilyns seem parochial? Some of the UK's more ambitious hill baggers have cross-border horizons: their objective, peaks of relative prominence throughout Europe, or even across the globe. Denise McLellan explains the...

The Roman Steps leading into the Rhinogs  © James Kirby

The Montane Dragon's Back Race 2021: So Near and Yet So Far

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Mountain Equipment Kryos Jacket

A cutting edge down jacket aimed at hardcore alpinists, the Kryos may be a big investment for the less elite masses, but its active cut, weather resistance, and superb warmth for weight would give it a very viable role in the Scottish winter hi...

Joss Naylor's Lakes, Meres and Waters of the Lake District

Brilliantly written, and a visual feast, this book is an inspiring celebration of the landscape and culture of the Lake District, and a fitting tribute to one if its truly great characters, says Rob Greenwood.

Scarpa Rapid - approach shoe meets trail shoe

Is this a lightweight approach shoe you can also run in, or a trail shoe with scrambling ability? A jack of all trades (or terrains) rather than a master of any one, the Rapid would be a good choice for hands-on hill days and mountain crag...

Open Comp Win a Berghaus Affine Jacket

New for 2021, the Affine is the latest jacket to feature Berghaus' own highly effective synthetic, water resistant Hydroloft insulation.

Open Comp Win a pair of Boreal Flyers approach shoes

Your chance to win a pair of the new Boreal Flyers approach shoes.

Open Comp Win a Montane Running Bundle

To celebrate the launch of the Spine Jacket for AW'21 we're giving away a winter running bundle to one lucky winner. 

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

Survey: Calling All Winter Climbers (£80 - 1hr)

Calling all winter climbers, mountaineers and skimo enthusiasts. We want to speak to you for an hour next week as a part of an outdoors study. £80 incentive for the hour.

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....

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