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The Ring of Steall

Video 'route description' for the Ring of Steall, one of the most iconic mountain routes in Scotland. It includes four Munros: An Gearanach, Stob Choire a Chairn, Am Bodach and over the Devils Ridge to Sgurr a'Mhaim...

Runner on Halls Fell Ridge, Bob Graham Round  © David Lintern

The Big Rounds

David Lintern has written the first complete guide to Britain's 24-hour mountain challenges. Here he shares a few photos that didn't make the final cut, a...

Natalie Berry and Chris Prescott enjoying the Frison-Roche on the Brévent  © Jan Geerts
Natalie Berry and Chris Prescott enjoying the Frison-Roche on the Brévent  © Jan Geerts

Roger Frison-Roche - First on the Rope

Natalie Berry reviews Vertebrate Publishing's new English edition of Roger Frison-Roche's classic Premier de Cordée, but gets a bit distracted en route by his remarkable life...

High on Sgurr nan Gillean’s West Ridge  © Adrian Trendall
High on Sgurr nan Gillean’s West Ridge  © Adrian Trendall

Small Dog Bags the Cuillin Munros

The Cuillin Munros are a challenge for many walkers, and undoubtedly the main obstacle in the way of any dog owners looking to make a canine completion. Most will probably leave their pet behind - but recently a springer spaniel ticked them all.

You are Amazing!  © Mel
You are Amazing!  © Mel

Walking for Mental Health - The Author

"Mountain walking is free therapy and, as far as I'm concerned, the best therapy" says Sarah Jane Douglas, author of a new book Just Another Mountain.

Paul about to summit Helm Crag (summit number 88 of 214)  © Pete Aylward/inov-8.com
Paul about to summit Helm Crag (summit number 88 of 214)  © Pete Aylward/inov-8.com

Interview Paul Tierney on His Wainwrights Record

In mid June ultra-runner Paul Tierney completed a record breaking round of all 214 of Alfred Wainwright's Lake District peaks, in an astonishing time of 6 days, 6 hours and 5 minutes. How on Earth did he do it? Fiona Russell catches up with him to...

A bulldozed track on the Bealach Horn below Foinaven, once one of the wild places of the far north  © Dan Bailey

Opinion When Will Politicians Get a Grip on Hill Tracks?

Alex and The Storr  © James Roddie

The Big Routes: Skye's Trotternish Ridge

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Online Budget Gear - The Perils of the Bargain Buy

Llyn Hywel and Rhinog Fach from Y Llethr  © Nick Livesey

My Favourite Summit View


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

The Keb Jacket is more than tough enough to sustain heavy use whilst scrambling on rough rock  © UKC Gear

Fjallraven Keb Jacket

Rob Greenwood gets out his hairdryer (yes, really) to test the Keb, an adaptable, durable and ecologically friendly softshell jacket from Fjallraven.

Dolomite Veloce on the summit of Mont Trelod (2181m) in the Massif des Bauges. Mont Blanc in the background.  © Samuel James-Louwerse
Dolomite Veloce on the summit of Mont Trelod (2181m) in the Massif des Bauges. Mont Blanc in the background.  © Samuel James-Louwerse

Veloce GTX by Dolomite

The Veloce GTX from Dolomite is aimed at mid-altitude summer mountaineering, via ferrata and approaches over hard terrain. It has an interesting upper construction, a stiff sole, a low-cut profile, and it's incredibly light. After 12 months of use, Alan James gives his...

Alpkit Softshell  © UKC Gear
Alpkit Softshell  © UKC Gear

Alpkit Resolute Jacket & Ardent Trousers

Through winter and spring on the Scottish hills, John McKenna puts this softshell jacket and trouser combo to the test.


Ducan High GTX  © Mammut

Open Comp Win a pair of the new Mammut Ducan High GTX

Win a pair of the new Mammut Ducan High GTX

Snowdon from Llynnau Mymbyr  © Cicerone Press
Snowdon from Llynnau Mymbyr  © Cicerone Press

Open Comp Win a Hidden Snowdonia walking holiday with Cicerone

Discover history and myth on easy walks in the mountains of North Wales. Enjoy a weekend of walking in the heart of Snowdonia guided by Alex Kendall, author of the Cicerone guidebook to Snowdonia: Low-level and easy walks.

Oriel Harness  © Arc'teryx
Oriel Harness  © Arc'teryx

Open Comp Win a pair of Arc'teryx Oriel Leggings

This is tough love. The Oriel Legging is tough enough for rock climbing and comfortable for everyday use. Constructed with a highly abrasion resistant stretch interlock of nylon and elastane, this legging can withstand rigorous climbing. The...


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

New Anatom Website - Win a Pair of Walking Poles!

Anatom have launched a new, fresh website, and to celebrate they are giving away 10 pairs of walking poles!

A new guidebook to walking the Galloway Hills by Cicerone Press

A new Cicerone guidebook describing mountain walks in the Galloway Hills of southern Scotland, covering Trool, Minnoch, Doon and Talnotry. Offering solitude and rugged natural beauty, this rocky, heathery wilderness...

Therm-a-Rest® launches ultralight ProLite™ Apex™ Mattress with StrataCore™ Constru

As part of their Ultralight series this summer, Therm-a-Rest® introduces the new ProLite™ Apex™ Mattress. With the best warmth-to-weight ratio in the self-inflating category, the ProLite Apex...


BMC Partnerships Manager, Manchester  © BMC Office
BMC Partnerships Manager, Manchester  © BMC Office

BMC Partnerships Manager, Manchester

This new post aims to develop and extend the BMC's range of partnerships, increase our reach and influence and promote the social, health and well-being benefits of our activities. The post holder will work closely with existing BMC Officers (covering...

Who says Outdoor retail is struggling?  © alexnich
Who says Outdoor retail is struggling?  © alexnich

Who says Outdoor retail is struggling?

Ultralight Outdoor Gear is growing fast and we need help. We are looking for new and enthusiastic members of staff across the business. We have new positions to fill in Purchasing, Web Administration and a new Retail Environment, mainly full time but part...

JOBS: Garment Technologist | Mountain Equipment, Recruitment Premier Post, 1 weeks @ GBP 75pw  © Mountain Equipment
JOBS: Garment Technologist | Mountain Equipment, Recruitment Premier Post, 1 weeks @ GBP 75pw  © Mountain Equipment

Digital Marketing Co-Ordinator, Mountain Equipment

Through collaboration with some of the world's best climbers and alpinists, Mountain Equipment has been creating the finest mountain clothing and...