Curved Ridge and a Flight Down

"Buachaille Etive Mòr means 'the Great Herdsman of Etive', and the mountain stands like a guardian at the head of Glen Coe. My favourite route is Curved Ridge, a wonderful mountaineering line in both summer and winter" says film maker Rob Johnson.

"In this episode of my Mountain Days Vlog I climb Curved Ridge at sunrise, getting to the summit in smooth air so that I can fly down on my lightweight paraglider."

Citizen Science in UK Mountain Environments - Get Involved!

Amanda Vestergaard writes about the connection between the mountains, mountaineering and...

In Focus Red Snow at Height

Red snow on the hill… At the sight, the chest might tighten for a second - blood on the snow? Thankfully, no. This isn't the scene of some past grisly accident. The colouring instead indicates the presence of one of nature's more unusual mountain phenomena, the...

Podcast Mountain Air - 17. Maria Granberg on Pain Caves and Sufferfests

As both a high altitude mountaineer and a behavioural scientist, Swedish adventure athlete Maria Granberg has an interesting take on how people face suffering, learn to confront fears, and master that ever-elusive goal of being...

Book Extract: The Hillwalking Bible by Ronald Turnbull

In these extracts from his new book 'The Hillwalking Bible', Ronald Turnbull examines the attractions of walking, and one of its commonest pitfalls...

Prisoners of the Caucasus

Matthew Shipton writes about the Caucasus as the ultimate liminal mountain range, as a physical bridge between the Alps and the Himalaya, between north and south, east and west, with a storied geopolitical past and present. But also as a place where climbing...

The 10 Greatest Hills in Eryri / Snowdonia?

Six Key Pieces of Historic Mountain Clothing

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Gregory Focal 48

For shorter overnight trips in the UK the Focal 48 strikes an ideal balance of weight, durability, and features. Our reviewer was impressed by this well-ventilated pack's comfort, even at maximum carrying capacity.

Platypus Quickdraw Filter

Dan Bailey field-tests his second compact water filter in two months. Why is he particularly taken with this design...?

Montane Men's Resolve XT Jacket

Whether you're belaying at a blustery crag, hiking at high altitude, or sitting in the pub garden on a chilly evening, there are few pieces of outdoor gear as indispensable as a good down jacket. The Resolve XT is at home in all of the above scenarios, and...

Open Comp Win a Montane Sirocco Lite Jacket

The Montane Sirocco Lite's wind resistant, 100% recycled FEATHERLITE AIR covers the core is coated with a PFC-free DWR to handle passing showers. Then, Montane's own insulation, designed for 4-way stretch, keeps you warm without overheating.  F...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Cocoon Ultralight Hammock Set

Cocoon are renowned for their beautifully crafted textile products for travellers - this is your chance to win a full ultralight Hammock set-up worth £589 !

Winners announced WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 Rockfax Digital Subscriptions with Summit Financial Services

Get ready for a Summer of climbing with Summit Financial Services who have partnered with Rockfax to give away 3 x Rockfax Digital 6 month subscriptions.

Gear News & Press Releases

These are announcements direct from Manufacturers & Brands

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy returns to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc - July 4 – July 7, 2024 

The Arc'teryx Alpine Academy is back for its 13th edition. Held in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc from July 4 – July 7, 2024, the Alpine Academy is the world's premier mountain education event and a space for alpine enthusiasts of all levels to advance their mountain skills through transformational clinics.

MPOWERD Luci Site Lights – Innovative "Stake" Lights.

Alpkit and Outside Bank Holiday Hathersage Tent Show 4-5th May

Arc'teryx Climb Academy returns to the Lake District: May 25th – 27th

Customer Services Advisor & Repair Technician, Lyon Equipment

We are seeking to appoint a full time Customer Services & Repair Technician. This role is office based at our offices in Tebay, Cumbria.

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