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Fairfield via St Sunday Crag

"I set off early on a cold winters morning for the 150 mile round trip to Patterdale in the Lake District..." 

Looks like a nice day out - and there have been precious few of those this season!

We're not lost, honest...  © Joby Waldman

10 Ways to Get Better at Map Reading

Everyone, no matter how experienced, will get lost once in a while. Here are a few ways to make that less frequent, from Mountain...

Topping out on Pavey Ark, February  © cat22
Topping out on Pavey Ark, February  © cat22

One Minute Mountain: Langdale Pikes

With that classic toothy profile, the Langdale Pikes have kept painters and postcard shops busy for centuries. This cluster of rocky peaks has to be one of the most attention-grabbing small mountains in Britain.

Fisherfield Corbeteering  © Di Gilbert
Fisherfield Corbeteering  © Di Gilbert

My Mountains - Di Gilbert

She's climbed the Seven Summits and twice led expeditions up Everest. But one of her favourite places is closer to home, in the much-maligned Drumochter Hills. Fiona Russell talks walking with mountain instructor, skier and all-round high achiever Di Gilbert.

My Climbs by Mummery montage  © Lily Bristow
My Climbs by Mummery montage  © Lily Bristow

Mountain Literature Classics: My Climbs in the Alps & Caucasus by Albert Mummery

This classic book is an exciting account of early Alpine ascents - and in that genre it's possibly supreme, says Ronald Turnbull. But there's more to it than that...

It doesn't have to be fun, to be fun...  © Wildman Media
It doesn't have to be fun, to be fun...  © Wildman Media

Running the Cheviot Goat

Staged in the dark days of early December, the Montane Cheviot Goat is a testing 55-mile race around the wild hills of the English-Scottish border. What's it like to compete in a big event like this, and why would anyone want to? This account by Ben Wood captures the...

Peanmeanach Bothy on New Year's Day night.  © Ice Nine

10 Tips For a Winter Bothy Night

Feeling the unseasonal heat on Stob Ghabhar  © Alex Roddie

Walking for Mental Health - Doom, Gloom and Green Shoots in the Scottish Hills

Glaciers in the European Alps have lost approximately half of their volume since 1900.  © Athlyn Cathcart-Keays

The Climate Crisis and the Future of Mountaineering

Paddy in the mountains of Gran Canaria  © Paddy Dillon

My Mountains - Guidebook Guru Paddy Dillon


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Masao Light montage  © Dan Bailey

Mammut Masao Light Jacket

If you're after a lighter shell for less-rigorous mountain use, but keen not to sacrifice too many useful features, then the Masao Light could be it, says Pegs Bailey.

Fast Alpine 40 montage  © Toby Archer
Fast Alpine 40 montage  © Toby Archer

Montane Fast Alpine 40 Pack

"The Fast Alpine 40 is Montane's very decent stab at making an all-round pack for the British mountaineer", reckons Toby Archer

Solid rand, synthetic upper, integrated gaiter and super-chunky sole unit - the makings of an excellent B3 boot  © Dan Bailey
Solid rand, synthetic upper, integrated gaiter and super-chunky sole unit - the makings of an excellent B3 boot  © Dan Bailey

Salewa Vultur Vertical GTX Boots

They're no lightweights, but the Vultur Vertical GTX are superb solid B3 boots, which combine warmth, comfort and technical performance, says Dan Bailey.


Snaefell  © 66 North

Open Comp Win a 66 North Snaefell jacket worth £345

Win a 66 North Snaefell jacket worth £345 and eliminate the wet winter sweat-fest thanks to Polartec®

Open Comp Outdoor Research Handpicked Handwear: Shop Staff Favourites. Now Win Yours!

Staff from Britians best-love outdoor stores recommend their favourite Outdoor Research gloves. Now win yours!

SFS Comp graphic  © Summit Financial Services
SFS Comp graphic  © Summit Financial Services

Open Comp Win a Montane Prism or Prismatic Jacket with Summit Financial Services

For over 21 years Summit Financial Services has been providing life insurance for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Rockay Socks  © Rockay

Rockay Sustainable Performance Socks Redefine Sports Apparel & Help Clean Our

Rockay's new collection is made from 100% recycled materials. Living up to the company's mission of sustainable manufacturing and recycling, the product line is made from 100 percent recycled materials retrieved from the oceans.

Eyjaffyodur  © 66 North
Eyjaffyodur  © 66 North

66 North and Polartec NeoShell: eliminate the wet winter sweat-fest 

Polartec® NeoShell® - the world's most breathable waterproof fabric technology, is a key ingredient in select pieces of 66 North's wet weather collection designed for outdoor enthusiasts and engineered to protect...

The Jöttnar Down Collection

Providing lightweight warmth is the primary function of a down jacket. With unrivalled ability to trap and retain body heat, down is the best insulating material available.


Mile End Climbing Wall  © UKC Gear
Mile End Climbing Wall  © UKC Gear

Operations Manager - Mile End Climbing Wall

A fantastic opportunity has arisen at Mile End Climbing Wall in the role of a full-time Operations Manager.

3rd Rock logo 3x2  © 3RD ROCK
3rd Rock logo 3x2  © 3RD ROCK

Business Developer, Part-Time - 3RD ROCK

3RD ROCK is a sustainable activewear brand bringing innovation to active, fun-filled lives. Based in Derbyshire, we aspire to make you look great,...

Marketing Assistant, Alpkit, Nottingham  © Alpkit
Marketing Assistant, Alpkit, Nottingham  © Alpkit

Marketing Assistant, Alpkit, Nottingham

We're on the lookout for a passionate propagator to assist in spreading our Go Nice Places, Do Good Things message! As we grow, so too does our desire to inspire, so we need someone who can help expand our reach.