Snowdon in Winter
A blow-by-blow ascent of the Pyg Track in wintry weather. Contains an obvious factual error: Just to be pedantic, Snowdon is the 57th highest mountain in the UK, not the 19th...
ARTICLE: Avalanche Basics Part 2: Staying Safe

Avalanche Basics Part 2: Staying Safe

In part 1 of this series Mountaineering Instructor Mark Reeves looked at how avalanches occur; here in part 2 he suggests...

Whither the BMC?

Ahead of the British Mountaineering Council AGM on 30th/31st March, Simon Lee takes stock of where our national body is currently and the direction in which it may be heading... Climbers and upland hillwalkers are very fortunate to have a strong and single national...

Scotland's 10 Easiest Munro Days?

You'll find all kinds of terrain on Scotland's 3000-footers, from thrilling scrambles to gentle strolls. There may be more glamour in the tough ones, but here's a chance to enjoy some of the more achievable ticks on the list.

Skills Avalanche Basics Part 1: Anatomy of an Avalanche

From the still-evolving science behind them to tips on how best to avoid getting caught out, avalanches are a huge and complex subject. But even a little knowledge could be a life saver. In this two-part article Mountaineering Instructor Mark...

Fastpacking - A Beginner's Guide

Whether you're a backpacker looking to up your pace, or a runner in search of bigger adventures, fastpacking could be for you, says Lily Dyu, author of a new guide. Here's how...

The Mountains of Ireland - A Bumper Guide

On the Trail With Boots McFarland

How to Save a Life With a Flapjack – Diabetes on the Hill

Walks and Scrambles in Morocco's Anti Atlas

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Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

REVIEW: Osprey Skarab 30 Pack

Osprey Skarab 30 Pack

This versatile day pack is well suited to hillwalking and general outdoor life, says Dan Bailey. It'll even do you for a lightweight hut trip...

Jottnar Odin Shell & Vanir Overtrousers

Featuring a new proprietary waterproof fabric, Skjoldr, this jacket and trouser combo competes head to head with other top-of-the-range shells. Does the performance match the best? Toby Archer thinks so

Thermowave Merino Xtreme Baselayer

The Thermowave Merino Xtreme is a long-sleeved, high necked baselayer which uses a combination of polyester and merino wool to keep you warm without feeling itchy. Best of both worlds?

Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

PRODUCT NEWS: Friendly Foot Shoe Spray Disinfectant and Deodoriser

Friendly Foot Shoe Spray Disinfectant and Deodoriser

Finally a shoe deodorizer spray that is friendly to your feet , skin and the environment, yet still 100% effective in eliminating bacteria and fungus that cause odor!  Colloidal Silver, a killer of bacteria combined with four organic essential oil...

Rab Sleeping Bag Range

Driven by a pursuit of excellence, we believe the best way to ensure the quality of our sleeping bags is to fill them in our own factory in Derbyshire. This allows us to strictly control the amount and quality of the down going into our bags. Once they are...

The Upgraded Deuter Exosphere

Deuter's Exopshere range of sleeping bags has been totally revamped for Spring 2019, offering unparalleled comfort and a perfect night's sleep and with the ability to expand by up to 25% you will be able to move more than ever before.

Customer Experience Agent, Equip UK, Alfreton

 We have an exciting opportunity for an 'outdoorsy'  Customer Service focused individual to work as part of the B2C Customer Experience Team within our General Sales Office in Alfreton, Derbyshire.        We have an exciting...

Chartered Accountants - Oban & Fort William

Qualified Accountants Required R A Clement Associates are a leading, independent firm of  Chartered Accountants in the Highlands and Islands.  We...

Javascript Developer in Chamonix

The French branch of Icon Software is seeking a part-time or full-time developer to join our small, dynamic team based at the foot of Mont-Blanc in the Chamonix valley. Part-time positions offer flexible hours so you can make the most of living in the...