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Sandro Gromen-Hayes, copyright @nimsdai  © Sandro Gromen-Hayes, copyright @nimsdai

Digital Feature An Oral History of the First Winter Ascent of K2

On 16 January 2021, against the backdrop of a global pandemic, a ten-strong all-Nepali team...

Buachaille Etive Beag  © Rob Johnson - Film Up High
Buachaille Etive Beag  © Rob Johnson - Film Up High

Digital Feature Marmot Photography Awards 2020

UKC and UKH are proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Marmot Photography Awards

Kate on the summit of Elidir Fawr  © Kate Worthington
Kate on the summit of Elidir Fawr  © Kate Worthington

Desert Island Peaks: Kate Worthington

If you were marooned alone, with only a few hills for company, which would you choose? To help pass the time while we all sit it out in isolation, we've posed this question to some UKHillwalking regulars. Kate Worthington picks two small-but perfectly...

Relatively close to civilisation, but still pretty damn cold and lonely if something goes wrong...  © Nick Small
Relatively close to civilisation, but still pretty damn cold and lonely if something goes wrong...  © Nick Small

My Winter Running Accident - a cautionary tale

It may have been a lockdown-friendly local route he knew well, but a surprise slip on icy ground put fell runner Nick Small in a serious predicament, a situation he hadn't gone well equipped to deal with. Do you carry enough just-in-case gear on your...

Cameron McNeish  © Cameron McNeish
Cameron McNeish  © Cameron McNeish

Desert Island Peaks: Cameron McNeish

If you were marooned alone, with only a few hills for company, which would you choose? For lockdown light entertainment we've asked some well known outdoor folk. From the rolling hills overlooking Glasgow, to the most fascinatingly remote of all the Munros,...

Steeple  © Lankyman

One Minute Mountain: Steeple

Anne Butler montage  © Anne Butler

Desert Island Peaks: Anne Butler

Danny MacAskill does the Dubhs.  © Dave Mackison

Interview Danny MacAskill on Riding The Dubh Slabs

On Ben Macdui  © Chris Townsend

Desert Island Peaks: Chris Townsend


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Like climbing cauliflowers made of icing sugar...  © Dan Bailey

Black Diamond Raven Pro axe

With its light weight and refined design, the updated Raven Pro is a joy to handle, says Dan Bailey. Whether you're winter walking, ski touring, or climbing something big but non-technical overseas, this is one satisfyingly ergonomic ice axe.

Hard sweaty work in deep snow, but cold when stationary - the Kinesis Jacket and Pants do both well  © Dan Bailey
Hard sweaty work in deep snow, but cold when stationary - the Kinesis Jacket and Pants do both well  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Kinesis Range - the ultimate softshell?

For this season Mountain Equipment have refreshed their Kinesis range, offering two new legwear options as well as an updated jacket. Among the current generation of lined softshells the Kinesis is hard to beat, says Dan Bailey,...

Halcyon montage  © Toby Archer
Halcyon montage  © Toby Archer

Lowe Alpine Halcyon 35-40 Pack

Whether you're winter or alpine climbing, hillwalking or out on a minimalist backpacking trip, the Halcyon is a tough and well-designed all-rounder at a price it's hard to argue with, says Toby Archer. But it'd be good if they could improve the axe...


Open Comp Win a DexShell Sock bundle

DexShell may be a new brand to some UKC and UKH readers. However, their range of waterproof socks, gloves and hats already have a big following amongst many cyclists, mountain bikers and runners in particular. 

Comp 3x2  © Summit Financial Services
Comp 3x2  © Summit Financial Services

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Montane Alpine Spirit GORE-TEX Jacket with Summit Financial Services

For over 22 years Summit Financial Services has provided life insurance, income protection and critical illness cover for climbers & mountaineers

Lifestyle 2  © Sprayway
Lifestyle 2  © Sprayway

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Sprayway women's Vista or men's Kenmore Jacket

Waterproof jackets are our bread and butter, it's where it all began. From our first long PU sailing cagoules of the 70's to the co-development of HydroDRY® one of the first machine taped waterproof fabrics and the start of...


Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

DOLOMITE Velocissima

Dolomite presents the new entry for summer 2021: Velocissima. An Italian-made shoe that ably combines over a century of artisanal skills at Dolomite with the very latest construction technology, striking the perfect balance between clim...

The Munros  © SMC
The Munros  © SMC

The Munros (SMC)

This fully revised edition of the Scottish Mountaineering Club's original and best-selling guidebook The Munros describes the best walking routes on Scotland's 282 mountains above 3000ft.

Nikwax Tech Wash® and TX.Direct® proven to be the highest performing care system f

Don't treat your waterproof gear to anything less than the best. Nikwax Tech Wash® has been independently proven to be the best performing product for cleaning waterproof gear in a washing machine....


Latest Deals

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Save over 30% on top brands at Outside

Time to stock up on winter bargains - wrap up with down jacket deals or tramp out whatever the weather in bargain boots and waterproofs.


JOBS: BMC Policy and Campaigns Officer (Wales)  © BMC Office
JOBS: BMC Policy and Campaigns Officer (Wales)  © BMC Office

BMC Policy and Campaigns Officer (Wales)

The BMC has a new and exciting opportunity for a Policy & Campaigns Officer (Wales). If you are an experienced policy professional or campaigner with excellent communication skills and a genuine passion for climbing and hill walking, this could be the...

Customer Experience Agent  © Equip Outdoor Technologies
Customer Experience Agent  © Equip Outdoor Technologies

Customer Experience Agent - Equip

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Customer Service focused individual, to work as part of the B2C Customer Experience Team within the General Sales Office, at our Head Offices in Alfreton, Derbyshire.  This high-profile role will see you as...

Apparel Designer / Senior Apparel Designer  © Mountain Equipment
Apparel Designer / Senior Apparel Designer  © Mountain Equipment

Apparel Designer / Senior Apparel Designer, Mountain Equipment

At Mountain Equipment we are proud to make some of the finest clothing and equipment in the world. We believe in what we do; we design, test and build with passion and commitment because we know that our products are depended upon...

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