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The Carneddau Ponies

"The Carneddau Ponies live semi-feral on the mountains that back onto my home here in Snowdonia" says Rob Johnson.

"They comprise a small population of about 300 and are thought to date back to the Bronze Age. Over 2018 and 2019 I ventured out with my camera to film them in all weathers. They live in a mountainous area that covers more than 13,000 acres and yet are easy to find when you are happy to just wander.

"The ponies eat soft rush, gorse and mountain grasses and are hardy souls. They are given a helping hand by local farmer Gareth Wyn Jones...

On Collie's Ledge, the alternative to King's Chimney  © Adrian Trendall

Cuillin Traverse: Taking the Easier Route

Adrian Trendall, author of new Cicerone guide Skye's Cuillin Ridge Traverse, explains how to smooth the hardest edges...

Distant but united.  © Greg Pittam
Distant but united.  © Greg Pittam

How to Support the Outdoor Industry During COVID-19

As a small but growing industry, the outdoor sphere will be severely impacted by the effects of COVID-19. One thing we've got going for us, however, is a tightly-knit community of climbers and walkers who have already demonstrated acts of...

Fast walk in hoping for Meagaidh magic  © hwackerhage
Fast walk in hoping for Meagaidh magic  © hwackerhage

One Minute Mountain: Creag Meagaidh

Alex Roddie finds out why Creag Meagaidh exerts such a strong pull on winter mountaineers. But there's plenty here for walkers and skiers too, on this sprawling mountain with hidden depths.

Spine racer at dawn on the Cheviot  © John Bamber
Spine racer at dawn on the Cheviot  © John Bamber

Running the Spine: It's All About the Attitude

She'd once have found the idea of running 268 miles up the length of the Pennine Way in the middle of winter crazy. But now she's completed her first Montane Spine Race, how did Nikki Sommers cope with the darkness, the bogs and the sleep deprivation?...

Embracing the exposure on Bristly Ridge  © Will Legon
Embracing the exposure on Bristly Ridge  © Will Legon

Skills Scramblers - Learn to Manage a Fear of Heights

Is a fear of heights holding back your scrambling progress? Will Legon describes some clever ways to reprogram your fear response and help the rational you regain control...

Keri Wallace scrambling on Nethermost Pike on the Pinnacle Ridge extreme 2019  © John Bamber

Feature A Celebration of Women in the Hills

Spidean Coire nan Clach from Sgurr Ban  © Dan Bailey

Classic Winter - Beinn Eighe's Black Carls

Sometimes classes were held outdoors against the backdrop of Mont Blanc and the Chamonix Aiguilles.  © Julien Mairal

Les Houches - The Alpine Physics School with Altitude

Ramsay Round record holder Es Tresidder, and support, on An Gearanach  © Susie Ranford

Hill Running - The UK's Top FKTs


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

A traditional leather mountain boot with modern refinements, Tom Ripley thinks the updated Mont Blanc Pro GTX would be a good choice for any mountaineer looking for a solid B3 boot that can be used from winter hill walking through to technical ...

It'a a modular technical crampon that can be set in six different configurations  © Dan Bailey
It'a a modular technical crampon that can be set in six different configurations  © Dan Bailey

Edelrid Beast Crampon

Similar to models such as the BD Cyborg, Petzl LYNX and Grivel G14, the Beast can be set up in twin or monopoint mode. You also get three different toe bails for the price of just one pair of crampons. This versatility is a real bonus, reckons Dan Bailey. It's just a...

From walking, to scrambling, to climbing, this is a decent mountain all-rounder   © Martin McKenna
From walking, to scrambling, to climbing, this is a decent mountain all-rounder   © Martin McKenna

Deuter Guide 44+ Pack

Part of a major revamp to Deuter's Guide range, the new Guide 44+ is proving an excellent all-round mountain pack, equally at home on hill walks, scrambles and winter climbs, says Dan Bailey. It's not a lightweight minimalist, though...


Osprey Archeon comp  © Osprey

Open Comp Win an Osprey Archeon 45

Osprey are giving you the chance to win a new Archeon 45.

Cuillin 2  © Cicerone Press
Cuillin 2  © Cicerone Press

Open Comp Win a signed copy of Cicerone's Skye Cuillin Ridge Traverse guidebook

This two-volume guidebook provides detailed coverage of the iconic Cuillin Ridge, a 12km traverse on the Isle of Skye. Over two volumes, this guide covers everything needed to prepare for and complete a successful...

Guide Lite action  © Deuter
Guide Lite action  © Deuter

Open Comp Win 1 of 2 Deuter Guide Lite packs

Win your choice of either a Deuter Guite Lite 22SL or a Guide Lite 24


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

©Therm-a-Rest | Aly Nicklas  © Therm-a-rest

Therm-a-rest NeoAir Topo & Topo Luxe mats

Therm-a-Rest add the NeoAir Topo and Topo Luxe mattresses to their Camp and Comfort range of cosy and durable air mats.

Stars  © Sea to Summit
Stars  © Sea to Summit

Sea to Summit Sleep Systems Range

Sea to Summit have got your sleeping solutions sorted with their range of sleep systems. It provides choice at every level whether you are going on a family car camping trip or planning your next high-altitude expedition, there is something to suit...

Vertebrate isolation thumb  © Vertebrate Publishing
Vertebrate isolation thumb  © Vertebrate Publishing

Ten ways to keep yourself entertained if you're self-isolating

If you're currently self-isolating, here our our recommendations to keep you entertained


C# Developer - Spring/Summer 2020 in Chamonix  © benbellamy1987
C# Developer - Spring/Summer 2020 in Chamonix  © benbellamy1987

C# Developer - Spring/Summer 2020 in Chamonix

C# developers in Chamonix, France 28 hours per week Approximately 6 months: April to September 2020 ... but dates are flexible for the right...

Sell Through Support Rep North England & Scotland  © Equip Outdoor Technologies
Sell Through Support Rep North England & Scotland  © Equip Outdoor Technologies

Sell Through Support Rep North England and Scotland, Equip Outdoor Technologies

Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd specialise in the design and marketing of technical outdoor clothing and equipment.  Our experienced and enthusiastic team develop innovative designs, manufactured to the highest...

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.