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Mary-Ann Ochota Tackles the Inaccessible Pinnacle

 

Mary-Ann Ochota faces her fears on the hardest of all Scottish Munros: Skye's famous Inaccessible Pinnacle on the Cuillin Ridge. What is pushing her towards this inaccessible pinnacle? Why does she want to reach something that cannot be reached? What does she hope to achieve? A short film by FinalCrux Films for BMC TV.

Mark on Place Fell  © Mark Richards

Interview Mark Richards, Author of Walking the Lakeland Fells

More words must have been written about the Lake District than any other UK mountain area, but there's...

The hills around Cross Fell are scattered with interesting cairns  © Dan Bailey
The hills around Cross Fell are scattered with interesting cairns  © Dan Bailey

One Minute Mountain: Cross Fell

For our long-running series on Britain's best-loved hills, Alex Roddie gets his feet wet in search of the Helm Wind, on the moody giant of the Pennines.

Slim chance of accident but I'm solo, far from help, so how wise will serious hillwalking look as we return to the outdoors?  © Dan Bailey
Slim chance of accident but I'm solo, far from help, so how wise will serious hillwalking look as we return to the outdoors?  © Dan Bailey

Steps out of Lockdown: What Next for Safety in the Outdoors?

As we contemplate a gradual return to the outdoors, there seem to be more questions than answers. Chief among them are two: virus safety; and the complex issue of rescue. Here we look at a new staged plan from the BMC; an alternative...

Winter on Spidean Coire nan Clach, Beinn Eighe  © James Roddie
Winter on Spidean Coire nan Clach, Beinn Eighe  © James Roddie

My Favourite Hill Photo

Since the hills are currently unattainable, and the views closer to home just aren't as inspiring, we've found ourselves browsing the site galleries a lot in recent weeks. The standard of the best submissions never ceases to amaze. Here some of the leading contributors to...

We've got no topo, but we do have this canned meat label...  © Felice Benuzzi
We've got no topo, but we do have this canned meat label...  © Felice Benuzzi

Mountain Literature Classics: No Picnic on Mount Kenya

To experience the real freedom of the mountains, you've just got to break out of a prison camp to get to them, says Ronald Turnbull, of this enduring account of DIY mountaineering from World War Two. With lockdown still in progress we can all...

An incredible morning on Suilven   © Lisa Bishop

I've Never Climbed...

Castle of the Winds (Castell y Gwynt  © dgp

One Minute Mountain: Glyder Fach

Urban decay can be both fascinating and beautiful  © Nick Brown

Finding Beauty in the Local Everyday

Bla Bheinn at sunset  © Colin Prior

My Mountains - Colin Prior


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

It has plenty of volume for gear-hungry snowy hill days  © Dan Bailey

Osprey Archeon 45 Pack

Made to last, and with more than a nod towards sustainability, the Archeon is an easy pack to like. The high weight is a forgivable consequence of its durable and supportive feel, says Dan Bailey, but a more minimalist design might have better ...

Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey
Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Spin Ultra

Offering generous levels of cushioning and support in a surprisingly lightweight package, the Spin Ultra should be equally at home on long trail running days and gentler local runs, says Dan Bailey. It's worth considering for summer hill walks and mountain crag...

Having a high quality child carrier allows you to get out into the hills with the wee one in relative comfort  © Penny Orr
Having a high quality child carrier allows you to get out into the hills with the wee one in relative comfort  © Penny Orr

Deuter Kid Comfort Pro

Sturdy and comfy for the adult, and more importantly for the occupant, the Kid Comfort Pro is a Rolls Royce among child carriers, says Rob Greenwood. 


Rab Zenith landscape  © Rab

Open Comp Win A New Rab Zenith Jacket

Win A New Men's or Women's Rab Zenith Waterproof Jacket

©Therm-a-Rest | Adam Wells  © Therm-a-rest
©Therm-a-Rest | Adam Wells  © Therm-a-rest

Winner announced WINNER - Win Therm-a-Rest® new NeoAir Topo Luxe mat

The Topo Luxe is Therm-a-Rest's thickest and comfiest NeoAir to date, and is the perfect mix of comfort and packability.

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Mountain Equipment Saltoro Jacket

Win a men's or women's Mountain Equipment Saltoro jacket, A lightweight and protective waterproof shell with hybrid GORE-TEX construction for trekking and backpacking in the mountains.


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Hats, hats, hats…

Hats, hats, hats… Outdoor Research has a style to suit everyone and every outdoor activity, which one would be your choice?

La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX Boots half price at Outside - £157.50

Save 50% on lightweight B2 mountaineering boots.

La Sportiva Jackal - Mountain Running Shoe

The Jackal is a mountain running shoe dedicated to off-road running over ultra distances


3RD ROCK is looking for an experienced copywriter  © 3RD ROCK Clothing
3RD ROCK is looking for an experienced copywriter  © 3RD ROCK Clothing

3RD ROCK is looking for an experienced copywriter

3RD ROCK is a sustainable activewear brand bringing innovation to active, fun-filled lives. We aspire to make you look great, feel amazing, whilst...

Field Guide - Antarctica, British Antarctic Surve  © UKC Job Ads
Field Guide - Antarctica, British Antarctic Surve  © UKC Job Ads

Field Guide - Antarctica, British Antarctic Survey

The British Antarctic Survey is offering a unique opportunity as Field Guide in Antarctica. What is the role about? Field Guides will assist...

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...