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Kendal Mountain Festival 2019 - Open Out

The trailer for the 2019 Kendal Mountain Festival has been released. 'Open Out' follows a young female protagonist as she experiences the festival for the first time. The short video communicates the key themes of culture and inclusion, which are at the heart of this year's event.

Cumbria Way with toddler montage  © Richard Holdsworth

Walking the Cumbria Way... With a Monkey on Your Back

Inspired to take on something big, Richard Holdsworth decided to carry his toddler son Benjamin along the 120km...

Looking for a beastie at Lochan Toll nam Biast  © Ronald Turnbull
Looking for a beastie at Lochan Toll nam Biast  © Ronald Turnbull

Lakes with Legends

From tourist industry-boosting monsters to talking fish, our mountain tarns, lochs and llynnau abound with spurious legends. Here are a few of Ronald Turnbull's favourites, by spooky coincidence just in time for Halloween.

Richard and Denise on the summit of Maja e Kendrevicës, Albania  © Richard and Denise Mclellan
Richard and Denise on the summit of Maja e Kendrevicës, Albania  © Richard and Denise Mclellan

Interview Climbing Europe's Ultras with Richard and Denise Mclellan

Europe has nearly 100 mountains with more than 1500m of prominence - and some people are quietly working through the lot. What's it all about? We find out from Ultra-bagging duo Richard and Denise Mclellan, respectively the second...

Am Basteir  © Morten Hansen
Am Basteir  © Morten Hansen

Photo Feature: Cloud Island by Morten Hansen

Skye may be famous for spectacular mountain and coastal scenery, but it's also well known for mist and rain. Photographer Morten Hansen has made a virtue of the challenging island weather.

The First Fifty  © Ronald Turnbull
The First Fifty  © Ronald Turnbull

Mountain Literature Classics: The First Fifty by Muriel Gray

Ronald Turnbull relishes this irreverent account of Munro bagging without a beard.

NZ great trails montage  © Stewart Nimmo

Destination Guide New Zealand's Great Walks

Going light montage  © Dan Bailey

Skills Lightweight Walking - Tips for Beginners

Alex on Snowdon  © Alex Staniforth

Book Extract: Another Peak by Alex Staniforth

Poo pack box at Loch Lomond.  © Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Burying and carrying-out waste: Why are we so far behind the US?


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Camelbak vest montage  © Mark Glaister

CamelBak Women's Ultra Pro Running Vest

Our review team's keenest runner, Bridget Collier, tests this lightweight vest/pack from CamelBak...

Sky Dance  © Vertebrate Publishing
Sky Dance  © Vertebrate Publishing

Sky Dance, by John D. Burns

Rob Greenwood makes a rare visit to the world of mountain fiction, and finds it less fictional than he'd feared. Sky Dance is a novel that confronts live issues in the debate around upland conservation, land ownership and re-wilding.

Ideal for all-round 2-3 season use on easy-to-moderate hill terrain  © Richard Prideaux
Ideal for all-round 2-3 season use on easy-to-moderate hill terrain  © Richard Prideaux

Boreal Ordesa Boot

As a light-ish 2-3 season leather model for all round use on easy-to-moderate hill terrain, the wide-fitting Ordesa might all the boot you need, says Richard Prideaux.


FL 2  © The North Face

Open Comp Win a Jacket from The North Face FUTURELIGHT™ collection

The North Face changed the future of the outerwear industry with the unveiling of FUTURELIGHT™ jackets, pants, and bibs in its Summit Series™, Steep Series™ and Flight Series™ collections. Developed using innovative nanospinning technology, FUTURE...

Taiss light thumb  © Mammut
Taiss light thumb  © Mammut

Open Comp Win a pair of Mammut Taiss Light Mid GTX

At Mammut, we apply the most demanding standards to our mountaineering shoes. The Taiss Light Mid GTX® Men takes these requirements in its stride: the combination of Contact Control and vibram® Litebase creates an optimum balance between...

Open Comp Win a SALEWA Ortles 2 TirolWool Celliant Jacket worth £250

TirolWool Celliant is a unique wool technology: a reflective hybrid insulation that outperforms conventional wool and synthetic alternatives. Here's your chance to win one of SALEWA's flagship products featuring the technology:...


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Gear up for winter with Fjallraven's top seasonal product picks

From freezing snow to driving rain, winter can throw all types of weather at us but we believe that doesn't have to mean hiding inside. Using carefully selected materials like ethical down, recycled wool and fluorocarbon-free fabrics, we're proud ...

Upgrade your comfort this winter with the revolutionary Ferrata II GTX from Hanwag

Early this year Hanwag introduced its exciting, new Ferrata II GTX rock boot and as autumn rapidly makes way for winter, conditions are perfect for this revolutionary new model.

Men's Fantom Lifestyle  © Alpkit
Men's Fantom Lifestyle  © Alpkit

Alpkit Fantom Down Jacket

Whether it's scaling alpine aretes, winter walking lunch stops, long belays in the shade, or just knocking about the tent after sundown, a toasty down jacket is your number one ally against the cold. 


JOBS: BMC Partnerships and Events Co-ordinator  © BMC Office
JOBS: BMC Partnerships and Events Co-ordinator  © BMC Office

BMC Partnerships and Events Co-ordinator

Love working with people as much as the outdoor lifestyle? We're on the hunt for a new Partnerships and Events Co-ordinator to join our...

JOBS: Social Media & Digital Content Co-Ordinator, Mountain Equipment, Hyde
JOBS: Social Media & Digital Content Co-Ordinator, Mountain Equipment, Hyde

Social Media & Digital Content Co-Ordinator, Mountain Equipment, Hyde

Through collaboration with some of the world's best climbers and alpinists, Mountain Equipment has been creating the finest mountain clothing and...

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

Marketing Manager in Derbyshire, 3RD ROCK

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