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Bidean nam Bian

Video route description for the highest massif in Glen Coe. The summit makes for stunning views of the famous valley and the surrounding mountains. The round includes two Munros, a ridge walk, and some scrambling...

'But what's she done on grit?'  © Andy Dodd

Interview Meet Kat, The Climbing Adventure Cat

You've heard of crag dogs, but what about crag cats? Our feline friends typically prefer to go on adventures of their...

Breaking trail through knee-deep snow for hours made this image possible. Try to streamline your camera gear to reduce weight  © James Roddie
Breaking trail through knee-deep snow for hours made this image possible. Try to streamline your camera gear to reduce weight  © James Roddie

10 Ways to Improve Your Mountain Landscape Photography

Landscape photography can be both satisfying and hugely frustrating. With so many people taking photos in the hills, how do you make yours stand out? Pro photographer James Roddie has some choice tips on working smarter to achieve better results.

Runner on Halls Fell Ridge, Bob Graham Round  © David Lintern
Runner on Halls Fell Ridge, Bob Graham Round  © David Lintern

The Big Rounds

David Lintern has written the first complete guide to Britain's 24-hour mountain challenges. Here he shares a few photos that didn't make the final cut, a few that did, and some insights from those he met along the way - including Paddy Buckley and Charlie Ramsay themselves.

Natalie Berry and Chris Prescott enjoying the Frison-Roche on the Brévent  © Jan Geerts
Natalie Berry and Chris Prescott enjoying the Frison-Roche on the Brévent  © Jan Geerts

Roger Frison-Roche - First on the Rope

Natalie Berry reviews Vertebrate Publishing's new English edition of Roger Frison-Roche's classic Premier de Cordée, but gets a bit distracted en route by his remarkable life...

High on Sgurr nan Gillean’s West Ridge  © Adrian Trendall
High on Sgurr nan Gillean’s West Ridge  © Adrian Trendall

Small Dog Bags the Cuillin Munros

The Cuillin Munros are a challenge for many walkers, and undoubtedly the main obstacle in the way of any dog owners looking to make a canine completion. Most will probably leave their pet behind - but recently a springer spaniel ticked them all.

You are Amazing!  © Mel

Walking for Mental Health - The Author

Paul about to summit Helm Crag (summit number 88 of 214)  © Pete Aylward/inov-8.com

Interview Paul Tierney on His Wainwrights Record

A bulldozed track on the Bealach Horn below Foinaven, once one of the wild places of the far north  © Dan Bailey

Opinion When Will Politicians Get a Grip on Hill Tracks?

Alex and The Storr  © James Roddie

The Big Routes: Skye's Trotternish Ridge


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

The Keb Jacket is more than tough enough to sustain heavy use whilst scrambling on rough rock  © UKC Gear

Fjallraven Keb Jacket

Rob Greenwood gets out his hairdryer (yes, really) to test the Keb, an adaptable, durable and ecologically friendly softshell jacket from Fjallraven.

Dolomite Veloce on the summit of Mont Trelod (2181m) in the Massif des Bauges. Mont Blanc in the background.  © Samuel James-Louwerse
Dolomite Veloce on the summit of Mont Trelod (2181m) in the Massif des Bauges. Mont Blanc in the background.  © Samuel James-Louwerse

Veloce GTX by Dolomite

The Veloce GTX from Dolomite is aimed at mid-altitude summer mountaineering, via ferrata and approaches over hard terrain. It has an interesting upper construction, a stiff sole, a low-cut profile, and it's incredibly light. After 12 months of use, Alan James gives his...

Alpkit Softshell  © UKC Gear
Alpkit Softshell  © UKC Gear

Alpkit Resolute Jacket & Ardent Trousers

Through winter and spring on the Scottish hills, John McKenna puts this softshell jacket and trouser combo to the test.


Ducan High GTX  © Mammut

Open Comp Win a pair of the new Mammut Ducan High GTX

Win a pair of the new Mammut Ducan High GTX

Snowdon from Llynnau Mymbyr  © Cicerone Press
Snowdon from Llynnau Mymbyr  © Cicerone Press

Open Comp Win a Hidden Snowdonia walking holiday with Cicerone

Discover history and myth on easy walks in the mountains of North Wales. Enjoy a weekend of walking in the heart of Snowdonia guided by Alex Kendall, author of the Cicerone guidebook to Snowdonia: Low-level and easy walks.

Oriel Harness  © Arc'teryx
Oriel Harness  © Arc'teryx

Open Comp Win a pair of Arc'teryx Oriel Leggings

This is tough love. The Oriel Legging is tough enough for rock climbing and comfortable for everyday use. Constructed with a highly abrasion resistant stretch interlock of nylon and elastane, this legging can withstand rigorous climbing. The...


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Punk in the Gym Review  © UKC Gear

The Bells! The Bells! – An extract from Andy Pollitt's Punk in the Gym

Following the release of Nick Brown's Statement of Youth, Andy shares an extract from his autobiography recounting his ascent of The Bells! the Bells!

Korri Camsole  © Alpkit
Korri Camsole  © Alpkit

Made for movement - or stopping for ice cream. New Alpkit clothing for summer.

Whether you're bouldering in the Val di Mello valley or scrambling your way up Helvellyn, your body will move in all kinds of dynamic ways, so why not wear kit that moves with you? Made for movement, these...

New Anatom Website - Win a Pair of Walking Poles!

Anatom have launched a new, fresh website, and to celebrate they are giving away 10 pairs of walking poles!


BMC Partnerships Manager, Manchester  © BMC Office
BMC Partnerships Manager, Manchester  © BMC Office

BMC Partnerships Manager, Manchester

This new post aims to develop and extend the BMC's range of partnerships, increase our reach and influence and promote the social, health and well-being benefits of our activities. The post holder will work closely with existing BMC Officers (covering...

Who says Outdoor retail is struggling?  © alexnich
Who says Outdoor retail is struggling?  © alexnich

Who says Outdoor retail is struggling?

Ultralight Outdoor Gear is growing fast and we need help. We are looking for new and enthusiastic members of staff across the business. We have new positions to fill in Purchasing, Web Administration and a new Retail Environment, mainly full time but part...

JOBS: Garment Technologist | Mountain Equipment, Recruitment Premier Post, 1 weeks @ GBP 75pw  © Mountain Equipment
JOBS: Garment Technologist | Mountain Equipment, Recruitment Premier Post, 1 weeks @ GBP 75pw  © Mountain Equipment

Digital Marketing Co-Ordinator, Mountain Equipment

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