Sutherland Round

John Fleetwood makes a continuous round of Beinn Leoid, Ben Stack, Arkle, Foinaven, Meall Horn and all the hills to Ben Hee.

Nights in Green Nylon: The Ups and Downs of Bivvy Life

Bivvies can be the nastiest nights there are, says Ronald Turnbull, but when they're not, they're the nicest...

Down vs Synthetic Insulation

Rachael and Rob talk through the pros and cons of down and synthetic insulation and explain which to use in certain situations. They explain the difference in packability, how they perform when wet, breathability, and weight.

Spanish Pyrenees: How to hike the GR11

Overseas travel may still be off the agenda for most, but that needn't stop us dreaming, or making plans for future trips. And here's one to get excited about: With some of the most spectacular scenery in the Pyrenees, and enjoying a sunnier outlook on the...

Video Light Alpine Climbing Shells

Rob Greenwood talks through light alpine climbing shells in this episode of the Rab Gear Guide. He explains what you should be wearing in the alpine environment and why, and discusses the features of the most suitable jackets.

Mountain Literature Classics: Grasmere Journals by Dorothy Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud… Except, he didn't. William Wordsworth had his sister Dorothy along with him. Her Lakeland journal proved a valuable source of material for William and their friend and fellow poet Coleridge, says...

How to Choose a Hillwalking Shell  © UKC Gear

Video How to Choose a Hillwalking Shell

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Black Diamond Fuel Approach Shoe

It's light and cool for summer, but though the Fuel is Black Diamond's most capable approach shoe, it's not a great choice for scrambles or mountain crags in the slippery UK hills, says Dan Bailey. Best saved for less demanding days, or hot roc...

Rab Kinetic Alpine 2.0 Jacket and Pants

Rab's Kinetic Alpine, the hardshell that feels like a softshell, has been given a makeover to make it more durable, with features better suited to climbing and scrambling. Rob Greenwood and Penny Orr check out the new men's and women's jacket and...

AKU Rock DFS approach shoe

The Rock DFS from AKU is an approach shoe with a twist: a unique double lacing system which enables you to quickly adjust the front of the shoe. How does this work in practice? How do they feel to walk in, and how are they for climbing and scrambling? Theo Moore...

Open Comp Win a pair of Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ poles

The Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ is our premium pole for fully adjustable, folding performance

Open Comp Win a Mountain Equipment Helium 600 Men's or Women's Sleeping Bag

Win a Mountain Equipment Helium 600 Men's or Women's Sleeping Bag

Open Comp Win a Samaya2.5 – The iconic 4-season 'Room With a View'

The Samaya2.5 tent from the ALPINE range is an iconic product with a hexagonal shape like the Samaya logo. Light and compact, this innovative technical tent is characterized by its versatility. It is aimed at users looking for...

Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Samaya® creates a new generation of tents with Nanovent®

Samaya® creates the Nanovent® membrane and revolutionizes the single-wall tent by offering the lightest and most compact technical equipment on the market!

AKU Rock DFS Approach Shoes

AKU launches new Rock DFS with new and exclusive Dual Fit System technology

Platypus Quickdraw Microfilter

This Spring, water filtration brand Platypus launched their Quickdraw MicroFilter System. Complete with an easy-to-use microfilter and collection reservoir, the Quickdraw is the perfect pocket-sized solution for both regulars to the outdoors and novices...

Latest Deals

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Mammut Trovat GTX Boots Deal + Win a pair with Outside

Save 30% on a pair of Mammut GTX hiking boots - just £139 PLUS enter our competition to win a pair for free!

Team Members at Mad about Mountains

Do you want to work in the heart of the Eden valley, with the Dales, Howgils and Lakes right on your doorstep?

Marketing Manager - Jöttnar

Jöttnar produces premium technical clothing for mountain sports. We are a young company, building a high performing team and delivering ambitious growth plans. With daily responsibility for all marketing outputs, you will directly shape Jöttnar's public...

BMC Chief Commercial Officer

The BMC is recruiting for a new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).

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