Ask The Experts: Exped's Sleeping Mat Range


Rob talks to Sam Green from Swiss brand Exped about their range of sleeping mats; from the fast and light Ultra models, to the bombproof and comfortable Duras, and finally the do-it-all Versas. All of the models in the range feature recycled materials and come in a range of weights and temperatures.

Fastpacking - Without a Pack

Whether or not you're reconciled to the term 'fastpacking', there's an undeniable attraction to the ethos, which combines the light-footed...

Interview Lands End to John o' Groats With a Dog and a Sketchbook

When artist Jos Mahon set out with husband Bob and dog Barney on a 1300-mile journey, she carried paints and sketchbooks along with the usual backpacking gear. The idea was simple: Walk the length of Britain off-road, wild camping in...

The Big Routes: Walking the Mourne Wall

Lizzie Enfield completes the Mourne Wall walk, a classic 35km circuit following the famous stone wall over 15 spectacular granite peaks, including Northern Ireland's highest.

Interview Climbing the Kents, England's 1000-Foot Hills

After nine years of research, keen hillwalker Jeff Kent has compiled the first complete list of England's hills between between 1000 and 1999.99 feet high – all 3805 of them. "Does anyone fancy taking up the challenge?" he asks.

Mountain Literature Classics: the Alpine Drawings of Samivel

Ronald Turnbull is carried to an idealised alpine age by the mountain drawings of French cartoonist Samivel, in his book Sous L'Oeil des Choucas, ou Les plaisirs de l'alpinisme (under the eye of the chough, or the pleasures of...

Enjoying a spectacular view of the impressive southern side of the Mont Blanc massif  © Cecilia Mariani

How to Hike the Gran Paradiso's Alta Via 2

The Shining Mountain  © Main photo: Doug Scott

Mountain Literature Classics: The Shining Mountain

May not be as midge-free as the pub, but it's a darn sight cheaper  © Fliss Freeborn

Skills Channel Your Inner Dirtbag: How to Save Money in the Outdoors

The Black Carls - easy but quite exciting  © Dan Bailey -

Classic Scramble - A Beinn Eighe Link-up

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Dolomite Crodarossa Hi GTX Boot

As a confirmed shoe-over-boot user, the somewhat sceptical Alan James tries the stiffer, high cuff alternative to his current favourite approach shoe - the Crodarossa from Dolomite. Will he be converted to boots for long hill days and scramblin...

Montane Pac Plus XT Jacket and Trousers

If you want one set of waterproofs to cover everything from summer walking to winter mountaineering, the Pac Plus XT should be high on the shortlist. Light and packable enough to carry just in case, yet tough enough for climbing and scrambling; well...

Mountain Hardwear Stratus Range Hoody

Versatile for a range of activities, this light fleece hoody is great as an outer layer in warmer weather, or a midlayer in colder conditions, says Toby Archer. Its looser fit gives it a casual wear-anywhere feel, but may not suit more hardcore mountain...

Open Comp Win an MPOWERD Luci Colour Solar String Light!

Solar, colourful, and always ready to hang. Luci Colour Solar String Lights provide 6 colours of ambiance across an 18 ft cord. Powered by the sun and with mobile charging, these lights are perfect for illuminating your space. Here's yo...

Open Comp Win a pair of Dolomite Velocissima

Velocissima, an Italian-made shoe that ably combines over a century of artisanal skills at Dolomite with the very latest construction technology, striking the perfect balance between climbing and trekking, tradition and innovation, performance and...

Open Comp Win a Pair of Men's or Women's Technician Leather Approach Shoes

Engineered for precision, the Black Diamond Technician Leather is built for durability and comfort, with super sticky rubber for technical approaches. Here's your chance to win a pair...

Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

DOLOMITE Crodarossa Low GTX

The Crodarossa Low GTX 2.0 is a lightweight mountain approach shoe, meant for those who looks for the maximum freedom of movement while accessing climbing walls.

40% off Walking books at guidebooks at Vertebrate Publishing

Looking for a full-value day out in the UK's most spectacular and unspoiled settings? Want to take on a peak bagging challenge or walk the length of one Europe's iconic long-distance trails?  All walking books by Vertebrate...

Cocoon : Hammocks, Tarps and Quilts - The Perfect Set Up!

Cocoon - long renowned for their high end, even luxurious, silk and technical fabric travel equipment are proud to launch their perfect set up hammock systems.

Latest Deals

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Customer Experience Coordinator – Ecommerce

Great opportunity to join our Customer Experience team as an Customer Experience Coordinator – Ecommerce! You will be working in a busy...

Full-time Staff Members required - Ambleside

Come and work for us! Want to work at one of the oldest independently run and owned outdoor shops in the country? If so, we want to hear from...

Sales & Marketing Rep - Black Diamond Equipment (UK)

Location:  Hathersage Posted:   27th June 2022 Closing date:   15th July 2022 Bigstone, the agency for Black Diamond in the...

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