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Amazing Views from Gairich, Northwest Highlands

Situated on the hard-to-get-at southern side of Loch Quoich between Glen Kingie and Glen Garry in Lochaber, Gairich is a fine day out, if a little squelchy at the start...

On the border ridge, flagstones have tamed some of the bogs... after a fashion  © Alan James

One Minute Mountain - The Cheviot

Alex Roddie heads to the rolling high point of the Cheviots, looking for a place called the Bizzle.

Arrive late, depart early, leave no trace, and try to avoid over-used areas. We should all strive to do this.  © Theo Moore
Arrive late, depart early, leave no trace, and try to avoid over-used areas. We should all strive to do this.  © Theo Moore

Opinion Free Access Versus Conservation - A Delicate Balance

With an onslaught of 'dirty campers', camper van convoys, and litter, familiar issues have come to a head in the Scottish Highlands this summer, while facilities to cope with the influx have been largely inadequate. As a result, calls...

Pilley was one of the founders of the Pinnacle Club  © Dorothy Pilley
Pilley was one of the founders of the Pinnacle Club  © Dorothy Pilley

Mountain Literature Classics: Climbing Days by Dorothy Pilley

This engaging memoir by one of the pioneering women of the inter-war years is one of the best accounts we have of the sheer fun of climbing rocks, hills and mountains, says Ronald Turnbull.

Sunset on the summit of Beinn Airigh Charr  © James Roddie
Sunset on the summit of Beinn Airigh Charr  © James Roddie

The Big Routes: South Letterewe Ridge

The chain of peaks between Loch Maree and the wild interior of Fisherfield can be linked in a stunning long traverse. James Roddie avoids the post-lockdown summer crowds on this little-known classic.

Eating disorders montage shot  © Abbie Robinson
Eating disorders montage shot  © Abbie Robinson

Eating Disorders: Being More Open in the Outdoors

Now more than ever, the outdoor industry is talking about mental health; but are eating disorders among outdoor folk receiving the attention they deserve? Emily Ankers talks to GB Paraclimbing Squad member Abbie Robinson, and endurance athlete Alex...

Feeling a bit strung out on my final summit  © John Fleetwood

Around the Rough Bounds of Ardgour and Moidart

Morning on the Dubh Slabs   © Dan Bailey

Classic Scramble - The Dubh Ridge

Expedition and Alpine Winner 2019  © Alistair Todd

Digital Feature Marmot Photography Awards 2019

Abandoned camp in the trossachs  © Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Opinion Bans are not the Answer to Problem Camping


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

One of the best all-round, mountain-worthy approach shoes we've seen - if they fit you  © Dan Bailey

La Sportiva TX Guide shoes

With a refined design that marries the confidence inspiring grip of a trail shoe, and climbing performance to match the best in its class, the TX Guide may be the most mountain-worthy approach shoe on the market, if - and it's a big if - you ca...

Going light in the North Pennines with the Distance Tent and Z-Poles  © Toby Archer
Going light in the North Pennines with the Distance Tent and Z-Poles  © Toby Archer

Black Diamond Distance Tent with Z-Poles

At only around 820g, and pitching using trekking poles, the single-skin Distance Tent is not much heavier than a bivvy bag or a small tarp, yet it offers a lot more weather protection than either. Toby Archer asks: what's the catch?

A very gneiss little rucksack  © Dan Bailey
A very gneiss little rucksack  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Orcus 24+ Pack

This is a great little technical pack, says Dan Bailey, with a nice close fit for climbing, a robust feel, and a functional design that gives you all the mountain essentials and nothing fiddly or fussy.


Open Comp Petzl IKO - The Headlamp, Reinvented

What if a headlamp was both high-performance and lightweight? Comfortable and well-balanced? Versatile and inventive? Conceived after months of research, testing, brainstorming, and innovating, the IKO headlamp, little by little, began to see t...

Open Comp Win an Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

Be one of the first in the UK to own the latest waterproof technology from Pertex with the new Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

Winner announced WINNER - 3 months running coaching and £300 of Montane kit

Win £735 worth of running coaching and gear!


Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Podium Pull-On  © Montane

Montane Unisex Podium Waterproof Pull-On Jacket

Designed for fast and light runners for whom kit weight and packability is paramount, the Podium Pull-On uses one of the lightest weight waterproof and breathable fabrics available. Perfect as a reliable emergency waterproof shell which will pa...

Rab Vapour-Rise Range: Tested to Perfection

Tested to perfection - The new Vapour-Rise range from Rab.

Scarpa Manta Tech men's close up  © Ed Smith
Scarpa Manta Tech men's close up  © Ed Smith

Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

The Scarpa Manta has been an icon for over three decades. As a multi award winning model in various generations it has represented the "benchmark" in 4 season Mountain boots. Evolving over many generations, the new Manta Tech represents the 7th incarnation in a...


Digital and Social Media Officer, The Alpine Club  © The Alpine Club
Digital and Social Media Officer, The Alpine Club  © The Alpine Club

Digital and Social Media Officer, The Alpine Club

The Alpine Club has an exciting new vacancy for a part-time, self-employed Digital and Social Media Officer. The post holder would be responsible...

Alpkit Jobs: Customer Service Aftersales.  © Alpkit
Alpkit Jobs: Customer Service Aftersales.  © Alpkit

Alpkit Jobs: Customer Service Aftersales.

Want to join our band of Customer Service heroes? Our Aftersales team speaks enthusiastically with our customer and helps them with their product...

JOBS: BMC Interim Executive  © BMC Office
JOBS: BMC Interim Executive  © BMC Office

BMC Interim Executive

BMC Interim Executive required The BMC is looking for an Interim Executive for an initial period of approx. 3 months (mid-Aug to mid-Nov), to fulfil...