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A Wild Night at Broadcrag Tarn

A windy wild camp at Broadcrag Tarn, said to be the highest named tarn in the Lake District (though Foxes Tarn might give it a run for its money).

Distancing is easier with small groups, or one-to-one, as here on Curved Ridge  © Al Halewood

Coronavirus - The Impact on Outdoor Centres, Guides and Instructors

According to conventional wisdom, Lockdown has given us all a greater awareness of...

Early morning on the crest of An Gearanach  © Dan Bailey
Early morning on the crest of An Gearanach  © Dan Bailey

The Big Routes: Traverse of the Mamores

Scottish ridge walks don't come much bigger, or better, than the traverse of the Mamores. With 10 Munros, several exciting scrambles, and a hefty set of distance and ascent stats, this has the makings of a cracking autumn weekend challenge, says Dan Bailey.

Padarn at night  © johnhenderson
Padarn at night  © johnhenderson

Run-Swim the Puddle Buckley, a New Way to See Snowdonia

Do you fancy a Paddy Buckley round, but also enjoy getting wet? This amphibious alternative takes the best bits of Snowdonia's classic challenge, and adds four big lakes for good measure. Welcome to the watery world of run-swimming. Nikki...

In wet weather even little streams can become formidable torrents, and many crossings are best avoided  © Dan Bailey
In wet weather even little streams can become formidable torrents, and many crossings are best avoided  © Dan Bailey

Expert Tips: Walking in Wild Weather

As autumn heads inexorably towards winter, conditions on the hills tend to get more hostile. It needn't be a show stopper, but wet, wild and cloudy weather does pose a big challenge. Here, seasoned pros give us their top tips for weathering the autumn storms.

Travels with a Donkey montage  © Macmillan
Travels with a Donkey montage  © Macmillan

Mountain Literature Classics: Travels With a Donkey by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was the greatest Scottish hillwalker to never walk up any hills, says Ronald Turnbull. However, he did make a long a 'backpacking' journey through southern France, and his account forms the...

Striding out towards Blencathra from Bowscale Fell  © Rosie Robson

The Big Routes: Old Crown Round, a Circuit of the Northern Fells

The Bidean range from the descent off Aonach Eagach  © John Fleetwood

The Kingshouse Round - A New Classic Challenge?

Mum and baby in Glen Lee, with the usual mountain of stuff  © Laura Karpyte

Skills Hillwalking with a Baby

A strong team of support runners made a big difference on the Paddy Buckley  © Math Roberts collection

Breaking a Big Hill Record - What Does it Take?


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

The Julbo Shield are a sizable pair of sunglasses  © UKC Gear

Julbo Shield Sunglasses

With a photochromic lens that adapts to light levels, the top-end version of Julbo's Shield is a pair of sunglasses that you can wear anywhere from high altitude peaks to the hills of home. Rob Greenwood has been living in his for several month...

Storm Francis putting both the author and the Podium Pull-On through their paces  © UKC Gear
Storm Francis putting both the author and the Podium Pull-On through their paces  © UKC Gear

Montane Podium Pull-On

Weighing just 100g (size Medium) the Podium really is light, says Rob Greenwood, with a minimalist pack size that will likely take up less room than your sandwiches. But this is a bit more than a just-in-case shell, and it'll appeal to hillwalkers as well as runners.

Vision MIPS in Glen Clova  © UKC Gear
Vision MIPS in Glen Clova  © UKC Gear

Black Diamond Vision MIPS helmet

Crossing over from the bike and skiing industries, MIPS (Multidirectional Impact Protection System) helmets are designed to offer increased protection to the brain from rotational forces. Martin McKenna looks at the Black Diamond Vision MIPS, one of the...


Open Comp Win a pair of Dolomite '54 Hike GTX

'54 Hike GTX, the ultimate expression of 100% Italian performance, comfort and style; a real must-have for this season.

Open Comp Win a pair of Boreal Drom approach shoes

Your chance to win a pair of Boreal Drom approach shoes.

Atom LT Lifestyle  © Arc'teryx
Atom LT Lifestyle  © Arc'teryx

Open Comp Win an Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody

Atom LT Hoody - An icon evolves. Steeped in the alpine, this versatile hoody has warmed climbers, hikers, backcountry skiers and downtown commuters for over a decade.


Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Atom LT Lifestyle  © Arc'teryx

Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody

 Atom LT Hoody - An icon evolves. Steeped in the alpine, this versatile hoody has warmed climbers, hikers, backcountry skiers and downtown commuters for over a decade.

Save 20% on huge range of PrAna clothing

Outside is stocking the UK's biggest range of PrAna clothing and offering all of it at least 20% off.

Helium Down 3x2  © UKC Gear
Helium Down 3x2  © UKC Gear

New for AW'20: The Outdoor Research Helium Down Hooded Jacket

The Helium Down Hooded Jacket from Outdoor Research infuses ultra-durable Pertex Diamond Fuse fabrics into the lightweight down jacket category, adding several degrees of durability along with added weather protection to...


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...