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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).

Kirsten Steimel on the Cosmiques Arete in July.  © Micha Rinn

The COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impact on Mountain Sports - A Study

This summer, British climbers Roger Everett and Simon Richardson were part of a team of...

Sébastien Cuomo with his creation.  © Sébastien Cuomo
Sébastien Cuomo with his creation.  © Sébastien Cuomo

Mountains in Miniature - A LEGO Mont Blanc Massif

Sébastien Cuomo didn't expect the 3000 notifications and 400 shares that animated his phone when he posted a photo of his latest Lego build on Facebook. Although countless iconic buildings have been replicated in plastic and in miniature...

Nares Craig atop the Wedding Cake of New Court, St John's in 1937 from The Night Climbers of Cambridge  © The Night Climbers of Cambridge
Nares Craig atop the Wedding Cake of New Court, St John's in 1937 from The Night Climbers of Cambridge  © The Night Climbers of Cambridge

Mountain Literature Classics: The Night Climbers of Cambridge

While the working classes were trespassing on the grouse moors of Kinder, the sons of the grouse-shooting set were busy illicitly clambering up the dreaming spires of Cambridge (and they were probably at it in Oxford too). Put a...

Gleann Dubh-lighe - easy to reach, yet feels a world away from the tourist trail  © Geoff Allan
Gleann Dubh-lighe - easy to reach, yet feels a world away from the tourist trail  © Geoff Allan

Six Top Scottish Bothy Walks - Minus the Bothy Nights

Although still closed for overnight stays, bothies provide the ideal focus for a day out, says Geoff Allan, author of a new guide to Scottish Bothy Walks. Here are some of his favourites.

Distancing is easier with small groups, or one-to-one, as here on Curved Ridge  © Al Halewood
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 nature and an appreciation for the outdoors; but the measures to control Coronavirus continue to have a major impact on the outdoor activity...

Early morning on the crest of An Gearanach  © Dan Bailey

The Big Routes: Traverse of the Mamores

Padarn at night  © johnhenderson

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

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

Expert Tips: Walking in Wild Weather

Travels with a Donkey montage  © Macmillan

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


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

The Prism Ultra Pull-On  © UKC Gear

Montane Prism Ultra Pull-On

Whether worn as a midlayer or an outer, on the move or at the belay, this lightweight insulated smock is an excellent, packable companion to have on hand for all sorts of activities where only moderate warmth is needed, says John McKenna.

The Julbo Shield are a sizable pair of sunglasses  © UKC Gear
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 months, and like John...

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.


66°North Hornstrandir Gore-Tex Pro jacket  © 66°North

Open Comp Win a 66°North Hornstrandir Gore-Tex Pro jacket

Named for the nature reserve on Iceland nothernmost peninsula, the Hornstrandir shell jacket can be spotted in many of Iceland's most rigorous conditions: whether that's hiking, climbing, mountaineering, or ski touring

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.


Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

DOLOMITE Miage Peak GTX

After two years of designing and planning, assisted by the experience and authoritative advice of our mountain guides, Dolomite is proud to present Miage Peak GTX, the new benchmark for those who love to brave the mountains and their sn...

Atom LT Lifestyle  © Arc'teryx
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.


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...