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North West Highlands Wild Camping - Killilan Forest

Three pals go off to bag the remote Killilan Corbetts, Sguman Coinntich, Faochaig & Aonach Buidhe. Two wild camps and a visit to Maol Bhuidhe bothy... 

The classic Cosmiques Arête in the Mont Blanc Massif.  © Calum Muskett

High Altitude and Acclimatisation Part 1 - An Introduction

In the first of our four-part series on high altitude travel, Jamie Macdonald (high altitude...

Where better to read it than out in the hills?  © Alex Roddie
Where better to read it than out in the hills?  © Alex Roddie

Mountain Literature Classics: Mountains of the Mind

The first book by the prolific 'new nature' writer Robert Macfarlane qualifies as a modern classic of the genre, argues Alex Roddie

It's just an exercise, but in a real incident a record of the casualty could make a big difference  © Will Legon
It's just an exercise, but in a real incident a record of the casualty could make a big difference  © Will Legon

The Casualty Card - A Forgotten First Aid Tool

The ABCs may be the essential bedrock of first aid, but there's another simple tool that's often overlooked. Will Legon makes the case for the humble casualty card.

The Tolkienesque Álftavatn Valley resembles a scene from Middle Earth  © Purple Peak Adventures
The Tolkienesque Álftavatn Valley resembles a scene from Middle Earth  © Purple Peak Adventures

Trekking Iceland's Laugavegur Trail

The otherworldly volcanic landscapes of southern Iceland are home to the Laugavegur Trail, one of the world's classic trekking routes. Sharron Schwartz & Martin Critchley have written us a comprehensive guide

Marmot Photography Awards 2018  © UKC
Marmot Photography Awards 2018  © UKC

Digital Feature Marmot Photography Awards 2018

UKC and UKH are proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Marmot Photography Awards. An automatic selection of five photos from each of the categories on site was made based on the votes from the previous 12 months. Users were then asked to vote for...

RAB Survey 3x2  © Matt Maynard

Survey Rab Brand Questionnaire

The lower terraces of the Allt a' Chaorainn  © David Lintern

Opinion Glen Etive Hydro: a Symbol of Sacrifices to Come

Saxifraga exarata taking advantage of the favourable conditions provided by a Silene acaulis cushion.  © Finan Rodinson

Alpine Plants - Diversity in the Face of Adversity

You forget how airy it feels in places...  © Dan Bailey

Classic Scramble - Striding Edge

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Trango portrait  © Toby Archer

La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme GTX

With a lightweight upper and an excellent balance of support and nimble-footedness, the Trango Tower Extreme GTX are superb technical mountain boots, says Toby Archer. So it's a shame the soles seem to wear so quickly.

The Rolling Transporter is robust and weatherproof enough for most travel situations  © Dan Bailey
The Rolling Transporter is robust and weatherproof enough for most travel situations  © Dan Bailey

Osprey Rolling Transporter 40

If you're after wheeled luggage with the knock-about toughness and practicality of a duffel bag, then this a great option, says Dan Bailey. But it's not an off-roader.

Attila Tec Montage  © Tom Ripley
Attila Tec Montage  © Tom Ripley

Edelrid Attila Tec Axe

The Attila Tec mountaineering axe features a fold-out grip rest and a plastic head grip. But how well do these additions stand up to the rigours of winter mountain use? Tom Ripley soon finds out.


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Kinetic Alpine Action 2  © Rab

Rab Kinetic Alpine Jacket and Pants

Forget everything you think you know - the Kinetic Alpine will change the way you dress in the mountains. Fully waterproof, highly breathable and stretchy, this is a radical re-approach to protective yet comfortable clothing systems. Perfectly com...

Avalanche dog Fjord with his handler Caroline Elliott @fjordsar  © Ruffwear
Avalanche dog Fjord with his handler Caroline Elliott @fjordsar  © Ruffwear

Ruffwear supports Search and Rescue Dogs

Ruffwear's technical dog gear is put through it's paces by working dogs around the world.

La Sportiva Bushido II

The Bushido II is a super light, extra grippy and aggressive shoe designed to ensure perfect stability and support on all types of off-road terrain from canal foot paths to the trail of the Lake District.


JOBS: Work at Height Instructor required, Leeds
JOBS: Work at Height Instructor required, Leeds

Work at Height Instructor required, Leeds

Height Safety Instructor required One full time position delivering height safety and rescue training, based at our Leeds Height Safety Centre.

Outdoor/Indoor Instructor Ice Factor Kinlochleven  © UKC Job Ads
Outdoor/Indoor Instructor Ice Factor Kinlochleven  © UKC Job Ads

Outdoor/Indoor Instructor Ice Factor Kinlochleven

We're looking to welcome a Climbing instructor to the Ice Factor Team on a full-time basis.

Alpkit UK Factory Jobs.   © Alpkit
Alpkit UK Factory Jobs.   © Alpkit

Alpkit UK Factory Machinist and Factory Manager positions, Nottingham.

Our AlpFactory here at Alpkit HQ is an important part of what we do here at Alpkit, and has been since the early days.         Alpkit UK...