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Sgurr na Stri Adventure

Sgurr na Stri may be a small hill in comparison to its surroundings, but its location above Loch Coruisk gives it the perfect view of the whole Cuillin ridge. This could well be the most spectacular summit view in Scotland! For an adventurous route in, arrive by boat - weather depending, there's a frequent seasonal service from Elgol.

Alex on Snowdon  © Alex Staniforth

Book Extract: Another Peak by Alex Staniforth

In 2017 Alex Staniforth made the fastest continuous round of the UK's 100 county high points, battling anxiety, depression...

Poo pack box at Loch Lomond.  © Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
Poo pack box at Loch Lomond.  © Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Burying and carrying-out waste: Why are we so far behind the US?

Jake Chapman writes about the taboo subject of pooing outdoors and what we should do with our poo... One spring, Heather Morning and her fellow rangers witnessed a blooming of a different kind in the Cairngorms National Park:...

A walker on Puig de Gatazo’s south ridge – sunny skies but cold winds in winter  © Paul Harrison
A walker on Puig de Gatazo’s south ridge – sunny skies but cold winds in winter  © Paul Harrison

Climbing Mallorca's 1000m Peaks

Climbers and cyclists flock to Mallorca, but this rugged island also deserves to be better known for hillwalking, says local resident Paul Harrison. Here's his guide to Mallorca's 1000m peaks, a uniquely Mediterranean ticklist.

One man reading One Man's Mountains in the mountains  © Ronald Turnbull
One man reading One Man's Mountains in the mountains  © Ronald Turnbull

Mountain Literature Classics: One Man's Mountains by Tom Patey

It's a mess of a book, says Ronald Turnbull, but this posthumous collection from one of climbing's most sardonic wits remains a classic.

Has roadside camping become a victim of its own popularity?  © Dan Bailey
Has roadside camping become a victim of its own popularity?  © Dan Bailey

Roadside Camping Bans - The Case For and Against

Anti social camping has become a hot topic in recent years, but what's the solution? We've asked a proponent of camping bans and a defender of public access to each make their case.

Pawprints, human and ursine.  © Dan Richards

Four Bears

Nicky on a reccy of the round  © Nicky Spinks

My Mountains - Nicky Spinks

Fixed rope on Pinnacle Ridge, Lakes Sky Ultra 2016  © Paul Mitchell

No Climbing Experience, No Race – The Future of Extreme Skyrunning?

Enjoying the ridge   © Al Todd

Bagging the Munros - What's The Big Attraction?


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

The Big Rounds montage  © Cicerone

The Big Rounds by David Lintern

Whether you're a keen hill runner or a walker with ambition, this attractive book is an information-packed celebration of three timeless classics of the British hills - the Bob Graham, Paddy Buckley and Charlie Ramsay Rounds - says Dan Bailey.

Pocket Rocket Deluxe montage  © Toby Archer
Pocket Rocket Deluxe montage  © Toby Archer

MSR PocketRocket Deluxe and Pika Teapot

Toby Archer tests the enhanced version of the classic PocketRocket, which boasts some extra user-friendly features at a negligible increase in weight over the standard Pocket Rocket 2. He also gets surprisingly enthused by a "teapot" (read: kettle)...

20L packs montage  © UKC Gear
20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.


P4 Glove  © Leatherman

Open Comp Win Leatherman FREE™ P4 Multipurpose Pliers (worth £169.95)

After 35 years of evolving, adapting, and pushing the limits, we challenged ourselves to unknow what a multipurpose tool can be. Redesigned end-to-end, Leatherman Free is built to turn any obstacle into an opportunity to save the day.

WOMENS SUMMIT L5 FUTURELIGHT™ JACKET Action  © The North Face
WOMENS SUMMIT L5 FUTURELIGHT™ JACKET Action  © The North Face

Open Comp Win a The North Face Summit L5 FUTURELIGHT™ Jacket

Our Summit L5 LT FUTURELIGHT™ Jacket allows you to defy the mountain like never before. This fine-tuned, superlight FUTURELIGHT™ membrane creates better airflow while keeping water out so your gear breathes as hard as you do. That...

Open Comp Win a Pair of Anatom Q4 Cuillin Boots

Here's your chance to win a pair of Anatom's Q4 Cuillin Boots!


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

New children's book features fourteen females adventurers

Gwen Moffat | Helen Sharman | Anna McNuff | Sarah Outen | Ellen MacArthur

Halcyon Features  © Lowe Alpine
Halcyon Features  © Lowe Alpine

Halcyon Pack

Whether you're scaling glaciers or projecting a summer rock route, the Halcyon 35:40 alpine mountaineering pack has everything you need for a day moving in the mountains.

Jöttnar Launches Winter Range

Jöttnar has released the first tranche of its Winter 2019/20 range.  It sees an additional six new products join the collection, with a further seven to follow later in the season.


3rd Rock logo 3x2  © 3RD ROCK
3rd Rock logo 3x2  © 3RD ROCK

Marketing Manager in Derbyshire, 3RD ROCK

3RD ROCK is a sustainable activewear brand bringing innovation to active, fun-filled lives. We aspire to make you look great, feel amazing, whilst...

Sales Office Administrator   © Equip Outdoor Technologies
Sales Office Administrator   © Equip Outdoor Technologies

Sales Office Administrator, Equip Outdoor Technologies (Rab and Lowe Alpine), Alfreton

 Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd based in Alfreton, Derbyshire specialise in the design and marketing of technical outdoor clothing and equipment. Our experienced and enthusiastic team develop innovative...

JOBS: BMC Independent Director with IT background  © BMC Office
JOBS: BMC Independent Director with IT background  © BMC Office

BMC Independent Director with IT background

This is a voluntary position; travel and accommodation expenses are covered. To balance the composition and skills of our Board, the BMC welcomes...