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Finlay Wild on Tower Ridge

For many people Ben Nevis’ ultra-classic Tower Ridge would be a full day out, but for Finlay Wild it’s reduced to a 1 hour 42 minute evening lap after work... 

Finlay is one of the UK’s best mountain runners. He’s won the annual Ben Nevis race 8 times alone, as well as being British Fell Running Champion. He combines that fitness with mountaineering and skiing skills that allow him to cover vast amounts of ground at incredible speed.

Nicky on a reccy of the round  © Nicky Spinks

My Mountains - Nicky Spinks

Fiona Russell catches up with fell running royalty Nicky Spinks, arguably the highest achieving long distance specialist in British running...

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

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

Skyrunning is said to be a fusion of trail running and rock climbing; an 'extreme sport' suited to adrenaline junkies who dice with death on exposed ridges and loose descents. Keri Wallace takes on the inaugural Pinnacle Ridge...

Enjoying the ridge   © Al Todd
Enjoying the ridge   © Al Todd

Bagging the Munros - What's The Big Attraction?

Some of us have never quite got Munro bagging. Are we missing something? Almost certainly! Keen Munroists offer their thoughts on the rewards and challenges of our greatest mountain tick list.

Dingle thumbnail  © Stephen McAuliffe
Dingle thumbnail  © Stephen McAuliffe

The Big Routes: A Traverse of the Dingle Peninsula

Packing a tent and a sense of adventure, Stephen McAuliffe walks the length of Ireland's Dingle Peninsula, where the mountains rise straight out of the sea.

Selfie-tastic conditions on Ben A'an  © John McSporran
Selfie-tastic conditions on Ben A'an  © John McSporran

Repeat Offenders - Climbing One Hill Again and Again

With so many hills to choose from, most walkers will be happy to visit a summit just once or twice. But a rare few feel inspired to climb a favourite peak scores or even hundreds of times. Fiona Russell speaks to some extreme cases.

The rounded sandstone is fantastically grippy  © Rosie Robson

Classic Scramble - An Teallach

Jumping for joy on Glaramara  © Ice Nine

Opinion What Makes the Lake District a World-Class Destination?

An Sgurr, Eigg  © Al Todd

10 Mini Mountains That Pack a Punch

Always a Little Further cover  © Ronald Turnbull

Mountain Literature Classics: Always a Little Further by Alastair Borthwick


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

A sturdy handle on top for giving a bit of assistance when needed  © Martin McKenna

Ruffwear Web Master Harness

The Web Master Harness is built for taking dogs on terrain where they may need a helping hand. We tested it on a labrador and a spaniel, two dogs with a significant weight difference, and we're pretty impressed.

The 900-fill down is good and lofty  © Toby Archer
The 900-fill down is good and lofty  © Toby Archer

Therm-a-Rest Hyperion 32F/0C Sleeping Bag & NeoAir UberLite Mat

Toby Archer sleeps lightly, with a down bag that offers an impressive warmth for its minimal weight and a mat that's billed as the "lightest insulated air mattress available".

Testing the Super DS Climb Jacket on a breezy Skye evening  © Dan Bailey
Testing the Super DS Climb Jacket on a breezy Skye evening  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Hardwear Super DS Climb Jacket

This hybrid jacket combines both down and synthetic insulation, and boasts an interesting woven baffle construction. But is it a climbing jacket or something more general purpose? Neither Dan Bailey nor Mountain Hardwear really seem to know.


Wasdale and Langdale Fellranger  © Cicerone Press

Open Comp Win Signed Copies of the Wasdale and Langdale Fellranger books from Cicerone

Calling all hillwalkers, peak-baggers and fell wanderers… Cicerone are giving you the chance win signed copies of the Wasdale and Langdale Fellranger books!

Good weather for flasks  © Dan Bailey
Good weather for flasks  © Dan Bailey

Open Comp Win 1 of 5 Primus TrailBreak EX Vacuum Bottles

​​​​​​​The days are getting shorter and temperatures are dropping. To help you warm up when out on the hill, UKC has teamed up with Primus to offer five users the chance to win a TrailBreak EX Vacuum Bottle (0.75L).

Open Comp Win a Montane Prism Jacket

A modern outdoor classic, the Prism Jacket has been a staple in the outdoor enthusiast's kit bag for years due to its versatility and near-perfect balance of warmth, weight and packability.


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Upgrade your van-life mealtimes with the latest CampFire stoves from Primus

As the 'van life' philosophy continues to soar in popularity, more of us than ever are choosing to make the journey part of our adventure. But embracing life on the open road doesn't have to mean compromising on what you can cook. With the latest ...

Muztag GTX Jacket  © Rab
Muztag GTX Jacket  © Rab

The Next Generation of Rab

Since our founding in 1981 we have worked at the forefront of insulation technology, becoming masters of our craft. Developing cutting-edge insulation designs requires the same approach that we bring to the mountains. Moving constantly forward with careful...

Sherpa 100PD  © Goal Zero
Sherpa 100PD  © Goal Zero

Goal Zero Sherpa 100PD Portable Power Bank

Goal Zero introduces the Sherpa 100PD portable power bank, a fast-charging power bank for adventurers who need to power their tech.


Commercial Studio Photographer  © Equip Outdoor Technologies
Commercial Studio Photographer  © Equip Outdoor Technologies

Commercial Studio Photographer

Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd specialises in the design and supply of technical outdoor clothing, packs and equipment under two leading brands - Rab and Lowe Alpine. We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced studio photographer to join our team...

JOBS: Head of Development, Rab
JOBS: Head of Development, Rab

Head of Development, Rab

Combining years of experience with the latest technologies and fabrics, we are proud to create groundbreaking products that revolutionise the way people dress in the mountains. Always embracing innovation our clothing and equipment shows a deep understanding of the...

Full Time Shop Floor Staff Required - Ambleside  © Joe Browns/The Climbers Shop
Full Time Shop Floor Staff Required - Ambleside  © Joe Browns/The Climbers Shop

Full Time Shop Floor Staff Required - The Climbers Shop, Ambleside, Cumbria

Full Time Shop Floor Staff Required - The Climbers Shop, Ambleside, Cumbria