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Paul Tierney - Running the Wainwrights

In June 2019, inov-8 ambassador Paul Tierney set out on an epic adventure to summit all 214 Alfred Wainwright Lake District peaks in one go. His goal was to try and beat the record time of 6 days 13 hours and 1 minute, set five years earlier by fellow fell runner Steve Birkinshaw. Needing to cover a distance of approximately 318 miles and ascend the equivalent height of four times Mt Everest, Paul knew this was his biggest challenge to date and enlisted the help of friends and family. Battling sleep deprivation and everything the Lake District weather could throw at him, what transpired...

Storm force winds on Beinn Sgritheall  © Mac fae Stirling

Skills Wind in the Mountains

In a winter of constant storms, windy walks are inevitable. But most people are a poor judge of wind speed, and its effects on a walker....

Ed started Munro bagging in his 30s, and has notched up over 110 so far  © Ed Byrne
Ed started Munro bagging in his 30s, and has notched up over 110 so far  © Ed Byrne

My Mountains - Ed Byrne

Comedian Ed Byrne describes himself as a latecomer to hill walking. "I didn't really get started until my 30s, when I decided I would become a Munro bagger" he tells Fiona Russell. But his hill trips don't always go smoothly...

I passed about 1 million trees on my own Appalachian jaunt  © Ronald Turnbull
I passed about 1 million trees on my own Appalachian jaunt  © Ronald Turnbull

Mountain Literature Classics: Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods

This 'intensely self-mocking' account of how not to hike the Appalachian Trail leaves the reader in no doubt, says Ronald Turnbull - long distance walking is the opposite of fun.

Damian Hall completing his record breaking Winter Paddy Buckley Round  © https://www.inov-8.com/
Damian Hall completing his record breaking Winter Paddy Buckley Round  © https://www.inov-8.com/

Interview Damian Hall on the Paddy Buckley, Baking Brownies, & Extinction Rebellion

Damian Hall recently completed a record breaking winter Paddy Buckley Round, finishing in a time of 21:20:30 - 7 minutes ahead of Jim Mann's previous fastest known time. We caught up with him to find out more.

Even sunny days can feel pretty wild and full-on in winter!  © Dan Bailey
Even sunny days can feel pretty wild and full-on in winter!  © Dan Bailey

Expert Tips: Winter Walking

Winter is by far the most serious season on the summits, so we've asked a panel of pros for some hard-won advice. From key kit to essential skills and safety, these tips should help keep you happy and healthy on the winter hills.

Grouse - what it's all about  © Scottish Land and Estates

Opinion Grouse Moors - Benign Tradition or Eco Disaster?

On The Wrekin  © John Gillham

Walking the New Shropshire Way

The northern Cuillin and the Red Cuillin from Bla Bheinn  © Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com

10 Great One-Munro Days

We're not lost, honest...  © Joby Waldman

10 Ways to Get Better at Map Reading


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Theo's loving his jacket  © Mike Hutton

Arc'teryx Proton LT Hoody

A breathable lightweight synthetic jacket designed for active use, we've found the Proton LT equally handy both as a winter mountain midlayer and as a stand-alone outer for cool days at the crag.

The drawstring is easy to use one-handed  © Dan Bailey
The drawstring is easy to use one-handed  © Dan Bailey

Rab Pivot GTX & Guide II GTX Gloves

Rab recently updated their glove range to include a number of Gore-Tex lined models for the first time. Dan Bailey looks at two of the more Scottish winter-oriented models, the chunky Guide 2 GTX and the lighter, more technical Pivot GTX.

Ascensionist montage  © John McKenna
Ascensionist montage  © John McKenna

Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket

It's not built for serious Scottish winter abuse, but for sweaty mountain activities, from ski touring and mountaineering to hillwalking, the lightweight Ascensionist shell would be a big hit, reckons John McKenna.


Steinbock WT GTX 1  © DOLOMITE

Open Comp Win a pair of the brand new Dolomite Steinbock WT GTX

Steinbock WT GTX, the jewel in the crown of Dolomite's hiking section. A lightweight, high-performance shoe, perfect for one-day excursions or mountain trail walking. The ideal product for meeting every need and guaranteeing the best hiking experi...

Free Hiker Product 1  © adidas Terrex
Free Hiker Product 1  © adidas Terrex

Open Comp Win a pair of adidas Terrex FREE HIKER Parley

These lightweight hiking shoes deliver freedom of movement and long-distance comfort for all terrains. The sock-like adidas Primeknit upper conforms to the foot and complements the responsive Boost midsole for extended comfort and energy...

Nuclei FL Action 1  © Arc'teryx
Nuclei FL Action 1  © Arc'teryx

Open Comp Win an Arc'teryx Nuclei FL Jacket

Back by popular demand after a three-year hiatus, the Nuclei FL Jacket returns to provide warmth. Made with best in class materials to deliver the greatest possible warmth-to-weight ratio that synthetic insulation has to offer.


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Nuclei FL Action 2  © Arc'teryx

Arc'teryx Nuclei FL Jacket

Back by popular demand after a three-year hiatus, the Nuclei FL Jacket returns to provide warmth. Made with best in class materials to deliver the greatest possible warmth-to-weight ratio that synthetic insulation has to offer.

Mountain Equipment & Rab Clothing - up to 40% off deals!

We still have some incredible clothing from Mountain Equipment and Rab with a huge 40% off. Be quick - these are selling fast and will do even faster now the cold weather is returning!

Rockay Socks  © Rockay
Rockay Socks  © Rockay

Rockay Sustainable Performance Socks Redefine Sports Apparel & Help Clean Our

Rockay's new collection is made from 100% recycled materials. Living up to the company's mission of sustainable manufacturing and recycling, the product line is made from 100 percent recycled materials...


C# Developer - Spring/Summer 2020 in Chamonix  © benbellamy1987
C# Developer - Spring/Summer 2020 in Chamonix  © benbellamy1987

C# Developer - Spring/Summer 2020 in Chamonix

C# developers in Chamonix, France 28 hours per week Approximately 6 months: April to September 2020 ... but dates are flexible for the right...

Sell Through Support Rep North England & Scotland  © Equip Outdoor Technologies
Sell Through Support Rep North England & Scotland  © Equip Outdoor Technologies

Sell Through Support Rep North England and Scotland, Equip Outdoor Technologies

Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd specialise in the design and marketing of technical outdoor clothing and equipment.  Our experienced and enthusiastic team develop innovative designs, manufactured to the highest...

Mile End Climbing Wall  © UKC Gear
Mile End Climbing Wall  © UKC Gear

Operations Manager - Mile End Climbing Wall

A fantastic opportunity has arisen at Mile End Climbing Wall in the role of a full-time Operations Manager.