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Nevis Faces - Dougie Sinclair

Nevis Faces is a 6 part series of short films that explores the faces of those who work and live around the Nevis area.

You can thank the enormous effort of Dougie Sinclair over the last 5 years for the huge improvement of the Ben Nevis Mountain path which is subject to significant erosion from over 160,000 visitors every year. Dougie has been the Nevis Landscape Partnership path officer since the start of the programme 2014 and has done incredible work on the Ben path as well as the Allt a' Mhuilinn and the All Abilities Path and Bridge. He loves all aspects of the outdoors...

Fulmar  © Brian

How to Identify Common Seabirds

Whether it's a coastal walk or a sea cliff adventure, you're bound to encounter seabirds on any day out to the British coast. But can you...

Reading Among the Lakes & Mountains among the lakes and mountains  © Ronald Turnbull
Reading Among the Lakes & Mountains among the lakes and mountains  © Ronald Turnbull

Mountain Literature Classics: Coleridge Among the Lakes & Mountains

The hills have inspired great writing over the years, but the original might still be among the best. Ronald Turnbull traces the footsteps of a youthful Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a prolific walker, accidental scrambler and...

Interview Nicky Spinks on Her Historic Triple Double

In mid May, Nicky Spinks completed a double lap of the Paddy Buckley Round to become the first person to do a double on all three classic British 24-hour hill routes, and cementing her reputation as possibly our greatest ever long distance hill...

Alan Arnette on the summit of Everest in 2011.  © Alan Arnette
Alan Arnette on the summit of Everest in 2011.  © Alan Arnette

"Death, Carnage, Chaos": Analysing the 2019 Himalayan Climbing Season

Ash Routen speaks to mountain guides and journalists to analyse what went wrong this season, in which 21 climbers were confirmed dead or missing. I cannot believe what I saw up there. Death. Carnage. Chaos. Lineups....

Glen Etive - it's certainly scenic, but how 'wild' is it?  © Dan Bailey
Glen Etive - it's certainly scenic, but how 'wild' is it?  © Dan Bailey

Opinion It's Time to Go Beyond 'Wilderness'

The approval of a series of hydro power schemes in Glen Etive has dismayed many in the outdoor community. But at the root of the objections, suggests Tomas Frydrych, is a misconceived notion of wildness that serves us poorly in a time of global...

As a child, with her Dad in Snowdonia  © Heather Morning

My Mountains - Heather Morning

Evening on Stob Ghabhar - time to start thinking camping spots  © Dan Bailey

The Big Routes: Black Mount Traverse

Another Sunset from Crib Goch  © jethro kiernan

Skills Welsh (Cymraeg) for Hillwalkers

A family outdoor adventure is much better than an afternoon playing Minecraft  © Rachel Crolla & Carl McKeating

Opinion Why You Should Get Out More With the Kids


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Whilst the pack is indeed well suited for trad, it's suitable for a range of activities  © UKC Gear

Mountain Equipment Ogre 33+ Pack

Last year Mountain Equipment released the Tupilak Pack to much fanfare. It's at the cutting edge of design, material and technology. However, it comes at a cost. Calls for a more affordable alternative have now been met with the Ogre. So how did R...

V2 Suilven thumbnail  © Dan Bailey
V2 Suilven thumbnail  © Dan Bailey

Anatom V2 Suilven Boots

The V2 Suilven is a really decent lightweight summer walking boot at a price you just can't argue with, says Dan Bailey

The Kinetic Alpine Jacket + Pants in use on a typical British day: bit of rain, bit of sun, bit of everything!  © UKC Gear
The Kinetic Alpine Jacket + Pants in use on a typical British day: bit of rain, bit of sun, bit of everything!  © UKC Gear

Rab Kinetic Alpine Jacket & Pants

We so often hear of revolutionary new fabrics that it's hard not to be cynical. But Rab's Proflex fabric really is a step forward, says Rob Greenwood, combining the breathability of softshell with the waterproofness of a hard shell.


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Petzl Helmet 3x2  © Petzl

Choosing A Petzl Helmet

Wearing a helmet in a wide variety of outdoor sports is an obvious choice for many people. For Petzl, offering more than simple protection for your head is one of our primary concerns!

Berghaus packs on the hill  © Berghaus
Berghaus packs on the hill  © Berghaus

Let Berghaus Panamax and Trailhead rucksacks take the load

For summer 2019, Berghaus has introduced a new generation of large capacity load carrying backpacks for men and women.

UltraSil 3x2  © Sea to Summit
UltraSil 3x2  © Sea to Summit

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil® Dry Sacks

The Ultra-Sil® Dry Sack is the ideal dry sack for backpackers who need to protect their belongings from wet weather.


JOBS: Sales Office Administrator - German Speaking, Equip UK, Peak District
JOBS: Sales Office Administrator - German Speaking, Equip UK, Peak District

Sales Office Administrator - German Speaking, Equip UK, Peak District

The UK Sales office is based just outside The Peak District National Park off jct28 of the M1corridor and is responsible for customer service to an International customer base and administration of a global order book.

JOBS: Rab Product Administrator Vacancy, Alfreton
JOBS: Rab Product Administrator Vacancy, Alfreton

Rab Product Administrator Vacancy, Alfreton

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

Hospitality & Catering Assistants  © FSC
Hospitality & Catering Assistants  © FSC

Hospitality and Catering Assistants, Blencathra Field Centre (Threlkeld)

Blencathra Field Centre (Threlkeld) is recruiting for a number of vacancies.