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FIRST LOOK: Rab Mythic Ultra Down Jacket - lightweight duvet with heavyweight warmth

Filled with 900FP European Goose Down, the Mythic Ultra cuts no corners in terms of quality of insulation. The higher the fill power the greater the loft and insulating performance, and for a mass-market jacket this is about as good as it gets. Is it a 'game changer' as Rab claim? Well, it's certainly very good indeed...

The Best Worst Summit Camp

We may run to the hills to escape the drama of daily life, but it doesn't always work out that way. For Sarah Douglas, momentous news from...

Opinion Dartmoor Camping - Serfdom is back, and the future of the Ten Tors challenge at risk

Following last week's ruling that there is no right to camp on Dartmoor, there are concerns about the possible impact on the Ten Tors, an event that has inspired thousands of young people. Denying future...

Mountain Literature Classics: Basho - Narrow Road to the Deep North

More than a century before the romantic poets strode the British landscape in search of the sublime, a Japanese writer made months-long journeys on foot, motivated by remarkably similar urges. Basho's walks have everything we...

The Lakeland Eight Hundreds - An Ultra Challenge for the Next Generation?

Fellrunner Norman Hadley sketches out a new, logically metric Lake District challenge route that only the very best could do in a day. Do you fancy being the first? Or perhaps you'd prefer to backpack it over several days...?

Snowshoeing In and Around Chamonix - Seven Top Routes

Snowshoeing is often dismissed as tame, but for non-skiing walkers it's a great way to explore Alpine winter wonderlands far from the resort bustle. With access to quiet areas away from the steeper mountains of the Mont Blanc range, Chamonix is...

An insight into climbing-related AI...and my (lack of) imagination.  © OpenAI

Using OpenAI to Create Climbing Content and Images

Looking back towards Cadair summit  © Jade Phillips

Going Solo on the Corris Round in Winter

Love those little spiced biscuits, but are they as good on the hill as cold sprouts?  © Ben Davies

Festive Leftovers and Xmas Hill Snacks, Ranked

The route kicks off in style on the Carn Mor Dearg Arete  © John Fleetwood

West Highland (High)Way - The Mountain Alternative


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Rab Mythic Ultra Down Jacket - lightweight duvet with heavyweight warmth

"Warmer down jackets are available, and lighter alternatives can easily be had" says Dan Bailey "but I suspect you'd struggle to find anything that's both. If you're willing to invest a substantial wodge of cash for seriously packable performan...

Trekmates Insulated Gloves - three budget-friendly options

Whether you're walking, skiing or mountaineering, in the winter hills you'll need a lot of gloves. But it's not essential to spend big, particularly if fine dexterity isn't required. These insulated waterproof gloves from Trekmates...

Rab Latok Alpine GTX Shell

Are you after a lightweight and highly breathable mountain shell, but something still robust enough for all-round Scottish winter use? Step this way, says Dan Bailey...


Open Comp WIN a Mutant Nimsdai 90 and a Transporter Duffel 90

Osprey is giving you the chance to win a brand new Mutant Nimsdai 90 and a Transporter Duffel 90.

Open Comp Win a MTN Seeker 32 Rucksack. RRP £140

The MTN Seeker 32 Rucksack is a versatile all mountain, all seasons roll top pack has a stripped down design but still boasts seriously impressive mountaineering features. Here's your chance to win one.

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Stanley Trigger Action Travel Mug

Packed full of ingenious features, the leakproof Trigger Action Travel Mug is the perfect partner from commute to crag. From mountain hike to city bike. Sip-on-the-go wherever you're going with the Stanley Trigger-Action Travel Mug. It's...


Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Life Straw - New Peak Series

Hitting the shops in late February / March is the new LifeStraw Peak Series – a comprehensive update of LifeStraw's most iconic and trustworthy products sees flow rates greatly enhanced, together with improved functionality and sleek re-design....

The North Face range of 800-fill ProDown™ jackets at Ellis Brigham

The North Face Summit Series™ is reimagined for the future with a layering system built to adapt to your adventures. Discover the versatile range of Athlete Tested. Expedition Proven.™ 800-fill ProDown™ insulated...

NEW FROM OSPREY - Mutant Nimsdai 90

The new Mutant Nimsdai 90 mountaineering pack from Osprey has been designed together with Nepalese elite mountaineer and Osprey Ambassador Nimsdai Purja MBE.


Latest Deals

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Scarpa R-EVO GTX hiking boots now £139

Grab yourself a pair of light, agile and waterproof Scarpa boots - brilliant for trekking over fell or dale. Super comfortable three season hiking and trekking boots, Scarpa's R-EVO GTX boots will keep you dry and comfy mile after mile.


Digital Marketing and Website Manager, Cicerone Press

Cicerone Press is a leading publisher of trusted guides for walkers, trekkers, mountaineers and cyclists. Our 370 guides span the UK, Europe and much of the world, and are sold in many countries, in specialist and general outlets, as well...

Sales & Accounts Administrator (Work and Rescue)

We are seeking to appoint a full time Sales and Accounts Administrator (in our Work and Rescue department). This role is office based at our offices in Tebay, Cumbria.

Glenbrittle Campsite Wardens & Cuillin Coffee Café Baristas

Voted No.1 UK Campsite by the Daily Telegraph and winner of the 'Gold Campsite of the Year 2019′ in the Great Outdoors Magazine, we are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and hardworking seasonal Campsite Wardens with a...

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