Curved Ridge and a Flight Down

"Buachaille Etive Mòr means 'the Great Herdsman of Etive', and the mountain stands like a guardian at the head of Glen Coe. My favourite route is Curved Ridge, a wonderful mountaineering line in both summer and winter" says film maker Rob Johnson.

"In this episode of my Mountain Days Vlog I climb Curved Ridge at sunrise, getting to the summit in smooth air so that I can fly down on my lightweight paraglider."

Opinion Pumped Storage Hydro in the Highlands - Is Anywhere Still Off Limits?

Are the enormous Earba and Fearna hydro projects merely the thin end of an ever bigger...

Trekking in Bhutan - Taking On The Lunana Snowman

It may not be the toughest trek in the world, as sometimes claimed, but it's up there with the greatest. Join Natalie Wilson on this month-long journey along herder's trails high in the unique Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, a country where the...

Mountain Photography For Beginners: 20 Top Tips

Taking great photos in the mountains is more than just lucky pointing and shooting - it's an attempt to capture the essence of a wild place that requires patience, planning and precision. If you aspire to being a better mountain photographer, check out...

Classic Scramble: The East Ridge of Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair

Dan Bailey goes off the beaten track on Fisherfield's unfashionable side, to enjoy a crowd-free scrambling circuit with some intriguing features.

Citizen Science in UK Mountain Environments - Get Involved!

Amanda Vestergaard writes about the connection between the mountains, mountaineering and science - and how you can get involved in helping to protect the environments that we walk and climb in. Whether it be glaciology, geology...

The Cairngorms and NE Scotland: 10 Must-Do Hill Days

Podcast Mountain Air - 17. Maria Granberg on Pain Caves and Sufferfests

Book Extract: The Hillwalking Bible by Ronald Turnbull

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

COROS Vertix 2S, Heart Rate Monitor and Vertix 2S Carabiner

I reviewed the COROS Vertix 2 back in 2022 and in the years that have passed I've worn it each and ever day. Within this review we'll be looking at its update - the Vertix 2S - as well as the accessories which are now available, includi...

Mammut Alto Light HS Hooded Jacket Men's and Women's

Sharon Kennedy and Graham Uney test drive this lightweight shell over a wet spring and early summer on the Cumbrian fells, and find a lot to like.

Solution Jacket - A New Environmental Benchmark for Montane

From PFC-based treatments and dodgy dyeing processes to fabrics hard to recycle, waterproof shells haven't always been good for the environment. With the Solution Jacket, Montane have come up with a solution to all these issues....

Open Comp Win a Mountain Equipment Helium 250 Sleeping Bag

Win a Men's or Women's Mountain Equipment Helium 250 Sleeping Bag - weighing less than most bottles of water and packing down equally small, this is the perfect bag for the dedicated warm-weather backpacker.

Open Comp Win a Rab Muon 40L

WIn the new Muon 40L backpack. The ideal companion for long distance thru-hiking and trekking with a refined kit list. Less grams, more adventures.

Open Comp Win the Platypus QuickDraw 1L Filter System!

The lightweight, easy-to-use and highly versatile Platypus Quickdraw 1L filter system is the perfect solution to staying hydrated in the wild. Here's your chance to win one...

Gear News & Press Releases

These are announcements direct from Manufacturers & Brands

Equip celebrates five years of partnership with the Outward Bound Trust

This week Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd. ("Equip"), home of technical outdoor apparel and equipment brands Rab and Lowe Alpine, and The Outward Bound Trust ("Outward Bound") celebrate a milestone in their five-year partnership. During this time, Equip has supported over 200 young people to access the outdoors with almost 100k funding to the charity. Equip has also funded eight volunteer employee ambassadors through the partnership supporting the annual residential weeks, providing personal development opportunities for the participants, and additional support for the Trust.

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy returns to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc - July 4 – July 7, 2024 

MPOWERD Luci Site Lights – Innovative "Stake" Lights.

Alpkit and Outside Bank Holiday Hathersage Tent Show 4-5th May

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