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Ben Nevis Bivvy via CMD Arete

"Ben Nevis via the CMD Arête is arguably the most enjoyable non-climber’s route on Ben Nevis and to bivvy on the summit plateau, away from the crowds, was an all-round pretty awesome adventure..."

An Sgurr, Eigg  © Al Todd

10 Mini Mountains That Pack a Punch

Biggest isn't necessarily best - and here are ten good reasons why not. For sheer presence these pint sized upstarts easily outshine...

Always a Little Further cover  © Ronald Turnbull
Always a Little Further cover  © Ronald Turnbull

Mountain Literature Classics: Always a Little Further by Alastair Borthwick

Great mountain writing doesn't have to involve great mountains, says Ronald Turnbull, and this charming account of postwar bumbling is a case in point.

On Mullwarchar, pointless looking for a path  © Ronald Turnbull
On Mullwarchar, pointless looking for a path  © Ronald Turnbull

The Galloway Hills: Small but Surprising

Whatever you get from Galloway, it won't be what you were expecting, says Ronald Turnbull, Galloway resident and author of a new guidebook to the area.

On his final summit, Scafell Pike  © James Forrest
On his final summit, Scafell Pike  © James Forrest

Book Extract: Mountain Man by James Forrest

Nicknamed 'Mountain Man' by the Sunday Telegraph, James Forrest climbed all 446 mountains in England and Wales in just six months - and all on days off his regular job. Here we publish an excerpt from his book, examining the mind of a peak bagger.

Dolwyddelan Castle in the Lledr Valley  © Alex Kendall
Dolwyddelan Castle in the Lledr Valley  © Alex Kendall

Low Level Walks in Northern Snowdonia

There's far more to North Wales than its summits. Staying low reveals a gentler but no less fascinating side to Snowdonia, says Alex Kendall, author of a new guide.

When you're working on the hills, you've got to take whatever the weather throws at you  © Kate Worthington

My Mountains - Kate Worthington

Conwy Castle from Conwy Mountain  © Oliver Wicks

Walking the Cambrian Way

'But what's she done on grit?'  © Andy Dodd

Interview Meet Kat, The Climbing Adventure Cat

Mountain Fiction thumb  © Vertebrate Publishing

Mountain Literature Classics: Fiction With Hills In


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

The pot features heat-proof handles and a heat-distributing base  © Lorraine McCall

Sigma Pot Set from Sea to Summit

Lorraine McCall swaps her usual lightweight titanium pots for this sturdy and user-friendly steel cook set from Sea to Summit.

Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear
Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

Approach Shoes

Whether you're approaching a mountain crag or out on a scramble or via ferrata, an approach shoe will be lighter and more nimble than a boot, yet more supportive and technically capable than a running shoe. In this group test we check out ten models from big brands.

L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket montage  © John McKenna
L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket montage  © John McKenna

The North Face Summit L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket & Summit L1 Climb Trousers

John McKenna tries this combination of a light shell jacket and softshell trousers on the rainy Scottish hills and crags.


Luci Base Light  © MPOWERED

Open Comp Win a Luci Solar Inflatable Base Light

Luci MPOWERED are pleased to announce the arrival of the biggest and most powerful Luci to date. Our newest light evenly disperses up to 300 lumens of light, creating a beautiful, bright glow to light up your camp or outdoor space. Like our other ...

Helvellyn and White Side from Raise (Bob Graham, leg 2)  © Cicerone
Helvellyn and White Side from Raise (Bob Graham, leg 2)  © Cicerone

Open Comp Win a Big Rounds backpacking bundle with Cicerone

Win a Big Rounds backpacking bundle! The Big Rounds - the Bob Graham, the Paddy Buckley and the Charlie Ramsay - are Britain's three most challenging long-distance mountain rounds and this guidebook is packed full of advice on how to...

Cascade Designs Comp  © UKC Gear
Cascade Designs Comp  © UKC Gear

Open Comp Therm-a-Rest's lightest, most packable insulated mattress to date

Therm-a-Rest's NeoAir UberLite is the lightest air mattress available today, and provides backpackers with a must-have addition to their lightweight kit this summer.


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

MSR® Zoic™ tent keeps you cool and dry on warm-weather adventures

Lightweight, spacious and breathable, the MSR Zoic Tent Series is perfect for backpackers looking to add comfort to their lightweight kit this summer.

Runner on Halls Fell Ridge, Bob Graham Round  © David Lintern
Runner on Halls Fell Ridge, Bob Graham Round  © David Lintern

The Big Rounds by Cicerone

The Big Rounds - the Bob Graham, the Paddy Buckley and the Charlie Ramsay - are Britain's three most challenging long-distance mountain rounds and this guidebook is packed full of advice on how to tackle them from running and backpacking experts.

Crodarossa Lite GTX Lifestyle 1  © Dolomite
Crodarossa Lite GTX Lifestyle 1  © Dolomite

DOLOMITE Crodarossa Lite GTX Shoe

The Crodarossa Lite GTX is a lightweight mountain approach shoe which combines the distinctive features of the Crodarossa range, such as the brethable Superfabric® upper and the agile Ibex Vibram® lug sole, with a closer, foot-wrapping fit, which...


Arctic Adventures Iceland Winter 2020 vacancies.  © GlacierGuides
Arctic Adventures Iceland Winter 2020 vacancies.  © GlacierGuides

Arctic Adventures Iceland Winter 2020 vacancies.

Arctic Adventures (Iceland) is hiring for the upcoming winter 2019/20 season, with vacancies covering glacier hiking, ice caves, driving, snowmobile excursions, driving, as well as various hospitality and catering roles. If you sign up to the...

JOBS: Customer Service Rep - Spanish and French, SportPursuit
JOBS: Customer Service Rep - Spanish and French, SportPursuit

Customer Service Rep - Spanish and French, SportPursuit

Join our team and make a difference with every tweet, post, email or call. This is the most important role in our business, the friendly face of SportPursuit. You will work directly with within our UK and International Customer Champions...

Lots of new job opportunities  © Alpkit
Lots of new job opportunities  © Alpkit

Lots of new job opportunities at Alpkit

We've got some exciting new job opportunities here at Alpkit. Want to join the team?