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OPINION: What Makes the Lake District a World-Class Destination?

To mark their recent Great Landscapes Week, conservation charity Friends of the Lake District invited a range of guest bloggers to answer the question 'what makes the Lake District a world-class visitor attraction?'. A campaigner against the proposed Whinlatter gondola, Jon...

Classic Scramble - An Teallach

An Teallach has quite a reputation. Known for being one of the best-looking mountains in the Scotland, for presenting a ridge scramble perhaps unmatched on the British...

REVIEW: Sigma Pot Set from Sea to Summit

I've recently been using a titanium pot to cook with when backpacking, so was unsure how I would get on with the heavier stainless steel Sigma Pot from Sea to Summit. But at...
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Win a Big Rounds backpacking bundle with 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 Cicerone's latest guidebook is packed full of advice on how to tackle them from running and backpacking experts. To celebrate they're giving you the chance to win:

  • A copy of the Big Rounds by David Lintern
  • A Lowe Alpine Aeon 35 rucksack
  • A Helium 400 sleeping back from Mountain Equipment
  • An Otus II headlamp from Silva
  • Some Nikwax goodies
  • A Cicerone Buff
  • A Cicerone notebook and pen
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COMPETITION: 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...

Photo of the Week
Moonlight becomes you.
Russell Lovett

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Congratulations to Kafoozalem for being voted Gallery of the Week by UKH users.

There were 160 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

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40% off Montane Halogen Alpha Jacket at Needle Sports

The Montane Halogen Alpha Jacket is a very light midlayer filled with highly breathable lightweight 50g/m2 Polartec® Alpha insulation in a Pertex® Microlight outer shell and is designed to be windproof enough that it can be worn for much of the approach to your winter route/summit without the need for constant stopping to put on or take off another layer. When you get higher and need to don an outer layer, the jacket becomes a comfortable warm mid-layer and on descending the procedure is reversed.

By using Pertex for the outer shell it is likely that Montane have created a jacket that is more windproof than similar items from Patagonia and Rab but this may be at the expense of slightly less breathability.

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