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OPINION: Why I'm Defending Dartmoor's Wild Campers

Dartmoor is the only place in England where the public are officially allowed to wild camp; but could this be under threat? John Bainbridge, who writes extensively on access issues in England, is worried by recent proposals from Dartmoor National Park Authority to reduce the areas in which people can camp.

NEWS: 2021 Montane Dragon's Back Race - Full Report

Since Monday, dot watchers have been kept busy as 367 runners set off from Conwy Castle, aiming to complete the 2021 Montane Dragon's Back race from north to south along the...

VIDEO: Mid-Layers Explained

Rachael and Rob take us through mid-layers - possibly the most varied range of garments in the outdoors. They talk about classic fleeces, more modern hybrids and even the...
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Kendal Mountain Festival ready to 'move' you as they confirm live return for 2021

After last year's digital-only event, Kendal Mountain Festival bounces back this November with a full live programme which the organisers say will "blow your socks off".

The organisers are planning their strongest Festival line-up to date with must-see speakers, films and events, plus a new Basecamp village featuring multiple free stages and an expanded food and drink offering.Further great news is that all events on the main Festival stages will be available to view online, along with the entire film programme, through the Festival's new Kendal Mountain Player where you can also catch up on last year's stage events plus new content being added throughout the year - sign up now!

Festival dates are 18-21 November and tickets go on sale 24 September. More details on the programme soon! UKC will be running profiles, previews and interviews as the Festival approaches.

You can get 20% off annual subscriptions to the Player using code UKC20.

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COMPETITION: Win a Gregory Packs Arrio 30

This is your chance to win an Arrio 30 from Gregory Packs worth £95! The highlight of this pack is the new ultralight FreeSpan suspension system with open-air...

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The North Face Advanced Mountain Kit available exclusively at Ellis Brigham

Packed with product innovation, new fabric technologies and unique construction methods, the Advanced Mountain Kit is a breathable, packable, lightweight layering system that gives athletes the freedom and flexibility to achieve their goals, without compromising protection from some of the harshest environments on earth. 

In creating this unique layering system, The North Face is leveraging five new, proprietary technology and construction innovations, including:

  • Cloud Down: Cloud Down is created using a discontinuous offset baffle construction for increased thermal performance in a lighter package. 
  • 50/50 Down: 50/50 Down is an entirely new approach to insulation, delivering a truly breathable down insulator. 
  • FutureFleece™: With FutureFleece™, every detail counts when constructing a technical, lightweight layer – featuring a full-loop fabric construction made with octa-yarns, octagonal shaped yarn with hollow cross-sections for higher thermal performance. 
  • Dot Knit: This active base layer works with the athlete by pulling moisture from the skin and expelling it to the outside of the garment with the use of hydrophobic inner yarns, while hydrophilic outer yarns pull moisture through engineered holes throughout the layer, helping the wearer stay dry in the Alpine. 
Find out more at Ellis Brigham