Best of the West

Chris Sharma's return to Hueco after 7 years, back in early 2005. A bouldering film that stars Boone Speed, Steve Maisch, GP Salvo, Jason Kehl, Mike Beck, Tim Kemple and more.

Interview In pursuit of purity: going solo on the Winter Bob Graham Round

What does it take to run a Bob Graham Round in winter, alone? How has the experience changed...

Training Using Boards for Training - Introduction and Warming Up

In this new series about the nuances of training on boards, Neil Gresham breaks down everything from how to warm up, different training methods, to planning sessions, and technique.

A Scotsman's Duty

Gordon Smith writes about Scottish winter and alpine climbing adventures from the mid-seventies... In my day walking up the Allt a' Mhuilinn to the CIC Hut from the distillery was a horrid, mucky business. Bog-trotting was what we called it and often we wore wellies to...

Digital Feature An Oral History of the First Winter Ascent of K2

On 16 January 2021, against the backdrop of a global pandemic, a ten-strong all-Nepali team made history in more ways than one. One Magar and nine Sherpas started out in three separate teams, but united to reach a common goal. With...

Desert Island Peaks: Toby Archer

If you were marooned alone, with only a few hills for company, which would you choose? For a bit of lockdown fun we've posed this question to some UKH contributors. Here star gear reviewer Toby Archer sharpens up his winter tools for some of the greatest snowy...

Buachaille Etive Beag  © Rob Johnson - Film Up High

Digital Feature Marmot Photography Awards 2020

Prateeksha on Samsara, making the second Indian female ascent.   © Prateeksha Arun

Facing the Samsara: Indian Women Climbing High

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Black Diamond Raven Pro axe

With its light weight and refined design, the updated Raven Pro is a joy to handle, says Dan Bailey. Whether you're winter walking, ski touring, or climbing something big but non-technical overseas, this is one satisfyingly ergonomic ice axe.

Mountain Equipment Kinesis Range - the ultimate softshell?

For this season Mountain Equipment have refreshed their Kinesis range, offering two new legwear options as well as an updated jacket. Among the current generation of lined softshells the Kinesis is hard to beat, says Dan Bailey,...

Lowe Alpine Halcyon 35-40 Pack

Whether you're winter or alpine climbing, hillwalking or out on a minimalist backpacking trip, the Halcyon is a tough and well-designed all-rounder at a price it's hard to argue with, says Toby Archer. But it'd be good if they could improve the axe...

Open Comp Win 6 Mammut Sender quickdraws

Win a 6 pack of the new Mammut Sender quickdraws.

Open Comp Win a DexShell Sock bundle

DexShell may be a new brand to some UKC and UKH readers. However, their range of waterproof socks, gloves and hats already have a big following amongst many cyclists, mountain bikers and runners in particular. 

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Montane Alpine Spirit GORE-TEX Jacket with Summit Financial Services

For over 22 years Summit Financial Services has provided life insurance, income protection and critical illness cover for climbers & mountaineers

Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Jetboil Stash all-in-one Stove System

The Stash is the lightest all-in-one backpacking stove system that Jetboil has ever made.

Deals on Scarpa walking boots and climbing shoes, save 30%

Kailash Plus GTX now £139, save 30%!

New Mammut Sender Quickdraws and 4 Slide Harness

The Sender quickdraws and 4 Slide Harness from Mammut are brand new for this season. The 4 Slide Harness comes in at just £55, making it a very affordable option.

Latest Deals

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Save 35% on selected rock climbing shoes

Save 35% on Five.Ten and Evolv, plus deals on women's Boreal Jokers and La Sportiva Finales

Save over 30% on top brands at Outside

Time to stock up on winter bargains - wrap up with down jacket deals or tramp out whatever the weather in bargain boots and waterproofs.

Customer Service Administrator, Ultralight Outdoor Gear, Billingham

Join a company that's going places. Ultralight Outdoor Gear is a growing retailer of outdoor clothing and equipment for backpacking, trekking, adventure racing and adventure travel based on Teesside. The company evolved out...

Head Setter and Coach, Pinnacle Climbing Centre, Northampton

Are you an experienced Route Setter and Coach looking to join a dynamic company?  If so, a new and exciting full time, permanent opportunity awaits...

Head Route Setter - The Font - London, SW18

The Font is a new London-based bouldering gym with its first site opening in Wandsworth (SW18) in April 2021. 

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