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Buachaille Etive Mor from the West Highland Way below Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com

The Evidence of Things Not Seen - W.H. Murray

A read of Murray's memoir during these strange times throws up striking parallels between the POW of World War II and the lockdown we now experience. As Murray might have written, our time to truly go home, to return to the mountains, will only come with patience. Meanwhile we have the power of past mountain memories to stimulate the imaginat...


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Using the Zenith Jacket as a windproof on the Crianlarich hills  © Dan Bailey

Rab Zenith Jacket and Pants

Rab's latest waterproofs in Gore-Tex Paclite Plus, the Zenith jacket and trousers, are light and packable enough for weight-conscious users, but without compromising too far on essential mountain features like an active cut and decent pockets.

The Fenrir on a chilly day in the Peak District   © Toby Archer
The Fenrir on a chilly day in the Peak District   © Toby Archer

Jottnar Fenrir Jacket

A revised model launched late 2019, the Fenrir is an excellent mid-weight down jacket for general outdoor use, reckons Toby Archer, boasting several improvements over its predecessor.

It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey
It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

A traditional leather mountain boot with modern refinements, Tom Ripley thinks the updated Mont Blanc Pro GTX would be a good choice for any mountaineer looking for a solid B3 boot that can be used from winter hill walking through to technical ice and mixed...

It'a a modular technical crampon that can be set in six different configurations  © Dan Bailey
It'a a modular technical crampon that can be set in six different configurations  © Dan Bailey

Edelrid Beast Crampon

Similar to models such as the BD Cyborg, Petzl LYNX and Grivel G14, the Beast can be set up in twin or monopoint mode. You also get three...

From walking, to scrambling, to climbing, this is a decent mountain all-rounder   © Martin McKenna
From walking, to scrambling, to climbing, this is a decent mountain all-rounder   © Martin McKenna

Deuter Guide 44+ Pack

Part of a major revamp to Deuter's Guide range, the new Guide 44+ is proving an excellent all-round mountain pack, equally at home on hill...

TNF futurelight montage  © Rebecca Ting
TNF futurelight montage  © Rebecca Ting

The North Face Summit L5 LT FUTURELIGHT Jacket and Trousers

In a campaign that challenges us to "Defy the past: Wear the future" The North Face's FUTURELIGHT...

Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear
Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear

Group Test Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

What's the ideal shell for Scottish winter climbing and gnarly hill walks? A beefy and protective one! Here we review tough...


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La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX Boots half price at Outside - £157.50

Save 50% on lightweight B2 mountaineering boots.

Ed Jackson approaches the 'summit' of his Everest challenge  © @thatcameraman
Ed Jackson approaches the 'summit' of his Everest challenge  © @thatcameraman

Quadriplegic Berghaus Ambassador Completes Charity Mount Everest Challenge at Hom

Ed Jackson, Berghaus ambassador and a quadriplegic former professional rugby player, has scaled the height of Mount Everest up his parents' staircase. The Bath resident made the journey of 8,848 metres...

Nuclei FL Action 2  © Arc'teryx
Nuclei FL Action 2  © Arc'teryx

Arc'teryx Nuclei FL Jacket

Back by popular demand after a three-year hiatus, the Nuclei FL Jacket returns to provide warmth. Made with best in class materials to deliver the greatest possible warmth-to-weight ratio that synthetic insulation has to offer.

Wild Country Zero Friends comprehensively reviewed at Outside

New in at Outside, check out the latest tiny cams from Wild Country; a refined piece of gear...

Nupste  © Blue Ice
Nupste  © Blue Ice

Blue Ice - premium rucksacks, harnesses and ice axes

Blue Ice is celebrating its 10th year. To demonstrate how far they have come in terms of technical...

Swift Protect Pro Dry Action  © Edelrid
Swift Protect Pro Dry Action  © Edelrid

Swift Protect Pro Dry: A new innovation from EDELRID

EDELRID are widely regarded as one of the world's most innovative rope manufactures. For 2020, we've...

ISPO 2020 FINAL ROUNDUP  © UKC
ISPO 2020 FINAL ROUNDUP  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - Final Report

We spent the start of the month catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...


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