Mountain Journal

Grab a brew, kick back and relax with in-depth features, Alpkit news and tales of derring-do

The latest at Alpkit

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Daring Deeds

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GBDURO- You've got to go there to come back again

GBDURO- You've got to go there to come back again

‘You've got to go there to come back’… Land’s end and back again - My (un)learnings from GBDURO. As the dust has settled on my GBDURO experience, (...
Pacific Crest Trail

Pacific Crest Trail

If you have never experienced walking and sleeping for many days in true, vast, overwhelming wilderness, then the Pacific Crest Trail will elevate ...
A Tale of Two Lairgs

A Tale of Two Lairgs

The Lairig Ghru is a 20-ish mile mountain pass linking the towns of Braemar and Aviemore in the Scottish Cairngorms.  I say 20-ish as there are var...

Events

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Our Use of Recycled Materials

Our Use of Recycled Materials

We’re doing our bit. And we always have. We’re on a long journey towards being an even more environmentally and socially responsible business. Part...
A Treasured Outdoor Moment - Bivvying with friends

A Treasured Outdoor Moment - Bivvying with friends

A Treasured Outdoor Moment - Conor Watt   My treasured moment is from this summer. Three friends and I went up to Ogof Owain Glyndŵr, on Moel yr Og...
We Won Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year!

We Won Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year!

We won Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year for the Midlands region at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards! The Great British Entrepreneur Awa...

Spotlight

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Why you should layer your clothing for comfort and performance on the hill

Why you should layer your clothing for comfort and performance on the hill

Layering clothing is an important technique to regulate body temperature, manage moisture, and protect against everything Mother Nature can throw a...
Headtorches for Hill Walking: Illuminating the Advantages

Headtorches for Hill Walking: Illuminating the Advantages

Head torches aren’t just for emergency back-up, they’re the enablers of Alpine starts, eerie night rides and thrilling moonlit trail runs. Head tor...
Find out why the latest bike lights will give you the confidence to ride at night

Find out why the latest bike lights will give you the confidence to ride at night

High-power bike lights have profoundly changed our night riding experience. Advancements in LED and battery technology have made riding at night fu...

Kudos

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Your hero at zero - The Durable and Weatherproof Marvel

Your hero at zero - The Durable and Weatherproof Marvel

In this review of the Best Synthetic Insulated Jackets 2023, LFTO rate the Alpkit 0Hiro Primaloft synthetic insulated jacket as a paragon of durab...
Introducing your no compromise year-round waterproof jacket

Introducing your no compromise year-round waterproof jacket

The Rambler magazine's review The best waterproof jackets for year-round walking 2023 includes our 100% recycled Sigma waterproof jacket. They high...
Yakutian a mid layer or outer layer that will keep you warm through the winter

Yakutian a mid layer or outer layer that will keep you warm through the winter

In Pat Kinsella's review of the Yakutian winter fleece, titled Best fleece jackets 2023, he highlights several key features and aspects of the jack...

Alpkiteers

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Kate Rew

Kate Rew

Kate Rew is an outdoor swimmer, writer and mother. She set up The Outdoor Swimming Society (The OSS) in 2006 and has been a pivotal figure in the r...
Jenny Graham

Jenny Graham

Jenny holds the Guinness World Record for being the fastest woman to circumnavigate the planet by bike. 18,000 miles unsupported in 124 days 11 hou...
Vera Ngosi

Vera Ngosi

We're so excited to welcome Vera onboard the Sonder team. We caught up with her to find out a little more about how she got into cycling, and her f...