Mountain Journal

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

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Daring Deeds

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From Summer Dips to Winter Plunges: Steph's Journey into Wild Swimming

From Summer Dips to Winter Plunges: Steph's Journey into Wild Swimming

I’ve been outdoor swimming for around a decade – when I lived in Canada for a few years, it was a daily occurrence during the warmer summer months ...
The Pendle 600: Sophia's Grueling Audax Adventure

The Pendle 600: Sophia's Grueling Audax Adventure

This was my self-redemption arc from not getting around APN in the time limit - getting around the Pendle 600, which could be considered a more cha...
Two pals chasing the sun

Two pals chasing the sun

A bit over three years ago, when I had just arrived in the UK, I met my friend Ben. We are both into cycling and even though cyclists rarely use bi...

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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Waterproof jacket buying guide

Waterproof jacket buying guide

A waterproof, breathable jacket is a critical part of your layering system. This guide is designed to answer every question you might need to ask y...
Planning your stand-up paddle board camping trip in the UK

Planning your stand-up paddle board camping trip in the UK

Embarking on a stand-up paddle board (SUP) overnight adventure in the UK is a thrilling way to explore nature and experience the calm serenity of B...
Bikepacking: the complete guide

Bikepacking: the complete guide

Bikepacking is the act of riding your bike for more than one day with all the kit you need strapped to your bike. Well, that’s the simple answer an...

Kudos

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Why a semi-geodesic tent is good for lightweight backpacking

Why a semi-geodesic tent is good for lightweight backpacking

The Ordos 2 is a lightweight tent for backpacking. James Forrest, one of the UK's most high profile and experienced outdoor writers, tested the Alp...
An affordable waterproof bivvy bag for taller users

An affordable waterproof bivvy bag for taller users

The Hunka XL is the larger version of our best-selling Hunka bivvy bag. In this review for Live for the Outdoors, James Forrest covers its design, ...
Ultra-packable Primaloft Gold sleeping bag delivers warmth without bulk

Ultra-packable Primaloft Gold sleeping bag delivers warmth without bulk

When you want to go far, fast and light an ultra-packable sleeping bag is crucial, but at what cost.. John Manning reviews our Ultra 120 sle...

Alpkiteers

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Steph Wetherell

Steph Wetherell

Steph is a keen hiker with a passion for long distance paths, and always has a wish list of routes across the UK and further afield. She is based i...
Ed Pratt

Ed Pratt

Globe peddler, One wheel extraordinaire and adventurer based in the UK. Ed is a true adventurer, never shying away to explore our wild places in le...
Saoirse Pottie

Saoirse Pottie

Continental crosser, wildlife lover and gravel bike whisperer based in the UK. Saoirse is an Irish Lass that loves to explore new trails in new pla...