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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Using low heart rate training to combat stress - Katie Palmer

Using low heart rate training to combat stress - Katie Palmer

We live in stressful times. The pandemic and its many life-changing restrictions have done nothing to help those feeling the strain mentally. But w...
'The Shining Mountain' by Peter Boardman

'The Shining Mountain' by Peter Boardman

What you are about to read is an exclusive extract from the book 'The Shining Mountain' by Peter Boardman. To see more books we love and books tha...
Taking Stories and History Outdoors

Taking Stories and History Outdoors

A Treasured Outdoor Moment - Luke Beckett Ayup! I’m so excited to tell you about my treasured moment, exploring wild, amazing places in winter - a ...

Events

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Alpkit Edinburgh Grand Opening

Alpkit Edinburgh Grand Opening

We'll be back with more news very soon!
The Big Living Room Campout in partnership with ShAFF

The Big Living Room Campout in partnership with ShAFF

We haven’t all got the luxury of a back garden or local trails to explore on our doorstep. Some of us live in flats, and most of us reside in citi...
The Outdoor Swimming Society Events 2020

The Outdoor Swimming Society Events 2020

We're proud to announce that we'll be supporting the Outdoor Swimming Society again this year for four open water swimming events We love wild swim...

Spotlight

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Is an Endurance Road Bike the One for Me?

Is an Endurance Road Bike the One for Me?

With such a range of bikes on the market these days it can be super confusing which bike to choose for your upcoming epic days in the saddle. It’s ...
Top 5 Tips for Winter Cycling

Top 5 Tips for Winter Cycling

When you picture your dream riding conditions it might be kicking up dust on a winding trail as you cycle into the sunset on a long, hot summer eve...
What is Bikepacking?

What is Bikepacking?

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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Off Road cc review the Pipedream 600

Off Road cc review the Pipedream 600

"The Alpkit PipeDream 600 impresses with an exceptional performance, reasonably low weight and a usefully small pack size. It's good value compare...
Grough reviews the Filoment jacket

Grough reviews the Filoment jacket

"Warmth was good and the Alpkit jacket resisted snow and sleet showers quite well. The jacket also blocked the wind well. Overall, the jacket was c...
Sonder EVOL SX wins Singletrack 2020 Awards

Sonder EVOL SX wins Singletrack 2020 Awards

The fact that the Singletrack Awards are voted for by its readers - super keen riders, just like us - makes winning this award even more special. ...

Alpkiteers

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Craig Lee Scott

Craig Lee Scott

Craig lives in Wales and rides his Transmitter on steep singletrack, wide forestry roads and fun, techy descents.
Zach Harrop

Zach Harrop

Our youngest rider, Zach Harrop is an Enduro rider with his eyes set on the World's stage.
Scott Swalling

Scott Swalling

You can find Scott Swalling riding his Broken Road in the South Downs or having fun on some jumps with his Signal Ti.