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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Why Size Inclusivity Isn't Just About Clothing

Why Size Inclusivity Isn't Just About Clothing

This is a blog by Alpkiteer, Steph Wetherell. She is also the co-founder of Every Body Outdoors, a movement "fighting for clothing, gear and repre...
The Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides

This is a story of Ian and Katie Palmer's return to the Outer Hebrides, after eight years away. Written by Katie. 8 years ago we spent a week on th...
Sonder Santiago on Tour!

Sonder Santiago on Tour!

It's our classic touring bike, made using 100% recycled Reynolds 631 steel.  It's not a bike for breaking records, but for seeing the world. When w...

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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How to Wash Your Waterproof Jacket

How to Wash Your Waterproof Jacket

You need, need, need to wash your waterproof jacket. Did we mention that you need to? Look after your kit and it’ll look after you! The most import...
How to Navigate in Low Visibility

How to Navigate in Low Visibility

Autumn's rolling in. So are the cloudier days, and the low sun. We spoke to experts - Trev and Dave from Edale Mountain Rescue Team - about how to ...
Why Size Inclusivity Isn't Just About Clothing

Why Size Inclusivity Isn't Just About Clothing

This is a blog by Alpkiteer, Steph Wetherell. She is also the co-founder of Every Body Outdoors, a movement "fighting for clothing, gear and repre...

Kudos

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Bike Perfect reviews Camino Rival

Bike Perfect reviews Camino Rival

The significantly more confident, stable geometry and provision for a dropper post mean Sonder’s latest Camino opens up a lot more off-road optio...
UKCampsite reviews Trinity

UKCampsite reviews Trinity

The lanterns are small, tough, easy to use and bright. You can use both as a torch, and by simply pulling the top from the bottom they expand into ...
Bike Perfect reviews Kuoka

Bike Perfect reviews Kuoka

The Alpkit Kuoka bar roll is well made in the UK from a natural looking eco fabric with great long term aftersales back-up. It’s not fully waterpr...

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...
Sarah Leighton

Sarah Leighton

Sarah is the jack of all trades and master of none of the adventure world - which led her to create the Adventure Triathlon series. Paddle boarding...