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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Pennine Bridleway End to End

Pennine Bridleway End to End

Staying local has literally captivated me for so long that the thought of riding off into the sunset has felt like a naughty pleasure. In particula...
Not All Points North - Part 3

Not All Points North - Part 3

Day 3 Start: St Michael’s church, Burgh by Sands, 4:59am. My alarm went off at 4:30am, just as some big drops of rain started landing on my bivvy b...
Incredible stories from Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon

Incredible stories from Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon

It was brilliant being at Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon(SLMM) again this year. What a weekend! Here are some of our favourite stories from th...

Events

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How To Spend A Night Outdoors With Less Than 2kg

How To Spend A Night Outdoors With Less Than 2kg

You can get to some pretty cool places if you don't need to back for tea. Imagine if you didn't have to be back till breakfast! With useable light ...
Nuggets of Culinary Wisdom for Fuelling your Training

Nuggets of Culinary Wisdom for Fuelling your Training

To eat or not to eat (when training)? That is the question. Armed with absolutely no medical knowledge but a fairly substantial chunk of experience...
Backpacking Survival Kit

Backpacking Survival Kit

It can be tempting to shave every last unnecessary gram from your backpacking kit in the quest for lighter shoulders and longer distances. But ther...

Spotlight

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How To Layer Clothes For Outdoor Activities

How To Layer Clothes For Outdoor Activities

Layering systems have changed a fair bit since Mallory went up Everest in several layers of wool, silk and waxed cotton! The wealth of layering opt...
Cold Rush

Cold Rush

A massive surge of adrenaline. An instant feeling of being completely and utterly alive. And the most amazing buzz that lasts for hours and hours. ...
Merino Wool vs Synthetic Base layers

Merino Wool vs Synthetic Base layers

There are endless ‘technical base layers’ to choose from these days, each claiming to be more technically advanced than the last technically advanc...

Kudos

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Cloud Base named 'Indy Best Buy' by the Independent

Cloud Base named 'Indy Best Buy' by the Independent

"Supremely comfortable and surprisingly light" Read more here.
Filoment named 'Best for Moving Fast' by the Independent

Filoment named 'Best for Moving Fast' by the Independent

It’s rare to find a vest that’s breathable and flexible enough to climb in – but this is that vest. Read the full review here.
Advntr review the Elan

Advntr review the Elan

If you’re looking to get in wild camping or bike packing, this is an affordable, lightweight option that offers more protection than a traditional ...

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

Mountain and gravel biker, rock and ice climber.  Sometime skier, prefer off-piste and ski mountaineering (average at both). Ultimately love being ...