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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All Weather, All Roads

All Weather, All Roads

One of our Sonder bike mechanics, Jack, went on a 4-day adventure ride recently. Here's his story. Getting the bike off the train at Sheffield, I ...
Adventures with Grace and Ruby

Adventures with Grace and Ruby

I spent this weekend enjoying the beautiful bank holiday, Welsh sunshine with my best friend Ruby. It was made even better by my recent purchases f...
Inverlael to Cape Wrath

Inverlael to Cape Wrath

Finally arriving at Cape Wrath after completing the last third of the trail from Inverlael with my husband, Richard on 14 August 2021. Since he had...

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 Go Ultralight Backpacking

How to Go Ultralight Backpacking

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! Stripping your kit ...
10 Tips Wild Swimming Safety Tips

10 Tips Wild Swimming Safety Tips

Outdoor swimming is more popular than ever these days! More and more of us are re-discovering the child-like joy of swimming in lakes, rivers and w...
How to Choose a Bikepacking Tent

How to Choose a Bikepacking Tent

Every bikepacking or cycle touring trip starts with an idea. A two-wheeled dream. And then comes the planning. A key part of the plan is honing dow...

Kudos

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The Great Outdoors magazine reviews Ranger

The Great Outdoors magazine reviews Ranger

Ventile is soft and comfortable and lovely to wear. As Ventile is quite thick and the front and hood are double layer the Ranger is quite warm co...
Road.cc - Sonder Alpha 700C Aero wheelset review

Road.cc - Sonder Alpha 700C Aero wheelset review

The Sonder Alpha Aero wheelset certainly looks the business with a shiny black finish and bold white graphics that make the wheels appear much more...
Walkhighlands - Brevent 22L rucksack review

Walkhighlands - Brevent 22L rucksack review

Apart from the looks, the big advantage here is the durability of the fabric, and it’s made in the UK too. Though not as light as synthetic altern...

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...