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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'The Mountains of Home'

'The Mountains of Home'

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Childhood me: Doctor Who’s assistant, and a volunteer with Mountain Rescue. Adulthood me: Maybe a few...
'An Extraordinary Journey'

'An Extraordinary Journey'

As I eagerly assembled my kit the night before our adventure, I realised that I was packing very similar things to a day of "fast and light alpini...
Moonlight on Grisedale

Moonlight on Grisedale

A Treasured Outdoor Moment - Rosie Cole Dear Alpkit Elves, I wanted to get in touch with you to tell you about a cool little adventure we had yeste...

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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The Essential Guide to Dynamo Hubs

The Essential Guide to Dynamo Hubs

Putting a dynamo hub on your bike means you can power lights and charge your electronics wherever you go. Power is always with you! Dynamo hubs are...
How to Boulder Like a Pro: 6 Expert Tips

How to Boulder Like a Pro: 6 Expert Tips

We asked our Alpkiteers for their most important mantras when training and working on their bouldering technique. They came back with some great bo...
How To Look After Your Swimming Wetsuit

How To Look After Your Swimming Wetsuit

The better you look after your wetsuit, the longer and happier a life it will lead. Here’s how to keep your wetsuit in good condition. What can ...

Kudos

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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. ...
Cycling Weekly review Camino Al

Cycling Weekly review Camino Al

If you’ve made it this far, it’s clear that I’ve very much enjoyed my time on the Camino AL. So much so, that I’m seriously considering adding one ...
Advntr review Balance

Advntr review Balance

I’ve had a hard time finding the drawback to Alpkit’s second generation Balance jacket if I’m honest. Brilliantly fitted with heaps of adjustabilit...

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.