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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Hydrotherapy! Escape and Inspiration in cold water

Hydrotherapy! Escape and Inspiration in cold water

Laura Owen Sanderson has overcome a life changing illness through wild swimming and found a greater connection to the natural world. Laura's now ma...
Cycling Around the World From a Hebden Bridge Garage

Cycling Around the World From a Hebden Bridge Garage

"Sorry, I’m a bit short on time as I’m prepping for another World in a Day ride of 240 miles," begins Steve's email. "Well, actually, I’m doing two...
Yoga for Adventure Cyclists

Yoga for Adventure Cyclists

A March holiday to northern Spain turned into 6 weeks of enforced lockdown for Adventure Pedlars’ Pete and Alice McNeil. With their bookings calend...

Events

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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...
ShAFF (Sheffield Adventure Film Festival) / 20th ,21st, 22nd 2020

ShAFF (Sheffield Adventure Film Festival) / 20th ,21st, 22nd 2020

We're proud and happy to be supporting shAFF this year again with three different events on during the weekend. shAFF is an adventure film festival...

Spotlight

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Hillwalking Routes in the Peak and South Pennines

Hillwalking Routes in the Peak and South Pennines

Walking is a good thing. As the outdoors opens up, it's great for the mind and body to head out to the hills for a fresh perspective and some fresh...
Hill Walking Kit List | The Essential Guide

Hill Walking Kit List | The Essential Guide

You never know quite what you’re going to get with hill walking in the UK – sometimes it feels like we get all seasons, just in one day. Our exp...
Wild Swimming Guide: all you need to know

Wild Swimming Guide: all you need to know

From a plunge into an icy cold pool after a hot day on the hill to a two-mile round trip out to remote islands, there's something for everyone whe...

Kudos

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Who Cares What You Wear

Who Cares What You Wear

There are now a few brands with swimming suits designed more for adventure than racing. A couple of these give a more natural experience and some h...
Wild Swimming Brothers Review Lotic

Wild Swimming Brothers Review Lotic

I couldn’t recommed the Alpkit Lotic highly enough, super warm and thick without sacrificing on comfort and flexibility. My only critism was that t...
Outdoor Swimmer Terrapin Wetsuit Review

Outdoor Swimmer Terrapin Wetsuit Review

A great compromise between a natural swimming position and a more robust suit that will take being roughed around a bit. The buoyancy of the suit (...

Alpkiteers

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Dan Milner

Dan Milner

Dan Milner is mature enough to remember, and be nostalgic about, Sony Walkmans, rigid mountain bikes and red telephone boxes. Most people will know...
Neil Cottam

Neil Cottam

Mechanical Engineer, Mountainbiker, Outdoorist, and Traveller with a penchant for the offbeat or unusual. Blogger, Tree Hugger, Bookworm, Earthling...
Rich And Tom Seipp

Rich And Tom Seipp

A father and son team taking on adventures. Minipips is Tom, a boy who loves cycling. He takes his dad Rich, he too enjoys riding bikes and other o...