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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Winter 8000 - Climbing the world’s highest mountains in the coldest season by Bernadette McDonald

Winter 8000 - Climbing the world’s highest mountains in the coldest season by Bernadette McDonald

Read an exclusive extract from the book 'Winter 8000, Climbing the world's highest mountains in the coldest season' by Bernadette McDonald.
MAF Running or how to run slowly to run faster

MAF Running or how to run slowly to run faster

Stuck in a lockdown running slump, Katie Palmer tried out low heart rate training as a means to revving up her enthusiasm. Two months in to the pro...
Seven Climbs - Finding the Finest Climb on Each Continent by Charles Sherwood

Seven Climbs - Finding the Finest Climb on Each Continent by Charles Sherwood

This is an extract from the book 'Seven Climbs - Finding the Finest Climb on Each Continent' by Charles Sherwood. Available on Vertebrate Publishin...

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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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...
The Development Behind the Sonder Signal

The Development Behind the Sonder Signal

As if the Camino, Transmitter and Colibri aren't enough of a statement of intent, Sonder Product Manager Neil Sutton has delivered the most incredible bike with the Signal. 

The Complete Guide to Cotton and Canvas Bell Tents

The Complete Guide to Cotton and Canvas Bell Tents

Our idyllic visions of camping are still rooted in a time before ultralight backpacking tents, when a 'night under canvas' meant... well, a night u...

Kudos

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t3 review Mytistax

t3 review Mytistax

"The frying pan is teflon-coated, making bacon butties a genuinely practical option, while the handles are rubber coated to avoid burns. A final tr...
Active Traveller review the Pipedream 400

Active Traveller review the Pipedream 400

"The Pipedream 400 is a solid three season sleeping bag at a truly excellent price. Have a quick Google and you're unlikely to find many other slee...
Active Traveller review the Jaran 2 tent

Active Traveller review the Jaran 2 tent

All in all the Jaran 2 is, in our opinion one of the best lightweight 2 person backpacking tents for the money. Read the full review here

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...