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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Hunka Bivvy: My Most Loved Posession

Hunka Bivvy: My Most Loved Posession

Bo got in touch with us to share his admiration for his long-lived Hunka bivvy.  "The first product I purchased from Alpkit somewhere between 5 and...
Johnny Parsons Is Running On His Roof: Lockdown In Peru

Johnny Parsons Is Running On His Roof: Lockdown In Peru

I trust this finds you all fit and well and safe as I report in from Arequipa, southern Peru, with my wife and six year old daughter. We are curren...
Dawn & Chris Enjoying Year Round Swimming

Dawn & Chris Enjoying Year Round Swimming

Alpkit competition winners Chris & Dawn give us three very good reasons to get in the water. 

Events

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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...
Alpkit School of Adventure- Building Better Belays / Sun, March 29, 2020

Alpkit School of Adventure- Building Better Belays / Sun, March 29, 2020

A workshop for people who are getting started in climbing outdoors and want to improve their belays and rigging skills on the Dark Peak grit. ...

Spotlight

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Top Tips For Exploring Your Local Area During Lockdown

Top Tips For Exploring Your Local Area During Lockdown

We’ve always thought that adventure is just a matter of perspective. Anyone can have an adventure: young or old, complete novice or experienced pro...
Choosing a wetsuit for outdoor swimming

Choosing a wetsuit for outdoor swimming

We've been swimming outdoors since before we can remember.  Delighting in a dip when hiking in the Welsh hills; being drawn to nearby rivers and st...
How to put on your outdoor swimming wetsuit

How to put on your outdoor swimming wetsuit

Getting into a swimming wetsuit is a little more involved than slipping into your favourite cords. Having the right size wetsuit makes things so mu...

Kudos

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Off Road.cc Review Sonder Transmitter NX Eagle

Off Road.cc Review Sonder Transmitter NX Eagle

" £1,199 from Alpkit brand Sonder Bikes gets you the version of the Transmitter hardtail. Along with the alloy frame and the SRAM NX Eagle drivetra...
Trail Magazine Review Pipedream 400

Trail Magazine Review Pipedream 400

"A popular bag for good reason, with a great balance of performance, packability and value" Read the full review in Trail Magazine, Issue Spring 2...
UKH Review Definition jacket

UKH Review Definition jacket

"This jacket remains an excellent mountain shell with a decent technical cut and most of the features you'd expect in a model twice the price. The ...

Alpkiteers

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Dan Milner

Dan Milner

Johnny Parsons

Johnny Parsons

Johnny Parsons Runner From the depths of Peru our very own Paddington Bear, if slightly taller and err… less bear like, moved south from fighting ...
Nicky Spinks

Nicky Spinks