What to expect from an 'Alpkit Night In'

Every year, as the nights get darker and the temperature drops, we invite you to join us for a series of Winter Webinars. We gather together to find inspiration, share stories and tips, and get you psyched to head out and Win Winter.

We'll be joined by Alpkiteers, Sonder riders and special guests for chats, Q&As and tales of adventure. Read on for details of this year's lineup and links to sign up.

This year's lineup at a glance...

Ian Palmer on keeping the winter flame burning

Paul Messner on embracing winter camping

A fireside chat with Jenny Graham and Al Humphreys

Nicky Spinks on learning to love long winter nights

Demonstrations and Q&A with Fell Foodie

RSPB on noticing nature and finding peace outside

25th October 2023, 8pm


Watch our chat with Alpkiteer Ian Palmer. We covered all things winter training - preparing for summer MTB racing and alpine adventuring.

Ian lives, works and trains in the Lake District. From long summer days on the hills to long dark winter nights, he gave us his tips for keeping the flame burning when the darkness starts.

22nd November 2023, 7pm

Winter Camping

YouTuber Paul Messner is well known for his wild camping adventures and outdoor epics. In this hybrid webinar, we will touch on everything you need to know about winter camping, with an insight into Paul's experiences and advice he has for people wanting to give it a go.

There's two ways you can join us, if you're nearby you can come along to our Hathersage store and attend in-person, or sign up to watch live online via the webinar link.

We'll cover

  1. 1. Is Wild Camping Illegal?
    Looking into the current laws around wild camping and how to respect the outdoor spaces.

  2. 2. What do you need to take
    Looking at what gear you need for a winter wild camp.

  3. 3. Hillside Hunger- What to eat?
    How to best stay fuelled whilst on the hill.

  4. 4. Winning Winter Camping
    Tips and tricks for making it a memorable experience.

13th December 2023, 7pm

Protecting winter adventure time

Join us for a fireside chat with Alpkiteer Al Humphreys and Sonder rider Jenny Graham. We'll chat about how they find adventure throughout the winter months

Sign ups will go live here from November 20th.

19th December 2023, 7pm

Love Winter

Join us for a chat with British Ultra Runner Nicky Spinks on learning to love winter and making the longer nights work for you.

Sign ups will go live here from November 20th.

17th January 2023, 7pm

Cuisine for the cold

Tune in for demonstrations and a Q&A with Harrison Ward, aka Fell Foodie as he cooks up some winter warmers fit for the hills.

Check back here for the sign up link.

14th February 2023, 7pm

Stop. Look. Listen.

As we enjoy the last few weeks of winter and look forward to the coming spring, we're joined by the RSPB for a discussion on noticing nature and finding peace outside.

Check back here for sign ups.

Winter favourites

Featherlight 800 fill power down jacket. Supreme warmth weighing just 255g (M)
All-in-one pile fleece-lined windproof smock jacket for cold and damp
Ultralight, 4-season sleeping bag: -12˚C limit, DownTek™ down fill
Geodesic mountain tent for expeditions: 2-person, 4-season, 4.3kg
Hillwalking waterproof cut for maximum protection and coverage
Powerful gas stove for campsite cooking