• Q&A with Mark Thomas: Jack of All Trades, Master of Suffering

    Q&A with Mark Thomas: Jack of All Trades, Master of Suffering

    I became aware of Mark when I got to know the brand Jottnar. Mark is one of their accomplished brand Read More
  • New by-law sets minimum equipment list for Mont Blanc with immediate effect

    New by-law sets minimum equipment list for Mont Blanc with immediate effect

    The mayor of St. Gervais has signed a by-law, that comes into effect immediately, that specifies minimum equipment required by Read More
  • Houlding and Stanhope make 1st one-day link-up of the Howser Towers

    Houlding and Stanhope make 1st one-day link-up of the Howser Towers

    British climber Leo Houlding has teamed up with Canadian Will Stanhope to complete a historic one-day link-up of the Howser Read More
  • Sir Chris Bonington to receive lifetime Piolet d'Or

    Sir Chris Bonington to receive lifetime Piolet d'Or

    Sir Chris Bonington is to receive the seventh Piolet d'or Carrière, the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's 23rd edition Read More
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Brand’s biggest ever national advertising campaign will highlight the role that the outdoors can play as an antidote to the chaos and stress of modern living

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 10:05

Arc’teryx Norvan LD Trail Shoe reviewed

Arcteryx are famous for their style and innovation so when they designate a shoe with the letters LD for long distance you have to sit up and take notice.

A stacked field and the fastest, “flattest” race of the Golden Trail Series, the 31km Sierre-Zinal, delivered a very similar result on Sunday in the Swiss Alps. Salomon athlete Kilian Jornet ran away from the competition in the second half of the race to capture his record sixth title here (and second consecutive), while Kenya’s Lucy Murigi won the women’s race for the second consecutive year and third time overall.

This autumn, Ellis Brigham and Fjӓllrӓven will join forces to host a series of evening talks from renowned mountaineer and Fjӓllrӓven brand ambassador, Alan Hinkes OBE. With events set to take place in cities all around the UK including London, Manchester and Glasgow, the talk series gives outdoor and climbing enthusiasts the opportunity to come along and meet a true climbing legend in person.

The European Outdoor Group (EOG) has confirmed that two snowboard companies have joined the association, as the first members that are wholly from the boardsports sector.

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 11:12

The 2018 Heineken Race to The Tower

Threshold Sports are well known for their Trail Race Series, with their events Race to The Stones, Race to the King and Race to The Tower regularly topping the votes at awards ceremonies. We sent Giles Thurston, a member of our running editorial team, along to find out more.

Here at Alpkit we’ve long been exponents for going nice places and doing good things on bikes… even before ‘bikepacking’ became as widespread as it is now we had Paul Errington and AlpCol pushing bikes around the Yak Attack in Nepal, or Paul, AlpKen and Scott riding (and pushing and carrying) bikes over the Cairngorm Plateau and AlpKen and AlpNick were there at the first Welsh Ride Thing.

If you are a UK based ultra runner itʼs unlikely you wonʼt have heard of the Lakeland 50 and 100, however outside of these circles it is still relatively unknown event and maybe one of the hidden gems in the UK endurance scene.

Monday, 06 August 2018 12:00

72 hours in the Jungfrau region

Some time, long ago, so the legend has it, a young lady from a nunnery above Interlaken ventured onto the hills and attracted the attention of an ogre living on a neighbouring hill. To protect the nun from the ogre a monk climbed the mountain between them to stand in its way. And so the names of the Jungfrau (young woman) Monch (monk) and Eiger (ogre) were born.

British brands Montane, Berghaus and Inov8 are launching new jackets featuring PrimaLoft® Insulation ThermoPlume®, the highest performing loose fill synthetic insulation to date and the closest a synthetic fibre has come to matching the fluidity, feel and aesthetics of natural down, while remaining warm and dry.

Mountaineering News

  • Hands on with Fjallraven’s 2016 tent range in the Cairngorms +

    I’ve always had a fascination about tents. From the outside they appear basic and  simple. A few poles, material and Read More
  • Winter Hardwear - Black Diamond's new tools +

    As winter approaches, the anticipation of gullies filling with snow and crags being coated with ice, from the novice to Read More
  • Hinkes, Cave and Parks set for Sheffield Nepal Earthquake Appeal Fundraising evening +

    Six months on from the devastating earthquake, the Himalayan communities in Nepal still need our help to re-build. Sheffield-based charities, Read More
  • Must go places in the Alps this summer - Jungfrau region +

    Sitting in the shadow of the famous Eiger and boasting Europe's highest train station the Jungfrau region of Switzerland is Read More
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Mountaineering Reviews

  • Ueli Steck's 82 Summits In 62 Days, Part 1 +

    Ueli Steck has been climbing for over 20 years and in that time he has become one of the most Read More
  • An Evening with Alan Hinkes - Opening night reviewed +

    As I sat drinking my coffee in a folding chair in a Cotswold Outdoor store in the centre of Aberdeen Read More
  • Mammut El Cap Climbing Helmet tested and reviewed +

      The Mammut El Cap is a billed as a hybrid. From the outside it is a hard plastic shell Read More
  • Rab Andes 800 - Tested and Reviewed +

      Rab Andes 800 Sleeping Bag 800 Fill Power hydrophobic down puts the Rab Andes 800 firmly in the top Read More
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