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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Solo in Winter

Solo in Winter

Winter is exciting, challenging, beautiful. The mountains feel bigger, remoter, wilder. And they are. Winter means cold, short daylight hours, snow...
Mountain Rescue, Mountain Brew

Mountain Rescue, Mountain Brew

“Go Nice Places, Do Good Things” could have been written for Mountain Rescue; we certainly go to places that are amongst the nicest in existence. W...
West Highland Way by Mountain Bike

West Highland Way by Mountain Bike

This is a series of texts sent at 5am: Me: Guess what? I feel awful. I don’t think I’m going to come.  You guys get going and have a good time. Fri...

Events

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West Highland Way by Mountain Bike

West Highland Way by Mountain Bike

This is a series of texts sent at 5am: Me:                  Guess what? I feel awful. I don’t think I’m going to come.  You      guys get going and...
Wednesday Yoga for Adventure Sports

Wednesday Yoga for Adventure Sports

Location: Alpkit Hathersage, The Square, Main Road, S33 1BB Hathersage Sessions: 6.30-7.30pm Yoga for Adventure (stretch and strengthen) and 8-9pm ...
Friday Sports Massage Therapy

Friday Sports Massage Therapy

Location: Alpkit Hathersage We’ve teamed up with Edge Sports Massage to bring you a soft tissue therapy service aimed particularly at the needs of ...

Spotlight

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How to Navigate in Low Visibility

How to Navigate in Low Visibility

We've all been there: confidently rambling about the mountains, at ease in the knowledge that we know exactly where we are. It's all too easy to be...
How to Wash Your Down Jacket or Sleeping Bag

How to Wash Your Down Jacket or Sleeping Bag

For most of us, the thought of washing our expensive down jackets and sleeping bags is enough to send a shiver down our spine. Which is ironic beca...
How To Choose The Best Tent

How To Choose The Best Tent

Tents are the key to going nice places. You can go further, longer. Explore new, wilder places. And take your portable home with you. When you’re b...

Kudos

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Trek & Mountain Review the Balance

Trek & Mountain Review the Balance

The Balance is a comfortable and well-featured jacket offering decent performance and some clever features - all at a great pricepoint
Off.Road review the Kloke

Off.Road review the Kloke

For riders looking for a lightweight and compact bivvy bag that is also incredibly breathable and waterproof, the Kloke is an impressive shelter t...

Alpkiteers

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Vera Ngosi

Vera Ngosi

We're so excited to welcome Vera onboard the Sonder team. We caught up with her to find out a little more about how she got into cycling, and her f...
Craig Lee Scott

Craig Lee Scott

Craig lives in Wales and rides his Transmitter on steep singletrack, wide forestry roads and fun, techy descents.
Zack Harrop

Zack Harrop

Our youngest rider, Zack Harrop is an Enduro rider with his eyes set on the World's stage.