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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A Treasured Outdoor Moment - Rovaniemi 150

A Treasured Outdoor Moment - Rovaniemi 150

A Treasured Outdoor Moment - Andy Young At the grand old age of 64 and after a lifetime of mountain biking and outdoor work, I decided to reboot m...
Ama Dablam | An Alpkit Long Read

Ama Dablam | An Alpkit Long Read

Deciding to climb a peak in the Himalayas for the first time wasn’t quite a 2020 New Year’s resolution, but it was about as close as I normally co...
Go Nice Places, Do Good Things... Go Up North, Do Tough Things!

Go Nice Places, Do Good Things... Go Up North, Do Tough Things!

Alpkit Store Hero Caroline Fry’s feature on “Not All Points North 2020” was part of the inspiration to enter “All Points North 2021” an ultra-endu...

Events

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A Treasured Outdoor Moment - Bivvying with friends

A Treasured Outdoor Moment - Bivvying with friends

A Treasured Outdoor Moment - Conor Watt   My treasured moment is from this summer. Three friends and I went up to Ogof Owain Glyndŵr, on Moel yr Og...
We Won Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year!

We Won Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year!

We won Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year for the Midlands region at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards! The Great British Entrepreneur Awa...
For James. For Everyone.

For James. For Everyone.

We’re firm believers that the outdoors is good for the soul. And that’s what Paul Connaughton thinks too. He’s the Founder and Chair of Trustees of...

Spotlight

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A Guide to Custom Frame Bags

A Guide to Custom Frame Bags

Meet Gemma. Gemma is one of our wonderful custom machinists at Alpkit’s UK-made factory on the edge of the Peak District. She works on the Stingray...
December's Sewing Stories

December's Sewing Stories

We’ll let you into a secret. Kit doesn’t forget. It holds your memories from your biggest and smallest adventures. That’s why our repair stations h...
5 Top Tips for Microadventures

5 Top Tips for Microadventures

This Wednesday, we had our first Winter Webinar of the year. We chatted all things adventure. But smaller. Microadventures, to be precise. We had a...

Kudos

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Lucas Winzenburg reviews Kloke

Lucas Winzenburg reviews Kloke

The Alpkit Kloke is quite a light shelter that packs down to almost nothing and offers a roomy fit that doesn’t feel the least bit cramped. I stay...
Suzie McCracken reviews Cirrus

Suzie McCracken reviews Cirrus

A lightweight, simple jacket that folds up incredibly small into its own pouch so you can shove it at the bottom of a pannier or bar bag for when ...
advnture.com Name Woodsmoke in their Best hiking Shirts Collection

advnture.com Name Woodsmoke in their Best hiking Shirts Collection

The Alpkit Woodsmoke is a seriously comfortable shirt that looks great and performs extremely well on the trails. Made from Thermocore polyester, t...

Alpkiteers

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Sarah Leighton

Sarah Leighton

 Sarah is an adventurer from Cardiff who can be found heading high up the mountains in glorious Wales. Never taking herself too seriously, you'll o...
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.