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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From Rome to Home

From Rome to Home

Our Customer Support Heroes are inundated with wonderful stories from our customers about their adventures. We never, ever tire of hearing them. Ca...
Climbing in Santa Luzia Walls

Climbing in Santa Luzia Walls

Thanks to our wonderful friends and Alpkiteers, Daniela and Paulo, who sent us this story of climbing in Santa Luzia Walls. It was the year…well, I...
The Essence of Adventure | Moments of Kindness

The Essence of Adventure | Moments of Kindness

We asked our customers to share with us their moments of kindness in the outdoors. Here's one from Matt who ended up staying mid-cycle tour in a st...

Events

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Our Use of Recycled Materials

Our Use of Recycled Materials

We’re doing our bit. And we always have. We’re on a long journey towards being an even more environmentally and socially responsible business. Part...
March's Sewing Stories

March's Sewing Stories

This is the fifth installment in our Sewing Stories series. That means we’ve told 25 lovely stories of keeping gear going longer, making it fit and...
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...

Spotlight

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How to Choose an Alpkit Insulated Jacket

How to Choose an Alpkit Insulated Jacket

If you don’t know your Filoment from your Fantom, then fear not. We’ve put together a brief AlpDictionary of our nine insulating outer layers so yo...
What PFC Free Means And Why It Matters

What PFC Free Means And Why It Matters

If you’ve ever worn a waterproof jacket or a pair of softshell walking trousers then you've probably already come into contact with PFCs – perhaps ...
The Ultimate Guide to Winter Camping

The Ultimate Guide to Winter Camping

Winter camping can be idyllic. Use this guide to plan your big winter night out. How to go camping in winter What to wear for camping in winter Ho...

Kudos

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Bike Perfect reviews Camino Rival

Bike Perfect reviews Camino Rival

The significantly more confident, stable geometry and provision for a dropper post mean Sonder’s latest Camino opens up a lot more off-road optio...
UKCampsite reviews Trinity

UKCampsite reviews Trinity

The lanterns are small, tough, easy to use and bright. You can use both as a torch, and by simply pulling the top from the bottom they expand into ...
Bike Perfect reviews Kuoka

Bike Perfect reviews Kuoka

The Alpkit Kuoka bar roll is well made in the UK from a natural looking eco fabric with great long term aftersales back-up. It’s not fully waterpr...

Alpkiteers

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Kate Rew

Kate Rew

Kate Rew is an outdoor swimmer, writer and mother. She set up The Outdoor Swimming Society (The OSS) in 2006 and has been a pivotal figure in the r...
Jenny Graham

Jenny Graham

Jenny holds the Guinness World Record for being the fastest woman to circumnavigate the planet by bike. 18,000 miles unsupported in 124 days 11 hou...
Sarah Leighton

Sarah Leighton

Sarah is the jack of all trades and master of none of the adventure world - which led her to create the Adventure Triathlon series. Paddle boarding...