Mountain Gear

Mountain Gear

Gear! What can we say? Like many people who spend time in the mountains this is one of our favourite subjects.

At the bottom of this page you will find a series of links to our favourite shops and manufacturers, we're sure you'll find something to spend (or waste) your hard earned cash on here.

Before that, and to help with your buying decision, we'd recommend that you take a look at our latest reviews of mountain sports and equipment.

Obviously buying kit is a personal choice and what is good for one person may be a disaster for another, so we would always recommend you try before you buy.

At the end of the day, while having kit can increase the enjoyment you don't need the best money can buy to have a great time. So get out there and enjoy!

Latest Reviews

With Bare Hands by Alain Robert

Alain Robert, the world famous urban solo climber has released his autobiography, With Bare Hands: The Story of the Human Spider.  Read a gripping excerpt in our review of the book.

Other Recent Reviews

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Advice & Guidance

There are numerous sites out there that offer advice on buying kit. Some of the best can be found on these sites:


Rock & Run
Tower Ridge - Adventure Clothing and Equipment
Snow and Rock
The Mountain Factor
The Climbers Shop
The Outdoorshop
Ultimate Outdoors
Outside - UK outdoors and camping gear store
Field and Trek

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Lowe Alpine
Mountain Hardwear
Mountain Equipment
Rab Carrington
The North Face
Wild Country
Aiguille Alpine
Terra Nova

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UK Mountain Database

The mountain database contains details of all 3000 peaks in UK over 150m. You can browse by area or all the major ticklists including Munros and Wainwrights.

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Route Database

The route database contains details of walks, scrambles, rock climbs, mountaineering routes, ice climbs and alpine routes added by our visitors. Why not log your own routes and share them with others?