Alpkit The Short Story
There was a time when we had a lot of time free, so we stumbled into the outdoors. We worked in an outdoor shop, saved some cash, and got ourselves kitted out. We travelled, did some routes and life was good. Then our kit started falling apart, we were no longer students and we realised the cost of replacing it. As we waited to pick up yet another x-xtra large fleece in the sales we patched up our waterproofs and wore an extra jumper in our smelly sleeping bags.
During this time we realised that the passing years had taught us something, we had the experience to create something new.
And somewhere therein lays the real story of how Alpkit.com was born. Born out of the passion for outdoor activity and not accepting the costs involved in getting technical clothing and equipment as superior as the best in our sacks. Four ordinary people trying to make some thing extraordinary. And why Alpkit.com? it's just a name... we go to the alps, we climb, we ride, we paddle, we swim, we run, we board, we visit our in laws.. we produce kit.. we didn't want it to be complicated.
A Mountain Journal Short
Katie is a portrait artist with a passion for ocean conservation and wild places. Escaping a life in the city she settled in the north of the Isle of Skye so she could paint and be close to the sea. She has started a project to raise awareness for marine conservation Art for Oceans.More screenroom
Easter Down Under
First bouldering trip to Australia
Hooked on sea kayaks
from small boats to sea boats
Project Big Swim
Aleks Kashefi makes fear his friend
What a Difference a Day Makes
What can you fit into the Bank Holiday?
Top Spots: Hathersage Haunts
What to do whilst you're here
Top Spots: Ambleside Activities
Our favourite things to do in Ambleside
UK-made climbing packs
Developing Ibex and Chamois
Branching out with the Rando Range
New welded bike luggage
A Blank Canvas for our Tent Range
Good quality tents on a budget
New Defibrillator for Mountain Rescue
Edale Mountain Rescue Team
Sunglasses and Soggy Socks
Swimmers dive into the Dart
Tarzans, Tigers and Legends - summer bouldering league finale
Final round spectacular