In June, Alex Megos came over to the UK for some unfinished business. He had very briefly tried Hubble back in 2013 and was... Read more
Nalle Hukkataival has also repeated Fred Nicole's Monkey wedding, ~8C, in Rocklands, South Africa. This was the 8th ascent of the... Read more
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Here professional mountain guide Libby Peter shows us how to use double ropes.
This brand new UKC mini-series combines words,... Read more
Barbara Zangerl - Sharing the Line
For Babsi Zangerl, climbing the intimidating Bellavista, one of the hardest alpine multi-pitches in the world at 8c, wasn't about conquering the route's huge roof. As Babsi quested upwards, trusting rusty pitons and terrible rock, she and her partner, Ambassador Jacopo Larcher, depended totally upon each other. "The most important thing is not standing on the summit...probably the most important thing for me is to share these experiences with somebody."
The Finest Routes in the Alps: Rimpfischhorn
The serrated 'stickleback' profile of the Rimpfischhorn's North Ridge makes it an easily recognisable landmark. It is located on the watershed between the Zermatt's Mattertal valley and Saastal.
A long approach over a spread of complex glaciers deters all but the most ardent of alpinists.
The Finest Routes in the Alps: Mont Blanc
This route is the longest ridge climb in the Alps. It involves an 800m approach hike to a route which then accumulates 4500m of height gain and finishes at the summit of Mont Blanc.
It is a highlight of any alpinists career and most people will take two to three days to complete the route. It thus requires very stable weather and ideal conditions.
The Finest Routes in the Alps: Grand Combin
On the Alpine horizon Grand Combin appears like a giant stepping stone. It is isolated as the only 4000m peak between the Mont Blanc massif and the smorgasbord of high mountains around Zermatt.
It is also much less frequently climbed than any of the major peaks in the adjacent areas due to its relative inaccessibility. The principal summit, the Combin de Grafeneire is the culmination of a long ridge and plateau.
Ben Masterson reviews a new guidebook to the wealth of quality crags in Asturias, a Spanish sport destination that you can... Read more
The Booster is part of Beal's Intensive line - a series aimed at high performance climbers, while offering added durability. Alan... Read more
To most UK based climbers the name of Steve Bell will not be a familiar one – however look at the founders of the UK's... Read more
The Climbing Technology Orion Helmet is a modern, super light helmet designed for sport, trad and alpine climbing. Read more
Rab's home has always been in the UK and much of the inspiration for our gear comes from the testing conditions of Scottish... Read more
For more than 30 years Petzl has led the way in as an innovator in the research, design and manufacture of quality headtorches.... Read more
The Wild Country Variable Controller is a true classic in UK climbing - using the versatile double slot design that can be used... Read more
The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. Below are some video interviews with... Read more
30 litre roll top drybag with mesh pockets for extra carrying capacity. Gourdon is a functional rucksack you can take on any wet... Read more
Mountain Equipment has been awarded 'Leader Status' by Fair Wear Foundation, the highest of their performance benchmarking... Read more
Back in the beginning of July the Joe Brown Shops celebrated 50 years by launching a unique competition involving golden nuts.... Read more
The annual orgy of gear and beer that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen is over for another year, and UKC & UKH were out in force... Read more
Vacancies at VauxWall Climbing Centre, London
VauxWall is a facility of The Lakeland Climbing Centre Limited. We... Read more
Páramo, the award winning technical outdoor clothing brand, requires a part-time Retail Sales Assistant to join our busy London... Read more
Outside Ltd is one of the UK's premier specialist outdoor retailers and we are looking for an enthusiastic individual for the... Read more