content in October 2013

by UKC News Nov/2013
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This month we've got 15 new articles, 40 product announcements and 3 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers


UKC Feature Articles

thumb A short article describing  2 exploratory trips to the Pamir mountains in Tajikistan. One successful, one less... [ full story ]

thumb Here UK Trad star Hazel Findlay describes her time exploring South Africa alongside American climbing legend Alex... [ full story ]

thumb In this, the fourth of a five part video series called 'Hand Picked' from Marmot, we see Steve McClure in action at... [ full story ]

thumb Mick Ryan reports from The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2013. Alex Megos crushes hard, James Pearson gets married,... [ full story ]

thumb In this, the third of a five part video series called 'Hand Picked' from Marmot, we see Leah Crane in action on her... [ full story ]

thumb Regular UKC contributor Sarah Flint climbs the classic VDiff of Grooved Arete, Tryfan. "...My head wails: 'Off route. Off... [ full story ]

thumb During July this year the team of Jacob Cook, Tom Codrington, Ian Faulkner and Peter Hill set out on an adventurous expedition to... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 20 new articles, 33 product announcements... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb Heather Florence chooses some of the UK's finest multipitch routes in the lower to mid grades. Spanning the length of the... [ full story ]

thumb All in all, Dinas Mot offers a sublime Welsh mountain-cragging experience; just far enough from the road, but not too far, with... [ full story ]

thumb In this Mont Blanc destination article, Chamonix resident and UKC Gear Reviewer Charlie Boscoe takes us through the two easiest... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumb This is the twelfth in a 12-part series from Climbing Magazine, Wild Country and Red Chili, demonstrating and explaining the... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers


thumb Paul Lewis checks out the features and comfort of Montane's versatile alpine, winter and cragging sack 'Everything has its... [ full review ]

thumb Jack Geldard reviews the new coffee table book '8000 Metres - Climbing the world's highest mountains' by Alan Hinkes... [ full review ]

thumb Charlie Boscoe reviews the Montane Alpha Guide Jacket and thinks it is a bit like Marmite... With stretchy arms and an... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers


thumb The Epicentre have some great deals on Deuter bags, luggage and accessories. This great range includes travel and sport... [ full story ]

thumb timfishdesign is an award winning design consultancy specialising in the design and development of outdoor and sports products. ... [ full story ]

thumb Buy a pair of Black Diamond Venom ice axes complete with Lockdown leashes and a pair of either Serac Clip or Serac Strap for only... [ full story ]

thumb To whet your appetite for the Kendal Mountain festival, we have put together a set of trailers of some of the stunning films that... [ full story ]

thumb Equip Outdoor has reached an agreement to sell the Podsacs brand to Sheffield company Planet X Limited. [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers


thumb In association with La Sportiva, Neil Gresham will be holding two free Masterclasses at Kendal Wall, this is a fantastic... [ full story ]

thumb What does it take to have an adventure? Jon Barton picks his favourite films that explore the soul of famous adventurers.     [ full story ]

thumb Climbing Centre Manager Surrey Sports Park- Guildford £23,000 per annum The Surrey Sports Park (SSP) is a multi million... [ full story ]

thumb The Cerium LT hoody is the lightest and warmest peice in Arc'teryx's new range of down jackets. Aimed at backcountry & alpine use... [ full story ]

thumb The North Face Kichatna Jacket and Bib are specifically designed for ski muntaineering and backcountry touring in the most... [ full story ]

thumb Upcoming Evolv Performance Events at Climbing Works, Sheffield; Manchester Climbing Centre; Harrogate Climbing Centre and... [ full story ]

thumb The Haglofs Vojd ABS Pack is the lighest fully integrated ABS pack on the market, Perfect for freeride skiing and alpine touring.... [ full story ]

thumb The Climbers Shop have just launched their all new and spangly website, with lots of new product and great deals. The new... [ full story ]

thumb The new North Wales Climbs Rockfax guidebook is now available for pre-orders at a special offer price of £24.95 (RRP £29.95). [ full story ]

thumb The Association of British Climbing Walls Training Trust is looking for an Executive Officer to head the management and... [ full story ]

thumb Climb routes without a harness on the new 12m bouldering roof at Beacon Climbing Centre in North Wales! [ full story ]

thumb New to Petzl's Performance range and joining the NAO are the reactive Tikka R+ and RXP. Powerful headlamps that are... [ full story ]

thumb Mina Leslie Wujastyk will be lecturing at the brand new Arc'teryx partner store in London on 23rd October... [ full story ]

thumb On the last weekend of September was the Rockfax Bouldering Try-out session and the Alpkit Big Shakeout. Both events were a great... [ full story ]

thumb Tim Emmett comes to the UK to share his latest adventures from as far as Canada, Pakistan and Iceland. For the first time, Tim... [ full story ]

thumb The Steinbock Approach GTX is part of the Expert line of shoes from Italian footwear company Dolomite. As such it is aimed at... [ full story ]

thumb British mountaineer Mick Fowler has revealed plans for his latest expedition.  Leading a team of four, Fowler... [ full story ]

thumb The clocks go back later this month but the new X-Sun from Mammut makes light work of the darker evenings. [ full story ]

thumb Morocco Rock is the ‘must have’ and much acclaimed definitive guidebook and a vital tool for any trad climbing trip... [ full story ]

thumb Sales Office Administrator EOTH Ltd is the parent company of Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd (“Equip”) and Lowe Alpine... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers


thumb Steve McClure and Pete Whittaker will be running a series of boot demos across northern england. This will be your chance to try... [ full story ]

thumb Would you like to win a six month pass, three month pass, one month pass, one week pass, AWCC t-shirt, AWCC hoody, AWCC Buff,... [ full story ]

thumb The Welsh Climbing Championships is back for the fifth year running with 2013's event taking place at Beacon Climbing Centre... [ full story ]

thumb After a successful inaugural season, Blokfest is back and it is bigger and better than ever. At Marmot we are delighted to... [ full story ]

thumb Head of Design – Lowe Alpine Apparel Do you have a strong background and extensive experience in design? Are you passionate... [ full story ]

thumb Renowned mountaineer Alan Hinkes relates his experiences of climbing all 14 of the world's highest peaks in his long-awaited... [ full story ]

thumb Business Manager - Plymouth Climbing Wall High Sports are looking to recruit a Business Manager for their climbing wall based at... [ full story ]

thumb For the safety of all of our customers Wild Country are issuing an immediate recall of certain batches of Wild Country Classic... [ full story ]

thumb A 2013 update to EDELRID’s most popular rock shoe the Typhoon Lace is a performance shoe that should appeal to sport... [ full story ]

thumb Get ready for winter with a whole package of amazing pair deals on technical ice tools!   [ full story ]

thumb The Marmot Masters Friday Night Series bouldering competition, the first of which will take place on 18 October 2013, is just the... [ full story ]

thumb The Quasar Jacket has already proved to be a huge success last winter, so it was only natural to follow it up with a hooded... [ full story ]

Soon to open in Queensferry, North East Wales! Over 1000m2 of climbing with 50 rope lines, World class bouldering, PLUS the... [ full story ]

thumb An ultralight version of the DownMat sporting identically high R-Values. Yet weight and packed size are in a league of their own.... [ full story ]

thumb Watch brand new bouldering films on SteepEdge, and catch up recent favourites or older classics to get you fully in the mood... [ full story ]


thumb Get ready for winter by entering this Outdoor Research competition with a chance to win a Outdoor Research Maximus jacket... [ full story ]

thumb Win an ultralight version of the DownMat sporting identically high R-Values, yet weight and packed size are in a league of their... [ full story ]

thumb Jöttnar - Relentless, Ferocious, Formidable.  Launching today, we make technical clothing for mountaineering, winter... [ full story ]

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