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20 Nov 2014

2014 has been a bumper year for climbing publications. Here's a few of the ones that we have either read, or ones that we really want to read! We've listed them here with links to more information, and not only have we rounded-up the 2014 publications, but we have chucked in a few all time classics too.

We might have missed something vitally important, so please feel free to add any other essential reading in to the forum thread. Hopefully this list will give a few ideas for Christmas reading for those long winter nights by the fire... Read more

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Gear News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

25 Nov 2014

thumb Big Savings On Major Brands this winter. Save upto 40% on your favourite brands. Read more

24 Nov 2014

thumb Primus, the Swedish stove specialist, releases its new Winter Gas this month.† Primus Winter Gas has been designed to increase... Read more

21 Nov 2014

thumb James Turnbull at Outside recently took the new Osprey Mutant 38 on a rigorous test in the Swiss Alps, climbing the Westgrat on... Read more

20 Nov 2014

Great discounts available on all purchases over £50 for a limited period Read more

19 Nov 2014

thumb Built with a mixed-materials construction to simultaneously accommodate high output and cold conditions, the Access Hybrid Hoody... Read more

17 Nov 2014

thumb The key to the Cerium's weightless, agile freedom include underarm gussets for better mobility, a three part sleeve construction... Read more

16 Nov 2014

thumb Three fantastic winter offers on Black Diamond gear††from First Ascent Online , ice axe, crampons and gloves with up top 50% off... Read more

15 Nov 2014

thumb E9 clothing's winter range is now in UK stores, with a mix of classic garments, such as the ladies Gianna trousers and new lines,... Read more

14 Nov 2014

thumb New for 2014 from EB is the Django. Available in both men's and women's the Django is aimed at mid to high grade climbers who... Read more

13 Nov 2014

thumb The weather's finally turned nasty, so we've got some great pre-Christmas deals to help you refresh your wardrobe ready for the... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

18 Nov 2014

thumb Alan James tests out the Scarpa Boostic - a precision tool for edging which, despite initial reservations, he found to be pretty... Read more

13 Nov 2014

thumb Edelrid's new super-thin triple rated rope has won industry awards, but what happens when your average weekend climber takes it... Read more

10 Nov 2014

thumb Light, comfy and amazingly warm for its weight, Dan Bailey reckons the Exped DownMat UL7 is the best tent partner he's had in... Read more

4 Nov 2014

thumb There's been a big buzz around Patagonia's Nano-Air Hoody with rave reviews and a '2015 Outside Gear of the Year' Award. We... Read more

27 Oct 2014

thumb Mark Glaister and Bridget Collier take the Sherpa Lakpa Rita hard shell and Kriti Tech soft shell jackets out on test in the... Read more

Oct 2014

thumb Phil Ebert tests out the BDV Jacket and Pants from Black Diamond. "Given that many soft-shell jackets are now often pitched... Read more

Oct 2014

thumb Nuts, wires, stoppers, chocks, wedges, whatever you want to call them, have been around for a long time. In this review we take a... Read more

Oct 2014

thumb Charlie Boscoe takes the Mammut Nordwand Pro Jacket out in all weather from Chamonix to Norway and finds it to be tough... but it... Read more

Sep 2014

thumb British Mountain Guide Tim Neill tests out the new Wild Country proton Quickdraws. "The slings are chunky and robust allowing... Read more

Sep 2014

thumb If you're going to get high you'll need some decent shades. Dan Bailey trialled Julbo's top of the range mountaineering... Read more

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