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27 Nov 2015

Mountain Guide Tim Neill takes the new DMM Maverick 2 Harness through its paces:

"I've probably worn it most days since late August until now (mid November) in a full variety of climbing situations from big rock routes in the Dolomites, guiding on modest alpine peaks, rock climbing throughout Snowdonia on popular V Diffs through to less popular E6s, abseiling/jumaring up and down the Quarryman wall in Twll Mawr whilst replacing old bolts and finally on the '38 Route on the Eiger North Face. I've tried my best to give it a good varied test..." Read more

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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

27 Nov 2015

thumb 30% off a selection of climbing and outdoor titles from Vertebrate Publishing Read more

26 Nov 2015

thumb The Grivel Tech Machine is a strong and technical axe for alpine, hard Scottish mixed or steep ice climbing. Lightweight and... Read more

26 Nov 2015

thumb Rock Rags is a new company that celebrates climbing culture. Creating clothes that climbers will want to wear, we put passion... Read more

25 Nov 2015

thumb ARC'TERYX design solutions for rapid travel in alpine conditions. Alpha FL 30/ 45 Packs offer tough, lightweight answers to... Read more

21 Nov 2015

thumb The Clwyd Limestone Rockfax will soon be published and is now available for pre-ordering at a special offer price of £24.95 (RRP... Read more

20 Nov 2015

thumb Nikwax, the global leader in outdoor aftercare, is excited to introduce Down Wash Direct®, the first aftercare product... Read more

19 Nov 2015

thumb Released just in time for winter is the ALL NEW leather version of the Five Ten Camp Four GTX  Mid.  A super technical,... Read more

18 Nov 2015

thumb ARC'TERYX design solutions for rapid travel in alpine conditions. The Alpha FL Jacket is a tough, lightweight technical product... Read more

17 Nov 2015

thumb Climbing Technology's range of winter hardware continues to grow and for winter 2015 they have crampons and axes in the range to... Read more

16 Nov 2015

thumb Updated for 2015, Stetind is a modern and lightweight mountain boot designed for technical alpinism, winter climbing and ascents... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

19 Nov 2015

thumb HMS screwgate carabiners - perhaps not the most exciting piece of climbing gear, but one of the most frequently used. We've... Read more

18 Nov 2015

thumb Arc'teryx bring their innovative ideas and high technology manufacturing processes to footwear, but does this hiking boot justify... Read more

16 Nov 2015

thumb What Mammut have done with these Trovat base layers is use their high-end design and matched it with this new swanky 'Power Wool'... Read more

9 Nov 2015

thumb Jack Geldard cuts through the hyperbole and reviews Alone on the Wall, by Alex Honnold and David Roberts. "A good book, well... Read more

5 Nov 2015

thumb It's a funny old medium: frequently polished, often loose, hard, and dusty, yet despite all these oddities it is a strangely... Read more

3 Nov 2015

thumb When the original Petzl Hirundos came out it was an iconic piece of kit. Super-light, super-colourful and worn (primarily) by... Read more

Oct 2015

thumb Gone are the days of heavy helmets - and gone are the days of any excuse not to wear one! In this review we test some some of... Read more

Oct 2015

thumb In this review Bridget Collier tests the world's lightest waterproof jacket on a long-dreamed-of Bob Graham Round ...but only... Read more

Oct 2015

thumb Jack Geldard takes the Evolv Luchadors inside and out in his quest to find the ultimate rock shoe. Are these the shoes for... Read more

Oct 2015

thumb In this group review we test out a range of down jackets. Our review brief was to test 'standard mid-weight down jackets that are... Read more

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