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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

3 Jul 2015

thumb In Some Lost Place is the new book by Sandy Allan about his team's incredible first ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge Read more

30 Jun 2015

thumb Ocun are an exicting and innovative Czech brand, who are realitively new to the UK market. They manufacture a broard range of... Read more

25 Jun 2015

thumb The new edition of Lake District Rock, covering the best that Lakeland has to offer the climber will be available in bookstores,... Read more

19 Jun 2015

thumb When it's wet, windy, and you're a long way from home, functional protection is what matters most. Lightweight, extremely... Read more

18 Jun 2015

thumb Adventure travellers don't just wheel their luggage around airports and hotels, they need luggage that can handle a variety of... Read more

10 Jun 2015

thumb New from Metolius this Summer is a collection of Soft Goods. You'll find an updated Bouldering Bucket and Gym Bag as well as some... Read more

9 Jun 2015

thumb Arc is a powerful 190 lumen, 154 g head torch with a quick change battery pack, new to the Alpkit range.  Read more

Jun 2015

thumb The Featherlite™ family of clothing and equipment was pioneered by Montane in the early 1990s.  Now synonymous with Montane, it... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb The Dorset Bouldering Rockfax will be published in early July and is now available for pre-ordering at a special offer price of... Read more

May 2015

thumb One Day As A Tiger - John Porter's biography of legendary mountaineer Alex MacIntyre - has been nominated for the 2015 British... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

18 Jun 2015

thumb This Alpine Attack rucksack from Lowe Alpine has been dragged from Scotland to Pembroke and even to the Alps. It survived, as... Read more

11 Jun 2015

thumb Following on from my review of the Mountain Equipment Hope Pants (see UKC Review), I have been out and about on the UK crags in... Read more

8 Jun 2015

thumb Emily Andrew takes the Women's Neo Guide out in the rain and snow - and finds it very, very waterproof - but what about those... Read more

5 Jun 2015

thumb Having gone a bit soft in recent years (i.e. I've become a fair weather sport climber) reviewing waterproof/insulated jackets is... Read more

4 Jun 2015

thumb Ski Touring - the title says it all. This no-nonsense publication from British Mountain Guide Bruce Goodlad covers everything you... Read more

May 2015

thumb The latest guidebook to Eastern Grit has just been published by Rockfax. Long-time fan of the area Andy Birtwistle takes a look... Read more

May 2015

thumb The UKC Test Team take on eight pairs of approach shoes to find out which one will get you to the crag in comfort, style, with... Read more

May 2015

thumb Jack Geldard reviews a selected guide to rock climbs around the Mont Blanc Massif and the Aiguilles Rouge. "Despite knowing... Read more

May 2015

thumb Hype or awesome? Are these Totem Cams going to fall to bits or hold your fall? We sent Rob Greenwood hurtling through the air... Read more

May 2015

thumb Ever since I started climbing Steve McClure has been a 'household' name. His achievements within the discipline of sport climbing... Read more

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