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25 Feb 2015

thumb Dan Bailey takes the top spec shell kit from The North Face on a long-term test spanning two winter seasons. He finds some... Read more

16 Feb 2015

thumb The absolutely brilliant new Tech Machine Ice Axes from Grivel are, well, brilliant. We've passed them round 5 different testers... Read more

10 Feb 2015

thumb Dominic Green takes a look through the fantastic new guidebook to Irish climbing from David Flanagan... "This book is... Read more

9 Feb 2015

thumb Alex Lowe famously said “the best climber is the one having the most fun”. Over the years I have come to agree with this... Read more

2 Feb 2015

thumb It's fun, it's funky and being a Mountain Hardwear product it's functional as well. The women's Super Chockstone Jacket is a... Read more

Jan 2015

thumb Thinking of buying some new ice screws? In this comparison review we have ice screws from the best in the business. From... Read more

Jan 2015

thumb It's a 6mm semi-static rope with a micro 'figure of eight' descender called the Nano 8... It's for emergency abseils whether... Read more

Jan 2015

thumb Toby Archer keeps warm wrapped up in the Jottnar Fenrir Down Jacket - taking it out in some pretty damp weather, but that is what... Read more

Jan 2015

thumb Petzl's Meteor was probably the first EPS helmet on the market, way back in 1996. Dan Bailey looks at the latest version of this... Read more

Jan 2015

thumb The Jay II and Jayne are two climbing harnesses from the German gear manufacturer Edelrid – The Jay is designed for men and the... Read more

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Jan 2015

thumb Thinking of buying some new ice screws? In this comparison review we have ice screws from the best in the business. From... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Viv Scott tests out two different but high performing jackets from Mountain Hardwear. From the Matterhorn North Face to wet... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb "The question is, can you improve on this already excellent product, or is the major redesign for 2014/15 of the Camp Four a... Read more

9 Feb 2015

thumb Alex Lowe famously said “the best climber is the one having the most fun”. Over the years I have come to agree with this... Read more

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Dec 2013

thumb In this indepth review, we look at several top-of-the-range headtorches, some lightweight models, and some budget options. If you... Read more

Dec 2010

thumb Edinburgh-based climber Viv Scott takes a look at modern Scottish winter clothing systems and gear, and reviews his top pick of... Read more

Oct 2011

thumb Alan James, Mick Ryan and Chris Craggs review an essential part of the modern climber's gear: rope bags. "The rope bag has... Read more

Oct 2008

thumb Paul Lewis is a mountaineering instructor with a fetish for metal spikes. Here he stomps his way through a selection of... Read more


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