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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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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 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

Apr 2015

thumb The Y & Y belay glasses offer a well-priced option in a decent package. The initial impression when you see a pair is that it... 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

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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

Jan 2012

thumb Are you a walker, a mountaineer, a climber or a bit of all three? Dan Bailey tries out three winter boots, each designed for a... Read more


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