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16 Jan 2017

thumb The result of 12 years of development, Alpkit's new top-end shell is billed as a fully-featured mountain waterproof at a highly... Read more

13 Jan 2017

thumb Chasing the Ephemeral by Scottish winter new route guru Simon Richardson is a guidebook with a difference. We think it's an... Read more

9 Jan 2017

thumb Jöttnar's new Magni is a mid-weight fleece that serves either as a mid-layer or an outer. It's neither light nor cheap, says Dan... Read more

6 Jan 2017

thumb For their a new range of waterproof products Montane have teamed up with Gore-Tex for the first time. Kevin Woods gives the... Read more

2 Jan 2017

thumb If you're kitting out a smaller climber, the Fraggle II harness, Kids Shield II helmet and Crocy shoes make a great combination.... Read more

30 Dec 2016

thumb In this reprint of one of HW Tilman's nautical books, he voyages through ice-choked polar seas in a tiny wooden boat in search of... Read more

27 Dec 2016

thumb The latest Rockfax guide to South Wales Sport Climbs has just been published and we have managed to get two reviews which... Read more

21 Dec 2016

thumb We compare eight of the best all-round sport climbing ropes, the sort of reliable workhorse that many will use as their sole rope... Read more

19 Dec 2016

thumb The Extrem 8000 Pro is Berghaus' top-end mountain shell, and includes a number of funky design features. Its price tag is top-end... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb From impressive new guides to works of literature, 2016 has seen a bumper crop of great mountain reads. We've picked our... Read more

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Dec 2016

thumb For all-round climbing, mountaineering and hillwalking, 35-45 litres is a versatile size of pack. From alpine and winter-oriented... Read more

Oct 2016

thumb In this group review we test sport climbing quickdraws from all the leading manufacturers, comparing them for key characteristics... Read more

Dec 2016

thumb Christmas is nearly here, and as usual we've left present buying til the last minute. From seasonal staples like hats and torches... Read more

Nov 2016

thumb Though these two climbing shoes are built on the same last, they could hardly be more different in use, says Rob Greenwood. 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

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

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


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