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13 Apr 2015

thumb The MSR WindBoiler is a small, lightweight cooking system. UKC have had it for several months and tested it in the Alps in... Read more

10 Apr 2015

thumb Walking poles are great opinion dividers. There are those who think they are cumbersome wastes of time, and those who swear by... Read more

7 Apr 2015

thumb Smock-style jackets - you might love them or hate them. But with the lightweight, very breathable Hymir smock, particularly... Read more

3 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

1 Apr 2015

thumb It is said that you can't buy style, but here – for the sum of £50 – I would say that you very much can Read more

Mar 2015

thumb Things have come a long way from the battered old heavy plastic lid with which Heather Swift started her climbing career, as Wild... Read more

Mar 2015

thumb Deep down every climber, hill-walker and mountaineer wants a van... However the reality of the situation, more often than not, is... Read more

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

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

Feb 2015

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

Mar 2015

thumb Deep down every climber, hill-walker and mountaineer wants a van... However the reality of the situation, more often than not, is... Read more

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

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

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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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