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Winter Hardware News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Three new MSR snow shovels offer unparalleled strength and efficiency. MSR (Mountain Safety Research®), the Seattle-based... [ full story ]

thumb Purchase a pair of Black Diamond Fusion ice axes and Punisher ice climbing gloves in either black or lime green from First Ascent... [ full story ]

thumb Does your idea of a great day out involve a classic grade II or III winter climb? Do you enjoy mountaineering and winter hill... [ full story ]

thumb There are many different aspects to the winter climbing and mountaineering game - from ice falls and snowed up buttresses, to... [ full story ]

thumb The new gold standard for leashless technical ice tools has arrived. The DMM Switch is equally at home on the steepest ice, the... [ full story ]

thumb If you are stepping out on a modern winter route you need to be armed with the right ice tool for the job. You need the sort of... [ full story ]

thumb Your walking and mountaineering axe is a constant companion on a variety of snowy adventures. It helps to keep you safe when the... [ full story ]

AXE Cryo2 Nov 2013

thumb The best solution for climbing vertical sections in a relaxed and safe way. This is the first technical ice axe with two... [ full story ]

DMM Terrier Nov 2013

thumb Decent protection can be hard to find on winter climbs, even on pure ice routes you often need to fish around for alternative... [ full story ]

thumb The Blade Runner represents a new era in technical ice crampons. A wealth of innovative features combine to create a crampon that... [ full story ]

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Winter Hardware Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb The lightest technical crampons currently available allied to a very clever modular design that means they will fit many... [ full review ]

thumb DMM's new top of the range ice tools do not disappoint when it gets steep and lairy, but are they versatile enough to span across... [ full review ]

thumb Sarah Stirling reviews some lightweight skis from Ski Trab. They were good on the uphills, but how did they cope with the... [ full review ]

thumb Steve Long reviews the RescYou, Mammut's innovative crevasse rescue device, which can be used to rescue yourself or other... [ full review ]

thumb According to Viv Scott, the Petzl Lynx and Black Diamond Stinger are leading the charge in lightweight replaceable front crampon... [ full review ]

thumb Viv Scott tests out DMM's new Apex ice axe, and a revision of their old favourite – the Fly. "Both the Apex and Fly feel very... [ full review ]

thumb The UKC team looks at high performing ice axes from top brands such as Petzl, DMM, Black Diamond, Grivel and Edelrid. If you... [ full review ]

thumb Skis allow you an amazing freedom of access in the winter, says Jon Griffith - not only because you can 'skin' there quicker and... [ full review ]

thumb Toby Archer checks out some winter hardware from Italian brand Climbing Technology. It's reasonably priced, but is it any good? [ full review ]

thumb 'Cyborg' brings up images of Robocop and Terminator, says Kevin Avery. So did these crampons give him any special powers? [ full review ]


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