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Winter Hardware News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

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 ]

thumb The Haglofs Vojd ABS Pack is the lighest fully integrated ABS pack on the market, Perfect for freeride skiing and alpine touring.... [ full story ]

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Winter Hardware Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

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 ]

thumb The first thing I noticed about the Darts is that there is basically nothing to them. But that is most certainly a good thing.... [ full review ]

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