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Whether you're out for a jolly with a group of friends or immersed in the wild on a soulful solo trip, camping up in the hills far from civilisation is one of life's essential experiences. As outdoor activities go this one is refreshingly simple and takes no special talent at all; indeed it mostly involves just lying down. But if you're a wild camping novice you may still have a few questions.

What sort of tent is best?

Dan Bailey explains in Top Ten Tips for Wild Camping
New Product: VIDEO: Neil Gresham Discusses the Petzl Ange Carabiner
The new Petzl Ange, using a single wire post for the gate, 4 kbNeil Gresham runs through the benefits of Petzl Ange carabiners and quickdraws, and explains how and when best to use them.
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Photo of the Week
Amazing., 78 kb
"Amazing." © Matt K Kelley Photography
Icebreaker, 49 kb

Icebreaker

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Forums
The most popular Climbing Forums in the world, with 7,900 new messages last week. Talk about the routes you're going to do, ethical debates, foreign trips, winter routes and conditions or expeditions. Some of the busiest of the 1000+ topics this week included:
*  Tour de France - Live Discussion (Contains...
*  Best UK 'traverse' routes
*  Best S/HS's in North Wales.
*  Best UK "Corner" routes
*  Trad climbing next to sport climbing - Why not?
*  Anyone on here use a film SLR?
*  Best UK 'Arete' routes.
*  750 ish road bike??
*  Dog at the crag-tips please
*  Climbing on the Ribblehead viaduct
The No.1 poster in our Top 40 Posters this week was EZ.
Climbing in la Buitrera Canyon, Piedra Parada, Chubut, Argentina, 36 kb

This is your chance to win a place on this year's Petzl RocTrip Argentina.

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Latest News
All the Latest News from the UK and around the world. No more waiting for next month's magazine:
Photos
britomartis, 3 kb
Gallery of the Week
Our Photo Gallery contains a unique collection of over 145,800 images from UKClimbing users, with 300 new photos added this week.

As a registered user you can upload your photos into your personal gallery, as well as voting on any photo on the site. This week we had 1,839 votes, and the top voter was ITS.

Congratulations to Nadir khan, our Gallery of the Week as voted by UKC users.

Events Diary
All the dates you need in our Events Diary for Competitions, lectures and even club meets:
Latest Articles
Read our Latest Articles for inspirational rock destinations, interviews, gear reviews, competitions and much more:

COMPETITION: Win a place on this year's Petzl RocTrip...: This is your chance to win a place on this year's Petzl RocTrip Argentina.
COMPETITION: The Race Along the Cuillin Ridge: In a spell of extraordinary good weather in May, two teams from Outside in Hathersage and V12 - Outdoor in Llanberis raced along the Cuillin Ridge taking part in...
COMPETITION: Keith Sharples 'Be in my Calendar' 2013 Comp: It's time for the Keith Sharples and UKClimbing.com 'Be in my Calendar' Competition again. The previous competitions have all seen a terrific response from...
How to tie in to the rope: The first and perhaps most important skill you learn as a climber is how to tie on to the end of the rope. The most commonly used knots are the 're-threaded figure-of-eight' and the 'bowline...
Top Ten Tips for Wild Camping : Whether you're out for a jolly with a group of friends or immersed in the wild on a soulful solo trip, camping up in the hills far from civilisation is one of life's essential...
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