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UKC Weekly Newsletter for 19th July Search:
The BMC is in the planning stages of updating the Regional Access Database (RAD). They are aiming to make it much more user friendly and modernise the whole system, but they want to know which features are used, those that aren't and what is missing from the current version before they go ahead with the overhaul.

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New Product: Report: The OutDoor Show And 2012 Award Winners
OutDoor West Foyer, 6 kbAward-winning product highlights from OutDoor, Europe's main summer gear event. This year 900 exhibitors from 40 countries were showcasing innovations and gear in the pipeline for 2013. Over the coming weeks we'll preview 2013 gear in categories from climbing hardware to mountain clothing.
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Photo of the Week
Mich Kemeter freesolos the F6a last pitch of Durandal, in the Verdon gorges of France., 85 kb
"Mich Kemeter freesolos the F6a last pitch of Durandal, in the Verdon gorges of France." © Alexandre Buisse
Icebreaker, 49 kb

Icebreaker

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Forums
The most popular Climbing Forums in the world, with 7,400 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...
*  Yosemite bowline not safe for climbing
*  UK best soft touches
*  Mont Blanc avalanche this morning
*  Best UK Climb which no longer exists
*  UKC Fit Club week 278
*  Mountain rescue UK vs alpine countries
*  Best UK Climb Name
*  Go Activities - Three Peaks Challenge, purely...
*  Photo voting part 375
The No.1 poster in our Top 40 Posters this week was stonemaster.
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
Start of the day, 3 kb
Gallery of the Week
Our Photo Gallery contains a unique collection of over 146,100 images from UKClimbing users, with 200 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 1,776 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:

VIDEO/BIO: Classic Alpinism - Emilio Comici: In this article we have a short introduction to Italian climbing legend Emilio Comici, written by Fabrizio Mamolo, and a fantastic video that was spotted on Youtube and...
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...
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