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Top Ten Tips for Improving your Bouldering Grade

Bouldering is viewed by many as climbing in its purest, most elemental form, the beauty of this being the ease at which you can practice and enjoy climbing without the hassle of excessive gear – be it indoors or out. Additionally, as a discipline that feeds well into...

Freerider flashed by Pete Whittaker

Pete Whittaker has flashed the 32 pitch route Freerider 5.12d on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley over three days, becoming potentially the first person ever to...

OIA Outdoor Reader Survey - Big Prizes!

This survey is being conducted by the Outdoor Industries Association in order to find out more about how and why people participate in Outdoor Activities, as well as the...
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Join Cavell Nurses' Trust in the Canadian Rockies!

At some point in our lives we all benefit from the amazing work and care of either a nurse, midwife or healthcare assistant. Sometimes, these caring individuals will also need looking after. They may find themselves in a position of financial and emotional hardship through illness, low income or domestic abuse. This is where the Cavell Nurses' Trust can step in to help them through difficult times.

We are looking for 100 individuals to join us for a fundraising week in the Canadian Rockies, filled with a choice of activities to suit you; ranging from rock climbing and mountain biking to kayaking and white water rafting, with the ultimate challenge: an ascent of Mount Edith Cavell! There is something for everyone!
Set yourself the ultimate challenge and join us for the experience of a lifetime!

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COMPETITION: Win a Spitfire One Jacket from Montane

Montane’s Spitfire One is a mountaineering belay jacket built for tough, cold conditions, perfect for climbers like Montane’s Andy Kirkpatrick. Heavily...

Photo of the Week
Valentine Fabre high on the Peuterey Arête to Mont Blanc de Cormayeur
Ben Tibbetts

Congratulations to Ben Tibbetts for being voted Gallery of the Week by UKC users.

There were 129 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

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Osprey Mutant 38. Any route. Any season.

For year-round use, whether that's climbing in summer or winter, your search for a reliable climbing partner is over. The Mutant is a pack to be climbed with - superlight, strippable and versatile.

The ventilated foam backpanel and harness function in either warm summer environments or bitterly cold winter ascents. A removable HDPE frame-sheet and aluminium stay provide the suspension needed for carrying gear whilst offering enough dynamic flexibility not to hinder any key movements.

Key features you don't want to miss:

  • Integrated ski/climbing helmet storage
  • FlapJacket™ top cover for use without lid
  • Sewn in hipbelt, reverse wrap stowable
  • Dual ToolLock™ for ice axe attachment
  • Side ski carry.
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Events Diary
View the Events Diary for Competitions, lectures and even club meets. Here's some for the next 7 days: