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Kendal Mountain Festival Trailer and Top 5 Climbing Speakers

The 2014 Kendal Mountain Festival starts this week, taking place from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd November. If you hadn't planned on attending then it may worth taking 2 minutes and 41 seconds out of your day to watch the trailer, we can guarantee it won't...

Pete Whittaker: Three Free Big Walls in Yosemite

We recently reported that Pete Whittaker had flashed the 32-pitch big wall route Freerider 5.12d , during a two-month long climbing trip in Yosemite...

Lochnagar - Winter Destination Guide

Of all Scotland’s iconic winter mountains, Lochnagar holds perhaps the greatest mystique. Isolated from the honeypot venues of the Northern Corries to the north, and...
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New Jöttnar base layer sets high standard

Completing the launch of its 2015 range, technical mountain clothing specialist Jöttnar, has introduced Uller - the first blended yak wool base layer designed for mountaineering, winter climbing and all-mountain skiing.

Uller is constructed from a unique blend of yak wool and synthetic fibres to provide effective temperature regulation and combines the best qualities of both natural and synthetic fibres limiting the build-up of bacteria and unpleasant odours, while also holding its shape for longer and providing greater strength than 100% woollen garments.

Tommy Kelly, Jöttnar co-founder, said: "Uller was designed specifically for severe conditions, using the exceptional properties inherent in yak wool. Yaks spend their lives at altitude - typically between 4,000 and 5,000m - and have evolved over millennia to survive the brutal conditions common in such places. Yak wool provides greater warmth, superior breathability and more effective moisture transfer than other materials commonly used in base layers. It's also incredibly hard-wearing."

Uller's versatility and attention to detail epitomise the Jöttnar range but the disciplined design is far from spartan.

Kelly added: "Uller is soft to the touch and luxurious to wear offering just the right degree of stretch for active use. Flat locked seams and the soft, stand up collar add comfort while the quarter-venting chest zip increases versatility."

Available to pre-order directly from Jöttnar, Uller will be available in selected retailers from early December.

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COMPETITION: Win an Osprey Mutant 28

Fancy getting your hands on a new Mutant pack? To celebrate their 40th Anniversary and the launch of the updated Mutant range, Osprey are offering you the chance to win...

Photo of the Week
Misha Gopaul high on the traverse of the Polish Route, Grandes Jorasses
Ben Tibbetts

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

There were 161 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

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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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