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In this comparison review we have ice screws from the best in the business. From classic designs that have been around for a while through to new and ground breaking ice screws that will shave weight off your rack and bite in to the ice better than ever before. But which...

Essential Winter Skills: Walking With an Ice Axe

UKHillwalking and UKClimbing are featuring a series of articles on key hill skills in association with Mountain Training, the provider of...

INTERVIEW: Dave Macleod's book Make or Break released

Dave Macleod's latest book Make or Break: Don't let climbing injuries dictate your success is now available to pre-order. Following the success of his first...
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Updates To The 'Attack' Range Make The Best Mountain Packs In The World, Even Better

Lowe Alpine understand mountaineering. The heritage of the company is firmly rooted in the mountains. The updated Attack range is the pinnacle of this heritage. Everything  learned from 48 years of making climbing packs is distilled into this range.

Featuring the Alpine Attack (RRP £90.00) – A classic alpine pack. Lightweight and stacked with useful, well considered features.

The Mountain Attack (RRP £100.00) – The classic all-rounder. Comfortable, versatile and great for carrying loads over multi-day adventures

The Attack Lite (RRP £70.00) – One for the purists. Striped back to bare essentials. Super lightweight and incredibly strong.

The Peak Attack (RRP - £60.00) – Fully featured entry level mountain pack at an incredible price. Outstanding features, super tough and looks great.

Find out more about all the packs in the Attack range by visiting the Lowe Alpine Website.

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COMPETITION: Win a Pair of Five Ten Hiangle

  For the cost conscious climber looking to battle high angle terrain, the new Hiangle balance performance, comfort, and affordability....

Photo of the Week
Dale Comley soloing Fluorescent Adolescent, E6 6a/6b, Leicestershire, UK

Congratulations to Al Todd for being voted Gallery of the Week by UKC users.

There were 236 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

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Winter Sale started - Get a free quickdraw on top!

It's great to see that since we started bergfreunde.co.uk many of you gave us a chance - and excellent feedback and reviews afterwards. Many thanks!

That’s why we want to give something back to you: Get a free nylon quickdraw from climbing technology (worth £13) on your next order exceeding £40! Simply enter the code vn-ukc in the shopping cart.*

Furthermore we're happy to present you the first season sale since we launched: Up to 50% off on thousands of outdoor clothing and gear products. If you're looking out for a new hardshell jacket, hoodie or climbing pant - now it's your chance for a bargain (with the quickdraw on top)!

Rock on – Your Bergfreunde.co.uk team!

*Only one free gift per order. Cannot be combined with other codes. Valid until February 15th 2015.

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