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Ronnie Dickson: First above-knee amputee to climb V10/7C+

US climber Ronnie Dickson believes he has become the first above-knee amputee to climb V10/7C+ with an ascent of in Joe's Valley, Utah. Ronnie set this goal five years ago and with lots of dedicated training has finally been able to accomplish it....

Major Rockfall on Squamish Chief

A major rockslide has occurred on the  - also known as the Stawamus Chief - in Canada. No climbers or walkers are believed to have been affected...

COMPETITION - Win a Pair of Five Ten Guide Tennies

We made the world’s first approach shoe in 1985 with our ground-breaking product – the Five Tennie.  It’s gone through several changes throughout the...
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Brand New Climbing Trousers from Marmot - Mono Pant / Leah Pant

At Marmot we have been working on our climbing trouser collection for a few years now and the time has finally come when we are finally ready to launch our brand new cragging pants.

Legwear is perhaps one of the most important garments for a climber that isn’t PPE or shoes. Finding the balance between function, comfort, fit and of course style, is a tricky thing and so we turned to our highly accomplished team of MarmotPRO’s to help us fine tune our brand new collection.

The Mono (mens) and Leah (womens) are our all new trousers – aimed at any climber looking for legwear that won’t hold them back when they are going for a big onsight, that will work with them while they work-out whilst training at the climbing wall and will look good heading to and from either.

We blended 64% Cotton, 32% Nylon and 4% Elastane to create the fabric in the Mono and the Leah. The result is a crag-friendly stretch cotton. Ultra-soft to the touch, durable to protect against scuffs on rough rock and stretchy to allow unrestricted movement.

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Everest Climbers Scammed Out of Thousands in Himalaya

A group of nine mountaineers have had thousands of pounds stolen by their Himalayan tour operator. The team of eight Greeks and one Indian had paid a reported...

Photo of the Week
Stretching it out on Flying Buttress Direct
Brian Pollock

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

There were 253 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

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The Chamonix Valley extends along 30 km and includes the villages of Servoz , Les Houches, Chamonix, Argentière and Vallorcine. It is one of the most visited natural sites in the world for its breathtaking scenery (the Mont Blanc 4810m, the Mer de Glace, France’s largest glacier, the Aiguille du Midi, the highest cable car in Europe 3824m and the Panoramic Mont-Blanc gondola, an aerial journey to Italy across the glaciers). Click HERE to access our website and take a virtual visit.

Many are the summer activities on offer to both the sports enthusiasts and families : 350 km of hiking trails and a choice of 30 different outdoor activities, for both children and adults (mountain biking, tennis, golf, water sports including an aquatic center, hiking, trail running, mountaineering, paragliding, climbing, yoga excursions etc…). But Chamonix is also a vibrant town with outstanding recreational facilities and  a choice of over 100 restaurants spas and hotels

And this summer, Chamonix Mont-Blanc will be celebrating the 150th anniversary 1865: an eventful year when the Golden Age of Alpinism (1854–1865) reached its climax. 1865 was immortalized by 65 first ascents across the Alps and 7 in the Mont-Blanc Massif including the Aiguille Verte, the Grandes Jorasses and the remarkable Brenva Spur on Mont-Blanc! Click HERE to access the full 1865 program.

Summer Specials 2015
Adventure 1865 from 257€/pp for a 3-night stay
incl. hotel, lift pass, choice of a full day or half day outdoor guided activity and museums pass
Chamonix  UCPA Trail Training from 230€/pp
for a 3 night stay  incl. accommodation and group training
Summer Offer from 207€/pp for a 3-night stay
incl. hotel and a 2-day lift pass
Click HERE to access our Summer Specials

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