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The 1989 Guidebook Stanage VS Challenge

A recent post in the forums reported on an attempt of the "1989 Guidebook Stanage VS Challenge," which involves climbing all 36 starred VS routes from the definitive 1989 Stanage Guide. Jim Walton and Chris Guilka bravely took on the challenge and had a gutsy...

Desert Island Climbs #3: Andy Cave

In this series of interviews, we whisk off some of Britain's best climbers to a lonely desert island (we might give them a belayer to take along, if...

REVIEW: Eastern Grit Rockfax

In this review UKC regular Andy Birtwistle takes a look at the new edition of Eastern Grit, written by Chris Craggs, and published by UKC's sister company...
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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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COMPETITION: Win 1 of 6 Sets of Superlight Offset Rocks

Less is more... Subtle, superlight and secure, Superlight Offset Rocks are the lightest passive pro per size in the world. Simple, yet incredibly effective, they combine...

Photo of the Week
The third noteworthy pitch of 'Late to say I'm sorry'. Grand Rocheuse.
F McCann

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

There were 190 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

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Summer is the time of climbing outdoors – and the time when the latest climbing fashion and gear is available! Check out our hottest climbing brands now:

Red Chili | La Sportiva | Chillaz | Edelrid | E9 | Moon Climbing | Maloja | Gentic

We’re particulary proud of having Gentic back in stock. The insiders’ tip was founded in 1987 with the claim to produce young and colorful climbing fashion off the mainstream. Famous climbers like the Huber brothers favour Gentic due to their individual an easy-going style. After a few years of silence Gentic celebrates its comeback now - check it out!

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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: