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Big Blocing in Madagascar - Tsaranoro Bouldering

Eadan Cunningham travels to Madagascar with a group of friends and older brother. His goal, to discover, clean and climb untouched boulders. Their goal, to develop a hard big wall on the granite cliffs of Tsaranoro. We both succeeded and here is what I got up to on the trip of a lifetime...

ARTICLE: 51 Degrees North - Winter Climbing in South Wales

51 Degrees North - Winter Climbing in South Wales

David Kilner shares some local knowledge for South Walian Winter climbing, inspired by Toby Archer's popular...

Interview Cholita Climber Lidia Huayllas on Summiting Aconcagua

We recently reported that a group of five Aymara indigenous women from Bolivia - known as cholitas escaladoras, the cholita* climbers - had summited Aconcagua (6961m) in the Argentinian Andes. The cholitas started climbing five years...

Interview Reading Between the Lines - David Roberts

With ample space and time to think, it's no surprise that the most captivating climbing stories are ones that go beyond gear and grades - ideas and commentary on wider society permeate mountain literature. In this series of interviews, we talk to...

Destination Guide Gorges de l'Aveyron

Somewhere this good would have queues on every route, right? I saw only a handful of other climbers in the course of a two-week trip, and some of those were friends I'd arranged to meet there. Toby Dunn spills the beans on a top French climbing area rarely...

Grappling with Fear - Mid Climb

Sally Lisle shares four simple (but not necessarily easy) tools to help you grapple with fear when it kicks in mid climb... If you are operating on the cusp of controlling/losing control of your fear response, it is highly valuable to have a few techniques...

Digital Feature Humans of Climbing: Volume 3

The Natural

Interview Perfect Partners #15: Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall

Podcast Factor Two - S2 Episode 3: Rick Allen - Clouds Come and Go

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

REVIEW: Alpkit Bouldering Mats - Origin, Mujo, and Project

Alpkit Bouldering Mats - Origin, Mujo, and Project

Over the past few years Alpkit have been investing in their UK factory. They've also been working on their range of bouldering mats, which saw a complete overhaul late last year. With six new pads to choose from, we test the three largest.

Montane Icarus Flight

Maybe it's the good cut, maybe it's the breathability, or maybe it's the balance between insulation and airflow - but there's just something about the Icarus Flight that works, says Rob Greenwood

Exposure Headtorches

Made in the UK, these units are small, rugged and very powerful. But is this the perfect mountain torch? Dan Bailey has reservations


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

PRODUCT NEWS: Tony Howard's new autobiography is now available to pre-order

Tony Howard's new autobiography is now available to pre-order

Tony Howard rose to fame in 1965 as a member of a group of young climbers from northern England who made the first British ascent of Norway's Troll Wall; a climb described by Joe Brown as, 'One of the greatest ever achievements by British rock cli...

Exciting updates for EDELRID's best sellers

Edelrid's three best selling harnesses have had some exciting updates for 2019. We have the Jay for men, the Jayne for women and the Finn for kids.

Five Ten Five Tennie

1985 Five Ten released the first approach shoe, the Five Tennie. Designed to be a tennis shoe that could climb 5.10 this award winning approach shoe has all the tech of a climbing shoe in the package of a casual sneaker.


Advertising Manager at new Adventure Magazine

Launching in spring 2019, BASE Magazine is a free quarterly magazine for all adventurers, explorers, and wilderness travellers. A brand new publication with great editorial range, BASE Magazine will publish features on major expeditions, achievable...

Join the Duty Manager Team at White Spider

White Spider is looking for an enthusiastic, flexible person to join our Operational Management Team. They will be part of the team responsible for leading the Front of House Team and managing the general operating of the centre during opening hours.

Ecommerce & Digital Marketing Executive, Jöttnar

Jöttnar produces the highest quality technical outdoor clothing for mountain sports. We're a young company, obsessive about outdoor gear and the places and sports we use it in. We're building a high performing team and delivering ambitious...