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Arc'teryx Lakeland Revival: Why do you love the Lake District?

People tell us why they love the Lake District. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

The sixth Arc'teryx Lakeland Revival is in full swing. From the 4th May to 31st August participants are invited to climb the suggested routes put together by the Fell and Rock Climbing Club.

To get involved participants must collect a route card from one of the designated retailers (Needle Sports, George Fisher or the Sticklebarn) and climb one of the suggested routes, whilst ensuring they snap some evidence of the crag or selfie photo. Once completed they can then...

Friendly scenes at the WTF 2019.  © Jessie Leong

My Weekend as a Learner at the Women's Trad Festival

Christine Liang writes about her experience as a learner at the Women's Trad Festival... Women...

Gogarth Main Cliff.  © Sarah-Jane Dobner
Gogarth Main Cliff.  © Sarah-Jane Dobner

Gogarth - A Gala Performance

Gogarth took to the stage - cliffs and humans and animals - all larger than life. A place of arias, disguises, pomp, extravagance and showy dramatics. The Hollywood of Wales! Diva territory! Poems from a glorious long weekend in May by Sarah-Jane Dobner...

Always a Little Further cover  © Ronald Turnbull
Always a Little Further cover  © Ronald Turnbull

Mountain Literature Classics: Always a Little Further by Alastair Borthwick

Great mountain writing doesn't have to involve great mountains, says Ronald Turnbull, and this charming account of postwar bumbling is a case in point.

Correct body position for side-pulls.  © Nick Brown
Correct body position for side-pulls.  © Nick Brown

Skills Using Undercuts and Sidepulls

Many climbers find that they're OK at pulling straight down, but for some reason when the holds are upside down or face sideways they always seem to struggle. It's no surprise that we're prone to getting flustered when confronted by undercuts, side-pulls or...

A normal X ray of the right hand – palm up. The scaphoid is the cashew shaped bone on the right forming part of the wrist  © UKC Articles
A normal X ray of the right hand – palm up. The scaphoid is the cashew shaped bone on the right forming part of the wrist  © UKC Articles

What every Climber should know about their Scaphoid Bones

Medical experts and climbers Dr Jeremy Windsor and Mr Tim Halsey share a helpful guide for a commonly occurring yet not widely discussed injury: the dreaded scaphoid fracture...

Janja Garnbret pulls off another feat of impressive competition climbing in Munich, 2019.  © Sytse van Slooten/IFSC

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Selection Explained

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Seven Lonely Days - The Rescue of Alexander Gukov

'I want climbing to be a big part of my life, but I also want to be less tied up in it.'  © Matt Crawford

Coming Back

Lenin Peak, North Face: Standard route ascends middle of glacier then trends right and goes on to right ridge line via Camp 1.  © JSTaylor

Destination Guide Lenin Peak 7,134m - The World's easiest Seven Thousander?


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

The pot features heat-proof handles and a heat-distributing base  © Lorraine McCall

Sigma Pot Set from Sea to Summit

Lorraine McCall swaps her usual lightweight titanium pots for this sturdy and user-friendly steel cook set from Sea to Summit.

Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear
Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

Approach Shoes

Whether you're approaching a mountain crag or out on a scramble or via ferrata, an approach shoe will be lighter and more nimble than a boot, yet more supportive and technically capable than a running shoe. In this group test we check out ten models from big brands.

L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket montage  © John McKenna
L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket montage  © John McKenna

The North Face Summit L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket & Summit L1 Climb Trousers

John McKenna tries this combination of a light shell jacket and softshell trousers on the rainy Scottish hills and crags.


Luci Base Light  © MPOWERED

Open Comp Win a Luci Solar Inflatable Base Light

Luci MPOWERED are pleased to announce the arrival of the biggest and most powerful Luci to date. Our newest light evenly disperses up to 300 lumens of light, creating a beautiful, bright glow to light up your camp or outdoor space. Like our other ...

Helvellyn and White Side from Raise (Bob Graham, leg 2)  © Cicerone
Helvellyn and White Side from Raise (Bob Graham, leg 2)  © Cicerone

Open Comp Win a Big Rounds backpacking bundle with Cicerone

Win a Big Rounds backpacking bundle! The Big Rounds - the Bob Graham, the Paddy Buckley and the Charlie Ramsay - are Britain's three most challenging long-distance mountain rounds and this guidebook is packed full of advice on how to...

Cascade Designs Comp  © UKC Gear
Cascade Designs Comp  © UKC Gear

Open Comp Therm-a-Rest's lightest, most packable insulated mattress to date

Therm-a-Rest's NeoAir UberLite is the lightest air mattress available today, and provides backpackers with a must-have addition to their lightweight kit this summer.


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

MSR® Zoic™ tent keeps you cool and dry on warm-weather adventures

Lightweight, spacious and breathable, the MSR Zoic Tent Series is perfect for backpackers looking to add comfort to their lightweight kit this summer.

Sport Chain  © Climbing Technology
Sport Chain  © Climbing Technology

Climbing Technology Sport Climbing Highlights

Although Climbing Technology design gear for all types of climbing, it's probably fair to say that sport climbing equipment forms the core of their range. CT are based on the outskirts of Milan, close the Italian Alps and a number of world...

Turquoise both sizes  © Pongoose
Turquoise both sizes  © Pongoose

The Pongoose Climber 1000+

Pongoose are excited to announce the launch of their much-anticipated longer length clipstick, the Pongoose Climber 1000+, and to now be offering two different length clipsticks for sport climbers everywhere.


Arctic Adventures Iceland Winter 2020 vacancies.  © GlacierGuides
Arctic Adventures Iceland Winter 2020 vacancies.  © GlacierGuides

Arctic Adventures Iceland Winter 2020 vacancies.

Arctic Adventures (Iceland) is hiring for the upcoming winter 2019/20 season, with vacancies covering glacier hiking, ice caves, driving, snowmobile excursions, driving, as well as various hospitality and catering roles. If you sign up to the...

Multiple Opportunities at White Spider - Surbiton  © Spider Climbing Group
Multiple Opportunities at White Spider - Surbiton  © Spider Climbing Group

Multiple Opportunities at White Spider - Surbiton

White Spider are looking for enthusiastic, flexible people to work in our Front of House Team and Marketing Department. Find out more about the Job...

Climbing Instructor At The Castle Climbing Centre  © The Castle Climbing Centre
Climbing Instructor At The Castle Climbing Centre  © The Castle Climbing Centre

Climbing Instructor At The Castle Climbing Centre, London

We're looking for a qualified and enthusiastic climbing instructor, able to instruct people of all ages and abilities, including differently abled climbers.