The Fifty - The Mountain Why

The goal was simple, ride bikes, loaded down with 100 pounds of climbing, skiing and camping equipment, over 1000 miles to ski three of The Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America. A tiring adventure and a sufferfest of course, but in the context of an ongoing global pandemic, a nation divided by chaos and a populace on the brink, a simple adventure throws the simple act of adventure into question. Why purposely suffer? Why selfishly pursue adventure? Why go into the mountains at all? All questions that a month long adventure begins to throw into your mind. Starring Cody Townsend and...

Meet the activists helping to diversify the outdoors: Cherelle Harding of Steppers UK

A recent survey found that while more than 16% of White people in England...

Skills Using Boards For Training - Mindset & Technique

In his fourth article on board climbing, Neil Gresham looks at mindset and overcoming the difficulty of board climbing. He then examines the advanced movement skills which you can hone through climbing on boards.

The Last Ice Man of Chimborazo

Alex Outhwaite tells the story of Baltazar Uscha, an indigenous Ecuadorian man whose lifelong career of collecting ice from the country's fourth highest peak, Chimborazo, has made him acutely aware of glacial melt due to climate change. Today, his focus is...

In Focus The Rough Guide to Climbing in the Solar System

THE LIST of people that have summited Mount Everest is hovering around the 10,000 mark. The long-hoped-for winter ascent of K2 was finally pulled off in January. The fourteen eight-thousand metre peaks have very much been 'done' in all...

Opinion It's Time to End Burning on Grouse Moors

While the public are implored not to start wildfires, the practise of burning heather for grouse moor management takes place on a huge scale, and is often carried out on peat bogs, a vital carbon store. Ending 'muirburn' could boost both biodiversity...

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Skills Using Boards for Training - Tactics and Planning

Finding head space in the outdoors.  © Ruth Keeley

Where's Your Head At? Keep Mental Health in Check Post-Lockdown

In Focus Culm Dancing: Voyages of Discovery (1976-1990)

Powerful dynamic moves on big holds provide a contrast to short snatchy moves on smaller holds, allowing the emphasis of traini  © Nick Brown - UKC

Skills Using Boards for Training - Training Methods

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Five Ten Hiangle, Hiangle LV and Hiangle Pro

Rob Greenwood looks at the three recent models in Five Ten's Hiangle range - the Hiangle, Hiangle LV and Hiangle Pro. The latter, in particular, is a very different beast from the others, he says. But which is his favourite?

Trekmates Drypack RS 30L

This is a simple, lightweight and well designed roll-top rucksack, says Toby Archer. Aside from its reasonable price tag, the chief selling point is that it is waterproof, saving you using drybags or a liner, and making it particularly suitable for wet pursuits...

Montane Terra Pack Pants

With spring in the air and summer just around the corner, it might be time to start thinking about light, cool legwear. Martin McKenna has been wearing Terra Pack Pants since last summer (though he assures us he's taken them off occasionally to launder).

Open Comp UK Classic Rock Summer Challenge

To celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the Joe Brown Shops in Snowdonia, The International School of Mountaineering (ISM), The Climbers Shop, The Joe Brown Shops and UKC have teamed up to offer you a fantastic summer rock climbing challenge right...

Open Comp Enter Outside's competition and win a Gore-Tex jacket from Rab

Why wait for the clouds to clear? Made for unpredictable weather, Rab's Zenith jacket pairs GORE-TEX® PACLITE® Plus with protective features to keep out the worst of the weather.

Open Comp Win a pair of Five Ten NIAD Lace climbing shoes

Face or crack. Gritstone or limestone. The adidas Five Ten Niad is a time-tested and all-around classic climbing shoe. Versatile Stealth® C4™ rubber edges, grips and smears across all surfaces, indoors and out. The form fit heel and...

Gear News

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Sweatproofing and the ever-changing UK weather

Now is the perfect time to give your valued baselayers some TLC with our range of Nikwax Sweatproofing washes.

New Sicily guide added to Rockfax Digital

The brand new guide to Sicily is now available on Rockfax Digital. Sicily is about to become the new winter sun destination everyone's talking about: sunshine, brilliant routes at every grade, glittering sea and beautiful scenery aren't to be...

New Additions to the Home Wall Range from Interface Climbing

The Interface climbing wall range has expanded to offer a new width, a new height and a screw-on only holds option to create the most versatile home climbing system on the market. Plus, the release of a futon sofa and an...

Latest Deals

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Deals on Scarpa walking boots and climbing shoes, save 30%

Kailash Plus GTX now £139, save 30%!

Field Guide - Antarctica, British Antarctic Survey

Description British Antarctic Survey is offering a unique opportunity as Field Guide in Antarctica. Field Guides will assist scientific colleagues...

Centre Manager Role - Transition Extreme

Transition Extreme is all about challenges.  We are at the heart of adventure sports in the heart of Aberdeen.  We are a unique proposition, in that we are a "third sector" organization providing much needed services to our local community.  In...

Alpine Club Office Manger, London

The Alpine Club is looking to appoint a full-time Office Manager at its headquarters in Shoreditch, London. The post involves running a small...

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