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FIRST LOOK: New Climbing Gear for 2025

Get a look at some great looking climbing gear coming to shops in 2025. 

Post-Event Report: 2024 Arc'teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix

The 2024 edition of the Arc'teryx Alpine Academy took place earlier this month, from the 4th of...

My Map of the World

Niall Grimes writes about his early days of climbing in Donegal... When I was little, I hardly knew what the world was, nor my place in it. On the dinner table there was a salt and pepper set, two little cubes of glass with silver tops, and they both sat inside a...

Climbing Moves We Might See in the Paris 2024 Olympics - and How to Do Them

Indoor climbing movement has evolved considerably over the last decade to become more dynamic and parcour-like. Even in the time since the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, some spectacular new moves have entered the World Cup...

Opinion Pumped Storage Hydro in the Highlands - Is Anywhere Still Off Limits?

Are the enormous Earba and Fearna hydro projects merely the thin end of an ever bigger wedge? In a planning free-for-all for energy in Scotland, where will we draw the line? It's not yet too late to shed light on the...

Destination Guide Langdale: 10 Crags for a Lakeland Rock Apprenticeship

Anna Fleming shares her top ten picks for a rock apprenticeship in Langdale.

Trekking in Bhutan - Taking On The Lunana Snowman

12 Sport Climbing Highlights to Look Forward to in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Dorothy Pilley's Climbing Days: The Great Year

Mountain Photography For Beginners: 20 Top Tips


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Ethel by Helen Mort

This fascinating, lyrical biography of an unsung heroine of countryside conservation hits the shelves at a time when monumental national decisions on land use and planning are once again high on the agenda. As we stride into the future, there a...

Lowe Alpine AirZone Ultra 26L Hiking Pack

Sharon Kennedy was so taken with this stripped-back, lightweight pack that she instantly nicked the men's version from her partner Graham. It's only fair that she writes the review to explain why... 

Mammut Taiss HS Hooded Jacket

Top-end technical shells come at top-end prices. But if you don't require the ultimate in winter protection then you needn't spend so much. John McKenna trials a rather more affordable mountaineering shell, but one that still packs a punch in terms of...


Open Comp Win a BetaStick EVO

Raising the bar in remote clipping for more than 15 years. The original BetaStick was born, designed and built in 2002, in Sheffield, UK to smoothly and efficiently clip bolts. It has become the market leader in remote clipping devices, worldwi...

Open Comp Win an EDELRID PINCH

The EDELRID PINCH is one of our biggest innovations since the OHM or our Cut Protect range of ropes. Offering a completely new belaying experience, the PINCH is the first device on the market that can be attached directly to the belay loop of the climbing harness,...

Open Comp Win a Mountain Equipment Helium 250 Sleeping Bag

Win a Men's or Women's Mountain Equipment Helium 250 Sleeping Bag - weighing less than most bottles of water and packing down equally small, this is the perfect bag for the dedicated warm-weather backpacker.


Gear News & Press Releases

These are announcements direct from Manufacturers & Brands

Nalgene Colour Block – New Colours for the Summer.

Fully committed to the circular economy, Nalgene have pioneered the use of Tritan RenewTM resin to construct their iconic drinks bottle.

Equip celebrates five years of partnership with the Outward Bound Trust

Environmental Responsibility with EDELRID

Fontainebleau Route Setting Course with Jacky Godoffe


Duty Manager - Rockcity, Hull

Continuing 30 years of growth and development, Rockcity Climbing Centre in Hull is now looking to expand its team even further to include a new, experienced, Duty Manager.

Service Technician, Safe Climb

We are seeking a friendly and adaptable Service Technician to join our team.  As a Service Technician, you will play a vital role in ensuring the safety and functionality of our clients Auto Belays, climbing walls, Mobile walls and various other height safety...

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