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Statement of Youth: Hunter House Road and the Dole

<p>The 1980s was a time of social upheaval and this was reflected in the lives of climbers at the time. Jerry Moffatt, Ben Moon and others lived in a house with up to 20 other people. The state of the house was horrendous, but at least there were people to go climbing with. There were very...

FEATURE: Poetry - Song of Bare Blåbær

Feature Poetry - Song of Bare Blåbær

On World Poetry Day, Sarah-Jane Dobner shares a scrapbook of observations, sensations and memories from a trip to the...

Avalanche Basics Part 2: Staying Safe

In part 1 of this series Mountaineering Instructor Mark Reeves looked at how avalanches occur; here in part 2 he suggests ways to assess the risk, spot the warning signs and stay out of trouble

Whither the BMC?

Ahead of the British Mountaineering Council AGM on 30th/31st March, Simon Lee takes stock of where our national body is currently and the direction in which it may be heading... Climbers and upland hillwalkers are very fortunate to have a strong and single national...

Skills Avalanche Basics Part 1: Anatomy of an Avalanche

From the still-evolving science behind them to tips on how best to avoid getting caught out, avalanches are a huge and complex subject. But even a little knowledge could be a life saver. In this two-part article Mountaineering Instructor Mark...

Destination Guide Greece - In Search of Solitude

Frygani, Kalogria, Varasova, Mytikas and Meteora? I'm guessing that like me you have never heard of them, well except for the last in the list, which is well known as a UNESCO world heritage site.

The Geology of Britain - A Climber's Perspective: Part 1 - Igneous Rocks

Interview Perfect Partners #16 - Malcolm Bass and Simon Yearsley

Digital Feature The Finest Crags in the UK & Ireland: Almscliff

Interview Nick Bullock - Comfort

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

REVIEW: LEKI Black Series Micro Vario Carbon Pole

LEKI Black Series Micro Vario Carbon Pole

This is a superb and well-designed folding pole that improves on previous LEKI models. The new mechanism may become the standard that others one day follow, says Alan James

Petzl NOMIC and ERGONOMIC

Martin McKenna makes the best of a lean season to trial Petzl's two new top-end technical ice tools.

Osprey Skarab 30 Pack

This versatile day pack is well suited to hillwalking and general outdoor life, says Dan Bailey. It'll even do you for a lightweight hut trip...


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

PRODUCT NEWS: Wild Country Passive Protection Range

Wild Country Passive Protection Range

Wild Country is one of the original creators of passive protections with its Classic Rocks. Continuing to innovate with more versatile and lightweight protection options, the Wild Country passive protection range covers all manners of sizes and sh...

Rab Sleeping Bag Range

Driven by a pursuit of excellence, we believe the best way to ensure the quality of our sleeping bags is to fill them in our own factory in Derbyshire. This allows us to strictly control the amount and quality of the down going into our bags. Once they are...

The Upgraded Deuter Exosphere

Deuter's Exopshere range of sleeping bags has been totally revamped for Spring 2019, offering unparalleled comfort and a perfect night's sleep and with the ability to expand by up to 25% you will be able to move more than ever before.


Marketing Coordinator - Cycle (Lyon Outdoor)

In the cycle industry we are best known as the U.K. and Irish distributor for Ortlieb luggage, Salsa & Bombtrack bicycles, Tubus racks and Teravail Tyres. However, our extensive portfolio also includes quality outdoor accessory brands making us a...

Duty Manager, Big Rock in Milton Keynes

Big Rock Climbing in Milton Keynes has a reputation for quality climbing and community spirit. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity...

Youth Climbing Instructor - Barking and Dagenham

Do you want to use your sport and climbing experience to enable young people to learn new skills and access our indoor climbing wall?  Do you enjoy helping young people overcome challenges and seeing them achieve?  You will be passionate...