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THE TICKLIST: Jacopo Larcher makes a rare repeat of Meltdown

In this week's Ticklist, Rob talks us through Jacopo Larcher's rare ascent of Meltdown (5.14c) in Yosemite, Chaehyun Seo's outrageous form in Spain, and another world-class ascent from Adam Ondra.

Opinion Should We All Be Saying Yr Wyddfa?

Last week's news widely reported the announcement that the Welsh names Eryri (Snowdonia) and Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) will now...

Post Fails Not Sends - Sharing the Fun of Failure in Climbing

We spoke to @reebs.climbs about finding the joy of failing and falling in climbing and how her 'relatable beginners content' is has inspired newcomers to the sport. Rebecca McIntyre doesn't take herself or her climbing too...

Essay Soul and Sea on the Eiger

Freja Shannon writes about big runouts, bad weather, and perseverance, when taking on the Eiger.

Essay To Climb or not to climb; Where's My Motivation?

Mark Cobb writes about the hunt for motivation, and the power it brings when you find it.

Podcast Mountain Air - 9. Doug Bartholomew: Managing Beinn Eighe's Wild Spaces

From woodland regeneration to visitor engagement, what does it take to oversee an iconic mountain landscape on behalf of both nature and people? Dan Aspel talks with Doug Bartholomew, the man in charge of one of...

Olicana  © Dave Parry

Feature Grit Blocs - A Rummage Through The Offcuts Bin

El Cap Meadow.   © Tom Ripley

Things I Learned While Climbing (and previously failing on) The Nose of El Capitan

Conquistadors montage shot  © Lionel Terray

Mountain Literature Classics: Conquistadors of the Useless by Lionel Terray


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Scarpa Mescalito TRK GTX

Based on the popular Mescalito Mid approach shoe, but souped up for greater support on rough ground, the Mescalito TRK GTX is a well-made and capable three-season boot that's ideal for UK hillwalking and backpacking, says Sarah Douglas.

If it Ain't Broke - Gear that Goes On and On

In these days of growing environmental concern and shrinking budgets, we can't all be constantly buying brand gear. There's a lot to be said for making do with the stuff we already own. To celebrate our loyalty to much-loved and trusty bits of...

Tenaya Indalo

It's been years in development, but the long-promised Indalo is finally out. If you're after a very capable performance all-rounder, it was worth the wait, says Rob Greenwood. 


Open Comp Win a Berghaus Extrem MTN Arete Ultra Down Hoody RRP £350

The Extrem MTN Arete Ultra Down Hoody is built to provide superior warmth, mobility, and genuine mountain durability in the very harshest of conditions. Here's your chance to win one.

Open Comp Win a new limited edition Mutant Nimsdai 90 pack from Osprey worth £275 from Ellis

Designed together with Nepalese elite mountaineer and Osprey Ambassador Nirmal Purja MBE (Nimsdai) - the fastest person to climb all 14 of the world's 8,000m+ peaks, and the first to summit K2 in winter...

Open Comp Win a Sprayway Men's Zennor or Women's Maelor Jacket

Enter now to be in with a chance of winning the brand new Sprayway Zennor or Maelor. The Zennor and Maelor are the warmer siblings of our classic Anax softshell hoody. 


Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Harrier Kinder 10L Race Vest - £59

Meet the Kinder 10L. Inspired by fell runs on Kinder Scout in the Dark Peak, this running vest offers extra space for tougher runs requiring more kit and supplies.

BioLite Launches BaseCharge Series

Meet the BaseCharge Series – BioLite's new range of high-capacity power stations that are ready to keep you fully charged whilst off-grid.

The North Face Torre Egger Jacket

The North Face Summit Series™ offers a breakthrough in mountaineering technology, equipping explorers with the most innovative collection on the market. 


Latest Deals

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Outside Deals - Save up to 30% on Scarpa Mojito & DMM Trance harness

The latest deals from Outside are on DMM Trance harness - Save 24% and Scarpa Mojito GTX - Save 30%.


Vacancy Castle Climbing Centre: Reception Team Leader

The Castle is recruiting for a Reception Team Leader. This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) position.

Parthian Climbing Manchester are recruiting for a Centre Manager.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Parthian Climbing Manchester, where we are looking for a passionate and committed Centre Manager to lead, develop and expand our the business.

Redpoint Centre Manager

We are looking for a highly organised, natural leader who is psyched for climbing! The role of the Centre Manager is varied and exciting. They...

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