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Arc'teryx Lakeland Revival - Rachael & Rob climb Haste Not at White Ghyll

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 return to a retailer and exchange the route card for an Arc'teryx T-shirt or beanie, Nikwax products or Beta Climbing...

Keeping baby amused while you play.  © Pete Edwards

Bouldering with Babies

Struggling to balance parenthood and projects? Pete Reynolds shares his top tips on bouldering with babies... The thing with...

The all time slate classic  - Comes the Dervish E3 5c  © Mark Reeves
The all time slate classic  - Comes the Dervish E3 5c  © Mark Reeves

Comes The Dervish

Seàn Fortune writes about climbing Stevie Haston's classic Comes the Dervish E3 5c at Vivian Quarry, Llanberis, on 'just one of those days where it all clicked...' The bubble rushes in, closer than usual; nothing exists outside of the reach of a limb and a long string of...

Pic Centrale, 1959.  © Johnnie Lees
Pic Centrale, 1959.  © Johnnie Lees

Digitised Diaries - Gwen Moffat: Storm on La Meije, 1959

In this new series, we share handwritten diary entries from first ascents, key climbs and memorable moments in the careers of prominent climbers. First up, a writer who 'has journals from the year dot': Britain's first female mountain...

Steve leaves his 'nest' of gear to tackle the final headwall.  © Keith Sharples
Steve leaves his 'nest' of gear to tackle the final headwall.  © Keith Sharples

Steve McClure's Nightmayer

Steve McClure writes about his recent onsight of Steve Mayer's Nightmayer E8 6c on Dinas Cromlech in the Llanberis Pass - the first ascent of its kind on this route and a bold one at that... The first moves are OK, but then it all gets awkward and moves pass by...

Breaking trail through knee-deep snow for hours made this image possible. Try to streamline your camera gear to reduce weight  © James Roddie
Breaking trail through knee-deep snow for hours made this image possible. Try to streamline your camera gear to reduce weight  © James Roddie

10 Ways to Improve Your Mountain Landscape Photography

Landscape photography can be both satisfying and hugely frustrating. With so many people taking photos in the hills, how do you make yours stand out? Pro photographer James Roddie has some choice tips on working smarter to achieve better results.

Natalie Berry and Chris Prescott enjoying the Frison-Roche on the Brévent  © Jan Geerts

Roger Frison-Roche - First on the Rope

High on Sgurr nan Gillean’s West Ridge  © Adrian Trendall

Small Dog Bags the Cuillin Munros

Craig and Rob Matheson on a day out in May 2019.  © Matheson collection

Interview Perfect Partners #18: Rob and Craig Matheson

Paul about to summit Helm Crag (summit number 88 of 214)  © Pete Aylward/inov-8.com

Interview Paul Tierney on His Wainwrights Record


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Stoves montage  © Dan Bailey

Gas Stove Systems

In this group test we look at four all-in-one tower-style canister stove systems, the Alpkit Brukit; Jetboil Flash; Primus Lite+ and MSR Reactor. Which wins the battle of the boilers?

The Keb Jacket is more than tough enough to sustain heavy use whilst scrambling on rough rock  © UKC Gear
The Keb Jacket is more than tough enough to sustain heavy use whilst scrambling on rough rock  © UKC Gear

Fjallraven Keb Jacket

Rob Greenwood gets out his hairdryer (yes, really) to test the Keb, an adaptable, durable and ecologically friendly softshell jacket from Fjallraven.

Dolomite Veloce on the summit of Mont Trelod (2181m) in the Massif des Bauges. Mont Blanc in the background.  © Samuel James-Louwerse
Dolomite Veloce on the summit of Mont Trelod (2181m) in the Massif des Bauges. Mont Blanc in the background.  © Samuel James-Louwerse

Veloce GTX by Dolomite

The Veloce GTX from Dolomite is aimed at mid-altitude summer mountaineering, via ferrata and approaches over hard terrain. It has an interesting upper construction, a stiff sole, a low-cut profile, and it's incredibly light. After 12 months of use, Alan James gives his...


Ducan High GTX  © Mammut

Open Comp Win a pair of the new Mammut Ducan High GTX

Win a pair of the new Mammut Ducan High GTX

Oriel Harness  © Arc'teryx
Oriel Harness  © Arc'teryx

Open Comp Win a pair of Arc'teryx Oriel Leggings

This is tough love. The Oriel Legging is tough enough for rock climbing and comfortable for everyday use. Constructed with a highly abrasion resistant stretch interlock of nylon and elastane, this legging can withstand rigorous climbing. The...

Open Comp Win 1 of 2 Pairs of Anatom V2 Suilven

The new V2 Suilven lightweight walking boots are ideal for 3-season hill walking. Comfortable, yet supportive, your feet will thank you for them. The Vibram outsole provides excellent grip and, with the PU midsole, delivers great shock absorption....


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Punk in the Gym Review  © UKC Gear

The Bells! The Bells! – An extract from Andy Pollitt's Punk in the Gym

Following the release of Nick Brown's Statement of Youth, Andy shares an extract from his autobiography recounting his ascent of The Bells! the Bells!

Korri Camsole  © Alpkit
Korri Camsole  © Alpkit

Made for movement - or stopping for ice cream. New Alpkit clothing for summer.

Whether you're bouldering in the Val di Mello valley or scrambling your way up Helvellyn, your body will move in all kinds of dynamic ways, so why not wear kit that moves with you? Made for movement, these...

New Anatom Website - Win a Pair of Walking Poles!

Anatom have launched a new, fresh website, and to celebrate they are giving away 10 pairs of walking poles!


Stronghold: Head Instructor and Reception Manager  © Stronghold
Stronghold: Head Instructor and Reception Manager  © Stronghold

Stronghold: Head Instructor and Reception Manager, North London

We are looking for a motivated, passionate and professional individual to add to our management team in the role of Reception Manager.

Climbing Instructor - The Lock Climbing Wall  © Skinner - The Lock Climbing Wall
Climbing Instructor - The Lock Climbing Wall  © Skinner - The Lock Climbing Wall

Climbing Instructor - The Lock Climbing Wall

The Lock Climbing Wall in Harlow, Essex is well known for its friendly team, tall walls and a regular route setting schedule, making it a great place for instructors to develop their career in climbing.

JOBS: General Manager, Clip 'n Climb Plymouth
JOBS: General Manager, Clip 'n Climb Plymouth

General Manager, Clip 'n Climb Plymouth

Clip 'n Climb is on the hunt for an experienced and highly motivated leisure professional to join our team as General Manager at Clip 'n Climb Plymouth, a fantastic high-tech climbing venue with huge potential, situated in Plymouth. This is a great...