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Big Blocing in Madagascar - Tsaranoro Bouldering

Eadan Cunningham travels to Madagascar with a group of friends and older brother. His goal, to discover, clean and climb untouched boulders. Their goal, to develop a hard big wall on the granite cliffs of Tsaranoro. We both succeeded and here is what I got up to on the trip of a lifetime...

ARTICLE: PODCAST: Factor Two - On and Off, A Headpointing Story

PODCAST: Factor Two - On and Off, A Headpointing Story

Prompted by Franco Cookson's article on headpointing recently, Wil Treasure shares a short...

The Old-Timers who Climb

As a video of a 99 year-old woman trying out climbing for the first time goes viral and some walls begin to offer free climbing for over 70s, we take a look at climbing into the twilight years...

51 Degrees North - Winter Climbing in South Wales

David Kilner shares some local knowledge for South Walian Winter climbing, inspired by Toby Archer's popular 'Chasing the Very Bloody Ephemeral article on winter climbing in England and North Wales... One statement stood out from Toby's...

Interview Cholita Climber Lidia Huayllas on Summiting Aconcagua

We recently reported that a group of five Aymara indigenous women from Bolivia - known as cholitas escaladoras, the cholita* climbers - had summited Aconcagua (6961m) in the Argentinian Andes. The cholitas started climbing five years...

Interview Reading Between the Lines - David Roberts

With ample space and time to think, it's no surprise that the most captivating climbing stories are ones that go beyond gear and grades - ideas and commentary on wider society permeate mountain literature. In this series of interviews, we talk to...

Destination Guide Gorges de l'Aveyron

Grappling with Fear - Mid Climb

Digital Feature Humans of Climbing: Volume 3

The Natural

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

GROUP TEST: All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that should take you from summer Alps to snowy Munros, UK scrambles to low grade winter climbs.

Alpkit Bouldering Mats - Origin, Mujo, and Project

Over the past few years Alpkit have been investing in their UK factory. They've also been working on their range of bouldering mats, which saw a complete overhaul late last year. With six new pads to choose from, we test the three largest.

Montane Icarus Flight

Maybe it's the good cut, maybe it's the breathability, or maybe it's the balance between insulation and airflow - but there's just something about the Icarus Flight that works, says Rob Greenwood


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

PRODUCT NEWS: Dolomite Torq GTX 2.0 Shoe

Dolomite Torq GTX 2.0 Shoe

Torq Gtx 2.0 is a versatile mountain boot, which ideally suits people who practise light mountaineering and via ferratas. Functional aesthetics, superior-quality materials and advanced construction technologies are all blend together in this Made ...

Odin: Jöttnar Introduces the Ultimate in Hardshell Jacket Performance

New for 2019 is Jöttnar's Odin, its most fully featured technical hardshell jacket. Built from Jöttnar's proprietary new SKJOLDR™ waterproof breathable fabric, the Odin is designed as a winter fortress for the...

Edmund Hillary's biography now available to pre-order

Edmund Hillary – A Biography is the story of the New Zealand beekeeper who climbed Mount Everest. A man who against expedition orders drove his tractor to the South Pole; a man honoured around the world for his pioneering climbs...


Alpkit : Factory Cutter wanted

Do you love outdoor kit so much you want to make it? Join our UK factory and bring the passion of what you love doing to the products to help others...

Customer Service & Operations Executive, Jöttnar

Jöttnar produces technical outdoor clothing for mountain sports.  We are an ambitious and growing company seeking an outstanding individual to become our Customer Service & Operations Executive.  

Head Route Setter, The Climbing Hangar Swansea

The Climbing Hangar is looking for a Trainee Head Route Setter who wants to help us take indoor climbing into the future.