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Which Gloves Do You Need?

Rachael Crewesmith and Rob Greenwood talk us through the overwhelming number of gloves on the market; from power stretch, wool, and waterproof, to burly winter and mountaineering models.

Meet Boruneesan - Japan's Climbing Wall Mascot

In Tokyo, one climber boasts a bigger Twitter following than even the best Japanese athletes in the...

Video Multi-Day Packs

Rachael Crewesmith talks through what to look for in a multi-day pack where you will be carrying overnight kit, a range of food, clothes, and possibly much more!

The Montane Dragon's Back Race 2021: So Near and Yet So Far

Running some 380km from Conwy to Cardiff, and taking in many of the big hills in Wales, the 2021 Dragon's Back Race was the longest and toughest to date. A relative newcomer to running, Chris Harle embarked on a year-long...

Crag Notes: Shifting Seasons

In this month's Crag Notes, Natalie Berry writes about shifting seasons and the impact of climate change on the Plan de l'Aiguille, the half-way point between the Chamonix Valley and its famous skyline of pinnacles.  Spending time in and growing to know a...

Video When To Use A Larger Pack

Rachael Crewesmith talks us through the situations where it would be applicable to use a larger rucksack and examines some of the features that are often useful on a pack of this size.

Dartmoor camping montage  © Dartmoor National Park Authority

Opinion Why Dartmoor's Byelaws are Being Updated

Mo Anthoine  © Mo Anthoine

Mountain Literature Classics: Feeding the Rat

Ama Dablam.  © Jason Sheldrake

Understanding and Managing the High-Altitude Environment

In Focus Culm Dancing - The Guidebook and a Personal History


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

The Culm Coast and Baggy Point

"This was the guidebook I was most looking forward to seeing this year" says Rob Greenwood, "and it excelled my highest expectations. I hope many other climbers go out and buy it, as it'd be great to see this fantastic, adventurous coastline ge...

Scarpa Rapid - approach shoe meets trail shoe

Is this a lightweight approach shoe you can also run in, or a trail shoe with scrambling ability? A jack of all trades (or terrains) rather than a master of any one, the Rapid would be a good choice for hands-on hill days and mountain crag...

Wild Country Mosquito Harness

The Mosquito is the lightest harness that Wild Country has ever made. It's designed to be a super minimal sport climbing harness - so how does it perform in the climbing wall, at the crag, and on routes? Theo Moore finds out.


Open Comp Win a Montane Running Bundle

To celebrate the launch of the Spine Jacket for AW'21 we're giving away a winter running bundle to one lucky winner. 

Open Comp Win a Berghaus men's Carnot or women's Fourier Jacket

In this competition Berghaus is giving you the chance to win one of its new Polartec® Power Stretch fleeces: either the men's Carnot or women's Fourier hooded jacket.

Open Comp Win a Mammut Climbax: The world's first climbing tracker

Record and analyse your climbs, compare your performance with other athletes and monitor your own progress. Climbax includes two wristbands equipped with high-precision sensors to record every climbing movement. 


Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Wild Country Introduces the NEW Offset Zero Friend

Friends are the most iconic protection ever made. Wild Country is now introducing the new Offset Zeros – the ultimate weapon for wild climbing adventures and thin flared cracks. With among the narrowest head widths on the market and eff...

Entire Lake District Climbs guide free on Rockfax Digital until 8th October

For the next two weeks the entire Lake District Climbs guide will be free on Rockfax Digital. The Lake District is one of the most beautiful, and the best, climbing areas in the UK. You can get access to the...

Red Chili Round-up - Magnet, Spirit, Knee Pads and Jamming Gloves

Red Chili have released a number of new products throughout 2021, but here's a quick overview of some of the highlights - all of which are in store and available to order now.


Latest Deals

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

La Sportiva G2 SM & Trango TRK GTX boot deals

Top Deals on La Sportiva mountaineering and walking boots


Climbing Arena Supervisor

ARE YOU AN EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTOR who is passionate about climbing and ready to move onto the next level? If you have a Mountaineering Instructor qualification, or are working towards that and you are keen to lead other instructors, this job is for you. You'll share...

Deputy General Manager - Join The Climbing Hangar's Plymouth Team

The Climbing Hangar is looking for a committed, high energy Deputy General Manager (DGM) to join our established Plymouth Team.

Duty Manager- Join our Liverpool Dream Team!

We are looking for an enthusiastic people person to join our Management Team as a Duty Manager @ our TCH Liverpool Sandhills site.

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