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THE TICKLIST: Greg Boswell's desperate new XII 13

Greg Boswell and Jamie Skelton have made the first ascent of Scotland's hardest climb, Bring Da Ruckus, XII 13, on Shadow Buttress at Lochnagar.

Essay Ice On My Mind

As the Scottish Winter season reaches its zenith, David Canning reflects on the nature of time, change and a passion for getting onto the...

Destination Guide Baihe

David Ferguson unveils a burgeoning climbing scene with plenty to offer in Baihe Valley, Beijing Province, China.

Unmasked - Climbing and Autism

Chris Shepherd writes about climbing on the spectrum and how the sport has helped them to lean into their difference, rather than conceal it entirely.  'While I don't know a single autistic people who's genuinely an island, the connections with the...

Video How to Abseil

In this video, Matt Cooper from The Mountaineering Company runs through a simple and effective way of abseiling that can be used in a variety of locations. He explains the current thinking around best practice and some specific tips for abseiling on sea cliffs.

Opinion Dartmoor Camping - Serfdom is back, and the future of the Ten Tors challenge at risk

Following last week's ruling that there is no right to camp on Dartmoor, there are concerns about the possible impact on the Ten Tors, an event that has inspired thousands of young people. Denying future...

Portrait of Basho by Hokusai  © Hokusai

Mountain Literature Classics: Basho - Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Rochefort Arête - a popular objective in the Mont Blanc Massif.  © Polly Harmer

Agden Rocher to Alpine Rock - Taking UK Trad Skills to the Alps


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Rab Mythic Ultra Down Jacket - lightweight duvet with heavyweight warmth

"Warmer down jackets are available, and lighter alternatives can easily be had" says Dan Bailey "but I suspect you'd struggle to find anything that's both. If you're willing to invest a substantial wodge of cash for seriously packable performan...

Trekmates Insulated Gloves - three budget-friendly options

Whether you're walking, skiing or mountaineering, in the winter hills you'll need a lot of gloves. But it's not essential to spend big, particularly if fine dexterity isn't required. These insulated waterproof gloves from Trekmates...

Rab Latok Alpine GTX Shell

Are you after a lightweight and highly breathable mountain shell, but something still robust enough for all-round Scottish winter use? Step this way, says Dan Bailey...


Open Comp DMM Quickdraw Competition

Purchase any number of DMM sport climbing quickdraws, register them on our competition page, and you could win some amazing prizes.

Open Comp WIN a Mutant Nimsdai 90 and a Transporter Duffel 90

Osprey is giving you the chance to win a brand new Mutant Nimsdai 90 and a Transporter Duffel 90.

Open Comp Win a MTN Seeker 32 Rucksack. RRP £140

The MTN Seeker 32 Rucksack is a versatile all mountain, all seasons roll top pack has a stripped down design but still boasts seriously impressive mountaineering features. Here's your chance to win one.


Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

The North Face range of 800-fill ProDown™ jackets at Ellis Brigham

The North Face Summit Series™ is reimagined for the future with a layering system built to adapt to your adventures. Discover the versatile range of Athlete Tested. Expedition Proven.™ 800-fill ProDown™ insulated jackets and parkas available fr...

NEW FROM OSPREY - Mutant Nimsdai 90

The new Mutant Nimsdai 90 mountaineering pack from Osprey has been designed together with Nepalese elite mountaineer and Osprey Ambassador Nimsdai Purja MBE.

Scottish Wild Country Backpacking

Available now, Scottish Wild Country Backpacking is a celebration of Scotland's wild places and ideal for experienced and self-reliant adventurers. Containing one single-day route, other routes range from between 2 to 4 days - making for a great weekend...


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Centre Manager at Boulders Cheltenham

Centre Manager Role in Boulders Cheltenham   The company Established in 2008, Boulders Cardiff has helped to grow and support the South Wales...

Digital Marketing and Website Manager, Cicerone Press

Cicerone Press is a leading publisher of trusted guides for walkers, trekkers, mountaineers and cyclists. Our 370 guides span the UK, Europe and much of the world, and are sold in many countries, in specialist and general outlets, as well...

Glenbrittle Campsite Wardens & Cuillin Coffee Café Baristas

Voted No.1 UK Campsite by the Daily Telegraph and winner of the 'Gold Campsite of the Year 2019′ in the Great Outdoors Magazine, we are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and hardworking seasonal Campsite Wardens with a...

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