A Performance Beginner's Shoe: Scarpa Origin VS

The Scarpa Origin VS gives a contrasting set of features, with a flat, forgiving and neutral last that's designed to fit pretty much everyone alongside super sticky rubber, and some features you might not expect from a beginner shoe, such as an M50 rubber toe patch, which is increasingly useful for people climbing indoors.

Arena Hanesyddol-Ieithyddol Chwareli Dinorwig

Mae Eryri yn focs matsus diwylliannol. Gall ymwelwyr mewn unrhyw ardal wledig achosi tensiwn – mae hyn...

Classic Scramble: The East Ridge of Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair

Dan Bailey goes off the beaten track on Fisherfield's unfashionable side, to enjoy a crowd-free scrambling circuit with some intriguing features.

Citizen Science in UK Mountain Environments - Get Involved!

Amanda Vestergaard writes about the connection between the mountains, mountaineering and science - and how you can get involved in helping to protect the environments that we walk and climb in. Whether it be glaciology, geology...

In Focus Red Snow at Height

Red snow on the hill… At the sight, the chest might tighten for a second - blood on the snow? Thankfully, no. This isn't the scene of some past grisly accident. The colouring instead indicates the presence of one of nature's more unusual mountain phenomena, the...

Podcast Mountain Air - 17. Maria Granberg on Pain Caves and Sufferfests

As both a high altitude mountaineer and a behavioural scientist, Swedish adventure athlete Maria Granberg has an interesting take on how people face suffering, learn to confront fears, and master that ever-elusive goal of being...

Six Key Pieces of Historic Mountain Clothing

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Solution Jacket - A New Environmental Benchmark for Montane

From PFC-based treatments and dodgy dyeing processes to fabrics hard to recycle, waterproof shells haven't always been good for the environment. With the Solution Jacket, Montane have come up with a solution to all these issues. It's great to k...

Scarpa Force - top in class comfort and edging performance

In a market dominated by softer climbing shoes, stiffness and support are hard to come by; but here's a model that bucks the trend. Combining a forgiving fit for all-day comfort, with surprisingly decent performance in the...

Gregory Focal 48

For shorter overnight trips in the UK the Focal 48 strikes an ideal balance of weight, durability, and features. Our reviewer was impressed by this well-ventilated pack's comfort, even at maximum carrying capacity.

Open Comp Win a VIP weekend trip for 2 people to watch The North Face: Mind the Drop

Win a VIP weekend trip for 2 people to watch The North Face: Mind the Drop competition in London's Canary Wharf on the 12th and 13th of July. Tickets include travel and accommodation for 2 people to experience this unique event.

Open Comp Win An Edelrid Tommy Caldwell Eco Dry DT 60m Rope!

Joe Brown and The Climbers Shop, Edelrid and UKC bring you a competition with......a difference......

Open Comp Win a Montane Sirocco Lite Jacket

The Montane Sirocco Lite's wind resistant, 100% recycled FEATHERLITE AIR covers the core is coated with a PFC-free DWR to handle passing showers. Then, Montane's own insulation, designed for 4-way stretch, keeps you warm without overheating.  Finally,...

Gear News & Press Releases

These are announcements direct from Manufacturers & Brands

Environmental Responsibility with EDELRID

EDELRID's Climb Green label is a dynamic, internally developed label for products that currently fulfill the highest standards of responsible design and production on the market in their respective product group.

Fontainebleau Route Setting Course with Jacky Godoffe

Pen Llŷn - The Climbers Club guide
to the Llŷn Peninsula

The North Face Climb Festival: Mind The Drop - London

Assistant Manager - BIG Depot (MCR & LDS)

Are you ready to be part of something BIG? Join our team as an Assistant Manager at either our BIG Depot Leeds site or the upcoming BIG Depot...

Customer Services Advisor & Repair Technician, Lyon Equipment

We are seeking to appoint a full time Customer Services & Repair Technician. This role is office based at our offices in Tebay, Cumbria.

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