Deficit, Communication and Plans - BMC CEO Paul Ratcliffe

It's been a painful few years for the BMC and on 16th May, they announced losses of £625,000 for the financial year 2023. The current CEO, Paul Ratcliffe, took up his position in February 2024 and we caught up with him to hear about how he plans to tackle this latest bad news, along with other systemic issues at the organisation.

Adventures For Kids - A Gritstone Bouldering Guide for Children and their Parents

Keen indoor boulderers but new to the outdoors, the Burton family headed to...

Skills Expert Tips - How to Choose the Right Running Challenge For You

The term 'running challenge' might suggest battles of extreme endurance, but a challenge is really anything that stretches you personally, says Keri Wallace, author of a new guide to 100 of the best runs in the UK. Which is the...

Interview Aidan Roberts on climbing Arrival of the Birds and Spots of Time

Just under a month ago, we reported on Aidan Roberts having made two ascents at the very top end. These boulders were known - in their working stages - as The Helvellyn Project, and The Midnight Project. 

Resistance Climbing - Existence is Resistance

I didn't watch Resistance Climbing when it first came out, which is perhaps surprising, as it married what have been two of the biggest influences in my life over the past six or seven years, Palestine and climbing.

20 Tips for More Sustainable Climbing

Cragging, bouldering, mountain climbing… whatever your pursuit, here are 20 tips to build into your planning to make for more sustainable climbing.

Because it's Mallory, and he's still There

Skills Sustainable Gear: Caring for Your Waterproof

Nuts Museum: The Frenchman who collects Trad Climbing Gear

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Montane Men's Resolve XT Jacket

Whether you're belaying at a blustery crag, hiking at high altitude, or sitting in the pub garden on a chilly evening, there are few pieces of outdoor gear as indispensable as a good down jacket. The Resolve XT is at home in all of the above sc...

Montane Tenacity Pants - Legwear for all seasons

Trousers aimed at walking and backpacking, but versatile enough for climbing and mountaineering too, Montane's Tenacity range has an option for every season. Xa White and Dan Bailey road test them all.

Black Diamond Vapor & Capitan Helmets

Helmets have come a long way in recent years, and what was formerly lightweight is now midweight. Here we look at two different options from Black Diamond - the Vapor, perhaps the lightest climbing helmet on the market, and the Capitan, a knockabout...

Open Comp Win a Cocoon Ultralight Hammock Set

Cocoon are renowned for their beautifully crafted textile products for travellers - this is your chance to win a full ultralight Hammock set-up worth £589 !

Open Comp Win 1 of 3 Rockfax Digital Subscriptions with Summit Financial Services

Get ready for a Summer of climbing with Summit Financial Services who have partnered with Rockfax to give away 3 x Rockfax Digital 6 month subscriptions.

Open Comp Win a Gruezi bag Downwool Subzero sleeping bag

Gruezi bag are an innovative company using a clever mix of Down and Wool to produce high quality, sustainable sleeping bags that aim to offer a better nights sleep.

Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

MPOWERD Luci Site Lights – Innovative "Stake" Lights.

Luci Site Lights now available in the UK!

The Art of Climbing – Out Now

Capturing the beauty, theatre and emotions of a climb in a single shuttered moment, 'The Art of Climbing'  is a dramatic collection of photographs by Australian rock climber and photographer, Simon Carter 

Cocoon's Innovative Travel Towels

Cocoon's innovative fabric materials combined with clever design help travellers, climbers and adventurer's journey in comfort and travel as lightly and efficiently as possible.

Latest Deals

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

20% Off Climbing Ropes this Easter

With Spring in the air now is a great time to refresh your climbing rope for the new season that awaits.

Casual Climbing Instructor

Post Title: Casual Climbing Instructor SBU/Department: University of Hertfordshire Sports Village Contract Type: Hourly Paid – Variable hours to...

Website Merchandiser

Website Merchandiser at Ultralight Outdoor Gear Job Summary The role of the Merchandiser is to drive online success through optimising the...

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