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Reach: a teenage climber defines her own limits

A teenage rock-climber called Clare shows what's possible when we choose to define our own limits in the face of adversity. Reach is a film that takes you from the wards of the Children's Hospital, right out into the heart of the Peak District. Filmed over four-years, Reach tells the story of Sheffield climber Clare, who suffered a life-altering stroke at 13 which left her unable to move anything but her left eye. The first word that she spelled out with her eye was walk. And she was soon determined to go climbing.

Lynn Hill and Nina Caprez.  © Bryan Liptzin

Interview Perfect Partners #17 - Lynn Hill and Nina Caprez

In 1993 Lynn Hill made climbing history by becoming the first person to free climb The Nose on El Capitan,...

Marmot Photography Awards 2018  © UKC
Marmot Photography Awards 2018  © UKC

Digital Feature Marmot Photography Awards 2018

UKC and UKH are proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Marmot Photography Awards. An automatic selection of five photos from each of the categories on site was made based on the votes from the previous 12 months. Users were then asked to vote for...

The infamous Rainbow Slab in Dinorwig. This feature is part of a giant fold; rocks that have buckled as tectonic plates moved.  © Simon Cardy
The infamous Rainbow Slab in Dinorwig. This feature is part of a giant fold; rocks that have buckled as tectonic plates moved.  © Simon Cardy

The Geology of Britain - A Climber's Perspective: Part 3 - Metamorphic Rocks

In this three-part series, Pete Reynolds AKA 'The Lakeland Rock Doctor' takes us on a tour of the varied and interesting rocks of the British Isles upon which we love (or occasionally hate) to climb...

RAB Survey 3x2  © Matt Maynard
RAB Survey 3x2  © Matt Maynard

Survey Rab Brand Questionnaire

The questionnaire has 28 questions and should take around 10 minutes to fill out. We will use your feedback to help us shape the future of Rab. Thanks for taking the time to help us make our clothing and equipment the best in the world.

Franco Cookson Soloing The Nightwatch  © Franco Cookson OLD
Franco Cookson Soloing The Nightwatch  © Franco Cookson OLD

Destination Guide North York Moors Limestone

If you were asked to paint a picture of North York Moors climbing, you'd be forgiven for imagining a land of little brown rocks, poking out from the peaty heather waste. The hard sandstone 'acid bog' landscape does indeed dominate the north of the...

The lower terraces of the Allt a' Chaorainn  © David Lintern

Opinion Glen Etive Hydro: a Symbol of Sacrifices to Come

Saxifraga exarata taking advantage of the favourable conditions provided by a Silene acaulis cushion.  © Finan Rodinson

Alpine Plants - Diversity in the Face of Adversity

Jack Lawdedge on Trail of Dreams E4 6A  © Mike Hutton

Digital Feature The Finest Crags in the UK & Ireland: Rhoscolyn

Yuji Hirayama and James Pearson discuss the route ahead.  © The North Face

Sawanobori - James Pearson on Climbing Waterfalls in Japan

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

The Rolling Transporter is robust and weatherproof enough for most travel situations  © Dan Bailey

Osprey Rolling Transporter 40

If you're after wheeled luggage with the knock-about toughness and practicality of a duffel bag, then this a great option, says Dan Bailey. But it's not an off-roader.

Attila Tec Montage  © Tom Ripley
Attila Tec Montage  © Tom Ripley

Edelrid Attila Tec Axe

The Attila Tec mountaineering axe features a fold-out grip rest and a plastic head grip. But how well do these additions stand up to the rigours of winter mountain use? Tom Ripley soon finds out.

Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear
Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear

Women's Midweight Down Jackets

Ten women's down jackets from leading brands go head-to-head in this comprehensive group test. What does 'midweight' even mean? And by that definition, which models stand out? All will be revealed...


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

La Sportiva Bushido II

The Bushido II is a super light, extra grippy and aggressive shoe designed to ensure perfect stability and support on all types of off-road terrain from canal foot paths to the trail of the Lake District.

Rook & Renn Hero  © Osprey
Rook & Renn Hero  © Osprey

Osprey Rook & Renn

With a simple, progressive design, the Rook and women's specific fit Renn are built for backpacking comfort and fit.

Outdoor Research Reinvents the Lightweight Shelter Category with New Bivvys

Re-thinking the entire concept around how lightweight backcountry shelters function, Outdoor Research introduces 3 new line for Spring 2019 that significantly drop weight while simultaneously offering new...


Edinburgh Leisure 3x2  © Edinburgh Leisure
Edinburgh Leisure 3x2  © Edinburgh Leisure

Part Time Climbing Instructors EICA, Ratho

Are you ready to give 100%? We are. The world class Edinburgh International Climbing Arena is looking for experienced, enthusiastic climbers who are keen to help others get a taste for and develop in the sport. 

Alpkit UK Factory Jobs.   © Alpkit
Alpkit UK Factory Jobs.   © Alpkit

Alpkit UK Factory Machinist and Factory Manager positions, Nottingham.

Our AlpFactory here at Alpkit HQ is an important part of what we do here at Alpkit, and has been since the early days.         Alpkit UK...

JOBS: Structural Design Engineer, Entre-Prises, Lancs.
JOBS: Structural Design Engineer, Entre-Prises, Lancs.

Structural Design Engineer, Entre-Prises, Lancs.

Entre-Prises UK Ltd is the country's leading artificial climbing wall manufacturer and part of a global company with offices in Europe, Asia and North America. Our UK operations are based in Kelbrook, Lancashire on the edge of the Yorkshire...