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Alpine Preparation - Choosing a suitable alpine route

In this video, Rebecca Coles explains how best to choose your alpine route, explaining that it's important to match a route with your experience and take time to understand the subtleties of the alpine environment. Check out Rebecca's website:

The Big Routes: Greater Torridon Round

Long distance fiend John Fleetwood describes an epic circuit of all the big peaks in Torridon and the Coulin Forest -...

Video Waterproof vs Windproof vs Softshell

In this episode of the Rab Gear Guide, Rachael Crewesmith and Rob Greenwood discuss whether to buy a waterproof, windproof, or softshell jacket, the pros and cons of each, and how they can be used together.

The Glencoe Classic Rock Challenge

Keri Wallace writes about completing a self-supported link-up of the Ken Wilson's 7 Classic Rock Routes in Glencoe – est. 53 guidebook pitches of climbing and 22km of running (approx. 3000m ascent) starting in Glen Etive and finishing at the Clachaig...

Video Alpine Preparation - Choosing a suitable alpine route

In this video, Rebecca Coles explains how best to choose your alpine route, explaining that it's important to match a route with your experience and take time to understand the subtleties of the alpine environment.

Crag Notes June Emanations

Mark Goodwin shares a poetic June contribution about climbing Outside Edge on The Great Slab on Craig yr Ogof.

Gear Guide - Which Waterproof?  © Nick Brown - UKC

Video Which waterproof is right for you?

Alpine Preparation - Episode 1  © Nick Brown - UKC

Video Alpine Preparation - When To Travel and What's Open

Bouldering: not just upper body strength!  © Tiffany Soi

Training Strength-Based Yoga and its Benefits for Climbing


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Salewa Dropline Mid Shoe

Is it a boot with trainer-like bounce, or a shoe with added height? The Dropline Mid defies neat pigeonholing, says Dan Bailey, but if you're making the change from traditional boots to trail shoes then this light, cushioned and breathable boot...

Montane VIA Trail Running Clothing Collection Review

If you're clocking up the miles then you want clothing that's both comfy and durable, says Rob Greenwood - and Montane's VIA Trail running collection delivers on both counts. It's good for warm weather walking, too.

Scarpa Little Terra kid's boot

If you don't want to put the kids off walking for life, then make sure their boots are easy on the feet. These little brown boots score big in that regard, and our junior reviewer has been keen to wear them everywhere from summits to school.


Open Comp Win a Gibbon Slack Line Kit - no trees required!

Your chance to win a Gibbon Slack Rack or Independence Kit.

Open Comp Win an Exped Black Ice Pack

What makes Exped backpacks unique: we call it refined to the basics - clean design paired with focus on the necessary and removal of unnecessary parts and other bells and whistles. It ultimately leads to reduction in weight and use of resources. Less is...

Open Comp Win a Rab Kinetic Alpine 2.0

Win a Rab Kinetic 2.0 waterproof jacket. Our softest hardshell combining exceptional breathability with waterproof protection from the elements.


Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

MSR Guardian Gravity Purifier

As we continue to spend more and more time in the outdoors, being able to trust the water that your drinking, cooking and cleaning with is more important than ever before. That's why this year MSR, known for their high-performance water...

Choose a shelter for summer or winter adventures from Outside

As we're likely to be planning our adventures close to home this year why not browse a selection of Outside's range of tents and choose your ideal room with a view?

The Cuttings guidebook early access on Rockfax Digital

The new Dorset guide is Rockfax's most exciting publication this year: new routes, new crags, new topos and new photos for one of the most popular climbing areas in the country.


Latest Deals

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Evolv rock shoe reviews and bargains at Outside

After a frankly miserable winter stuck indoors, we've been out playing with Evolv's Zenist rock shoes.


Booktrade Sales Manager - Cordee Books

Having started life as a sole distributor for rock climbing guidebooks published by the largest climbing clubs in the UK, the business now includes distribution of titles encompassing all outdoor activities. While climbing remains at our core we've seen...

Climbing Instructors - Summit Up Climbing Centre

  Climbing Instructors/ Receptionists - Summit Up Climbing Centre, Oldham. Overview. Summit Up climbing centre opening in Oldham in August...

Multiple positions in London's Westway Climbing

The Westway Climbing centre has the unique opportunity to be able to advertise multiple positions in our Climbing team - Climbing Activities co-ordinator, Climbing Duty Manager, Climbing Coaches and Climbing Customer Services Advisors.

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