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Girls Gone Wide

 

Join Kaya Lindsay, Mary Eden, Samantha Mac, and Mercadi Carlson with guest appearances from Tom Paul Randall for a skin scraping gruelling month long journey in Vedauwoo, Wyoming. This video was a labour of love and we had so many climbs, people, and good times that most of it ended up being cut out. This short video would have been mega long otherwise! Although the climbing is rough, the people are friendly, and this video is ultimately how we are literally (and metaphorically) stronger together.

In Focus Culm Dancing - The Guidebook and a Personal History

The last article in the Culm Dancing series features guidebook author Mark Kemball, who recounts his...

Video Choosing a rucksack and fitting it correctly

Rachael and Rob give an overview of different sized packs and show us a variety of sizes, and then explain how to correctly fit them.

From Battersea to Barcud and Beyond

Jules McKim reflects on coming of age in the summer after school ended, when climbing took him down new paths and up new routes... 'Despite the urge to begin retracing our steps, we enjoyed a pause, a bracketed collection of minutes to gather our...

Opinion Why I'm Defending Dartmoor's Wild Campers

Dartmoor is the only place in England where the public are officially allowed to wild camp; but could this be under threat? John Bainbridge, who writes extensively on access issues in England, is worried by recent proposals from Dartmoor National...

Video Tips for Down Climbing

Rebecca Coles gives her tips on how to safely and efficiently down climb. In the UK, it's rare that you need to down climbing and Rebecca advises on a couple of different methods, from belaying to moving together.

Slimy and vegetatious: reading about the Doctor's preferred kind of crag  © Ronald Turnbull

Mountain Literature Classics: The Ridiculous Mountains by GJF Dutton

Heading to Deep Rake  © Toby Archer

Fat Tyres and Quickdraws: Mountain Biking and Sport Climbing in the Peak


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Black Diamond Sprint 225 and Flare headtorches

Sometimes you just want a simple and lightweight headtorch, not a bulky powerhouse. Dan Bailey reviews two new compact models from Black Diamond: the Sprint 225, a good little all rounder; and the Flare, BD's latest mini emergency light. 

The Red Curtain by Dave Barnes - It's Climbing Jim, But Not As We Know It

Paul Pritchard reviews climbing's space opera, The Red Curtain, which sees two of the world's best climbers take on the vast Olympus Mons in order to save Earth. 

The Earth Beneath My Feet by Andrew Terrill

In Spring 1997, Andrew Terrill dropped a comfortable suburban life to embark on a 7000-mile solo mountain journey from the south tip of Italy to Norway's North Cape. Covering the first half of his walk, The Earth Beneath My Feet is an engaging and...


Open Comp Win Rab's new Xenair Light Jacket

Body mapped for the ultimate versatility, Xenair Light features strategically zoned areas of recycled PrimaLoft® Gold Active+ insulation to keep your body warm where you need it and insulation free sections in high heat areas to aid temperature...

Open Comp Win a unisex The North Face Summit Series™ Advanced Mountain Kit™ L3 Pullover Hoodi

The first down layers of the AMK system is the L3 Pullover Hoodie (RRP £630) featuring the all-new 50/50 Down technology. Made from 1000 Fill Pro-Down, this layer was built for ultra-packable,...

Open Comp Win a Gregory Packs Arrio 30

This is your chance to win an Arrio 30 from Gregory Packs worth £95!


Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Entire Lake District Climbs guide free on Rockfax Digital until 8th October

For the next two weeks the entire Lake District Climbs guide will be free on Rockfax Digital. The Lake District is one of the most beautiful, and the best, climbing areas in the UK. You can get access to the best crags in the Lakes on y...

Red Chili Round-up - Magnet, Spirit, Knee Pads and Jamming Gloves

Red Chili have released a number of new products throughout 2021, but here's a quick overview of some of the highlights - all of which are in store and available to order now.

The North Face Advanced Mountain Kit range at Ellis Brigham

Introducing Advanced Mountain Kit. The most sophisticated alpine climbing system The North Face has ever created. A specialist series, AMK incorporates apparel, accessories, and equipment. Collaborating with elite athletes,...


Latest Deals

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

La Sportiva G2 SM & Trango TRK GTX boot deals

Top Deals on La Sportiva mountaineering and walking boots


New Jobs: Stronghold Climbing Coach & More

Having opened our doors in March 2017, we have established ourselves as a friendly, inclusive climbing centre that welcomes and supports climbers of all ages and abilities. In 2021 we completed our relocation of our original Tottenham Hale site to...

Head of Outdoor Education - Bloxham School

Bloxham School is seeking to appoint a Head of Outdoor Education who will work closely with the Director of Broader Curriculum and report to them regarding the organisation, administration and development of Outdoor Education throughout the School....

Rope Race is Recruiting

Rope Race Climbing Centre is based on the edge of the Peak District and about 10 miles from Manchester City Centre. Rope Race is looking for new instructors to join our team. We are looking for both full and part-time members of staff who are excited to take on...

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