Creating the new Rab Neutrino Range

Rab's Neutrino sleeping bag range has been redesigned for 2022, moving to more sustainable materials whilst losing none of the performance. It's built for fast and light adventures, delivering a high warmth to weight ratio.

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Climbing, Contentment and Middle Age

Megan Holbeck explores how her love of climbing has changed as 'real life' has become more...

Alexander Kellas - The Greatest Himalayan Mountaineer You May Never Have Heard Of

At the time of his death in 1921, en route to Everest, Scottish mountaineer Alexander Kellas was among the foremost Himalayan explorers, with a string of first ascents and an altitude record to his credit. As a...

Classic Scramble - Liathach Traverse, Plus a Bit

How do you improve one of the great ridge traverses of Scotland? With a bonus extra hands-on start, says Dan Bailey.

Meet Ralph, the First Canine Compleatist of the Grahams

When Ralph completed all 219 mountains on the 'Grahams' list on Creag Ghuanach in July, he celebrated with a large bowl of summit sausages. Ralph is socially anxious and a big softie who is scared of his own shadow and dislikes the...

Podcast Mountain Air - 8. J. Robert Harris on a Lifetime of Adventure

Dan Aspel tracks down the irrepressible New Yorker J. Robert Harris, veteran of dozens of backpacking journeys around the world. "When I first saw grass, I tried to smoke it" he recalls. So what drove a kid from the inner city...

Paragliding saved the team from 4-5 days of trekking/climbing across glacial terrain.  © Jake Holland

Paralpinism and a First Ascent on Gulmit Tower

Lauren running along one of the many stone pitched sections of the Pennine Way  © Lauren Johnson Collection

Interview Lauren Johnson - Winner (and Record Breaker) of the Montane Summer Spine Challenger

The Valley Blanche in the Mont Blanc Massif looking worse for wear.  © Charley Radcliffe/@charley.radcliffe

Climbers and Guides Adapt to Changing Climate and Landscape in the Alps

Reading 'Walking Home' on Crowden Tower, Kinder Scout, above an actual (rather than imagined) Edale  © Ronald Turnbull

Mountain Literature Classics: Walking Home by Simon Armitage

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Running Adventures Scotland, by Ross Brannigan

This attractive guidebook provides an interesting and eclectic mix of routes that will appeal to both runners and walkers alike, says Rob Greenwood.

Exped Lightning 45 Pack

This light trekking pack is aimed at the weight-conscious backpacker, and it's well suited to a night or two out on the hills, says Sarah Douglas. But does the minimalism come with any drawbacks? 

Deuter Speed Lite 25 Pack

With a shoulder harness that owes a lot to vest-style running packs, the Speed Lite is a comfortable, breathable and close-fitting pack that's ideal for summer on the hills, says Dan Bailey. 

Open Comp Win a Pair of Dolomite 60 Dhaulagiri GTX

The 60 Dhaulagiri GTX shoe can boast top-quality finishes, like the upper in crazy horse leather and soft nubuck, decorated with sophisticated details and an evocative patch celebrating the historic ascent of Dhaulagiri. Here's your chance to w...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Pair of Unparallel Engage Lace

The Engage Lace UP is a comfortable, all-around climbing shoe that's now available with a fast lacing system. Here's your chance to win a pair!

Open Comp Win a Black Diamond Speed 40L

Our tried-and-true on-route alpine pack, proven everywhere from the Canadian Rockies to the Fitz Roy massif, the Black Diamond Speed is designed for lightweight performance on rock, snow and ice objectives the world over.

Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Vertebrate Publishing's Big Summer Sale

Until Wednesday 31 August, Vertebrate Publishing is offering up to 70% off a huge range of its award-winning climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking, cycling and off-road running books.

Explore far, wide and high with the Berghaus Remote Hike packs

Berghaus has added to its range of hiking equipment with the launch of the Remote Hike 35 and 25 packs. Robust and loaded with practical features, the Remote Hikes are designed for long days exploring trails, hills and...

Gibbon Slack Lines - Summer Fun!

 Many of us will know about and even have experienced the old climbers' campsite entertainment of "slack lining". What started off as an extreme activity exclusive to an elite niche of climbers is now accessible to all. Gibbon provides a wide range of...

Latest Deals

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Join the London Climbing Centres Team

We are excited to announce our latest round of opportunities to work for LCC: VauxWall 2 x 20 hours per week Duty Manager VauxWall 1 x 40 hours...

Community & Events Manager- The Climbing Hangar- Liverpool Sites

TCH have an exciting new job opportunity to announce! We are on the hunt for a Community & Events Manager to work across our Liverpool...

Climbing coaches needed at Central London Climbing wall!

Purpose of the job To provide coaching in all aspects of the West 1 Climbing Programme. As a Climbing Coach, you will be responsible for teaching...

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