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Eiger 1989 day 4: Below the Quartz Crack  © Robert Durran

Mountain Literature Classics: Starlight and Storm

If you want to be carried away by the power of words and share the intoxicated joy of that man on that ledge with the...

Crag etiquette: there are some basic rules that will help keeps crags clean, enjoyable and safer for everyone.  © Rob Greenwood
Crag etiquette: there are some basic rules that will help keeps crags clean, enjoyable and safer for everyone.  © Rob Greenwood

Climbing Outdoors during COVID-19 - A Guide to Crag Etiquette

As many of us now have the option to climb outdoors - locally at the very least for some - the crags have been busy with climbers of all experiences making the most of fine weather and 'freedom'. Since lockdown eased in England...

Simon in Northern Liverpool Land, Greenland, 2015.  © Simon Yates
Simon in Northern Liverpool Land, Greenland, 2015.  © Simon Yates

Interview Simon Yates - Beyond the Margins

Thirty-five years after first extending his reach beyond the well-trodden European Alps, Simon Yates continues to pursue his passion for exploratory climbing. Belying his lowland beginnings in the bucolic Leicestershire countryside, Yates climbing career...

Factor Two S3 Ep.4- Walking the Magic Line.  © Jacopo Larcher
Factor Two S3 Ep.4- Walking the Magic Line.  © Jacopo Larcher

Podcast Factor Two S3 Ep.4 - Walking the Magic Line

The Factor Two podcast is back for a third series. Wil Treasure shares more stories from the climbing world through interviews with both well-known and lesser-known characters. In-depth, personal accounts that aren't read from a page on a variety...

John Allen soloing Edge Lane.   © John Woodhouse
John Allen soloing Edge Lane.   © John Woodhouse

The Day the Music Died - Remembering John Allen

Graham Hoey remembers friend and gritstone legend John Allen, who died earlier this month in a climbing accident in the Peak. On Monday 18 May 2020 John Allen tragically lost his life in a fall at Stoney West. He was a well-loved legend...

Beacon Hill, Malvern   © mrcarllewis

Crag Notes: Soft Mountains

The Great Shelf.  © The Streather Collection

Kangchenjunga - The Last Great Mountain

Joe Brown and Don Whillans.  © Ken Wilson Collection

The Vector Generation

Ally quests out on a traverse pitch as the clouds start to boil  © Simon Smith Collection

Trip Report British First Ascents in Patagonia


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

The mesh padding is nice and airy for warmer days  © Dan Bailey

Montane Trailblazer 3 Waist Pack

Striking a useful balance of size, features and capacity, the Trailblazer 3 is a handy little waist pack that seems well suited to shorter hill runs, or lower level trail running where you may not need to carry quite so much, says Dan Bailey. I...

The part-elasticated hood is roomy and easily adjusted  © Sarah Jane Douglas
The part-elasticated hood is roomy and easily adjusted  © Sarah Jane Douglas

Rab Women's Meridian Jacket

The Meridian is a good, lightweight shell that's ideal for hillwalking, backpacking and all-round three season use, says Sarah Jane Douglas.

Day Walks in the Cairngorms spread 1  © Vertebrate
Day Walks in the Cairngorms spread 1  © Vertebrate

Day Walks in the Cairngorms

The latest title in Vertebrate Publishing's Day Walks series, this pocket guide both celebrates these very special mountains, and invites you to explore them more deeply, says Dan Bailey.  


MHW Comp Lifestyle  © Pertex

Open Comp Win a Mountain Hardwear Kor Preshell™ Hoody with Pertex

To celebrate their new film 'A Feather in the West' Pertex are giving you the chance to win a Mountain Hardwear Kor Preshell™ Hoody.

SFS x Montane Comp Thumbnail  © Summit Financial Services
SFS x Montane Comp Thumbnail  © Summit Financial Services

Open Comp Win a Montane product prize package with Summit Financial Services

For over 21 years Summit Financial Services has been providing life insurance for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers.

Claudia Ziegler  © EDELRID
Claudia Ziegler  © EDELRID

Open Comp Win an EDELRID AUTANA or SENDERO harness

To keep psyche high throughout this period, EDELRID are giving two lucky climbers the chance to win a Women's Autana harness or a Men's Sendero harness.


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Rogue in use  © Lowe Alpine

Lowe Alpine's Rucksack Revolution: The All-New Rock Range

From the pack brand born of one of the world's greatest climbing families, Lowe Alpine is proud to announce the release of an all new Rock range to their SS20 collection, designed by climbers, for climbers.

Hats, hats, hats…

Hats, hats, hats… Outdoor Research has a style to suit everyone and every outdoor activity, which one would be your choice?

La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX Boots half price at Outside - £157.50

Save 50% on lightweight B2 mountaineering boots.


3RD ROCK is looking for an experienced copywriter  © 3RD ROCK Clothing
3RD ROCK is looking for an experienced copywriter  © 3RD ROCK Clothing

3RD ROCK is looking for an experienced copywriter

3RD ROCK is a sustainable activewear brand bringing innovation to active, fun-filled lives. We aspire to make you look great, feel amazing, whilst...

Field Guide - Antarctica, British Antarctic Surve  © UKC Job Ads
Field Guide - Antarctica, British Antarctic Surve  © UKC Job Ads

Field Guide - Antarctica, British Antarctic Survey

The British Antarctic Survey is offering a unique opportunity as Field Guide in Antarctica. What is the role about? Field Guides will assist...

JOBS: Passion for Climbing? Climbing Arena Supervisor position at EICA Ratho
JOBS: Passion for Climbing? Climbing Arena Supervisor position at EICA Ratho

Passion for Climbing? Climbing Arena Supervisor position at EICA Ratho

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to continue the development of our Climbing Programme and Climbing Instructors.  You will support them...