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Brazilian Line - Big Wall Climbing in Brazil

A maverick bunch of Brits go big wall hunting in Brazil. Lead by pioneering legend Mike ‘Twid’ Turner accompanied by Steve Long who invite some youth on the trip in the form of the super strong James Taylor and Angus Kille (just climbed Indian Face!). The team head for the giant monolith of Pedra Baiana dreaming of a new line on perfect rock. From the outset the plan begins to unravel with fuel blockages, wasp attacks, a shortage of equipment and time all pinning back progress in this spectacular, insightful and charming film.

What's on Your Bookshelf?  © Natalie Berry

What's on Your Bookshelf? #1

One for the bibliophiles... During the pandemic, reading has provided a momentary escape from the stress and uncertainty...

The 'Cream Team' at Cratcliffe.  © Crags
The 'Cream Team' at Cratcliffe.  © Crags

Feature The Stone Children - Cutting Edge Climbing in the 1970s

Mick Ward remembers the key players and major ascents of the 1970s... In 1972 Tony Willmott died, soloing in the Avon Gorge. To his friend, Al Baker, he was a stone child. His climbing shoes went to a young Londoner named Stevie...

Marmot Photography Awards 2020  © Rob Johnson - Film Up High
Marmot Photography Awards 2020  © Rob Johnson - Film Up High

Marmot Photography Awards 2020 - Category Finalists

UKClimbing and UKHillwalking are proud to announce the category finalists for the 2020 Marmot Photography Awards.

Crag Notes: Dream of Dry   © Nick Bullock
Crag Notes: Dream of Dry   © Nick Bullock

Crag Notes: Dream of Dry

In this month's Crag Notes Nick Bullock has adapted a piece he first wrote upon his return from Canada in 2015, which - unbeknown to him at the time - chimes with the mood of lockdown life in 2021. 

Ailsa Graham reaches for the next hold.  © Ailsa Graham
Ailsa Graham reaches for the next hold.  © Ailsa Graham

Opinion As Climbing Participation Grows, Routesetting Must be Inclusive

Ailsa Graham calls for more considered routesetting at climbing walls to help people of all heights and abilities to progress...

Tyler Landman on the Ace 8B  © Alex Messenger

Interview Outspoken - Tyler Landman

Mountaineering snowshoes in use on appropriate terrain  © Alex Roddie

Skills Snowshoes in Scotland - more than just a novelty

The joys of taking your family climbing  © mark s

10 Climbing Stories We Liked in 2020

Marc Elliott's GBBO portrait.   © The Great British Bake Off/Channel 4

Interview The Great British Bake Off's Marc Elliott: Climber, Amputee and Star Baker

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Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Walking the along the Marloes Peninsula section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path  © UKC Gear

Julbo Women's Spark Sunglasses

A durable pair of shades with the option of a photochromic lens that ranges from cat 1 to cat 3 in response to light levels, the Spark is well suited to all uses outside of the high mountains. They look great, too, reckons Penny Orr.

Suede upper, high all-round rand and a decent chunky sole  © Dan Bailey
Suede upper, high all-round rand and a decent chunky sole  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

Now in its seventh version, the Manta remains a benchmark mountain boot in the B2 category, and should equally appeal to mountaineers and winter hillwalkers. This is a robust and unashamedly chunky boot, says Dan Bailey, and while you'll find lighter models, and others...

Dartmoor granite is a rough rock type that benefits both from an ability to edge on the feldspar and smear on the faces  © UKC Gear
Dartmoor granite is a rough rock type that benefits both from an ability to edge on the feldspar and smear on the faces  © UKC Gear

Tenaya Mastia

The Mastia is a good all-round performance rock shoe with a varied focus, says Rob Greenwood, ranging from overhanging sport to bouldering on rock types which require that little bit of extra sensitivity.


Comp 3x2  © Summit Financial Services

Open Comp Win a Montane Alpine Spirit GORE-TEX Jacket with Summit Financial Services

For over 22 years Summit Financial Services has provided life insurance, income protection and critical illness cover for climbers & mountaineers

Lifestyle 2  © Sprayway
Lifestyle 2  © Sprayway

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Sprayway women's Vista or men's Kenmore Jacket

Waterproof jackets are our bread and butter, it's where it all began. From our first long PU sailing cagoules of the 70's to the co-development of HydroDRY® one of the first machine taped waterproof fabrics and the start of...

Guide 3x2  © Deuter
Guide 3x2  © Deuter

Winners announced WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 Deuter Guide 34+ packs

Just in time for winter - when you'll need an alpine pack to be carrying all your extra kit - Deuter are giving you the chance to win a Guide 34+ pack.


Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

The Munros  © SMC

The Munros (SMC)

This fully revised edition of the Scottish Mountaineering Club's original and best-selling guidebook The Munros describes the best walking routes on Scotland's 282 mountains above 3000ft.

Rehaused by Dirtbags chalk bags  © Berghaus
Rehaused by Dirtbags chalk bags  © Berghaus

Berghaus products find a second life with Rehaused by Dirtbags

Berghaus has teamed up with Cumbrian climbing company Dirtbags to launch a new product range made out of repurposed materials. Rehaused by Dirtbags is a collaboration that takes Berghaus products that have reached the end...

Nikwax Tech Wash® and TX.Direct® proven to be the highest performing care system f

Don't treat your waterproof gear to anything less than the best. Nikwax Tech Wash® has been independently proven to be the best performing product for cleaning waterproof gear in a washing machine....


Latest Deals

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Christmas presents for outdoors people

Pick up the perfect outdoor gift this Christmas. We've got great presents for everyone who enjoys the outdoors, from climbers and mountaineers, to walkers and runners.


Field Guide - Antarctica, British Antarctic Surve  © British Antarctic Survey
Field Guide - Antarctica, British Antarctic Surve  © British Antarctic Survey

Field Guide - Antarctica, British Antarctic Surve

Description British Antarctic Survey is offering a unique opportunity as Field Guide in Antarctica. Field Guides will assist scientific colleagues...

Social Media & Marketing Asistant  © Catalyst Climbing
Social Media & Marketing Asistant  © Catalyst Climbing

Social Media & Marketing Assistant

Catalyst Climbing are looking for an enthusiastic and digitally-forward social media & marketing assistant to join our team. Catalyst are one of...

JOBS: GB CLIMBING Marketing Consultancy Tender  © BMC Office
JOBS: GB CLIMBING Marketing Consultancy Tender  © BMC Office

GB CLIMBING Marketing Consultancy Tender

GB Climbing is looking for a likeminded Rights Marketing Consultancy company/agency to assist in developing and growing awareness of both the GB Climbing brand and presentation of Climbing as a sport and to secure commercial sponsorship for 2021-24.