Digital Crack: Now and Then

On 26th June 2021 Alessandro Zeni and Enzo Oddo repeated Digital Crack, a unique line of 8a, located on a 50 m red granite monolith in the middle of the Arete des Cosmiques (Mont Blanc area), at 3800 m. Alessandro Zeni and Enzo Oddo weren’t even born when Thierry Renault and Alain Ghersen have freed Digital Crack in 1990.

The Gravity of Risk

A reflection on the mishaps and close shaves of one climber's life, by Stu Bradbury...             'For me,...

How to Start Indoor Climbing

Indoor climbing is now an Olympic sport and all the cool kids are giving it a go, from Jeremy Corbyn to Aquaman and maybe even your Nan. While getting into the sport can seem daunting—especially if you have a fear of heights—the reality is very different...

Podcast Mountain Air - 2. Zac Poulton, the Fell Top Assessor

For the second episode of Mountain Air, a podcast series recorded in association with UKHillwalking, Dan Aspel meets Zac Poulton, one of the Lake District's three Fell Top Assessors, whose daily reports from Helvellyn provide an...

Interview Time on Rock by Anna Fleming

Released today (6 January), Anna Fleming's debut book Time on Rock: A Climber's Route into the Mountains, published by Canongate, is a story of a young woman's climbing apprenticeship with a socio-cultural and geological bent. Anna's ten-year climbing journey...

Picture Feature: Sam Gare, Mountain Artist

In this picture feature we explore landscape artist Sam Gare's striking renditions of iconic peaks, from the Highlands to the Himalaya. 

You can't necessarily rely on being able to follow (or even see) the cairns  © Dan Bailey

Skills How to Navigate off Ben Nevis in Winter

James McHaffie on Lost in Music  © Dave Rudkin

Trad Development Scotland 2018-21: North

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Scarpa Gecko Approach Shoe

Those looking for top easy climbing and scrambling performance will find it in the new Scarpa Gecko, says Alan James. 

Berghaus Carnot and Fourier Hooded Fleeces

Warm, stretchy, and unfussy, these midweight men's and women's fleeces are a good choice for hillwalking and all-round outdoor use, says Dan Bailey.

Black Diamond Distance Z and Distance Carbon Z Poles

We look at two permutations of a classic folding trekking pole design, from Black Diamond's extensive range.

Open Comp Win a The North Face L5 FUTURELIGHT™ Jacket and Bib with Ellis Brigham

In this competition Ellis Brigham have partnered with The North Face to give you the chance to win a men's or women's L5 FUTURELIGHT™ Jacket worth £630 and Bib worth £585!

Open Comp Win a Beal 70m TIGER 10mm UNICORE GOLDEN DRY

Beal are giving you the chance to win one 70m TIGER 10mm UNICORE GOLDEN DRY climbing rope.

Open Comp Win a Pair of Scarpa Mago

The Mago has been designed to dominate small foot holds and intended for high level climbing on any angle where footwork is paramount. It is the culmination of all SCARPA's technology and innovation creating one of our most powerful shoes, in a lace-up. Here's...

Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Silva Trail Runner Free Head Torch

Trail Runner Free is a comfortable and lightweight headlamp for everyone who loves running. Its features and light beam are optimized for a runner's needs. The basic version of the Trail Runner Free series comes with 3 x AAA batteries and the H...

Silva Trail Speed 5X Head Torch

Trail Speed 5X is the ultimate headlamp from Silva, compact and powerful, combined with a slim and rechargeable 3.5 Ah battery, perfect for extensive training sessions and adventures. This model comes with four accessories for additional comfort and for...

CamelBak® introduces Forge Flow: Press, Sip and Go!

CamelBak® is excited to announce the launch of the new Forge® Flow. Forge Flow is a travel mug and an everyday drinkware designed for convenient one-handed use. The vessel features an easy-sip function and includes a 100%...

Latest Deals

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Buy a pair of Scarpa mountaineering boots and save 30% on Grivel Air-Tech cra

Are you ready for winter? Save 10% on a pair of Scarpa...

Save £85 - Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Pullover 50% Off!

Just arrived at Outside - bag a bargain down layer from Outdoor Research

Field Guide, British Antarctic Survey

British Antarctic Survey is offering a unique opportunity as Field Guide in Antarctica.

Digital Marketing Manager, VauxWall, London

A mixture of remote and London-based work with some marketing support for our three centres based in the northwest of England. There is the option of HarroWall, VauxWall East or CanaryWall as a primary office with an expectation to visit all centres...

Climbing Centre Duty Manager x 2, Warwick Sport

Climbing Centre Duty Manager x 2 Dept: Commercial - Warwick Sport £22,847 - £26,341 per annum 2 x Full time permanent positions...

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