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This month we've got 21 new articles, 22 product announcements and 6 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb Following on from recent forum discussion, Ian Smith casts his mind back to a fixed gear issue in Pembroke that... [ full story ]

thumb In this new mini-series 'Relocate' we take a look at different areas of Britain and what they are like to live and climb... [ full story ]

thumb Drew Haigh gives us a person account of his recent ascent of Cry Freedom (F8b+) at Malham Cove, Yorkshire. "The first run on... [ full story ]

thumb The Mountain Guides qualification is seen as the toughest and top ticket in the climbing world. Find out what it takes to pass... [ full story ]

thumb Chamonix-based British climber Gavin Pike is just back from a very successful Alaska trip with James Clapham. They had a... [ full story ]

thumb Cliffhanger have teamed up with Canon and and are running a photo competition with a great prize, a Canon... [ full story ]

thumb The Scottish Mountaineering Club's Skye guidebook is nearing completion and over the last two months the SMC in conjunction with... [ full story ]

thumb Check out what's coming up in the July issue of Climb Magazine. Climb is available to purchase from all WHS stores and other... [ full story ]

thumb The Mountain Instructor Award (MIA) qualifies you to take people multipitch climbing anywhere in the UK. It does not cover... [ full story ]

thumb The Mountain Instructor Certificate (MIC) qualifies you to take people winter climbing anywhere in the UK. It does not... [ full story ]

thumb Ueli Steck has smashed speed records with audacious ascents of the big three Alpine North faces in literally just a couple of... [ full story ]

thumb The Winter Mountain Leader Award (Winter ML) qualifies you to take groups of people walking in mountainous areas in the UK in... [ full story ]

thumb The International Mountain Leader Award (IML) qualifies you to take groups of people walking across mountain ranges abroad. It... [ full story ]

thumb Rock climbing superstar Chris Sharma was recently interviewed by Kay Rush at the Trento Film Festival, Italy. Kay touches on the... [ full story ]

thumb Sarah Flint shares her personal view of the 'inherent sexuality of climbing'. "I am a climbing whore. I will admit this freely... [ full story ]

thumb Two competitions. One a poetry contest, one a video advert competition. The topic - MIDGES. The Product - The Outdoor Research... [ full story ]

thumb The Mountain Leader Award (ML) qualifies you to take groups of people walking in mountainous areas in the UK. It does not... [ full story ]

UKC Feature Articles

thumb The Single Pitch Award (SPA) qualifies you to take groups of people climbing in the UK. It does not cover large mountain crags,... [ full story ]

thumb The Walking Group Leader Award (WGL) qualifies you to take groups of people walking in the UK. It does not cover remote or... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 15 new articles, 17 product announcements... [ full story ]

thumb The Climbing Wall Award (CWA) qualifies you to teach climbing on artificial structures and walls. This article details the remit... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

Climbing Games 30-Jun-09

thumb No more top-roping the same old routes - the rapidly rising popularity of climbing walls, both for learning and training... [ full review ]

thumb I picked up a copy of Ian Parnell and Neil Gresham's new book Winter Climbing + at exactly the wrong part of the season, having... [ full review ]

thumb Less is more and light is vital! Wasn't this the mantra of training guru Matt "Smythe" Smith? Well it certainly appears to have... [ full review ]

ROC 35 17-Jun-09

thumb Swedish company Haglofs has its beginnings back in a Dalstugan cottage in Torsång, where in 1914 Victor Haglofs sewed the first... [ full review ]

thumb I first read this book in the depth of winter intending to review it immediately. But as so often in life I found myself... [ full review ]

thumb .........Sorry I'll have to send this review in by phone as I'm lost on a ledge, on an ill defined route on some vague cliff; no... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb The Tout a Blocs bouldering event is happening on the 29th of July to the 1st of August near Ailefroide, France. [ full story ]

thumb The wiregate version of the proven lightweight and compact Orbit model, available in both straight and bent gate versions. [ full story ]

Jet Cam 29-Jun-09

thumb The Jet Cam from C.A.M.P. is a light and versatile double stem camming device suited to many situations. [ full story ]

thumb The Agilis sunglasses are lightweight, comfortable, close fitting, and their extensive curvature not only provides the widest... [ full story ]

Chunky Trousers 26-Jun-09

thumb Men's trousers with buttons on lower leg for rolling up. 2 hip pockets, 2 Velcro closing back pockets with Wombat printed fabric... [ full story ]

thumb Mountain Intelligence Opens Second Store At The Depot Climbing Centre, Leeds. [ full story ]

Air Cam 23-Jun-09

thumb The Air Cam is a light and versatile single stem camming device suited to many situations. [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb The 0Hiro jacket is the latest in our line of CoLab projects, selling them cheaper in return for your good comments.. or bad....... [ full story ]

thumb The Beacon is a busy climbing centre in North Wales, and is currently looking for a suitable person for the full time post of... [ full story ]

thumb Evolv Rockboot Demo - Saturday 27th June, The Depot Climbing Centre, Leeds [ full story ]

thumb Do you like Jazz??? Come and have a party this July in Keele Hall, Stoke on Trent. Live Jazz music with Rachel Rimmer, Jazz... [ full story ]

thumb A giant landing space from Metolius to protect the biggest of falls. [ full story ]

thumb The Smart is Tendon's entry-model single rope. It has a remarkably high specification for such a competitively priced rope.... [ full story ]

Air Harness 17-Jun-09

thumb At just 233g, the Air is the world's lightest and most breathable fully specified climbing harness. [ full story ]

thumb Marmot's brand new rugged softshell pant which is highly suited to a wide range of mountaineering activities. The Cortina pant... [ full story ]

thumb The top of the line waterproof compression sack from Outdoor Research with a dedicated, breathable, back system and much more! [ full story ]

thumb This stove really deserves its name: The EtaPackLite™ is the smallest and lightest stove for two out of Primus'award winning... [ full story ]

thumb The Plas y Brenin administration team has a job vacancy for a full time receptionist/administrator. Initially the role will... [ full story ]

thumb Functions as a waterproof storage sack for sleeping bags and clothing. Converts to an ultralight, 36L summit sack. [ full story ]

thumb The Dry Peak Bagger is a waterproof backpack/drybag that can be used for any situation where you want to keep something dry from... [ full story ]

thumb SteriPEN the only portable water purifier to use UV light to destroy waterborne microbes has launched two new accessories. A... [ full story ]

thumb The countdown for Sheffield City Council's Cliffhanger festival is well under way. Last week BMC President Rab Carrington... [ full story ]

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