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In July we had 14 new articles, 22 product announcements and 6 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb UKC Chief Editor Jack Geldard and Gear Editor Kevin Avery take us through some snap shots of the new gear on show at the huge... [ full story ]

thumb A helmet just for women from Petzl, a souped up 20 year old hiking boot, a dog backpack, the latest rucksack from the design... [ full story ]

thumb If you take competition climbing seriously you can drive yourself mad. It just takes over your life. Every waking minute is... [ full story ]

thumb It's calendar competition time again folks and the hunt is on for someone to feature on the sponsored page in... [ full story ]

thumb In this humorous article Sarah Flint takes some tentative steps out from the climbing wall and on to real rock. She looks at... [ 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 In this new mini-series 'Relocate' we take a look at different areas of Britain and what they are like to live and climb in. ... [ full story ]

thumb In September 2008 a team of five Imperial College London students travelled to Morocco and climbed a new route in the stunning... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 21 new articles, 22 product announcements... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb Rising forbiddingly out of the bleak Connemara landscape, the Twelve Bens (a.k.a. Pins) are as rugged as any massif in the west... [ full story ]

thumb The spectacular pinnacle of Napes Needle is Lakeland rock's ultimate must-do. Arguably the most iconic symbol in the history of... [ full story ]

thumb All in all, Dinas Mot offers a sublime Welsh mountain-cragging experience; just far enough from the road, but not too far, with... [ full story ]

thumb Castlebergh has been the backdrop to a landscaped, hillside walk for well over 100 years and one of the large lower terraces once... [ full story ]

thumb Few rock climbing destinations have as unforgiving climbing as Indian Creek. Away from the security of sharp corners, climbers... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb The Stretch Halo Jacket: "a good lightweight shell, weighing little in the pack, keeping the rain out with the DWR doing an... [ full review ]

thumb In this first user review of Travellunch, the freeze-dried meals distributed by Rosker, Alicia samples the... [ full review ]

Scree Pants 24-Jul-09

thumb The Scree is Marmot's workhorse softshell pant, a jack-of-all-mountain-trades pair of trousers that will see use year round and... [ full review ]

Nano Jacket 10-Jul-09

thumb The Marmot Nano shell jacket is light. And not just rather light, or quite light, but ridiculously light. At 227 grams, it only... [ full review ]

Terra Pant 10-Jul-09

thumb Toby Archer reviews the Terra Pants from Montane. "a solid pair of lightweight trousers for climbing in the mountains" Read... [ full review ]

thumb When Hell Freezes Over is a film of Andy Kirkpatrick's live lecture from 2008 in which he details some of his climbing... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb The Optimus Crux is so lightweight and compact that you won't even know you're carrying this powerful 3000W burner. Check out the... [ full story ]

thumb The organisers of Cliffhanger (Sheffield City Council and Heason Events) are very excited to announce that Cliffhanger 2010 will... [ full story ]

thumb We have six copies of Ridges of England, Wales and Ireland - Scrambles and Climbs by Dan Bailey to win. Just answer these six... [ full story ]

thumb One of our very few non fair trade or sustainable cotton garments. [ full story ]

thumb Kieron Mackenzie and Andy Moir from the Mountain Boot Company will be attempting to summit Hungchi in the Khumbu region of Nepal... [ full story ]

thumb Double Olympic gold-medal winner Dame Kelly Holmes went back to training this week. Not at the running track but on the rock... [ full story ]

Drillium Jacket 29-Jul-09

thumb Excellent multi activity jacket from RAB constructed from highly breathable, fully waterproof, lightweight eVent® fabric. Ideal... [ full story ]

thumb Podsacs have a strong reputation amongst climbers for producing the most durable, 'fit for purpose' gear available. Building on... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb The Kendal Outdoor Retail Show will be held on 11–13 August at Kendal Leisure Centre. This years show has over 70 brands... [ full story ]

thumb The whole point about using walking poles is to keep you moving into the late evening with as much energy as a Duracell bunny.... [ full story ]

thumb One of the lightest, most durable dry sacks on the market from Outdoor Research. [ full story ]

Moqui Harness 24-Jul-09

thumb The Moqui harness is aimed at rock climbers and features innovative edge-load construction designed to distribute force across... [ full story ]

eco-Trax Rubber 21-Jul-09

thumb Eco-Trax is a high friction rubber compound containing around around 30% recycled content. EVOLV are the first rockshoe company... [ full story ]

thumb Whilst the big shots tussled for the title of British Champion at Cliffhanger, a little wall just off to the side was playing... [ full story ]

thumb UKC's Chief Editor Jack Geldard, Gear Editor Kevin Avery, Advertising Manager and Senior Editor Mick Ryan chaperoned by our... [ full story ]

thumb UK made, short ankle length CoolMax socks for your riding pleasure. Available in both womens and mens sizes at £9 for two pairs.... [ full story ]

thumb Blue Hill, ME – June 12, 2009 – The European Union (EU) has announced that iodine will no longer be sold or supplied for use in... [ full story ]

thumb Mark Barnes, deputy manager of the Climbers Shop, set off on Friday 10th July, on his attempt to break the solo time record for... [ full story ]

Optimus Prime 10-Jul-09

thumb The Chris Sharma signature shoe from Evolv that's growing in popularity amongst the best climbers in the UK. [ full story ]

thumb Event sponsors Ordnance Survey and partners Mapland will be bringing one of the world's largest maps to Cliffhanger! It's a... [ full story ]

thumb Top-class low diameter single rope from Tendon with SBS sheath construction for improved resistance to abrasion and great... [ full story ]

Zip Sacks 04-Jul-09

thumb Extremely light and useful zipped stuff sack [ full story ]

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