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This month we've got 18 new articles, 30 product announcements and 6 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb If you are free the weekend of 6/7th February 2010 and want to learn some winter walking and mountaineering skills at Glenmore... [ full story ]

thumb Following the recent UKC News Item - Gritstone: Loving it to Death?, in which we showed photographs of recent tick-marking at... [ full story ]

thumb Chris Sharma will be at the Kendal Mountain Festival on 19-22 November. Mick Ryan gives us a brief profile of Chris. " I can... [ full story ]

thumb "Do you like to grab a burger or are you the sort who prefers to wait for a slow-cooked casserole?" Sarah Flint discusses the... [ full story ]

thumb At the end of September, Miles Gibson climbed a new gritstone E9 at Wimberry. Whilst Miles concentrated on his new line, his... [ full story ]

thumb John Colton takes us on an exploratory solo up the east ridge of Telendos, Kalymnos. "A twisting rib emerging from nearby... [ full story ]

thumb Just picked this up at Dave MacLeod 's blog and what a classic video, pure class. "Rare footage by Yvon Chouinard, initially... [ full story ]

thumb Take a look at what's inside the new look November issue of Climb Magazine. Great articles on Grand Capucin, Steve McClure on... [ full story ]

thumb Making the best of a stretch of good weather, between August 11th and 14th 2009, the well known German climbing super-stars... [ full story ]

thumb Glen Denny moved to Yosemite in 1958 and immediately began documenting the golden age of Yosemite climbing with his camera,... [ full story ]

thumb Matt Heason takes a look at the different films that will be featuring at the 2009 Kendal Mountain Festival. "The climber of... [ full story ]

thumb Following lengthy consultation amongst the BMC Areas, the National Council agreed that the BMC would support the idea of climbing... [ full story ]

thumb There were 202 entries in the METOLIUS BOULDERING PHOTO COMP. The winners below were decided by a combination of readers votes... [ full story ]

thumb Charlie Houston, the physician who led the epic 1953 American expedition to K2, died on 27 September aged 96, at his home in... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 15 new articles, 25 product announcements... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb With the leaves turning and the nights drawing in, not to mention the rain... climbers begin to think towards the coming winter... [ full story ]

Antalya 19-Oct-09

thumb With its warm winter climate and perfect limestone, Turkey is becoming the holiday destination of choice for the rain-washed... [ full story ]

Yosemite Oct-09

thumb Yosemite is much more than a valley with 3000-foot rock walls and incredible climbing. It is an outlet for the energies of the... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb Jack Geldard takes two trips up the North face of the Eiger with John Harlin III and finds that the mountain is only a sideshow.... [ full review ]

Wool Baselayers 23-Oct-09

thumb Merino wool has become the new craze in base layers, claiming the very desirable properties of natural feeling, odour resistance... [ full review ]

thumb Finisterre are a new and up and coming clothing company. Based in Cornwall, with roots in the surfing community, they have an... [ full review ]

Plasma Jacket 09-Oct-09

thumb The Plasma: No, it's not a 40 inch television! It's a snug, 100% weatherproof down jacket that is ideal for keeping you warm and... [ full review ]

Pembroke 06-Oct-09

thumb The Pembroke Rockfax first appeared in 1995 amidst a storm of controversy but for those who used the book it was a breadth of... [ full review ]

Guide Lite 32 02-Oct-09

thumb This is an aesthetic looking sack with plenty of useful technical features for climbers, skiers and mountaineers. Dave Sarkar... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb The brief is simple: Create a photograph or 2minute-video that illustrates "The Power of Light" or "what do you do with your... [ full story ]

thumb DMM is pleased to welcome Lucy Creamer to their team of sponsored climbers. "It's great to be working with a climbing company... [ full story ]

thumb The Westcomb Specter LT jacket is the world's lightest weight three-layer mountain shell. [ full story ]

thumb An ultralight winter, alpine and expedition harness. Five gear loops, quick release leg elastics, central belay loop and very,... [ full story ]

thumb Next Friday, the 23rd October, it will be one year since dedicated bouldering centre Climb Newcastle opened its doors. The... [ full story ]

thumb Our Gritsone range is unbelievably realistic. We have included some superb edges and slopers to kick start our exploration of... [ full story ]

thumb This year we have Leeds first dedicated bouldering series 'Boulder Leeds'. Organised in cooperation with Leeds Climbing Wall, the... [ full story ]

thumb A Primaloft filled lightweight jacket, new for Winter 2009. [ full story ]

Pro Harness 20-Oct-09

thumb The Zero-G Climbing Pro Harness is a fully featured, fully adjustable harness and weighs in at a mere 575g. Even better, it's... [ full story ]

thumb MSA very recently became aware of two incidents where climbers using Redpoint Descenders experienced rapid rates of descent... [ full story ]

thumb Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey, two of the U.K.'s hottest alpinists, present The Meltdown Lecture Series. From November 22nd to... [ full story ]

thumb Harrogate Climbing Centre will be opening its doors in January 2010, bringing an exciting major addition to the Yorkshire... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb We are giving away a first prize of a Drillium jacket worth £175. With 5 runner up prizes of a pair of men's or women's gaiters... [ full story ]

thumb RAB mountaineering and climbing apparel is rated amongst some of the finest outdoor equipment available. A vacancy now exists... [ full story ]

Revenant Hoody 15-Oct-09

thumb The Revenant: Westcomb's top of the range all-mountain shell hits the UK for the first time.This jacket is the perfect all-round,... [ full story ]

thumb The Outdoor Shop is a busy specialist outdoor retailer in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes with an emphasis on adventure travel,... [ full story ]

thumb Marmot's cure for the common cold. The Sawtooth sleeping bag... [ full story ]

thumb Manchester Climbing Centre's Winter Bouldering League started with a bang last Friday, with over 100 people competing to be in... [ full story ]

thumb Lightweight down filled vests from Rab, in men's and women's fit. [ full story ]

thumb The 7th Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival returns to the Capital from 15-18 October, with controversial American climber Timmy... [ full story ]

thumb A Great Deal DMM Spectre Quick Draws - Set of 5. SSP £77.50 Deal price only £59.00 [ full story ]

thumb Ladies: No need to ever freeze again whilst camping in winter. [ full story ]

thumb A fun day of competitions, La Sportiva rock shoe demos and masterclasses by Neil Gresham and Steve McClure at Newcastle Climbing... [ full story ]

thumb Win A 5 Day Guided Alps Trip & £500 In Kit From Mountain Hardwear. To win, simply tell us what you think still needs to be... [ full story ]

thumb A weekend of climbing fun at Outside, Hathersage. In conjunction with DMM there are free lectures by Ben Bransby and Nic Sellars,... [ full story ]

Soloist 02-Oct-09

thumb The glove equivalent of our Mercury Mitt, the Soloist has a removable liner and is designed for harsh alpine environments where... [ full story ]

thumb It is 5 years since Alpkit made their first sale, and to celebrate the occasion we have rolled back the clock to offer our full... [ full story ]

thumb Tough dry sacks with a handy window in them to help find what you're looking for, quickly. [ full story ]

thumb Lyon Equipment are seeking to appoint a full time Internet Marketing Specialist in our busy sales and marketing office currently... [ full story ]

thumb Find out what makes the Zero-G G-String 8.5mm rope such amazing value in this easy to understand article. [ full story ]

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