UKC content in April 2010

© Mike Robertson
In April 2010 we had 13 new articles, 35 product announcements and 8 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb Who is Stevie Haston? You may know what he has done, and if you don't he will tell you. You can read about how he keeps... [ full story ]

thumb There is little doubt that Stevie Haston is the UK's most accomplished all-round climber and alpinist. His record speaks for... [ full story ]

thumb "On the mountains we feel the joy of life, the emotion of being good and the relief of forgetting earthly things: all this... [ full story ]

thumb Ueli Steck - the world's best alpinist or a climber on the edge of insanity? Who knows. What we do know is that he has... [ full story ]

thumb In this article, David Hallam, Director of Summit Financial Services, takes us through the options of financial cover for Income... [ full story ]

thumb "You come here and you climb all the good problems but then you have the feeling that for the rest of your life - in Scotland -... [ full story ]

thumb In this article professional mountain guide Libby Peter gives us some hints and tips on the additional skills needed for sea... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 20 new articles, 48 product announcements... [ full story ]

thumb This brand new UKC mini-series combines words, photos, diagrams and video to make it easy to grasp some of the trickier aspects... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb Peak Limestone addict Keith Sharples takes a couple of weeks off from Raven Tor and heads to the 'Land of Lactic' - the limestone... [ full story ]

thumb The peaks of the Dolomites are characteristically steep, with huge faces and towering summits often breaching 3000m in... [ full story ]

thumb Sixty kilometres west of Prague lies a beautiful area of rolling hills... "There are thousands of problems in this area with a... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb UKC Editor Jack Geldard takes the 360 helmet for a spin and - he likes it! "...this one doesn't look like a washing up bowl..." [ full review ]

thumb Is the new 'MiFit' hybrid velcro/lace up system a marketing gimmick or true innovation? asks Dave Sarkar. There have been many... [ full review ]

thumb The Westcomb Recons are all-mountain trousers with a design and cut that gives them, as the Westcomb website says, 'on- or off-... [ full review ]

thumb Petzl haven't changed the design of their flagship karabiner/quickdraw since 1992 but are now set to make climbers eyes open wide... [ full review ]

thumb If you are doing a lot of multipitch sport routes or even canyoning, then these could be a good bet for quick and simple... [ full review ]

thumb Despite the best efforts of chemists, synthetic insulation still can't match down for insulation performance, says Viv Scott. So... [ full review ]

thumb Fleeces ... they're worn by what Billy Connolly calls 'beige people', aren't they? says UKClimbing Assistant Editor Sarah... [ full review ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb High performance jackets for kids have never been high on the purchase priority list. The Marmot PreCip for children is a... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb A light and technical 3-layer GORE-TEX® jacket designed for alpinists and suitable for a wide range of applications. [ full story ]

thumb The new Scarpa Vapour V (velcro) might seem like the same shoe as the new Scarpa Vapour (lace up) with a different fastening - in... [ full story ]

thumb Figfour is the innovative and award winning specialized training aid for mixed climbing and dry tooling. Designed to allow... [ full story ]

thumb Brand new for Spring 2010 is the Granite range of Podsacs. Simple, functional and tough all-round climbing and mountaineering... [ full story ]

thumb The Mountain Heritage Trust `re to host two talks at this year's Keswick Mountain Festival. 'Mountains of Inspiration' followed... [ full story ]

thumb The new Scarpa Vapour (lace up) might seem like the same shoe as the new Scarpa Vapour V (velcro) with a different fastening - in... [ full story ]

thumb MCofS Volunteer Position: New Area Youth Coordinator Required North Scotland Region, Our current AYC, Ruairidh Mackenzie, has... [ full story ]

thumb Montane, are seeking a Head of Marketing who will be responsible for all aspects of our brand's consumer and trade marketing. [ full story ]

thumb Assistant Editor Sarah Stirling reports on a Lyon Equipment gear workshop at Plas y Brenin. Providing detailed indoor and outdoor... [ full story ]

thumb A lightweight, recycled and recyclable hooded soft-shell jacket. [ full story ]

thumb Intelligence Squared are hosting a debate at the Royal Geographical Society on 6-9pm on June 15th 2010. The topic is, Everest has... [ full story ]

thumb We are looking to recruit 'AWESOME' staff for our Stockport and Stoke climbing walls. Positions in both centres for casual... [ full story ]

thumb The Demand is an incredibly lightweight pull-on shell constructed from eVent® 3 layer fabric with a helmet compatible hood, wired... [ full story ]

thumb Climb & Study in Chamonix. French courses 10-13 weeks, starting June 21. Enjoy first-class climbing, compact rock, towering... [ full story ]

thumb Climbing Wall Duty Manager, Westway Sports Centre. £10,349 per annum, 20 hours per week, weekends. 6 month fixed term contract... [ full story ]

thumb An ultra-lightweight stretch waterproof and breathable jacket. Based on the incredibly popular Atomic DT Jacket, the stretch... [ full story ]

thumb The new Vibram XS Edge rubber adds outstanding friction, stability for edging and durability to a range of Scarpa rock shoes. [ full story ]

thumb The Beacon is a busy climbing wall offering instruction indoors and outdoors to individuals, groups and families all year round.... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre, Cardiff, are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated individuals to join the team. [ full story ]

thumb We're proud to offer one of our favourte all round shoes as our UKC Deal Of The Month - the Evolv Pontas at an incredible £65,... [ full story ]

thumb The Patagonia Website has a great collection of high quality videos that are updated every few months. They have just updated... [ full story ]

thumb An alpine bivy sack for the twenty-first century, it's 100% seam taped for waterproofness and durability, weighs in at under a... [ full story ]

thumb Surrey Sports Park Climbing Centre requires a Climbing Wall Assistant. The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday... [ full story ]

thumb This is a list of the main Patagonia Stockists in the UK and Ireland. Included are Pro shops and stores with the widest selection... [ full story ]

thumb Cyclists are gearing up to have a go at Keswick Mountain Festival's latest sporting event - a brand new Sportive. [ full story ]

thumb There is a great forecast for North Wales this weekend. If you are in the area, pop in to V12 Outdoor In Llanberis for another... [ full story ]

thumb Mountain Equipment has been making some of the finest mountain clothing and equipment in the world since 1961. An outstanding... [ full story ]

thumb The Mammut team, in conjunction with Camp 4 of Macclesfield will be at Awesome Walls- Stockport tonight. [ full story ]

thumb Brand new for Spring 2010 is the Alpine range of Podsacs. The Alpine 30, 40 and 50 are lightweight packs honed for the alpine... [ full story ]

thumb The latest Rockfax guidebook North Wales Classics is OUT NOW! This pocket sized book has over 340 routes of all grades,... [ full story ]

thumb See the gear, test the gear, buy the gear. Mammut hits the Peak big time this week including a Test Event at Stanage and the... [ full story ]

thumb Big Rock Climbing Centre is an exciting new development in Milton Keynes that will be opening in July 2010. The centre is being... [ full story ]

thumb This light, crampon-compatible alpine and trekking boot offers an advanced level of comfort. Fashioned from abrasion-resistant... [ full story ]

thumb Get ready for those April showers with the Epicentre Deal of the Month. The Patagonia Rain Shadow Jacket. RRP £110 The Epicentre... [ full story ]

thumb, the outdoor equipment and lifestyle specialist, has announced the launch of a new stand out beta website to reflect... [ full story ]


thumb Each first Friday of the month DMM are running a week long competition at All you have to do is answer three... [ full story ]

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