UKC content in April 2011

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This month we've got 9 new articles, 38 product announcements and 4 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb In this video feature from The North Face we see Alex Honnold, James Pearson, Renan Ozturk and Mark Synott new routing and... [ full story ]

thumb An historical account of the sea level traverses at Berry Head, South Devon. It culminates in August 2010 with Ken Palmer's... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb Alex Wilkinson & Kathryn Cooper takes us through the essential 'need to knows' for a bouldering trip to the world famous Castle... [ full story ]

thumb In this article with full colour topo, UKC Chief Editor Jack Geldard takes us up the North Face of the Eiger. With kit lists,... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumb In part 4 of this short video series, Steve Long shows how to prussik up a rope. "The ability to climb a rope is most likely to... [ full story ]

thumb In this article experienced climber Bart van Deenen shares his personal experiences of beating elbow tendonitis and gives us an... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb Dan Bailey gets inspired by a new fact-packed guide to the mountains of an entire country, by Chris Townsend. "Newcomers to... [ full review ]

thumb Georgie Smith gives the Summitstretch gloves some abuse to see what they're made of and how they handle cragging on chilly... [ full review ]

thumb A pricey but fantastic sleeping bag, says Toby Archer. "It's about as light as you can get for the serious winter warmth it... [ full review ]

thumb A synthetic insulated jacket is an incredibly versatile piece of kit, says Sarah Stirling, morphing seamlessly from well-fitting... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Just hitting the shops is the new range of adjustable harnesses in Mammut's Ophir Line. All built using Mammut's two part webbing... [ full story ]

thumb CragX, Sheffield's independant climbing shop, are looking for someone to work a four day week of 24hrs plus one weekend day every... [ full story ]

thumb New Midweight Cushioned Toesocks available from Injinji now. Great for running, walking, biking, or any other sport where toes... [ full story ]

thumb Weighing only 235 grams, the METEOR III + sets the standard in terms of lightness and comfort. It is also one of our most... [ full story ]

thumb Polartec Power Dry with Cocona uses coconut husks to create a fabric that is lightweight, has anti bacterial properties, offers... [ full story ]

thumb Redeveloped for 2011, the super technical Talon is back in the UK! The Talon won the hearts of hardcore boulderers and sport... [ full story ]

thumb Designed in collaboration with Leo Houlding specifically for The Asgard Projet, this is one of the lightest Gore-tex Pro Shell... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Become a member of the King Kong fabrication team within our Lake District workshop. Ensuring our high quality... [ full story ]

thumb Marmot's classic Driclime jacket just got a major upgrade... [ full story ]

thumb The Climbing Hangar in Liverpool has unveiled its second phase, possibly placing it as either the largest or second largest... [ full story ]

thumb Beacon Climbing Walls in North Wales are currently recruting new staff for their climbing wall building team. Senior wall... [ full story ]

thumb Mountain Hardwear invited out to the alps to test their new waterproof fabric - Dry Q. Dry Q will be available... [ full story ]

thumb As part of a week long training event organised by Black Diamond, Epicentre staff were invited down to the Peak District last... [ full story ]

thumb The 3-in-1 Hybrid is for anyone seeking an integrated solution for all aspects of outdoor safety. This 3-in-1 kit provides... [ full story ]

thumb Trekking in the Alps is an inspirational guide to 20 summer treks in the Alps covering Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France and... [ full story ]

thumb Wild Country are very pleased to announce the new website has been successfully launched. This new site has loads of great new... [ full story ]

thumb Mobile app ViewRanger is celebrating the launch of its new route planner website with a free routes promotion. [ full story ]

thumb Sport England has awarded MTT (Mountain Training Trust) a 15-year contract to manage Plas y Brenin, The National Mountain Centre.... [ full story ]

thumb Edelrid announce the Kilo Jul, a new belay device and successor to the award winning Jul. [ full story ]

thumb A Centre Manager is required to lead the team of staff at Patterdale Hall, Bolton School's Outdoor Pursuits Centre based in... [ full story ]

thumb Patagonia, in partnership with Outside, will open their first London store this summer. This flagship operation will showcase... [ full story ]

thumb Make sure you are looking the business as the weather warms up this spring. The latest collection from Moon Climbing is now... [ full story ]

thumb Suffering from sore tips? New from Metolius is the Hand Repair Balm, available in 0.5oz and 1oz tubs. [ full story ]

thumb Berghaus MtnHaus now has its own website - It's compact, like the range, but gives a good overview of the... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Every year Plas y Brenin replace their fleet of sea kayaks and white water boats. Here are the boats they are selling - all... [ full story ]

thumb From technical alpine routes to casual crag outings, the award-winning Black Diamond Epic 35 covers the diverse needs of the... [ full story ]

thumb A new wall for Brighouse in West Yorkshire has opened and there is a launch party on 16 April. [ full story ]

thumb Mammut are now the official supplier of climbing ropes to the BMC. [ full story ]

thumb Offering a completely new range of styles in the Endorphin, Trail, and 24 categories, the new women's garments feature an... [ full story ]

thumb The Mountain Training Trust is seeking to appoint a highly skilled, active and experienced outdoor enthusiast to take... [ full story ]

thumb This month sees the opening of The North Face store in Liverpool One, and to celebrate the high performance clothing and... [ full story ]

thumb A stove that produces a consistent output in all weather conditions without sacrificing size. As a burner heats up the... [ full story ]

thumb Wild Vision, the retrospective work from adventure, travel and nature photographer John Beatty. Foreword by Jim Perrin. [ full story ]

thumb Five Ten Athletes Ned Feehally and Steve McClure try out the new Hornet and Arrowhead models at Burbage West. Plus full details... [ full story ]

thumb £100 of FREE KIT from Tiso and Mammut at the exclusive Boot Camp weekends in selected Tiso stores starting today at the opening... [ full story ]

thumb Wild Rock is a busy little climbing wall in the heart of the Cotswolds. Full time (flexible hours including weekends) and... [ full story ]

thumb Featuring a large mat, shoulder straps, padded back, and good pack space, the Two Sac can be used as a small backpack. [ full story ]

thumb Amazing deal for April only. Set of 10 Wild Country Xenon Quick Draws for only £79. Normal RRP £140. [ full story ]


thumb The Ultralight / Watertight .5 Medical Kit is perfect for one-to-two-day solo trips when you want an ultralight kit with enough... [ full story ]

thumb The 5th Rab® Mountain Marathon organised by Dark & White Challenge Events will take place on the weekend of 24th/25th September... [ full story ]

thumb COMP CLOSED: The Talon series is Osprey's best-selling range, perfectly designed for fast moving active performance. UKC and UKH... [ full story ]

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