UKC content in April 2014

© Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC

This month we've got 11 new articles, 34 product announcements and 3 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers


UKC Feature Articles

CB Centenary 30-Apr-14

thumb On 20th April 1914 "The Flake" on the Central Buttress of Scafell was climbed by Siegfried Herford, George Sansom and Cecil... [ full story ]

thumb interview Nathan Lee and Oli Grounsell about their recent quick ascents of Rare Lichen, E9 6c, in North Wales... [ full story ]

thumb Alex Honnold talks Fitzroy, Patagonia and his Honnold Foundation. "The thousands of feet of rappelling were no joke... It was... [ full story ]

thumb With junior competitions becoming more popular, training for young climbers is becoming much more popular. However, young... [ full story ]

thumb An antique axe believed to have belonged to George Mallory sold today at auction for a six figure sum. Alex Roddie explains why... [ full story ]

thumb Finger Injuries are almost certainly the most common injuries climbers face. In this article, climbing coach Robin O'Leary... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumb In this article training fanatic and qualified physiotherapist Peter Mortensen shows us his journey to do a pinkie one arm pull... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers


thumb Duncan Campbell puts the Ridge Low GTX from Mammut through its paces to see how suitable an approach shoe it is for typical... [ full review ]

thumb Dan Bailey takes the DNP Hoodie from The North Face out in to the Scottish hills for a thorough testing. Does he like it? Does... [ full review ]

thumb A thoroughbred ice climbing jacket using a composite of hardshell and softshell materials. But does this mix of materials make... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers


thumb The ShAFF Adventure Festival was moved from its customary February timing to April this year to fit in with the Tour de France... [ full story ]

DMM Void 30-Apr-14

thumb As climbers we spend a lot of time on the move, be it trips abroad, big expeditions or even a weekend away closer to home. To... [ full story ]

thumb New MSR Hubba NX tent series offers lighter weight and greater livability in four new models.  [ full story ]

thumb EB Blackbird & Sonic are great value shoes aimed at newer climbers, with a super comfortable fit, soft padded lining and durable... [ full story ]

thumb MSR (Mountain Safety Research®) is honoured to announce its new Hubba Hubba NX tent has won Outside magazine's prestigious Gear... [ full story ]

thumb Climber. Summit. Vertical. Whilst the UK is no stranger to climbing magazines with high-impact names, the more readily available... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers


thumb The questions isn't when would you need a spare Tikina 2, but when wouldn't you???? [ full story ]

thumb We're excited to launch Stonesmith Holds.  New holds, carved and made in Glasgow by Malcolm Smith.   [ full story ]

thumb £18,185 (pro rata 17 hours/week) Edinburgh University, Centre for Sports and Exercise Fancy joining the Team? If you're... [ full story ]

thumb We've got a huge range of Prana t-shirts available at £19.99 each - buy two get one free! [ full story ]

DMM Flight 22-Apr-14

thumb When we started designing the new DMM rucksacks we knew straight away that we needed a sport climbing crag sack in the range.... [ full story ]

thumb A hardwearing, minimalist alpine shell designed for those wanting to travel fast and light in the mountains. The lightest and... [ full story ]

thumb An exciting opportunity has arisen at Osprey European Headquarters based in Poole Dorset for a European Marketing Co-ordinator... [ full story ]

thumb An ultra-light and ultra-minimalist shell custom built for mountain running and adventure racing in all conditions. [ full story ]

thumb In recent years, the Italian hiking and mountaineering boot manufacturer, AKU, have invested heavily, and have gone from strength... [ full story ]

DMM Zenith 16-Apr-14

thumb Carrying a small rucksack on a big climb makes sense. It'll help you stay well organised and comfortable. It might even make the... [ full story ]

thumb Nikwax is thrilled to announce the receipt of three outdoor awards in as many months: two from Walk magazine, the official... [ full story ]

thumb A great deal on DMM Alpha Light Quickdraws. Choose any 5 in 12/18/25cm lengths @ £79.99 (RRP £95.00). [ full story ]

thumb Here at Podsacs we are on the lookout for people who can test and promote our products.  Yes this does involve some free kit, but... [ full story ]

thumb This an exciting opportunity to join a Technical team with a highly successful and fast moving outdoor brand. Rab is one of the... [ full story ]

thumb We have a vacancy for a part-time sales person to work 3 days a week and occasional weekends. We would prefer individuals with... [ full story ]

thumb Spring is well underway, make sure you make the most of the sunshine while it's here! [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers


thumb Leading UK sock brand, Bridgedale®, which celebrates its 100 year heritage this year, has partnered with all 10 Mountain Rescue... [ full story ]

thumb The Climbers Shop are currently selling the classic Five Ten Hueco for £69, down from £90 [ full story ]

Guide Tennie 07-Apr-14

thumb The Guide Tennie is the most-trusted approach shoe in history. [ full story ]

thumb Hot Rock Climbing Expeditions are back, next expedition - South America 2015 [ full story ]

thumb This April the Wideboyz are going on a European Tour with the premiere of the Hotaches Movie 'Wideboyz II - Slender Gentlemen' [ full story ]

thumb The new Peak Bouldering Rockfax guidebook is now available for pre-orders at a special offer price of £24.95 (RRP £29.95). [ full story ]

thumb The Chamonix Mountain Festival is a fantastic opportunity for autonomous climbers to meet and explore the Mont Blanc Massif, from... [ full story ]

thumb Marmot, in its 40th year of business, is stronger than ever in the technical apparel category. Over the many years that we have... [ full story ]

thumb To find out more about this vacancy and to apply please follow this... [ full story ]

thumb The Precip jacket has been a well respected and well known name on the waterproof jacket scene for over a decade. For Spring 2014... [ full story ]

thumb Alpkit target adventures TV programme makers and presenters with innovative media-sensitive outerware. Designed for the harshest... [ full story ]

thumb Exclusive offer for UKC members. This offer is not advertised on our site. To get a FREE matching coloured DMM Phantom Karabiner... [ full story ]


thumb Nikwax is the global leader in safe, high performance waterproofing, cleaning and conditioning for outdoor gear. Prolong the life... [ full story ]

thumb Wild Country's new men's and women's apparel is in store across the UK and making quite an impact. You can get your hands on two... [ full story ]

thumb Adventure Peaks are giving away a Men's Pro Lighter 30 and a Women's Pro Lighter 27 Rucksack. [ full story ]

thumb A chance to win either a Men's Artemis or Women's Adroit Jacket from Marmot [ full story ]

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