UKC content in August 2010

© Mick Ryan
This month we've got 8 new articles, 22 product announcements and 7 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb This is a four-part video series from Black Diamond about Sonnie Trotter and Alex Honnold making the first one-day ascent of... [ full story ]

thumb The Greek island of Kalymnos is one of the most famous sport climbing holiday destinations in the world. People travel from all... [ full story ]

thumb Listen as Stoney Middleton legend Tom Proctor talks with Giles Barker about his climbing like, from climbing trees and barns, to... [ full story ]

thumb Fredrik Ericsson the Swedish mountaineer and extreme skier died last week whilst attempting to summit and ski down K2. Rob... [ full story ]

thumb Jim Titt didn't find a sleeping bag with a built-in inflatable Playmate of the month in the gleaming temple of outdoor... [ full story ]

thumb "The kids were Level 5 gang-bangers and sex offenders. They bickered, cursed and fought, found and consumed psychotropic... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb Top climber Dave MacLeod takes a look at Ben Nevis in summer: "Ben Nevis is as big as it gets in the UK in many ways. But... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb The Marmot Whisperlite jacket packs down to the size of a pair of thick socks. Stef Kerek has been testing it in some traditional... [ full review ]

thumb With a name alluding to an Italian supercar, the Lamborghini, Kevin Avery was expecting big things of the La Sportiva Miura... [ full review ]

thumb Traditionally a firm FiveTen fan, will the new Scarpa Vapours impress Rockfax Assistant Editor Stephen Horne? "Many climbers... [ full review ]

thumb "I had high hopes for the Master Cams, and in a way they were met and in another they weren't," says Jon Griffith. There was a... [ full review ]

thumb British brand Podsacs have a superb reputation and a very loyal following, says Toby Archer. I don't think I can remember one... [ full review ]

thumb "I've become a real fan of the minimalist shell jacket in the last few years," says Susie Burt. "Why did we ever bother with mesh... [ full review ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb Mick Ryan asks Marmot why not buy an £80 budget tent rather than the Grid for £280.00. Also included in this review are two... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Perhaps the best resource for free bouldering topos in the UK and the only place to get the lowdown on all the latest for Lakes... [ full story ]

thumb The biggest climbing competition in the international calendar from the 9th-12th of September at the Edinburgh International... [ full story ]

thumb Ignorance and complacency commonly result in death. BASE Jumping is probably the deadliest and most dangerous sport in... [ full story ]

thumb New for Autumn 2010. A hooded, windproof, fleece-backed, stretch-woven soft shell jacket for all mountain use... [ full story ]

thumb This is as light as it gets! We have extended the range of our high end Challenge Line with the addition of this featherweight... [ full story ]

thumb Urbanrock in Reading are looking for dedicated staff who are active climbers with a keen interest in climbing gear and have the... [ full story ]

thumb Wild Country's Alpine Shield, one of the most innovative climbing helmets available, has scooped a major prize from Desnivel... [ full story ]

thumb Climb Rochdale are looking to employ a friendly and outgoing person, with a keen interest in climbing and instructing to work in... [ full story ]

thumb Bluestone Events are pleased to announce the launch of their brand new website, UK Outdoor Activities, which aims to become the... [ full story ]

thumb The OMM 2010 start list has been published. Founded in 1968 the OMM is the originator of the two day mountain marathon type... [ full story ]

thumb Airo is the ideal sleeping mat for mountain activities where weight is a concern. World travel where space is a premium. Anything... [ full story ]

thumb Want to take your climbing to the next level? Mark Reeves' new book tells you all you really need to know. From simple techniques... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb What climbing companies have done recently is to integrate the webbing waist belt with the padding either by using new materials... [ full story ]

thumb Wild Country have partnered up with Alex Ekins, fast becoming one of the UK's best climbing photographers, to bring you some... [ full story ]

thumb The dates for the Ambleside Outdoor Festival are September 16th to 19th 2010. This is the first year Ambleside Outdoor Festival... [ full story ]

thumb Zero-G climbing gear clearance offers. Great savings and offers on all remaining Zero-G climbing equipment and gear... [ full story ]

thumb The BMC is holding a symposium in Sheffield on 13-14 November devoted to improving the understanding of prevention, diagnosis and... [ full story ]

thumb A shell that packs smaller than an energy bar, another without zips, a down jacket lighter than a cup of sugar. Sarah Stirling... [ full story ]

thumb You can now get your hands on the latest British Mountain Map which covers the southern half of the Snowdonia National Park. Free... [ full story ]

thumb British brand Podsacs are delighted to welcome Jules Littlefair to the team. Jules has redpointed: Raindogs, 8a, Malham Cove,... [ full story ]

thumb This year's race took place between the 23rd and 25th July with 504 entrants from the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, USA, Ireland... [ full story ]

thumb In this third Friedrichshafen OutDoor Show report we look at hardware and Jim Titt gives us an insight in to climbing gear design. [ 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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