UKC content in December 2013

© Alan Halewood

This month we've got 8 new articles, 34 product announcements and 5 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers


UKC Feature Articles

thumb The IIs and IIIs are more than just a stepping stone to harder things, reckons Dan Bailey, but a rewarding goal in... [ full story ]

thumb In this piece UKC Chief Editor Jack Geldard offers ten simple tips to think about if climbing Scottish V is one of your... [ full story ]

thumb In this article, father and owner of two businesses, John Kettle looks into how time-starved climbers can still get the most out... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 9 new articles, 34 product announcements... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers


thumb The newest addition to the FRCC's current series of definitive guides to the Lake District is the 'Black' Langdale Guide. It was... [ full review ]

thumb In this indepth review, we look at several top-of-the-range headtorches, some lightweight models, and some budget options. If you... [ full review ]

thumb With Christmas fast approaching, many of us are now being asked what we want and wracking our brains to try and think of a good... [ full review ]

thumb Tears of the Dawn is the autobiography of UK climber Jules Lines. Jules is one of those British climbers that are held in the... [ full review ]

thumb Dan Varian reviews the new Bouldering Essentials book by David Flanagan... "Upon my first flick through of Bouldering... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers


thumb It's still Christmas at! We've created some package deals to help you getting ready for 2014's cragging season.... [ full story ]

thumb An entry level shoe that does so much more; the comfort, fit and performance to take you through the grades in every form of... [ full story ]

thumb Outside's Big Christmas Sale starts online today. We've got huge discounts on top outdoor clothing, including 40% off everything... [ full story ]

thumb Headtorch performance, and the associated figures, is something of a minefield and it's not easy to wade through all the... [ full story ]

thumb Your walking and mountaineering axe is a constant companion on a variety of snowy adventures. It helps to keep you safe when the... [ full story ]

thumb Westway Sports Centre have a vacancy for a Sessional Hours Climbing Coach. [ full story ]

thumb We have an opening for a Product Developer to join our team in Llanberis. Reporting directly to the Product Manager, the... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers


thumb Three leading climbing shops sign up for 2014: Boulders, The Castle Shop and Dick's Climbing. [ full story ]

thumb Worried about how too much food and drink could affect your climbing this winter? [ full story ]

thumb Manager Post for Kendal Wall, The Lakeland Climbing Centre The Lakeland Climbing Centre operates one of the country's largest... [ full story ]

thumb We are giving 20% of all films until midnight on January 1st with discount code NY14. Watch some classic mountaineering epics,... [ full story ]

thumb As it's the season of goodwill, we're offering big savings on selected The North Face Summit Series Jackets. We've got men's and... [ full story ]

thumb Chamonix-based hardware manufacturer, Simond, have issued a recall on all Rocky bent gate and straight gate karabiners produced... [ full story ]

thumb Here at SteepEdge we like to watch quality, creative adventure movies. It just so happens that filmmakers often give away such... [ full story ]

thumb are reaching out to the UKClimbing community to find out opinions surrounding climbing and the dangers associated... [ full story ]

thumb Scarpa Rebel Pro Carbon GTX Boot - Now on Sale at - £339.99 [ full story ]

thumb We are currently seeking applications for an experienced, enthusiastic and hands on Store Manager to take full responsibility for... [ full story ]

thumb The Epic of Everest - the official record of Mallory and Irvine's 1924 expedition - is released on DVD/Blu-ray on 20 January... [ full story ]

thumb Get ahead of the curve and kit yourself out for the winter season for less! We've got some great offers on ice axes and screws,... [ full story ]

thumb Snap Calzone bouldering mats were £130, now only £99 at [ full story ]

thumb Aftersales Manager - The Mountain Boot co ltd A challenging and varied role in the outdoor industry with world class brands... [ full story ]

thumb Nuclei Hoody - Lightweight, compact, trim-fitting belay jacket with a high warmth-to-weight ratio - new for Fall 13.  [ full story ]

thumb DMM is recognised as one of the leading hardware manufacturers in the Climbing and Height Safety Industry. The Company was formed... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers


thumb Personalised Maps from Ordnance Survey make both an unique gift and a practical map. You can take just the map that you need, or... [ full story ]

thumb In August 2014 the chase is on, with a thrilling two-day head-to-head trail race in the North York Moors. [ full story ]

thumb Jon Griffith Portfolio Website [ full story ]

thumb The huge bouldering competition that is the ROCfest is now open for registration! Register now to avoid disappointment. [ full story ]

thumb New for Fall '13 - Lightweight, waterproof/breathable jacket made from the new GORE-TEX® Pro with supple yet durable N40p-X... [ full story ]

thumb Here is a round-up of currently available belay devices. This is not a gear review, but we have listed simple belay devices with... [ full story ]

thumb Nikwax has launched a reformulated version of its Polar Proof product to revolutionise the fleece market.   Easy to use in... [ full story ]

thumb Lowe Alpine are seeking to appoint an Area Sales Manager to cover the North of England/Scotland area. [ full story ]

thumb Out now on HD download and dvd; The Last Great Climb WINNER of Best Climbing Film at the Banff Mountain Film Festival [ full story ]

thumb Whatever we do at DMM, we always make sure that we do it well. Even our XSRE accessory carabiner is a cut above the rest. Not... [ full story ]

thumb Polartec Alpha is a new concept in synthetic insulation focusing on unsurpassed thermo-regulation and breathability. [ full story ]


thumb Premium British outdoor gear brand MONTANE® has teamed up with eVent®wateroproof fabrics to offer you a fantastic... [ full story ]

thumb Win a pair of Ueli Steck tickets for his unmissable lecture at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 23 January 2014. [ full story ]

thumb Oasi are the favourite shoes of Alex Megos, Tenaya sponsored climber. Just answer one simple question on this simple competition... [ full story ]

thumb Win £445 (rrp) worth of Sherpa Adventure Gear . [ full story ]

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