UKC content in February 2010

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This month we've got 8 new articles, 39 product announcements and 9 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb Mina Leslie-Wujastyk is perhaps the most accomplished female boulderer in the UK. She has climbed seven Font 8A problems in... [ full story ]

thumb In this exclusive excerpt from his new book Rock Athlete, Ron Fawcett, one of Britain's most influential climbers, talks openly... [ full story ]

thumb Last week, Italian mountaineer Claudio Corti passed away at the age of 81. Corti became famous in the late 50's mainly for his... [ full story ]

thumb In April 2010 Plas y Brenin are set to host the first ever Alpine Festival. This unique weekend is made up of a... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 10 new articles, 31 product announcements... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb 15 minutes is generally accepted as the time you have before running out of oxygen if buried in an avalanche - assuming your... [ full review ]

thumb Adam Long reviews the Boardman-Tasker winning book Beyond the Mountain written by Steve House. "This is not only a brilliant... [ full review ]

thumb Keen winter climber Jon Ratcliffe puts the Arete Glove from Outdoor Research through its paces. "...long walk-ins, wet snow... [ full review ]

thumb Metolius Ultralight Curve Nuts: 30% lighter than the competition and greater stability? Dave Sarkar puts these boasts to the test... [ full review ]

thumb Viv Scott reviews the Work Glove from Marmot. The Work Glove has been around since 2001 and is a flagship part of Marmot's... [ full review ]

thumb German Mountaineering Journalist Steffen Kern wrestles with demons of the past whilst reviewing the new and highly controversial... [ full review ]

thumb Dave Sarkar trains to take on the Three Peaks of Yorkshire with the Scarpa Apex Gtx all-terrain shoes. It's a 23 mile race with... [ full review ]

thumb UKC Editor Jack Geldard reviews the JetBoil Personal Cooking System: "The fact that the stove is so easily hang-able and that... [ full review ]

thumb Es Tresidder takes the Adidas Terrex Pro sunglass to Patagonia:These are modular sunglasses, offering easily interchangeable... [ full review ]

thumb The blessing of mountain climbing photography is also its curse. Because it is so difficult to get there in the first place,... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Please support the British Mountaineering Council by filling in our online Climbing Wall Survey. [ full story ]

thumb Westway Climbing Centre are currently seeking Variable Hours Climbing Instructors to inspire and motivate our customers. [ full story ]

thumb Awesome Walls Climbing Centre Stoke-on-Trent will be open for BOULDERING* business on Saturday 27th February 2010, 10am - 8pm.... [ full story ]

thumb It's spring, Red Chili's new shoes are here and we're psyched to give you the opportunity to put them to the test on your... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb As the name suggests, the new Instinct Slipper inspires the climber to follow their instinct, allowing fast and precise foot... [ full story ]

thumb Climbers, amateur or professional, will be spoilt for choice at this year's Keswick Mountain Festival with many opportunities... [ full story ]

thumb With the ExpressSpider, PRIMUS introduces a very lightweight, remote cartridge stove. Weighing under 200g, it has a small pack... [ full story ]

thumb The new Harrogate Climbing Centre, Yorkshire's premier climbing facility, opened its doors to the public last week. [ full story ]

thumb Be part of something special and join Childreach International's Expedition to Aconcagua departing early next year, and don't pay... [ full story ]

thumb We are delighted to announce that the new planetFear store, opening this summer will be located in KESWICK in the Lake... [ full story ]

thumb Facewest want your experiences of rock shoes - fill in their survey and you could win a pair of your choice from their range. The... [ full story ]

thumb NEXT MONTH: The MCofS is offering youth coaching sessions in placing trad gear on purpose-built indoor trad climbing routes: £10! [ full story ]

thumb Following from the success of the Momentum Jacket, there is now a women's version. [ full story ]

thumb The Hope Valley Adventure Film Festival is an annual event aiming to entertain and inspire using a mix of adventure films, guest... [ full story ]

thumb The Smart Safety Device has been specially designed to meet the needs of climbing wall and sport climbers. [ full story ]

thumb You don't have to be booked on a course to stay at Glenmore Lodge in the Cairngorms! B&B includes use of climbing wall, gym and... [ full story ]

thumb Welsh Connections, the new climbing film from Bamboo Chicken, has scooped the award for Best Climbing Film at VIMFF. [ full story ]

thumb Ron Fawcett's New Book! Ron Fawcett is a British rock climbing legend. As one of a number of leading climbers in the 1970s,... [ full story ]

thumb For the first time since the release of the film Touching the Void, Joe Simpson will speak publicly at The Outdoors Show about... [ full story ]

thumb 20% off our full range of touring skis and gloves including K2, Black Diamond and Movement; Marmot, Dakine and Mountain Equipment. [ full story ]

thumb Wild Country Classic Rock Set Deal: from SSP £60.00 down to only £49.00. [ full story ]

thumb Patagonia has been awarded the ISPO Eco Responsibility Award in the textile category with the women's R3 Hi-Loft Jacket. [ full story ]

thumb The Boardman Tasker-winning book 'Beyond the Mountain' by American mountaineer Steve House is now available in the UK and Ireland... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Sales and Marketing Coordinator : Sheffield Adventureworks is the youth division of Jagged Globe Ltd, the UK's foremost... [ full story ]

thumb A couple of years ago we ran the immensely popular S-Factor competetition. Well, S-Factor is back by popular demand... . This an... [ full story ]

thumb Big Falls Captured On Film. The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival will feature over 40 films this year, including some... [ full story ]

thumb The best winter climbing jacket ever made at a great price. The Patagonia Speed Ascent Jacket, with us for one season only, get... [ full story ]

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

thumb The all new 2nd edition of the BMC Competitions Newsletter is here! 'Psyched!' is produced by the BMC Competitions Committee, to... [ full story ]

thumb The new Red Chili Urban Climber VCR Impact Zone is a cool first entry into the indoor market for Red Chili and is specifically... [ full story ]

thumb The BMC are looking for a few more keen climbers to come along to the International Climbing Meet at Lands End, Cornwall in... [ full story ]

thumb The wait is almost over! The brand new range of Rab sleeping bags hits the shops in the Spring. [ full story ]

thumb Mountain Leader Training (MLT) is seeking an Executive Officer to lead the development and coordination of Mountain Training in... [ full story ]

thumb One of the world's most inspiring collections of action, environmental and adventure mountain films is embarking on a tour of the... [ full story ]

thumb First Ascent is looking for a highly organised person to work in our Matlock office, processing orders and liaising with our... [ full story ]

thumb Mammut's lightest crampon-compatible mountain shoe for technically demanding climbing. [ full story ]

thumb Saturday 20th March 2010 sees the return of The Climbing Works International Festival (CWIF). Now in its fourth year, the CWIF... [ full story ]

thumb Win the new Rock Lite helmet from Wild Country in our easy to enter online competition - just click through to our website and... [ full story ]

thumb Karen Darke, the UK's 'Ultimate Fearless Woman' is to take a break from preparation for her next incredible journey –... [ full story ]


thumb One of the most exciting events at this year's Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is the ShAFF Adventure Shot Quiz and Photography... [ full story ]

thumb Comp now closed. We are running a mini-comp to see who manages to log the millionth tick to UKC Logbooks. The current total is... [ full story ]

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