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UKClimbing.com content in February 2011

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This month we've got 16 new articles, 32 product announcements and 5 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb Scott Mackenzie and three friends were forced to abandon a push for the east summit of Chacraraju in Peru when fate struck at... [ full story ]

thumb Mark Diggins, co-ordinator of the Sportscotland Avalanche Information Service talks avalanches with Sarah Stirling. Mark has... [ full story ]

thumb Chris Craggs and friends develop a new crag on the limestone paradise island of Kalymnos. "We beavered away and in six days of... [ full story ]

thumb "The setting is suitably drab. The climbing is on the sunless north side. Rubbish is scatted across the dirt ground. Graffiti... [ full story ]

thumb Stevie Haston takes a look at modern mixed climbing and dry tooling. Stevie has been at the forefront of this aspect of... [ full story ]

Ice Maidens 15-Feb-11

thumb Sarah Flint takes a look in to the world of women's ice climbing. "It's more dangerous than any other form of climbing – it's... [ full story ]

thumb In 1965, Tony Howard, John Amatt and Bill Tweedale succeeded on the British first ascent of Europe's tallest rock face, the Troll... [ full story ]

thumb An account of a solo ascent of Sron Ulladale on Harris in the Hebrides, Scotland. Pete Rhodes drives, cycles and walks to... [ full story ]

thumb Steve McClure is not your average climber. He's an athlete, a man who trains his body hard and pushes himself physically as far... [ full story ]

thumb Nick Bullock tells his tale of a weekend's climbing in the Cairngorms. Ascents of the classic hard routes The Needle and The... [ full story ]

thumb The digital revolution has gone mobile, and if you're not one of the millions of people who've got a 'smart' mobile device, then... [ full story ]

thumb In this feature from the British Mountain Guides, a qualified and experienced guide recommends a classic and favourite route for... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on UKClimbing.com from the past month, including: 14 new articles, 39 product announcements... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb Are you looking for sunny mountain trad routes in the mid-grades? "The well featured and easy-angled rock lends itself to... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumb In part 2 of this short video series, Steve Long shows how to escape the system - another essential step in crag self rescue. [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb A video review of 5 of the current range of assisted braking belay devices. Featuring Alan James and and Mark Glaister and filmed... [ full review ]

thumb First impressions were good, says Sarah Flint. As you'd expect a true Alpine boot to be, they're rigid, (C2 compatible) and have... [ full review ]

thumb Skis allow you an amazing freedom of access in the winter, says Jon Griffith - not only because you can 'skin' there quicker and... [ full review ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb Bridget Collier puts the OR (Outdoor Research) Helium Jacket though its paces on the Rab Mountain Marathon... [ full review ]

thumb 'Climbing light' is as much more about the climber's personal desire to climb fast and push their own physical limits, as it is... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb "Climbers need rock + climbers need gear = climbing gear needs you + climbing shops need you." Sheffield's Si Berry of Beta... [ full story ]

thumb The innovative two-part webbing design creates a very attractive sports climbing harness which offers maximum freedom of movement... [ full story ]

thumb Need new rock shoes? Here's a selection of what's available this season from Edelrid, La Sportiva, Fiveten, Evolv, Red Chili and... [ full story ]

thumb Phil Gibson's new collection of paintings and drawings at two exhibitions this spring. [ full story ]

thumb The New Chris Sharma Signature Velocity Rope from Sterling is now available in the UK in three different sizes 60m, 70m and 80m... [ full story ]

thumb The awesome new Helium Friends hit the stores in about three short weeks and so in this preview you can get the lowdown on this... [ full story ]

thumb The CWIF returns for its 5th year bigger and better than ever before. Much more than just a competition, it provides you the... [ full story ]

thumb Westway Climbing Centre is looking for a Climbing Wall Duty Manager for weekend maternity cover. [ full story ]

thumb Special Offer Course Dates Dates Available (7-11 March)! If you are intersted in becoming an outdoor instructor, but you know... [ full story ]

thumb An open letter in response to the UKC forum thread regarding Climbing Technology Nuptse 12 point crampons... [ full story ]

thumb A part time member of staff is required to join the team at the Outside café in Hathersage. [ full story ]

thumb News from the winter gear event of the year: an update on what's hitting the shops this Spring and Autumn... [ full story ]

thumb Tallington Lakes Rock Climbing are looking for a dynamic, motivated individual to take over the running of the climbing centre. [ full story ]

thumb From the awesome new Helium Friend to the super sharp new Matador Lace you can get the lowdown on everything that's due in store... [ full story ]

thumb DMM have announced that, due to some cracks appearing in a size 5 (blue) Dragon Cam at a US retailer, they are now recalling all... [ full story ]

thumb Lightweight, super breathable mountain waterproof jacket. Building on the strengths of the Super-Fly, the Super-Fly XT is... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb For the last month Glenmore Lodge instructors have been testing the new Petzl Tikka XP² Core head torch. This new addition to the... [ full story ]

thumb From February 6th to 9th 2011, ispo opened its doors for the 71st time. Alan James and Sarah Stirling nipped over to Munich to... [ full story ]

thumb Westway Climbing Centre is looking for a Climbing Wall Duty Manager. [ full story ]

thumb Brand new HRT Holds Reanimator is the solution to cleaning dirty holds! Special introductory price available till 31/03/2010. [ full story ]

thumb RAB Neutrino Endurance Jackets. Great deal: Normally £220. Available now at only £175! [ full story ]

thumb Summer 2011 will see the highly anticipated opening of Patagonia's first UK flagship store in London. [ full story ]

thumb Award-winning film-maker Alistair Lee's trailer for this year's Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is proving a hit in its own... [ full story ]

thumb Leo started working with Berghaus at the age of 17. Alongside Sir Chris Bonington, he is one of the longest serving members of... [ full story ]

thumb Reading Climbing Centre, the South of England's premier climbing venue, is holding an official launch party on Thursday 3rd March... [ full story ]

thumb For over 50 years we've been bringing a smile to our visitors faces with our freshly baked cakes. Every day at 5pm our guests... [ full story ]

thumb If you are an experienced retail professional with a passion for climbing, mountain biking, skiing and running, this might be the... [ full story ]

thumb On Tuesday 15th February starting at 6pm Adventure Peaks are hosting a GRIGRI 2 night at their NEW Ambleside Wall in conjunction... [ full story ]

thumb Elite Mountain Supplies are proud to announce their new 2011 range of Edelrid ropes. Our range currently includes the following... [ full story ]

thumb SteriPEN's new Sidewinder is the first ever hand-powered, battery-free UV water purifier that filters water at the crank of a... [ full story ]

thumb Evolv rock boot demos and masterclasses with Evolv sponsored climbers Ben Bransby, Jon Partridge and Rob Lloyd! This spring we... [ full story ]

thumb Berghaus has boosted its team of female athletes with the addition of alpine climber Monika Kambic who joins the likes of Karen... [ full story ]

Competitions

thumb UKClimbing are once again sponsoring the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, and we have teamed up with them and fellow festival... [ full story ]

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