UKC content in February 2012

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This month we've got 17 new articles, 34 product announcements and 5 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb In this article we take a look at the results from the 2011 season for the GB Bouldering Team as well as getting to know who is... [ full story ]

thumb An exclusive excerpt from Bernadette McDonald's book Freedom Climbers, winner of the 2011 Boardman Tasker Prize and the Grand... [ full story ]

thumb In this interview Jack Geldard talks to Sasha Digiulian, the 19 year-old, 9a climbing, puppy-loving, pink-wearing American who... [ full story ]

thumb This article, covering the basics of any first aid incident, or 'DR ABC', is the first in a series by Rocio Siemens. Rocio has... [ full story ]

thumb In this lighthearted article, Huw Davies gives us a few hard earned tips about juggling normal life with a winter climbing... [ full story ]

thumb Les Larmes du Chaos is a superb four pitch ice climb in one of the 'must visit' valleys for all ice-climbers. In this article... [ full story ]

thumb Tomo Thompson tells the story of his seven year quest to tackle on the the Costa Blanca's most impressive limestone... [ full story ]

thumb In this article Colin Haley, one of the world's leading alpinists, gives a run down of his personal experiences on Cerro Torre,... [ full story ]

thumb Author of A Canvas of Rock, his new book, Mark Radtke tells us a story about the bolt wars in Yorkshire in the late 1980's. [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 14 new articles, 32 product announcements... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb Sue Hazel takes us on a tour of the sunny island of Tenerife. "The rock is volcanic rock. It feels a bit like fine granite to... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb The award-winning book, Freedom Climbers, has just been published in the UK by Vertebrate Publishing. In this review, Ed Douglas... [ full review ]

thumb Dan Bailey reviews three synthetic insulated jackets, made by UK-based brands, and built with the soggy British cold in mind. He... [ full review ]

thumb How do these lightweight winter climbing boots compare to the Scarpa Phantom Guide and La Sportiva Batura? Viv Scott takes the... [ full review ]

thumb Marmot's top of the range jacket made from the new Polartec NeoShell fabric. Has it reached the sweet spot of soft shell... [ full review ]

thumb Tom Hutton puts a pair of Climb-X Redpoint shoes through their paces on the crags and walls of Wales. [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb There is a new policy called The Relevant Life Policy which takes into account your sport. [ full story ]

thumb The latest range of chalk bags have just arrived. Check them out at your nearest Climb X stockists! [ full story ]

thumb Red Chili's new models for 2012 are in stores soon and there's something for everyone with the new releases. The Spirit Speed's a... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Lissa Cook talks to Outcrop Film's Nick Brown ahead of the premiere of Life on Hold at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival... [ full story ]

thumb Neil Gresham reports on his recent trip to Austria with Ian Parnell. On the last day of the trip, Ian and I set out to attempt... [ full story ]

thumb Wild Country are proud to unveil their 2012 UK climbing team - a group of reckless and hardy individuals who help us test and... [ full story ]

thumb Black Diamond wins an IF Design Award, Plus X Award and is nominated for an ISPO Award. [ full story ]

thumb Freedom Climbers is the multi award-winning book by Bernadette McDonald, published this week in the UK in paperback and ebook... [ full story ]

thumb With a zip neck collar to guard against wind chill, the Icebreaker Terrain Zip is one top certain to keep you in your comfort... [ full story ]

thumb Due for completion in June 2012, Beacon Climbing has just begun construction of a huge new indoor climbing facility in North... [ full story ]

thumb A new dedicated bouldering centre is planned for the West Midlands. Read about it here, see a virtual tour and have a chance to... [ full story ]

thumb The final ISPO Munich 2012 report: some interesting new climbing and walking equipment to look out for this season, plus sneak... [ full story ]

thumb Spring 2012 will see outdoor manufacturer Marmot launch its second European flagship store at the Westfield Stratford City... [ full story ]

thumb The annual Arc'teryx Photo Shot photography competition at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival returns for 2012 and YOU could see... [ full story ]

thumb The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has hit the road once again in 2012 and is now touring the UK with a collection of... [ full story ]

thumb The deadline has passed - now the judging begins! Back in January Mammut UK launched a search for UK climbers to sponsor with... [ full story ]

thumb A mountaineering down jacket built for extreme conditions, the Black Ice is probably the most versatile boxwall down jacket ever... [ full story ]

thumb The Kintaro is a precise and sensitive shoe with an aggressive asymmetric and downturned shape designed to excel on steep and... [ full story ]

thumb Climb X is a new brand to the UK and features product ranging from shoes to crash pads to chalk bags and chalk. The Nomad... [ full story ]

thumb Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Search no more because nothing says "I love you" more than a plastic bag... [ full story ]

thumb As seen at ISPO Munich 2012. With videos: Conrad Anker, Ueli Steck and others talk us through the mountain clothing coming next... [ full story ]

thumb The new Bridgedale Midweight Control Fit ski socks have been designed for a performance fit and feature a friction-free heel and... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Climbing Technology Nevis 10pt walking crampons. Only £55! [ full story ]

thumb Refined and updated for Winter 2011/2012, the Filo down jacket looks set to cement its position as one of the most sought after... [ full story ]

thumb 75 adventures + 4 big screens = 1 epic weekend. "Unless you are on top of Everest, there are few better places to be on a March... [ full story ]

thumb Book information and sample route. Winter Climbs in the Cairngorms by Allen Fyffe and Blair Fyffe, now in its sixth edition,... [ full story ]

thumb High Sports will shortly be opening a major new climbing wall at the Plymouth Life Centre and are recruiting for a Centre Manager... [ full story ]

thumb The Climbing Works International Festival(CWIF) returns for the 6th year bigger and better than ever before. Much more than just... [ full story ]

thumb At ISPO 2012, DMM unveiled a stack of new gear they've been toiling over in their Llanberis factory, including the tools that... [ full story ]

thumb The new Dorset Rockfax is now available for pre-ordering at a special offer price. Read on for details. [ full story ]

thumb The buzz at ISPO on Monday was all about the BIG news from Wild Country - rumours were going round that it had been sold. I... [ full story ]

thumb At a lecture sponsored by GORE-TEX®, Dave MacLeod and climbing partner Andy Turner will present their first free ascent of the... [ full story ]

thumb EMS Exclusive Offer: The Petzl Meteor helmet and Petzl Corax climbing harness combination set. [ full story ]

thumb UKC/UKH were at ISPO Munich earlier this week, checking out the latest innovations in outdoor gear at this massive winter... [ full story ]


thumb is running a competition. Simply answer the question below correctly and you go into a weekly prize draw. 3... [ full story ]

thumb Winner of the 2011 Boardman Tasker Prize, and the Grand Prize at the 2011 Banff Mountain Book Festival, Freedom Climbers by... [ full story ]

thumb Watch the BMC's star-studded video to get just a flavour of what the BMC do on behalf of and with support from the climbing... [ full story ]

thumb Fill out a simple form for your chance to WIN 1 of 5 Arc'teryx prizes. [ full story ]

thumb We have a competition for the forthcoming Sheffield Adventure Film Festival and the Climbing Works International Festival. [ full story ]

thumb The Epicentre has partnered with the BMC to help promote their 2012 Helmet campaign. We will be running a regular competition... [ full story ]

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