UKC content in January 2010

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This month we've got 10 new articles, 31 product announcements and 6 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb Dave Birkett isn't a big fan of skiing, and as bad luck would have it that's what he was doing in France as the big snow and... [ full story ]

thumb When someone starts talking about life insurance is your reaction a yawn? Do you ignore them and hope that they will shut up and... [ full story ]

thumb Bjorn Pohl takes a look at the events of world sport climbing in 2009. The scene has been dominated by Adam Ondra, but here... [ full story ]

thumb Back in September of 2009 the well known Spanish team of Iker and Eneko Pou completed what they consider to be their hardest... [ full story ]

thumb Dan Varian takes us on a whirlwind tour of the latest and greatest feats on the World stage of bouldering. From the sunny... [ full story ]

thumb The 10th Annual Kandersteg Ice Climbing Festival took place last weekend in the Ice Climbing Mecca Kandersteg, Switzerland in the... [ full story ]

thumb Take a look inside the February 2010 issue of Climb Magazine. Great articles on Italian Ice, George Smith's Dinorwig Diaries,... [ full story ]

thumb 37-year-old climber Jamie Simpson's grandfather was a quiet man who never bragged about his achievements, rather unusually he... [ full story ]

thumb Rad Butts and Creagan Beaulay are two leading all-round climbers who describe themselves as 'riding the wind.' Here... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb gear reviewer Viv Scott takes the Marmot Expedition Mitt to Alaska for a thorough testing: "The mountains of... [ full review ]

thumb Wild Country have come up with a radical new helmet design aimed at providing the cross-season climber with one do-it-all... [ full review ]

Pure DVD 22-Jan-10

thumb Pure is a bouldering-only video, but don't let this put you off. It's a first-rate flick, excellently, often beautifully filmed... [ full review ]

thumb "It went through everything from spindrift avalanches, blizzards, howling gales, sleet and more." UKC User Jo Horne has had... [ full review ]

thumb During the 90's outdoor gear manufacturers began making clothing that was technically shaped, as in curvy rather than square.... [ full review ]

thumb Marmot's Pinnacle bag is a far cry from my first cheapo sleeping bag. It's sumptuously soft and luxurious, and warm; in fact more... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

The BMC starts 2010 with record membership, having reached over 70,000 in December. [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Funding is available for ML, SPA, WGL and LCMLA caving assessment courses. Get up to 60% off course fees with Apex Training. [ full story ]

ToppturInferno 27-Jan-10

thumb A warm and waterproof mountain cap in eVent® fabric with a Polartec® Classic 200 lining. [ full story ]

thumb Mammut's Extreme Logan Jacket is their top-end signature piece. It's a very durable and waterproof form-fitting stretch jacket... [ full story ]

thumb The Men's Velez Adventure provides all the multi-activity features of the best-selling Velez Smock but comes with a FIXED... [ full story ]

thumb Avoiding wet kit is an issue for any outdoor enthusiast, especially in the reliably damp UK. Exped's 2010 range of versatile,... [ full story ]

thumb Comfortable vintage-washed navy casual trousers - great for indoor climbing, cragging and bouldering. Also good for checking... [ full story ]

thumb The first volume of the Stone Country Scottish Climbing Yearbook - a collection of all the best new climbs in Scotland. [ full story ]

thumb A fashionably-cut Windstopper® soft shell hooded jacket that can be worn with a helmet - Mammut's top seller for active women. [ full story ]

thumb Climbing Wall Sales Rep/Artificial Climbing Structures (ACS's) Designer For King Kong Climbing Walls We have a vacant... [ full story ]

thumb We have a number of vacancies at the Climbers Shop in Ambleside. [ full story ]

thumb Scottish winter belays are no place to select the wrong choice of insulated jacket to use. Any winter belay is normally going to... [ full story ]

thumb "As if ice and alpine climbs aren't demanding enough – when conditions get 'Alaska cold,' even the easy routes can turn serious.... [ full story ]

thumb We are looking for a new staff member to work at our warehouse situated just off the A1 in Borehamwood. This would suit an active... [ full story ]

thumb Wild Country's 2010 climbing team is bigger and better than ever and with a bunch of the UK's best climbers (including James... [ full story ]

Summit Hoodie 18-Jan-10

thumb Our technical Summit Hoodie is an exceptionally versatile mid layer for worldwide summer alpine and multi-activity use, being... [ full story ]

thumb Wild Country's first Boulder Pads are in store now and they are the business; burly and well built they exude quality and style.... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb From Mammut. Anatomically cut GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Soft Shell jacket for mountain sports and backpacking in a classic design. [ full story ]

thumb The Icefields Parkway has world-class ice climbing; it will also make any climber appreciate our newest insulated soft-shell... [ full story ]

thumb Pulse Barryvox Avalanche Transciever was designed to optimize rescue efforts in the The PULSE handles single and multiple burial... [ full story ]

thumb Mountain Leader Training England is seeking to recruit a part-time administration assistant. The post will be based in the MLTE... [ full story ]

thumb Reading Climbing Centre is being developed by John Dunne, the man behind Manchester Climbing Centre and the new Harrogate... [ full story ]

thumb Westway Climbing Centre are currently seeking a Climbing Wall Duty Manager to assist the Facilities Manager. [ full story ]

thumb Gear for Girls in Wooler, Northumberland, a stone's throw from Bowden Doors, is looking for full or part-time staff for its... [ full story ]

thumb Rock Over Climbing, the North West's premier bouldering centre is coming to Manchester in early 2010. [ full story ]

thumb In 1946 Mike's mother and father, Charles and Mary Parsons, started making cycle panniers in the upstairs of their shop in... [ full story ]

thumb Tough, no nonsense all round mountain pack. The Crag Sac will cope with everything from cragging to alpine climbing. [ full story ]

thumb The Climbing Technology Nuptse Classic is a 12 point crampon suitable for low to mid grade snow and ice. [ full story ]

thumb Information is power, and here Marmot present lots of information about sleeping bags. If you are thinking of buying a new... [ full story ]

thumb In recent years there has been an enormous amount of activity developing the sport climbing crags and new climbing areas along... [ full story ]

thumb For thirty years Petzl's mission has remained constant: To offer people practical solutions that maximize their safety and... [ full story ]


thumb LLAMFF and UKC have got together and are running a photography competition hosted at The winners will have their... [ full story ]

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