UKC content in January 2011

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This month we've got 14 new articles, 39 product announcements and 4 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb UKC's Chief Editor Jack Geldard gives ten top tips for a better winter experience. From boots and gloves through to how to... [ full story ]

thumb What is a split board? And why on earth would you want one? Neil Mackenzie takes us through the basics and gives us more... [ full story ]

thumb Mick Ward takes us through a brief history of training for climbing. Who were the pioneers? How have standards... [ full story ]

thumb Charlie Boscoe shares his first Alpine 'Grande Course'... "You're entering a world inhabited by people you see in magazines... [ full story ]

thumb An outlandish attempt on Everest's final challenge, Fantasy Ridge, completes another solid year for Rad Butts and Creagan... [ full story ]

thumb There are few climbers who deserve the tag 'legend' but to everyone who knew Tony Preston that is exactly what he was. Lancashire... [ full story ]

thumb In his latest article on UKC, Stevie Haston tells tales of Gogarth, that wonderful arena of terror on Anglesey, North... [ full story ]

thumb Tom Chamberlain shares his Christmas time adventures on Gable crag in the Lake District. "...Unfortunately, Nick really was... [ full story ]

thumb It was the Dark and White RAB Mini-Mountain Marathon today, held out of Hayfield on Kinder in the Peak District. The objective of... [ full story ]

thumb Steve Ashworth is a keen winter climber and Lake District winter expert. He has made many first winter first ascents in the Lakes... [ full story ]

thumb Climb Magazine Associate Editor Ian Parnell gives us food for thought this new year and wishes well known UK climber Andy Earl... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb Ex-pat local Jerry Gore shows us the great ice climbing in the Alpine valleys of the Ecrins. This article gives some... [ full story ]

thumb The Swiss bouldering venue of Cresciano is world famous. It's famous for hard boulder problems like Dream Time from Fred Nicole... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

The Pinnacle 26-Jan-11

thumb This new video from Hot Aches is an excellent, traditional (in the very best sense of the word) documentary celebrating one of... [ full review ]

thumb Toby Archer checks out some winter hardware from Italian brand Climbing Technology. It's reasonably priced, but is it any good? [ full review ]

thumb Mark Glaister puts three very different ropes produced for the various callings of the present day rock climber through their... [ full review ]

thumb What's everyone wearing underneath? Knickers, base layers, Power Stretch all-in-ones? With odour-fighting crushed coconut or... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb This video, introducing the new Petzl GRIGRI 2, is essential viewing for any climber. [ full story ]

thumb The Original Mountain Marathon Training Camp at PyB. This April we're dedicating the whole centre to this exciting event. The... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Back in October we ran a Climb Norway Competition at in conjunction with and Cotswold [ full story ]

thumb B3 mountain boot ideal for multi-day alpine ascents and cold weather ice climbing only £149.99 with free delivery. [ full story ]

thumb Our most versatile alpine climbing hard shell is lightweight, has dynamic stretch and 2.5-layer waterproof/breathable protection... [ full story ]

thumb This festival dedicated to mountain culture will take place throughout Fort William and Lochaber - the Outdoor Capital of the UK... [ full story ]

thumb Glenmore Lodge have three assessment places and two training places for MICs (Mountain Instructor Certificate) this year. Call... [ full story ]

thumb The new Safe Tech Helmet is another innovative product from Metolius. Most helmets are only designed to withstand impacts from... [ full story ]

thumb Gore-tex are set to hit back at mounting competition in the waterproof-breathable fabric market with new 'Active Shell', which... [ full story ]

thumb Add support, warmth, and protection to any outdoor outfit with this handy wrist gaiter. [ full story ]

thumb Inspired by big mountain endeavors, the Mentor Pants are up to the most demanding alpine challenges. Made of bomber,... [ full story ]

thumb The two postponed Mick Fowler Lectures from December 2010 have been rescheduled as follows... [ full story ]

thumb The new Petzl Quark is now in stock at Elite Mountain Supplies. [ full story ]

thumb What started as an effort to find other uses for fabrics destined for the trash has turned into a product to clothe those in need... [ full story ]

thumb Need new crampons? Here's a selection of what's available this season... [ full story ]

thumb Whether used as a seat for a snack in the snow, an ice-axe store or used to carry all your hardware - the new range of Guide... [ full story ]

thumb Grivel Speedy Long incorporates a 20cm Helix ice screw and 20cm sling and biner quickdraw attachment. [ full story ]

thumb Alpkit will be showing off their range of goodies at the NEC, Birmingham from the 25th to 27th of February at this years Outdoor... [ full story ]

thumb The M's Mentor Jacket™ has been ruggedly designed, tested, and built for ultimate storm-worthy protection in remote, big-mountain... [ full story ]

thumb In November we announced the winners of the Allcord Logo Photo Competition. There were 88 entries. Here are the winners... [ full story ]

thumb Gear up & go! Four fantastic offers from Páramo to kick start the New Year.Whatever adventure you're planning, choose high... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb One of the most technically advanced boots on the market. Ideal for people who would like a lightweight technical and a... [ full story ]

thumb There's always been a strong connection between the mountains and acoustic music. Whether you are a musician, vocalist or just... [ full story ]

thumb Protect your camera from sand, water and dust! This Aquapac housing instantly converts most digital SLR cameras into underwater... [ full story ]

Kalanka Jacket 11-Jan-11

thumb Alpine routes demand tough and super hard jackets. The Kalanka jacket only jacket in our hardshell collection to be constructed... [ full story ]

thumb An amazing Deal on sets of 5 Xenon Quick Draws from Wild Country at Joe Browns. [ full story ]

thumb Patagonia's superlight nano insualtion combined with a waterproof shell, great for wild days out in Scotland, at home on the... [ full story ]

thumb The Beacon Climbing Centre is a busy commercial climbing centre based near Llanberis in North Wales. We are currently looking to... [ full story ]

thumb The Arete Gloves™ are some of the most versatile alpine gloves available. They offer grip, dexterity, and waterproof protection... [ full story ]

thumb The final two months of the Berghaus Adventure Challenge are up for grabs. Read on to vote for this month's winner, or get... [ full story ]

thumb Polartec have announced the launch of NeoShell®, the most breathable waterproof fabric available on the market today. NeoShell... [ full story ]

thumb Westway Climbing Centre is looking for a Head Coach to oversee the quality of delivery across all the coached programmes. [ full story ]

thumb The North Face is to become one of the principal partners of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour UK Edition. [ full story ]

thumb At midday on Saturday 8 January 2011 The Climbing Hangar, Liverpool's brand new bouldering wall, will roll up its shutters and... [ full story ]

thumb Our best all-around stretch-woven soft shell pants for alpine rock climbing or ski touring. [ full story ]

thumb The 12th Annual Ice Climbing Festival will take place January 7-9, 2011 at the Gemmi Lodge in Kandersteg in the Bernese Oberland.... [ full story ]

thumb Semi-rigid 12-point chromoly steel crampons for classic mountaineering and alpine routes. Innovative 3-D shaped construction... [ full story ]

thumb Joker is the ultimate rope, the latest creation of the BEAL Lab, born with the help of the BEAL Team climbers. It conforms to all... [ full story ]

thumb Anatomically superior, advanced waterproof GORE-TEX® glove, engineered using our new Tri-Dex™ Technology; Ideal for use in the... [ full story ]


thumb Do you know your winter climbing? Here's your chance to win some Grivel Speedy ice screws if you reckon you do. And just... [ full story ]

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