UKC content in January 2012

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This month we've got 14 new articles, 32 product announcements and 7 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb Nick Bullock gives a flavour of this year's BMC International Meet in Scotland - with some hard ascents thrown in for good... [ full story ]

thumb In this article Stuart34 gives his account of a fun, but slightly cold-footed trip to the Bugaboos in Canada. His novel approach... [ full story ]

thumb Kevin Thaw is one of the UK's most accomplished all around climbers. He has climbed Everest, made first ascents of 8b/+ sport... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 16 new articles, 34 product announcements... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb In this article we explore a French limestone crag just an hour and a half drive from the famous sandstone bouldering mecca of... [ full story ]

thumb Resurrection is a North West Highlands snow and ice classic of alpine proportion. In this article British Mountain Guide Owen... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumb In this article, Glenmore Lodge Senior Instructor George McEwan takes a look at a study of ice anchors and explores the... [ full story ]

thumb Top winter climber and professional instructor George McEwan explains how to make your winter climbing safer by protecting your... [ full story ]

thumb British Mountain Guide Jim Blyth looks at what climbers need to do to access the magic of ski touring. Including suggestions... [ full story ]

thumb Top winter climber and professional instructor George McEwan gives us step by step instructions on good ice climbing... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb Are you a walker, a mountaineer, a climber or a bit of all three? Dan Bailey tries out three winter boots, each designed for a... [ full review ]

thumb Matt Bird enjoys a pleasant few nights testing the Zhota, a 3-man tent from Alpkit's new mountain tent range, which sits between... [ full review ]

thumb UKC's chief editor Jack Geldard takes a look at a set of avalanche gear from Mammut including their transceiver, shovel and probe. [ full review ]

thumb This large format picture book documents 100 mountain adventurers using a potted biography and stunning photography. Stephen Reid... [ full review ]

thumb Steve Long, Technical Officer at MLTUK reviews the latest incarnation of Wild Country's multi-talented ascender. [ full review ]

thumb Mark Glaister reviews the Evolv Shaman, the rock shoe with the 'love bump', developed with Chris Sharma. [ full review ]

thumb The USA's North Cascades won't been known to many. But with John Scurlock's aerial photography here is your chance to get... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Experience the adventure of the great outdoors, extreme expeditions, remote cultures, and the world's last great wild places at... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Blue Ice, founded in 2008 in Chamonix, France provide high quality technical products for mountaineering, rock and ice climbing... [ full story ]

thumb The Barn Climbing is one of the only gear shops to now have a full size range of La Sportiva Python's. Since last year the RRP of... [ full story ]

thumb Over the last year you've probably started to see and hear more of Edelrid, the German brand primarily renowned for their... [ full story ]

thumb Want to see what you are missing at Kendal Wall? Size Does Matter. Check out our new walls - the tallest in England, the amazing... [ full story ]

thumb The Vertical Chill Ice Wall is an 8 metre ice climbing wall located within the Ellis Brigham store in a central part of... [ full story ]

thumb A selection of the latest intermediate to top end ice axes for Winter 2011/12, priced from £150 to £210 [ full story ]

thumb Gary Rolfe is a professional dog musher living in Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland, where the sun never rises from November until... [ full story ]

thumb In 2012 the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust (JCMT) is offering a number of subsidised 3-day Alpine courses in Chamonix,... [ full story ]

thumb Spend a week with our walking guides enjoying some of Snowdonia's finest, valley walks, woodland trails and coastal paths. A real... [ full story ]

thumb Beacon Climbing Walls in North Wales are currently recruting new staff for their climbing wall building team. The posts will be... [ full story ]

thumb Evolution of the model Nepal Extreme, ideal for technical use on high elevation terrain and ice. [ full story ]

thumb Today Petzl launch The Nao, a head torch featuring Reactive Lighting technology. Report from the Outdoor Retailer Show, Salt Lake... [ full story ]

thumb Evolv have developed and launched a 2012 line of 7 high performance toe down rock shoes including Geshido, Geshido Lace,... [ full story ]

thumb Arc'teryx, through its Birds Nest Project grassroots initiative, hopes to offset some of the unkindness of winter through the... [ full story ]

thumb The Mountain Equipment Omega Jacket: RRP £280; only £175! A winter alpinist's dream, offering cutting edge technical performance... [ full story ]

thumb The Super Alpine Bibs are Patagonia's new top of the range waterproof alpine legwear. [ full story ]

thumb The Climbing Centre Group, who operate three busy climbing centres in Manchester, Harrogate and Reading, are introducing a new... [ full story ]

thumb The February issue of Climb is a photography special featuring stunning images from some of the world's leading climbing... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb You have to feel the softness of our new Realfleece fabric to believe it. When winter's getting you down, the cosy, luxurious... [ full story ]

thumb It's been a great year for Wild Country and Red Chili's climbers who, between them, have managed to post a host of incredible... [ full story ]

thumb To make way for Mammut's new Bionic Evo's the last shipment of Mammut Bionics and Bionic Wiresafe have just landed in the UK. [ full story ]

thumb Winter climbing brings with it a unique set of challenges, not least in terms of the effects it can have on your rope. Extended... [ full story ]

thumb If you're looking to improve your rock climbing, indoors or out, then come along to the BMC Climbing Movement Masterclasses -... [ full story ]

thumb Another series of inspiring expeditions to vote for on the Berghaus Adventure Challenge. [ full story ]

thumb Perfect for a windy and cold arrival to the summit. The hood is fitted so it can be worn under a ski/snowboard/ice climbing... [ full story ]

thumb The descendant of the first eVent® shell from Montane. Built for the British mountains, from the Lake District to the Cairngorms. [ full story ]

thumb The Ama Dablam jacket has been designed to offer the best warmth to weight possible without compromising on warmth or protection... [ full story ]

thumb The new Trangoworld Crash Pad has just arrived in the country! It is a huge, hinged pad, which uses air cushion technology as... [ full story ]

thumb The Mammut Climbing Challenge kicks off at the Foundry Climbing Centre in Sheffield on the 10th of January. It will run for four... [ full story ]

thumb Here at Mammut UK we've had a pretty busy year and we're now looking for four UK-based climbers to sponsor in 2012. Fancy being... [ full story ]

thumb The very first mountaineering boot from The North Face has been released early and exclusively to Ellis Brigham in the UK. It's... [ full story ]


thumb The new rechargeable CORE battery is designed for the Petzl TIKKA- ZIPKA2 line of headlamps. This battery is easily inserted into... [ full story ]

thumb La Sportiva's hugely successful Mythos climbing shoe must have been spot-on when they first introduced it in 1991 as here it is,... [ full story ]

thumb This competition is now closed. We have two CRUX Halo Tops to win in this and; plus some tips on... [ full story ]

thumb Thank you to everyone who entered this bouldering competition. Read on to see if you are a winner of Trangoworld bouldering gear... [ full story ]

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