UKC content in January 2013

© James Monypenny
This month we've got 9 new articles, 22 product announcements and 7 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb James Monypenny tells the story of his Patagonia Adventures... A few weeks ago a photo popped up on It won... [ full story ]

thumb In this trip report we hear about the 2012 summer QUBMC (Queen's University Belfast Mountaineering Club) & Alumni and company... [ full story ]

thumb Following the national high of the 2012 London Olympics and its now famous motto 'Inspiring a Generation', UK Climbing member... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 16 new articles, 29 product announcements... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb Sarah Burmester takes us on a journey to northern Bavaria in Germany, to the limestone area of the Frankenjura. "It's not all... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumb In part 1 of this series Mountaineering Instructor Mark Reeves looked at how avalanches occur; here in part 2 he suggests ways to... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb Jack Geldard reviews this 704 page guide, which covers over 50 crags with over 2000 routes from Moderate to E8. [ full review ]

thumb Charlie Boscoe reviews one of Icebreaker's most popular styles. The Quantum is a long sleeved zip-up hoody from Icebreaker's... [ full review ]

thumb Steve Long and other Mountain Training UK staff have been getting to grips with a pre-production sample of Metolius' new Contact... [ full review ]

thumb Viv Scott tests out DMM's new Apex ice axe, and a revision of their old favourite – the Fly. "Both the Apex and Fly feel very... [ full review ]

thumb Tom Hutton takes a look at the long-awaited selected guide to Gower Rock. [ full review ]

thumb The UKC team looks at high performing ice axes from top brands such as Petzl, DMM, Black Diamond, Grivel and Edelrid. If you... [ full review ]

thumb Charlie Boscoe reviews a hooded, synthetic insulated jacket from Mammut. [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Metolius have built a strong reputation on innovation, clean design and a burly construction that stands the test of time. [ full story ]

thumb The Technician shoe is available in a lace-up or velcro version and is packed with features to help you in your ongoing fight... [ full story ]

thumb This short video gives an insight into the company Sherpa Adventure Gear. Based in Kathmandu this family run business aim to keep... [ full story ]

thumb With a heritage of 78 years alpine experience behind them, Italian outdoor brand Salewa are entering the UK this spring. Starting... [ full story ]

thumb Challenging convention, the men's and women's Caldera 35 offer a new concept in mountaineering packs and are the latest additions... [ full story ]

thumb The Banff Mountain Film Festival UK Tour is about to hit the road again in 2013 with a selection of the latest and best films... [ full story ]

thumb The Michigan Ice Fest 2013 kicks off on Thursday 31st January. Montane are pleased to announce sponsorship of the climbing... [ full story ]

thumb We are currently looking for a part time / freelance instructor to work predominantly at weekends at our bouldering centre. [ full story ]

thumb The latest edition of the Rockfax Costa Blanca guidebook is now available for pre-ordering from the Rockfax web site at a special... [ full story ]

thumb Got any ageing draws on your rack? Don't risk it - grab this mega bargain today and climb safe... [ full story ]

thumb We are looking for an enthusiastic climber to join our Management Team. The Leeds Wall is a large dedicated climbing centre that... [ full story ]

thumb The BMC is now recruiting for three new officers. These are new, full-time positions based on four-year, fixed-term contracts,... [ full story ]

thumb Mammut have teamed up with the Foundry to run a series of FREE masterclass sessions on 26th January. Register now. [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Redesigned to showcase more of the inspirational photography and achievements stemming from Montane's sponsored athlete team,... [ full story ]

thumb La Sportiva mountain boot and crampon combination Deals from EMS. [ full story ]

thumb Sarah Stirling interviews British brand Mountain Equipment about issues with down sourcing such as force feeding, live plucking,... [ full story ]

thumb The Sherpa Adventure Gear Lithang jacket is a lightweight, waterproof, breathable and stretchy hard shell that will keep you warm... [ full story ]

thumb A technical, all-terrain tool, the Cryo-LT makes the perfect daily driver for ice, mixed and alpine climbing. [ full story ]

thumb Fiona Russell reports from the final of this year's Scottish Tooling Series at Glenmore Lodge with climbers tackling indoor rock... [ full story ]

thumb Montane is one of the world's fastest growing mountain clothing companies, our success built upon an uncompromising focus on... [ full story ]

thumb Our 2nd Winter Lecture is on 11th January and is by Pete Whittaker – covering his Wide Boyz tour of the US and his development... [ full story ]

thumb New for Winter 2012 - minimal weight and maximum warmth in a stylish package. [ full story ]


thumb Answer one question and stand a chance of winning a Primus Express Lander Stove. [ full story ]

thumb An Arc'teryx GORE-TEX® jacket of your choice, an Arc'teryx softshell of your choice and an Arc'teryx base layer of your choice... [ full story ]

thumb Lyon are offering a competition winner, plus a friend, exclusive instruction and guiding from Lyon sponsored team member Andy... [ full story ]

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