UKC content in July 2012

© Jack Geldard
This month we've got 12 new articles, 27 product announcements and 5 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb A memorial service for Roger Payne, the climber and mountain guide who was tragically killed on Mont Maudit recently, took place... [ full story ]

thumb Kilian Jornet has been described as the world's greatest runner. He is also a multiple ski-mountaineering world champion and... [ full story ]

thumb Bangor University students Tom Livingstone (21) and Tom Ripley (22) have just returned from a 5 week expedition to the Central... [ full story ]

thumb In this interview Jack Geldard talks to Alexandra Schweikart, one of Germany's top female climbers. Her travels have taken her... [ full story ]

thumb In this article we have a short introduction to Italian climbing legend Emilio Comici, written by Fabrizio Mamolo, and a... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumb The first and perhaps most important skill you learn as a climber is how to tie on to the end of the rope. The most commonly... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb Dan Fitzgerald reviews Edelrid's new simple, lightweight, fully adjustable and reasonably priced Creed harness. [ full review ]

thumb Neil Foster reviews three innovative new devices: the Petzl Reverso 4, Mammut Bionic Alpine and Grivel Master Pro. [ full review ]

Soft Shells 20-Jul-12

thumb Stephen Horne reviews the TNF Alpine Project WS, Berghaus Sella II and Arc'teryx Gamma SL Hybrid Hoody. [ full review ]

thumb Paul Lewis reviews the Petzl Nao headtorch with its 'reactive lighting' technology. A new direction in the evolution of head... [ full review ]

thumb Sarah Stirling reviews the Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket. Back in Spring 2011, Patagonia introduced 'the lightest piece of... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Beacon Climbing Walls are looking for somebody to look after sales and administration for their range of bolt on climbing... [ full story ]

thumb The Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody is a lightweight insulated jacket which may become your new friend and is now half price! [ full story ]

thumb Despite its best efforts, the weather over the last few months hasn't stopped the team from dodging rain and ticking off the... [ full story ]

thumb Sometimes you just want to have a weekend away and enjoy yourself by doing something a little different. On our big weekends... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb The Baltoro vest is a lightweight, wind-resistant vest using Polartec Power Shield fabric. [ full story ]

thumb The BMC is planning its annual hill walking and scrambling photo shoot. Every year we need a stack of fresh images representing... [ full story ]

thumb Progression and Transgression Hang Boards: a new way to more power. Chris Gore describes a way to more power and greater... [ full story ]

thumb It's only a few days before the start of the epic Montane Lakeland 100 and 50 ultra races and already preparations are well... [ full story ]

thumb The Climbing Station is a huge new 800 sqm bouldering wall scheduled to open its doors to the Midlands public this Autumn. [ full story ]

thumb After 18 years based on the Ceunant hillside, the Beacon Climbing Centre has now relocated to a huge new modern facility,... [ full story ]

thumb We had a phenomenal response to the request for help with the building of the White Spider Climbing wall from all you good folks... [ full story ]

thumb Three summer soft shell options from Marmot. [ full story ]

thumb Here we have a selection of exciting new hardware that stood out to us on our roving reporter travels. [ full story ]

thumb Kayaking, White Water Sea & Surf, Introduction to Adventure Sports, Introduction to Rock Climbing. This August (13-17) we're... [ full story ]

thumb Award-winning product highlights from OutDoor, Europe's main summer gear event. This year 900 exhibitors from 40 countries were... [ full story ]

thumb The Five Ten Newton is comfortable, supportive and features a sticky Stealth Onyxx sole. [ full story ]

thumb Westway Sports Centre is currently seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the management team and contribute positively to... [ full story ]

thumb The new range of approach shoes from Evolv hit UK shores this month! [ full story ]

thumb With The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival moving closer, the confirmed athlete line-up for the PROject competition has had... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Elite Mountain Supplies Exclusive MSR tent and Footprint offers. [ full story ]

thumb The Climbing Barn based in Crossflats in West Yorkshire are currently seeking dynamic individuals to join their team as Assistant... [ full story ]

thumb Neil Gresham runs through the benefits of Petzl Ange carabiners and quickdraws, and explains how and when best to use them. [ full story ]

thumb Deuter Guide Lite 32 and 28SL. Classic lightweight climbing packs, available only while stocks last. [ full story ]

thumb The world's first intergrated harness shorts, tried and tested by the world's best, 7 time (in a row) World Cup Winner Jakob... [ full story ]

thumb Black Diamond's rock climbing digital catalogue 2012 has launched. Sport and trad harnesses, helmets, hardware, packs, head... [ full story ]

thumb Chamonix Adventure Festival brings together adventurers, explorers, athletes and enthusiasts from near and far, to share tales... [ full story ]

thumb Metolius were one of the first companies to offer products for the dedicated boulderer. Our pads, chalk, tape and brushes are the... [ full story ]


thumb The Mountain Equipment Bastion is a cutting edge synthetic jacket combining Polarloft® insulation with the protection and... [ full story ]

thumb We have 30 SOL Origins, the survival kit from Adventure Medical Kits up for grabs. [ full story ]

thumb In September Vertebrate Publishing will release Nick Bullock's first book Echoes. In this competition answer a question about... [ full story ]

thumb This is your chance to win a place on this year's Petzl RocTrip Argentina. [ full story ]

thumb In a spell of extraordinary good weather in May, two teams from Outside in Hathersage and V12 - Outdoor in Llanberis raced along... [ full story ]

thumb It's time for the Keith Sharples and 'Be in my Calendar' Competition again. The previous competitions have all... [ full story ]

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