UKC content in July 2013

© Jack Geldard - UKC

This month we've got 8 new articles, 39 product announcements and 4 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb In this article top British aid climber, alpinist and climbing funny man Andy Kirkpatrick shares with us his top ten tips for... [ full story ]

thumb Site user Bobby Motherwell describes the first successful completion of a climbing feat he dreamed up with his mates. The Big Hex... [ full story ]

thumb In this article, Piolet d'Or winning climber and experienced writer Steve Swenson explores the background and the politics behind... [ full story ]

thumb As mentioned in April's Peak Area Report, visiting Italian climber Michele Caminati, well known for his super hard bouldering... [ full story ]

thumb Last month saw the first of this year's Southern Sandstone Open Meeting held at Bowles Rocks. The meetings give climbers a... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 10 new articles, 35 product announcements... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb Charlie Boscoe takes a look at the Wild Country Summit and Eclipse harnesses. With different features on both, and also some... [ full review ]

thumb Dan Bailey struggles to find fault with a light-yet-sturdy boot that's ideal for summer scrambling and tough hillwalks [ full review ]

thumb Sarah Stirling looks at the new range of sleeping bags from Therm-a-Rest, and specifically the Navis bag. It has 'Synergy Link... [ full review ]

thumb Katherine Schirrmacher takes a look at a new book from Ian Fenton, published by Pesda Press. "Sometimes when we are coaching... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers  

thumb Proprietary ThermaCapture™ reflective lining captures radiant heat to amplify warmth. [ full story ]

thumb Joe Brown Shops: Shop Manager: Capel Curig, Snowdonia Job Description Joe Brown's Capel Curig is a long established... [ full story ]

Outside Summer Sale swings into action Up to 50% off on selected Berghaus, The North Face, Arc'teryx, Patagonia, Haglofs,... [ full story ]

thumb Platypus takes the hassle out of getting clean water on any journey with the GravityWorks 2.0L Filter System, bringing the speed... [ full story ]

thumb Sales Office Administrator EOTH Ltd is the parent company of Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd (“Equip”) and Lowe Alpine UK... [ full story ]

thumb MSR®, the Seattle-based manufacturer of standard-setting, high-performance outdoor equipment since 1969, has announced it has won... [ full story ]

thumb Having trouble affording your next expedition due to the cost of the kit and clothing? Then why not hire from Expedition Kit Hire? [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Urban Ascent bouldering centre is looking to hire part time instructors to work at the centre predominantly at weekends starting... [ full story ]

thumb The Nordisk Telemark proudly claims the title as "The world's lightest 2 persons tent" 2013 and has won several awards for design... [ full story ]

thumb Mid-July saw the huge OutDoor Tradeshow descend upon the town of Friedrichshafen in Germany. This is the event of the year for... [ full story ]

thumb In the first of the UKC/UKH OutDoor Show Reports, we look at what is new or hot on the climbing gear scene, with carabiners,... [ full story ]

thumb Haglöfs, a Swedish Outdoor product manufacturer has deep sustainability values. Here they explain a bit more about what this... [ full story ]

thumb The Evolv Geshido SC (strap closure) is the latest high performance rock shoe in the Sharma Signature Series. [ full story ]

thumb Big Shakeout weekend of adventure and entertainment returns again for 2013. Tickets on sale now. [ full story ]

thumb JUNIOR GARMENT TECHNOLOGIST / DEVELOPER LOCATION: Manchester, United Kingdom An opportunity exists for a Junior Garment... [ full story ]

thumb From an indepth study of foot morphology and the way in which the foot is used during the various phases of rock climbing, on... [ full story ]

thumb Climbing Wall Supervisor £18,005 (pro rata 17 hours/week) Edinburgh University, Centre for Sports and Exercise Fancy joining... [ full story ]

thumb It maybe a while off, but here is the first news about this years Kendal Mountain Festival. [ full story ]

thumb Last weekend was the gigantic OutDoor Tradeshow in Friedrichshafen, Germany. On the new gear front we have seen new fabric... [ full story ]

thumb Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd (“Equip”) and Lowe Alpine UK Limited (“Lowe Alpine”) are looking for a Technical Trainer to work... [ full story ]

thumb Equip Outdoor Technologies, parent company of outstanding outdoor brands Rab & Lowe Alpine, is recruiting for a European... [ full story ]

thumb Special offer on transfers between Geneva Airport and Chamonix - just €27 per person each way with Promo Code UKC13 [ full story ]

thumb Whether you're sport climbing or going multi pitch; heading abroad to the Alps or cragging in the UK, check out the new Rock... [ full story ]

thumb Lightweight reinforced Gore-Tex Active Shell climbing jacket [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb A technical shell jacket ideally suited to alpine and expedition climbing on the steepest lines and biggest faces. [ full story ]

thumb Calling all school and college leavers.........Do you climb? Go hill walking? Are you looking for work? The BMC is offering... [ full story ]

thumb DuoTec is a new process patented by EDELRID to enable the manufacturing of bi-colour ropes. [ full story ]

thumb In a recent article there was a proposal of the 100 best climbs in Britain, only 7 of which were in the Lake District!So in... [ full story ]

thumb Ultra Distance Trail Touring Super Lightweight Backpack [ full story ]

thumb We are looking for a permanent full time Duty Manager to work in our busy centre. Hours to include daytime, evenings and... [ full story ]

thumb The Compact 4 is the little brother to the best-selling compact model. It weighs in at a very light 169g and due to the four... [ full story ]

thumb Introducing the The Rock Master lace up and the NLV a low volume alternative better suited to narrower feet [ full story ]

thumb An innovative easy to use locking belay carabiner. [ full story ]

thumb Fuzzy or furry slings? Then get them off your rack and stock up on a whole new set of 5 lovely DMM Dyneems ones now.... [ full story ]

thumb King Kong climbing walls is pleased to announce it's brand spanking new online shop [ full story ]

thumb AustriAlpin Rockit Quickdraws represent high quality and excellent value for money. [ full story ]

thumb The Book People are looking for 4 Java Developers to be based in North Wales and work at Parc Menai, Bangor. [ full story ]

thumb "I came to the event on my own as a novice alpinist and can't wait to come back next year." A report of this years Arc'teryx... [ full story ]

thumb Julbo have made available an online lens simulator tool which allows you to view the different styles and categories of lenses... [ full story ]


thumb Outdoor Eyewear brand Julbo is celebrating it's 125th anniversary. Win a pair of limited edition Julbo Vermont sunglassses, plus... [ full story ]

thumb Just answer a simple question in this free Millet competition to stand a chance of winning a backpack, or a triple-rated rope. [ full story ]

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