UKC content in June 2011

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This month we've got 18 new articles, 34 product announcements and 7 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb Black Diamond have just released another stunning video. The latest film is of Czech climber Adam Ondra, making fast ascents... [ full story ]

thumb Liz Evans introduces her article: In 1959 I became benighted in rather unusual circumstances whilst climbing Fionn Buttress with... [ full story ]

thumb "...As I climbed higher I got a deep pit-in-my-stomach feel that something wasn't right... The next thing I knew I was on the... [ full story ]

thumb Bjarne Sahlen from Endless Flow has just released this short video of a day out climbing with Colin Haley. Colin is widely... [ full story ]

thumb "Are you sure it's safe there?" Family and friends all shared the same concern when I mentioned I would be working in Islamabad... [ full story ]

thumb Dave Hume (a.k.a. Full Stottie) has a stab at applying a respected theory of motivation to the context of climbing. "If a... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from May 2011, including: 14 new articles, 37 product announcements and 5... [ full story ]

thumb This is the second piece in a series of training articles and is aimed at low to intermediate climbers (Approximate grade range... [ full story ]

thumb A detailed diary account of the summit day of a recent Everest expedition, written by Adam Potter. The world opened up around... [ full story ]

thumb Exclusive videos of Adam Ondra redpointing Overshadow (9a+) and onsighting Bat Route (8c), plus interviews with Steve McClure and... [ full story ]

thumb UKC User Anselm Murphy (aka Topper Harley) has recently climbed Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest mountain. On his... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb Guidebook author Marc Bourdon takes us on a journey to the granite boulders of Squamish, Canada. "...the rock takes on many... [ full story ]

thumb British Mountain Guide Jim Blyth takes us up Mont Blanc - on skis! "Mont Blanc has claims to being the highest, one of the... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumb In this article we look at tips and hints for buying rock shoes / rock boots. The tips and advice are aimed primarily at... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb "I took them all out together in a sort of shoe orgy and became an Imelda Marcos figure at the local crag," explains Sarah Flint,... [ full review ]

thumb Ever wondered how climbing ropes are made? Earlier this year Mick Ryan paid a visit to Sterling Rope in Biddeford, Maine to find... [ full review ]

thumb "I've always been a bit sceptical of superlight harnesses," says Charlie Boscoe, "They look nice but I find it hard to believe... [ full review ]

thumb "This rather all-encompassing title contains a wide mix of day walks, walking tours, scrambles, rock climbs, via ferrate,... [ full review ]

thumb Rob Greenwood tests the Phantom Guides on the Eiger: "Don't be mistaken into thinking that these are only for the elite just... [ full review ]

thumb A top of the range sleeping bag with some new and impressive design features, but can it justify its rather high price? Toby... [ full review ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb This month, the UKC/UKH Team have mostly been testing camping mats. Everyone was looking for something different: Alan wanted a... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Carol McDermott founded Crux in 2002 to design, manufacture and sell gear developed purely for climbers, and Lightwave to do the... [ full story ]

thumb Fantastic July-only deal on Mountain Equipment Fitzroy belay jackets! [ full story ]

thumb As they all over subscribed three times over in 2010, Plas y Brenin have released the dates of their Big Christmas Walk, Big... [ full story ]

thumb Skyler is heading over for the annual Cliffhanger event which takes place on Jul 2 and 3 and plans to break his own world record... [ full story ]

thumb A day at Stanage testing new boots with Five Ten UK athletes Katy Whittaker, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk and Shauna Coxsey. [ full story ]

thumb Effective from this month, Arc'teryx has announced a key partnership with the British Mountain Guide Association. The brand,... [ full story ]

thumb We are looking for a part-time staff member to work up to 3 days / week in our Ambleside shop (potential to become full-time).... [ full story ]

thumb This summer, HCC is going to be running a festival with a difference! Kicking off in style with our first Open Day on 17th July... [ full story ]

thumb A brand new multi-activity guidebook that offers all the inspiration you need for adventure holidays in the magnificent Maurienne... [ full story ]

thumb The MSR Fury 2011 2-person mountaineering tent with a FREE footprint worth £35.99 and free shipping. [ full story ]

thumb The 4th June 2011 saw the largest ever ROC Fest at Rock Over Climbing. With over 240 competitors, another 100 spectators the... [ full story ]

thumb Sea to Summit have developed their very clever, unique, 3D Nano technology to overcome the issue of down becoming damp either... [ full story ]

thumb Petzl has discovered that exerting excessive force on the fully extended handle of the GriGri 2 can cause internal damage, such... [ full story ]

thumb Buy Paramo's best-selling Velez Adventure Light multi-activity Smock and get a Torres Gilet for only a tenner! Package price £210... [ full story ]

thumb CWMA is the Climbing Wall Manufacturers Association Ltd, which currently has seven members... [ full story ]

thumb This 1-2 October Plas y Brenin are running the second OMM Training Camp and it's set to be bigger, better and more popular than... [ full story ]

thumb Whether cranking crimps on a granite tower or pulling moves high above the waves the Arrow is the perfect lightweight softshell... [ full story ]

thumb Edelrid are excited to launch another new product for 2011. Available in shops now the Creed harness looks set to enhance the... [ full story ]

thumb Nemo Zor: an award winning lightweight sleeping pad from Nemo. [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb We offer a range of summer hill walking courses through to advanced guided rock climbing courses from the valley crags to... [ full story ]

thumb The Sawtooth range of products includes men's and women's jackets and trousers. Softshell products ideal for mountain walking,... [ full story ]

thumb Meet Calum Muskett. Calum is a Bethesda, North Wales based climber and a new addition to the Rab Sponsored Team. [ full story ]

thumb Bean Bowers is an American climber, alpinist and skier. He has been diagnosed with cancer. Some of his UK friends: Ben Bransby,... [ full story ]

thumb Our best selling men's model is a comfortable, great-fitting shoe that performs exceptionally well. To see just how well, we let... [ full story ]

thumb The July issue of Britain's best climbing magazine for ALL climbers is on sale tomorrow on the high street and online. [ full story ]

thumb With just over a month to go until Sheffield's Cliffhanger (July 2-3rd), Peak District web design team Hammer Design have... [ full story ]

thumb Fully updated edition. The most comprehensive Peak District Bouldering guide ever published. [ full story ]

thumb More mileage for your money! The ultimate approach shoe, the new Mammut Redburn GTX is a great choice for a variety of summer... [ full story ]

thumb Behind the scenes footage of a Rab photoshoot in The Cairngorms, Scotland. An all new video produced for Rab by Photographer... [ full story ]

thumb Mountain Equipment Dreamcatcher 500 down sleeping bag - save £50! [ full story ]

thumb A selection of the latest trad/all rounder harnesses for 2011. Top-of-the-range harness technology such as Arc'teryx's 'Warp... [ full story ]

thumb Surrey Sports Park is looking for a Climbing Centre Senior Instructor. Salary £17,500pa. They are also looking for a Centre... [ full story ]

thumb Easy to carry and store single-burner stove with piezo ignition. Ideal for family camping trips, single-person gourmet meals and... [ full story ]

thumb This weekend at Rock Over Climbing in Manchester is celebrating its 1 Year Birthday Bash with a Summer ROC fest. [ full story ]


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

thumb There are five chances to win a set of Jon Krakauer's books that have just been reissued by Pan Macmillan. [ full story ]

thumb Cliffhanger is the UK's biggest outdoor event for outdoor people. It's on Jul 2 and 3 in Sheffield and features a round of the... [ full story ]

thumb This competition is now closed. The winners are: [ full story ]

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