UKC content in June 2014

© Liam Lonsdale

This month we've got 20 new articles, 42 product announcements and 7 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers


UKC Feature Articles

thumb In April 2014 16 Sherpas were killed in an avalanche on Everest. Since then the grievances of workers on the mountain have come... [ full story ]

thumb Finally, after thirty years of waiting, numerous attempts from the best of British trad climbing, and a few foreign onsights,... [ full story ]

thumb Leah Crane is one of Britain's top female climbers having redpointed 8a+ sport routes, bouldered 8A and competing to a high level... [ full story ]

thumb Over the weekend of the 30th – 1st June 2014 the annual Fair Head climbing meet took place. This is the 5th year of the meet and... [ full story ]

thumb This year it is 100 hundred years since the outbreak of WWI and with it the interruption of a period of improvement within... [ full story ]

thumb In this article, Kev Shields, a Scottish climber with just one fully working hand describes the process of him finding, cleaning... [ full story ]

thumb What are the best five E1 routes in the UK? Read this article and find out which ones Tom Ripley has picked out. Have you done... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 7 new articles, 35 product announcements... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb In this article, John Colton describes his ascent of the Dinas y Gromlech classic, Cemetery Gates, E1 5b, in a thunderstorm!... [ full story ]

thumb It is possible to go rock-climbing on Danish soil. Bornholm Island in the Baltic sea is home to some great granite cragging and... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumb Dave Searle gives us ten handy hints for our first steps in to the alpine arena. Headed to climb on the big ones this summer?... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers


thumb British climbing brand DMM have recently launched a full set of soft goods to go alongside their legendary hardware. DMM sent... [ full review ]

thumb Jack Geldard tests out the La Sportiva Nepal Cube boots. In the well known yellow colour, these boots look a lot like the... [ full review ]

thumb British Mountain Guide Tim Neill tests out the sexy looking Wild Country Pro Guide Lite Belay Device. He likes it, but does... [ full review ]

thumb George Cave tests out the Quasar Hybrid Pullover from Mountain Hardwear: "Produced in a vividly striking red/orange (also... [ full review ]

thumb The Adze jacket is Patagonia's "all mountain" softshell jacket – available with a hood ("Adze Hoody"), and without ("Adze... [ full review ]

thumb Charlie Boscoe gives a big thumbs up to this synthetic jacket. It's light, yet has all the basic features plus a few luxuries,... [ full review ]

thumb Duncan Campbell tests two ropes from Petzl... He takes some falls and survives! But there is more to it than that, surely?... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers


thumb We are currently looking for a Climb Instructor to join the team at Chiltern Pools to assist delivering the full programme for... [ full story ]

thumb Just for UKC members: buy from our range of performance and technical climbing shoes get 15% of the RRP when you use the code... [ full story ]

thumb Did you know that all BMC members can now read Summit magazine on their phones and tablets for free with our new app? [ full story ]

thumb Looking for a great value slipper offering excellent support? [ full story ]

thumb The Depot Nottingham is looking for a part-time staff member who is available to start work from Mid July. Roles will... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers


thumb We welcome Dave MacLeod to the Mountain Equipment store, Manchester at 7pm on Thursday 3rd July for a very special evening... [ full story ]

thumb Expertly curated new guidebooks for the Mont Blanc Range and the Écrins Massif       [ full story ]

thumb This was the third time Black Diamond launched the 'Chasin' the rubbish' initiative. The Black Diamond Team, Black Diamond... [ full story ]

Evolv Nexxo 25-Jun-14

thumb The Nexxo represents for Evolv a new way of approaching how climbing shoes are buitle, how they engineer performance. It is soft... [ full story ]

thumb If you're looking to get into alpine mountaineering this summer, but find that most courses are a little out of your budget, then... [ full story ]

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

thumb How does the one-pot, trail-worthy MSR Trail Lite Duo System for two add versatility without extra weight? How is it different... [ full story ]

thumb The heightec group is a comprehensive provider of products, training and support to the professional work at height and rescue... [ full story ]

thumb We are seeking to appoint a new Centre Manager at this busy and high performing climbing wall. The manager will be responsible... [ full story ]

thumb Last weekend was a HUGE weekend for the high-end outdoor brand Arc'teryx. Not only did they host the successful third edition of... [ full story ]

thumb The Steinbock Rocket is a light, high-performance shoe for mountain lovers, ideal for fast approach, trail walking and dynamic... [ full story ]

thumb The BMC is 70 years old this year, and as part of our birthday celebrations local area volunteers are hosting a number of summer... [ full story ]

thumb What does adventure mean to you? Answer this question in a blog post for a chance to win a £100 voucher on or some... [ full story ]

thumb The Quasar Hybrid Pullover is the ultimate lightweight ice and rock climbing pullover shell, using DRY.Q Elite technology so it's... [ full story ]

thumb Save between 45% and 50% off RRP when buying bundles of 10 Black Diamond Posiwire and Oz Quickdraws. [ full story ]

thumb Have you ever wondered what it would be like to join an Overland Climbing Expedition that appears, from the outside, like a... [ full story ]

thumb The ABC Training Trust is looking for a Welsh translator for their forthcoming NIBAS documentation. The NIBAS logbook must use... [ full story ]

thumb It has been a month since London's newest bouldering venue opened its doors to the public. On Wednesday 4th June Vauxwall's... [ full story ]

thumb With the alpine summer season now in full swing many people are getting kitted out with spikey, shiney toys to safeguard their... [ full story ]

thumb Petzl's new range of climbing ropes have been developed to meet the needs of today's climbers. Whether you are looking for a... [ full story ]

thumb A team of ski mountaineers has returned from the Arctic Circle after a very fruitful month long expedition.  Berghaus athletes... [ full story ]

thumb E9 clothing has been in the UK now for over a decade and much of their success has been built on their Montone trousers -... [ full story ]

thumb Community & Business Services - Preston City Council is looking to recruit a highly motivated and self driven individual to join... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers


thumb Kouba Top Nuts are available in a set of 7 different sizes. Bigger five nuts in this set are made out of hard aluminium, and two... [ full story ]

thumb Alpine enthusiasts from around the world gathered in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc from 13-15th June to hone their technical skills and... [ full story ]

thumb The Lime range from Climbing Technology is a collection of carabiners and quickdraws designed to offer the all round climber... [ full story ]

thumb Leading adventure film maker Alastair Lee has announced details of a new project.  Sponsored by Berghaus, BMC TV, Canon, Lowepro... [ full story ]

thumb Save between 45% and 50% off RRP when buying bundles of 10 Black Diamond Firewire, Quickwire and Freewire Quickdraws. [ full story ]

thumb Surrey Sports Park is looking for an enthusiastic and well-motivated climbing officer to work in the climbing centre. The... [ full story ]

thumb To address the issues that have plagued traditional pole designs -- slipping, breaking, and difficult adjustment -- MSR® has... [ full story ]

thumb Caterham School Sports Centre are looking for a Deputy Sports Centre Manager. Do you have experience of working in a supervisory... [ full story ]

thumb As part of their commitment to create products based on their unrivalled performance at the point of extreme need, Arc'teryx is... [ full story ]

thumb 40% off Montane's award winning Sabretooth softshell jacket. Made of Polartec Powershield we reckon this is probably the best... [ full story ]

thumb Don't need all the fancy colours on your rack? Get these 'Full Metal' beauties and save a packet! RRP £65, TCS Price £50 [ full story ]

thumb Wild Country are supporting the BMC Para Climbing Team in 2014/15. As part of this support the Crack School Masterclasses we ran... [ full story ]

thumb The Harrogate Climbing Centres is recruiting. The Climbing Centre Group is established as one of the UK's biggest climbing wall... [ full story ]

thumb You can never have too many locking karabiners in your arsenal and there's one designed for just about every occasion. From the... [ full story ]


thumb The spiral construction of the Daisy Chain Twist addresses one of the main concerns with traditional daisy chains where the user... [ full story ]

thumb In this series of videos, Wild Country sponsored climber and MIA Katherine Schirrmacher explains the skills needed to make your... [ full story ]

thumb The Ozone QC is surprisingly precise on the tiniest of footholds, edges and holes. With a unique patented 3-Force system, it... [ full story ]

thumb In this series of videos, Wild Country sponsored climber and MIA Katherine Schirrmacher explains the skills needed to make your... [ full story ]

thumb Basic in name, superlative in use. The Basic Cam use internal springs and sheath trigger systems to get a narrow head and a very... [ full story ]

thumb In this series of videos, Wild Country sponsored climber and MIA Katherine Schirrmacher explains the skills needed to make your... [ full story ]

thumb Certified as a twin, half and single rope it sits at the top of EDELRID's Pro Line collection boasting the full range of... [ full story ]

thumb In this series of videos, Wild Country sponsored climber and MIA Katherine Schirrmacher explains the skills needed to make your... [ full story ]

thumb With over 300 years of shoemaking experience, you can be sure that a pair of Meindl boots will see you through lengthy walks on... [ full story ]

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