UKC content in May 2013

© Alan James

This month we've got 7 new articles, 44 product announcements and 3 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb A homage to Andy Nisbet, his contribution to Scottish climbing and a celebration of his 60th birthday. [ full story ]

thumb Dan Bailey reviews four bits of outdoor kit that stand the test of time - the Scarpa SL Activ walking boot, Mammut Base Jump... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 9 new articles, 32 product announcements... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers


thumb Charlie Boscoe reviews some Mammut Merlon GTX walking boots by putting them through their paces in the Himalaya. Did they... [ full review ]

thumb Alpkit have been making bouldering mats for nearly 15 years. 2013 has seen them introduce some new mats plus make modifications... [ full review ]

thumb 3 year-old Nyah Davidson tries out the tiny La Sportiva Stickit Rockshoes... "I can't quite tie my own shoe laces yet and the... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers


thumb Redpoint is a brand new and vibrant Indoor Climbing Wall based in the South of Bristol. With around 300 routes, 2 Bouldering... [ full story ]

thumb The Sportiva Raptor is a great all-rounder for running and crag approach. The shoe has a firm/stable midsole,fast drying... [ full story ]

thumb The Nitro from the Black Diamond Velocity Series is designed for on-the-go performance from running to biking and hiking. The... [ full story ]

thumb In this 'What's Available' announcement we look at seven different pairs of cragging pants, from jeans (yes jeans!) through to... [ full story ]

thumb The Stonelands are designed for those who aren't mainstream climbers. Built on an all new last, the Stonelands has a notoriously... [ full story ]

thumb Exped's SynMat UL 7 and 9 models offer unmatched comfort and warmth at a minimal weight and packed size. [ full story ]

thumb The climbing world is set to gather for the 8th annual Squamish Mountain Festival July 17-21, 2013 below the dramatic backdrop of... [ full story ]

thumb Striking, fully featured, original designs, Wild Country's latest harness range once again demonstrates a commitment to... [ full story ]

thumb Check out this Summers Blurr trousers with Alex Gorham field-testing the Rogue on a first ascent in Glen Croe. [ full story ]

thumb Join John Cullen our very own Ranger here at Glencanisp for a Highland Three Peak Experience from 19th - 23rd June 2013. [ full story ]

thumb Based in North Wales Beacon Climbing Walls are advertising a number of different posts to be based at our workshop and offices... [ full story ]

thumb Chalet Manager / Couple We are looking for an experienced Manager / Couple to manage and run one of our Chalets in Italy all... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers


thumb The first Chamonix Mountain Festival is approaching fast. Don't miss out on an exciting week of climbing, ski-touring, hiking and... [ full story ]

thumb The MSR® trekking poles, with proprietary SureLock™ technology, are engineered to address a user's three highest priorities: ease... [ full story ]

thumb New - bright 190 lumen dual-function LED lantern/torch. [ full story ]

thumb Made in the Austrian Tyrol, Austri Alpin manufacture high quality metalwork. Austri Alpin is now available in the UK [ full story ]

thumb The new Thermo Half Zip Fleece Jacket from Marmot is made from Polartec's Power Dry High Efficiency fabric which is designed to... [ full story ]

thumb New for spring summer 2013. Montane Torque 40: Alpine Master Technical Climbing Pack [ full story ]

thumb If you're looking to get outside this Spring, you'll need lots of shiny gear! Fear not, with expert advice & a great deal, the... [ full story ]

thumb For 2013, Beal has added more ropes to its UNICORE line. From a diameter of 8.6mm and up to 10.5mm, there is now a UNICORE rope... [ full story ]

thumb Marmot is pleased to announce that Leah Crane has joined the Marmot's Athlete Team [ full story ]

thumb New for 2013, the four-season, extremely lightweight, highly compressible 750+ fill-power goose down Therm-a-Rest Altair sleeping... [ full story ]

thumb Westway Sports Centre is looking for a Youth Development Coordinator/Climbing Instructor. [ full story ]

thumb Keswick Mountain Festival has added a new venue for 2013 and introduced film nights into the programme. The Alhambra Cinema in... [ full story ]

Plasmic Jacket 14-May-13

thumb Embrace the outdoors, whatever the weather with The Plasmic by Mountain Hardwear - a 100% waterproof breathable shell... [ full story ]

thumb A full time staff member is required to join the team as Web Marketing Assistant. [ full story ]

thumb A full time staff member required to join the team as Web Content Editor [ full story ]

thumb The iconic American climber Dave Graham was presented as a new Member of the Trangoworld Boulder Team at King Kong Climbing in... [ full story ]

thumb High Sports is hiring climbing instructors for several London walls, from casual instructor roles to duty managers. [ full story ]

thumb Tired of carrying heavy water everywhere? Water-to-Go is your own water purifier that fits in the palm of your hand! The filter... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers


thumb Wigan Youth Zone is a registered charity based right in the heart of Wigan town centre, the Youth Zone will be open from Saturday... [ full story ]

thumb Adventure film-maker Alastair Lee has been awarded one of the highest international accolades in his industry. At the annual... [ full story ]

thumb A new highly adjustable, comfortable, snug fitting climbing shoe for kids. [ full story ]

thumb DMM have a vacancy for a 1 year paid Student Placement to support the Brand Manager and Digital Media & Marketing Manager. [ full story ]

thumb New British outdoor clothing brand, Jöttnar, today announced that its launch is scheduled for autumn of this year. The company... [ full story ]

thumb The smallest system in the MSR Reactor stove system line is ideal for soloists, or two people looking for Reactor performance in... [ full story ]

thumb Just answer a simple question to be in with a chance of winning this amazing GPS, altimeter, barometer and compass in one! [ full story ]

thumb This spring sees Mammut introduce an exciting new trail running range comprising clothing, footwear and accessories. Using the... [ full story ]

thumb Enthusiastic, happy and quality reception staff/ climbing instructors needed at Rock Over Climbing, in Manchester. [ full story ]

thumb The Castle Climbing Centre is looking for enthusiastic, flexible people to join our growing Duty Managing team Duty Managers... [ full story ]

thumb Striking, fully featured, original designs, Wild Country's latest harness range once again demonstrates a commitment to... [ full story ]

thumb Established in 1981, The Outdoor Shop is now based in Stacey Bushes Trading Centre in the North West corner of Milton Keynes.... [ full story ]

thumb Surrey Sports Park Climbing Centre, Guildford, are looking for enthusiastic, lively and motivated individuals to join the... [ full story ]

thumb A new softshell pant designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts and mountain leaders. [ full story ]


thumb Lyon Equipment have five pairs of La Sportiva Stickit Kids Rock Shoe to give away. All you have to do is answer one simple... [ full story ]

thumb The North Face®, Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports and Glenmore Lodge are offering you the chance to get kitted out in The North... [ full story ]

thumb To mark our support of the Britain on Foot campaign we are running two competitions, one for everyone and one just for registered... [ full story ]

thumb Do you fancy getting your hands on over £100 worth of heavy duty camping equipment from major brands? Here's how. [ full story ]

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