UKC content in November 2011

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This month we've got 13 new articles, 40 product announcements and 8 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb his year's Kendal Mountain Festival took place over the long weekend of the 17th to the 20th of November. With a huge array... [ full story ]

thumb Featuring at this year's Kendal Festival is Dom Bush's début film; Islands: Traditional Tales of Lakeland Climbing. Here at UKC... [ full story ]

thumb As top American climber Tommy Caldwell sits out a Yosemite snow-storm on the side of El Capitan - a week in to his attempt to... [ full story ]

thumb The Marmot 'A Question of Climbing' quiz on Friday the 18th of November is a climbing version of the popular TV show A Question... [ full story ]

Site Use Videos 29-Nov-11

thumb Videos explaining how to use some features of and [ full story ]

thumb Steve Scott takes a look at the ever-present winter conditions debate ahead of a meeting in the Lake District. To have your say... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb Are you an aspiring mountaineer? Nothing beats a good ridge. From harder walks to low grade climbs, Dan Bailey runs through... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumb How do you buy a waterproof breathable jacket? These days there's loads of choice on offer, so Dan Bailey takes a look at the... [ full story ]

thumb There was once time when the only way that most people could go climbing was by joining a climbing club. In recent years clubs... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb Rob Greenwood has been testing the Lowe Alpine 'Alpine Attack' 45-55 - the flagship rucksack model in Lowe Alpine's Mountain... [ full review ]

thumb A review of the stunning new film from Hot Aches, The Long Hope. "The Long Hope is a superb production, which has a real... [ full review ]

thumb The Scarpa Force is a comfortable but competent all-round shoe that will well serve many mid-grade climbers, says Toby Archer. [ full review ]

thumb Dan Bailey reviews The World's Longest Climb, Pauline Sanderson's account of a remarkable journey from the Dead Sea to Everest... [ full review ]

thumb UKC Chief Editor Jack Geldard reviews the new book 'Cold Wars' by well known climber Andy Kirkpatrick. "...tales of derring-do... [ full review ]

thumb Georgie Smith tests out and reviews Patagonia's Rock Guide Pants on climbs in Chamonix and walks along Itay's Amalfi Coast. The... [ full review ]

thumb Ed Douglas takes a look at the long awaited and much anticipated autobiography by Johnny Dawes. [ full review ]

thumb Alan James and his son, Sam, test out and review the big daddy of Lightwave's Trek range of tents - the G30 Trek XT. [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb An important consideration when using quickdraws is being totally consistent in which carabiner of the pair is used for... [ full story ]

thumb North Wales Rock Climbing iPhone Guide now available from the App Store. Written by Mark Reeves and published by... [ full story ]

thumb The iconic Anasazi Lace-up has made a QUANTUM leap into the future. [ full story ]

thumb are running a special offer for UKC and UKH readers where you can download a free audio book. In this short series... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Ice climbing is about more than just getting freezing cold, beating your knuckles on the ice and spending your leisure time in... [ full story ]

thumb are running a special offer for UKC and UKH readers where you can download a free audio book. In this short series... [ full story ]

thumb are running a special offer for UKC and UKH readers where you can download a free audio book. In this short series... [ full story ]

thumb We've teamed up with Audible to offer UKC and UKH Readers one free audiobook download from their site. There are many classic... [ full story ]

thumb The Talon has been a popular shoe amongst hardcore climbers and boulders since 2009. The Talon is now back in the UK having been... [ full story ]

thumb For decades, climbers have been testing themselves on the walls of Craig Bwlch y Moch, Tremadog, drawn by famous routes such as... [ full story ]

thumb High Sports are currently looking for a Climbing Wall Manager for their Basildon site. [ full story ]

thumb Evolv boot demo, free coaching with Matt Birch and Kendal Wall shop discount evening! Thurs 24th November from 6pm. [ full story ]

thumb The featherweight ice axe for alpinists: 515 grams! [ full story ]

thumb Boulder Britain is a select guidebook to the bouldering in the UK, perfect for a bouldering roadtrip, to keep in the car when... [ full story ]

thumb From high-energy trail runs to extended climbs in cold and wet winter weather, these jackets cover the entire spectrum of outdoor... [ full story ]

thumb Metolius' innovative safe and strong personal anchor system (PAS). [ full story ]

thumb All-round performance at a reasonable price. For the climber who demands versatility, finding a harness that ticks all the boxes... [ full story ]

thumb Grab yourself a bargain this coming weekend. There will be up to 60% off RRP in a sample sale of outdoor clothing and climbing... [ full story ]

thumb There are still tickets available for the premiere of Moonflower Buttress as well as several of the other lectures and events at... [ full story ]

thumb With its strong ABS shell, EPS liner and soft cradle aids, our Safetech Helmet offers incomparable protection. There is... [ full story ]

thumb The 13th edition of the Ice Climbing Festival will take place from 6 to 8 January 2012, in Kandersteg in the Bernese... [ full story ]

thumb The North Face® is taking over the Kendal Mountain Festival on the evening of Saturday 19th November, with lectures and films... [ full story ]

thumb Holiday Norway are looking for an experienced self employed instructor/guide to work with their small team in... [ full story ]

thumb Red Chili is proud to announce its sponsorship of the new new flagship bouldering wall in Ireland, the Gravity Climbing centre... [ full story ]

thumb To avoid benightment and bewilderment in the hills, here follows a couple of useful links and a round up of a few headtorches... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Another month and another series of inspiring expeditions to vote for on the Berghaus Adventure Challenge [ full story ]

thumb The latest innovative waterproof soft shell jacket made from Polartec Neoshell for technical alpine use, all year round and in... [ full story ]

thumb For the ultimate in expedition insulated comfort, The North Face Men's Diez Jacket is a down filled jacket that is a first class... [ full story ]

thumb The current state of the art. A pinnacle hardshell designed to be used on the hardest routes in the toughest conditions. [ full story ]

thumb We have TWO pairs of VIP tickets + Goodie Bags to give away to The North Face Speaker Series in London on 17th November. See... [ full story ]

thumb For the second year running Rock UK Summit Centre will host The Welsh Climbing Championships on Saturday 12th November 2011. [ full story ]

thumb The Scottish Tooling Series now in it's 5th year has gone from strength to strength and we wanted to share it's success with you.... [ full story ]

thumb 12 places just re-realeased on our Big Winter Climb at Plas y Brenin. A block cancellation has made 12 beds available for this... [ full story ]

thumb An ultralite waterproof pant, using 2.5-layer Drilite Ultra fabric for extreme lightweight performance. RRP £80. Our SP Only £50. [ full story ]

thumb Top selling lace up rock shoe. The Bandit shoe, with a medium stiffness and a chiselled toe box for responsive edging, is... [ full story ]

thumb Following from last year's buy out of Black Diamond (see news from 2010 on Climbingnarc) by the Clarus Corporation, yesterday saw... [ full story ]

thumb The Zhota is an extremely versatile 3-4 person mountain tent. Every feature on the tent has been designed to make your life in... [ full story ]

thumb Steve McClure and Leah Crane are giving free workshops at Kendal Wall this Saturday. Plus we have a 30 Problem fun day comp... [ full story ]

thumb The New Helix has been designed to help emerging climbers progress swiftly through the grades, with a particular focus on the... [ full story ]

thumb A highly innovative and technical tent, The Cave, from Heimplanet, is a stable and rigid geodesic structure, which utilises... [ full story ]


thumb Allcord Limited, the UK distributor for Soto is offering the chance to win one of three fantastic prizes from their stove and... [ full story ]

thumb Win a place on a weekend course this December with Cairngorm Adventure Guides by answering one simple question. [ full story ]

thumb A couple of clicks and you stand a good chance of winning some great climbing gear from Metolius, Evolv and prAna courtesy of... [ full story ]

thumb Win a Cave from Heimplanet - a revolutionary new tent worth £550. All you need to do to enter is answer two simple questions. [ full story ]

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