UKC content in November 2012

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This month we've got 14 new articles, 41 product announcements and 7 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb In this excellent photography video from Kamil Tamiola we are shown through the various techniques in taking long exposure... [ full story ]

thumb Grit season is well and truly here, so we've got a clip from the bouldering video 'Life on Hold' to whet your appetites. In this... [ full story ]

thumb As a tribute to legendary French climber Patrick Edlinger, here is a selection of anecdotes from Patrick's close friends and... [ full story ]

thumb In this article from Mike Mandl of Climax Magazine, we follow two visiting Austrians' adventures in Scotland, as they learn about... [ full story ]

thumb In this, part two of a two article series, professional mountain photographer Jon Griffith of Alpine Exposures chooses his top 20... [ full story ]

thumb A report from the Kendal Mountain Festival 2012. "Whilst the two top films seemed to be Wide Boyz (the offwidth nightmares of... [ full story ]

thumb The snowy season is upon us yet again, and as the birds flit south and small furry things catch up on their hibernation it's time... [ full story ]

thumb In this article and in the next one coming early next week, professional mountain photographer Jon Griffith of Alpine Exposures... [ full story ]

thumb Next year will mark the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest. The role of Hillary and Tenzing will deservedly be... [ full story ]

thumb Last week and this, photographer Dave Smith has scooped the coveted 'Photo of the Week' slot on UKClimbing with his stunning... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumb Punter Pete describes a day out in the Lakes... "It was meant to be a day of classic multi pitch climbing but the English... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb Mark Glaister puts the Compact version of the Beta Stick through its paces. "The Beta Stick Compact is an excellent piece of... [ full review ]

thumb Mark Glaister takes a look at 5 screwgate karabiners each with an added feature that improves the safety of the belay system -... [ full review ]

thumb "Classic blue jeans are not just for cowboys like the American climber Ron Kauk," says Mick Ryan. Kauk was wearing 501's over two... [ full review ]

thumb "This guide captures the essence of the Morocco experience and makes you want to get out there," says Malcolm Phelps. "This... [ full review ]

thumb The latest film from Hot Aches is a celebration of trad climbing. The 1 hour 5 minutes film races by as climbers James Pearson,... [ full review ]

thumb Originally developed for adventure races, lightweight down sleeping bags which bring together very high fill power down with... [ full review ]

thumb Craig Smith reviews the DMM Dragons size 00 and 0, the latest additions to DMM's range of Dragon cams. [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Breathable, wind-resistant, lightly insulated hooded jacket constructed with Fortius 2.0 textile for increased comfort and... [ full story ]

thumb The Alpine Club Climbing Fund has £10,000 to give away to alpine climbers every year! Apply now. [ full story ]

thumb Do you like the new problems associated with a competition, but get intimidated by the classic competition format? Or do you like... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Now available at Elite Mountain Supplies. Bergan's base layers have been used on Polar expeditions for over a century. This... [ full story ]

thumb Assistant Sales Office Manager position at Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd based in Alfreton, Derbyshire... [ full story ]

thumb This Saturday in Carlisle, Eden Rock opens its doors to all for Eden Rocks. A fun day of boot demos by Scarpa, a bouldering... [ full story ]

thumb Climber and adventurer Leo Houlding has announced details of his next expedition. In December, he will lead a team to Antarctica... [ full story ]

thumb The Climbing Station in Loughborough are looking for a Chief Instructor/Coach. [ full story ]

thumb Looking for a really fun and exciting way to improve climbing strength and technique? Check out the Winter Bouldering Aggregate... [ full story ]

thumb Summer may have been a bit of a washout but the Mammut UK climbers have been making up for it since... [ full story ]

thumb New for winter 2012. The new Cerro Torre Jacket is robust, technical, clean-cut and more than a match for harsh mountain... [ full story ]

thumb Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd are looking for a Clothing & Accessory Designer. [ full story ]

thumb The Puma GWS is the perfect partner for a winter mountaineering expedition. The Bison GWS takes the standard set by the Puma GWS... [ full story ]

The Patagonia Covent Garden store is planning to host a film preview evening on 28th Nov to showcase the climbing film 'Wide... [ full story ]

thumb 20% off RRP discount voucher for all UKC Readers for use in the EMS Online Shop. [ full story ]

thumb Over the summer and autumn, DMM has reinvested over £250,000 in the company, to improve efficiency and support product... [ full story ]

thumb Outside are excited to be hosting one of only four lectures in the UK from Ines Papert on her Harbin Roadshow lecture tour across... [ full story ]

thumb Following the recent acquisition of Wild Country by Salewa, and the introduction of the Salewa brand to the UK market, the need... [ full story ]

thumb A technical, all-terrain tool, the Cryo-LT makes the perfect daily driver for ice, mixed and alpine climbing. [ full story ]

thumb Kendal Mountain Festival starts today and Polartec is going to be giving away hundreds of prizes - if you're there then make sure... [ full story ]

thumb Check out some of the new winter 2012 stuff from Blurr and see Blurr Athlete Matt Birch climbing Ben's Groove (sit). [ full story ]

thumb Great offer on Wild Country Nitro Quickdraws - 5 for £50. [ full story ]

thumb This weekend is the Kendal Mountain Festival - the biggest and best annual gathering of climbers, mountaineers and hillwalkers in... [ full story ]

thumb Petzl Tikka Plus 2. RRP £40, special purchase only £25 while stocks last. [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb With just a few days to go before the start of this years Kendal Mountain Festival we thought we would give you a reminder about... [ full story ]

thumb There's always been a strong connection between the mountains and acoustic music. The peaceful sanctuary of our mountains has... [ full story ]

thumb The new edition of France : Ariege is now available for pre-order from this web site at a special offer price of £20.95 (RRP... [ full story ]

thumb Patagonia Winter Warmers at great prices. We have a selection of Patagonia Men's Special offers on Super Alpine Jackets,... [ full story ]

thumb If you live near Oxford, London or Glasgow, next week there are three great events to go to, organised by Community Action... [ full story ]

thumb Days before the start of the London Olympics, two middle-aged British mountaineers, Sandy Allan and Rick Allen, completed the... [ full story ]

thumb Vertebrate Publishing have republished Paul Pritchard's Boardman Tasker winning first book Deep Play. Available in paperback, and... [ full story ]

thumb The Echo Pocket Scopes produced by outdoor gear specialist Brunton are handy, small and lightweight spotting scopes ideal for... [ full story ]

thumb There are still places left on this years Big Winter Climb. As well as a great weekend of winter climbing and mountaineering... [ full story ]

thumb Win gear from Patagonia, Montane, Marmot and Polartec; tickets to see great climbers, Brunton Spotting Scopes and £250 to spend... [ full story ]

thumb Do you have an active interest in the outdoors? A proven track record in sales? The applicant will be responsible for managing... [ full story ]

thumb Hot Aches latest film is premièring at the Climbing Works in Sheffield on Saturday 10 November and will then be available as a... [ full story ]

thumb RRP £105, deal price just £65! Designed for steep, overhanging bouldering and sport climbing, the Evolv Talon is a specialist... [ full story ]

thumb Whether you're off walking, climbing or mountaineering, winter is on its way so it's time to get kitted out for a season in the... [ full story ]

thumb This Saturday (3rd Nov), the EICA are holding their annual Bonfire Bouldering Bash! Not only will there be a range of new... [ full story ]

thumb Adventure Film Academy at Kendal Mountain Festival starts in 10 days time, and we have an unbeatable deal!! We are able to offer... [ full story ]

thumb Outside in Hathersage are looking for an assistant Branch Manager to oversee sales of outdoor equipment, clothing and footwear. [ full story ]


thumb 'Like' our Facebook page by 4th December and be in with a chance of winning one of five great prizes from the King Kong shop. [ full story ]

thumb Find out who Fred Beckey is, get to see him at Kendal Mountain Festival and win big in this Patagonia, Kendal Mountain Festival,... [ full story ]

thumb 'Like' The Crag Station's Facebook Page and be up for a chance of receiving one of FIVE £50 vouchers to spend in-store at The... [ full story ]

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