UKC content in October 2010

© Martin Schepers
This month we've got 19 new articles, 43 product announcements and 7 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb The Kendal Mountain Festival approaches: 18-21 November. Here is another KMF speaker profile, the Swiss alpinist Stephan... [ full story ]

thumb Next week it is question time on the UKC forums for the BMC Access Team. In this article Dr. Cath Flitcroft describes who the... [ full story ]

thumb Is climbing/mountaineering a sport which should be disclosed to an insurance company when applying for life insurance? David... [ full story ]

thumb In this excellent short film by Hans Hornberger we see Ian Parnell, accompanied by visiting top climbers Ines Papert, Mathieu... [ full story ]

thumb Alan Halewood from Fort William and Neal Gwynne of Glasgow have made first ascents in the Pamir i Wakhan mountain range at... [ full story ]

thumb This is a route guide to the Sea Stacks of Donegal. The stacks are listed starting at Mullaghtan Head in the South West of... [ full story ]

thumb A few photos from my second Lakeland classic fell race, Langdale Horseshoe. [ full story ]

thumb Three members of the Edinburgh University Mountaineering Club report on their recent expedition to the Torugart-Too mountains on... [ full story ]

thumb This previously unpublished article is part of a lecture Paul Pritchard gave in Slovenia, Italy and France in 2009. It has been... [ full story ]

thumb It is a shock: Kurt Albert is dead. He died on the 28th of September in hospital, after an accident on his home crag in which he... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 13 new articles, 29 product announcements... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb An article on the high quality roadside trad climbing to be had at Tremadog. The crag is historically significant and home to... [ full story ]

thumb The huge granite walls of Tsaranoro have been a popular adventure climbing destination since the late 1990's. The climbs are... [ full story ]

thumb Imagine a place with more than 150 waterfalls, almost all of which have easy access and a stable climate that guarantees long... [ full story ]

thumb Someone once described the bouldering around Bishop as 'better than Hueco or Font even'. Mick Ryan gives us the definitive... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb Three softshell jackets are subjected to the elements, steep slopes and female opinion: the Mountain Hardwear Callisto, North... [ full review ]

thumb Soft shell trousers must be one of the most versatile items of clothing going. Steph Duits and Tom Hutton look at Mammut's... [ full review ]

thumb Nature lover Jack Geldard puts Mike Raine's new book 'Nature of Snowdonia' under his magnifying glass, and discovers that this... [ full review ]

thumb A first look at some interesting new quickdraws from Climbing Technology, an Italian company new to the UK market. [ full review ]

thumb Jon Griffith tests Patagonia's top of the line soft shell trousers in the French Alps and Alaska. [ full review ]

thumb Two ropes, says Jack Geldard. One route. One day. Four arms. Eleven falls. One power scream. Two cold bacon sandwiches. One ... [ full review ]

thumb These shoes profess to do two things, says Sarah Flint. To be ideal for newbies but also to be comfortable for all day... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb The North Star was designed with no compromise on quality and functionality in mind. With 200g (size medium) of highest quality... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Designed as an approach shoe, the 144 Crest GT is also ideal for lightweight hiking, fast packing, as well as for adventure... [ full story ]

thumb High Sports currently manage 16 climbing wall contracts, predominantly in London and the south east. With further new walls... [ full story ]

thumb These have become the secret weapon of many aid and trad climbers.These little wonders will work in small parallel-sided cracks... [ full story ]

thumb Patagonia is pleased to announce that 20 year old Hayden Kennedy is their newest climbing Ambassador... [ full story ]

thumb With winter conditions approaching, it's time to pull out the double ropes but which ones do I need? [ full story ]

thumb Tim Macartney-Snape, world-renowned mountain climber, adventurer and founder of outdoor equipment brand Sea to Summit, has... [ full story ]

thumb Traditionally, helmets have only offered protection from falling objects, despite the fact that 80% of head injuries are... [ full story ]

thumb The Infinity Jacket uses a new Pertex® Quantum ultra-lightweight rip-stop outer which allows optimum lofting and is filled with... [ full story ]

thumb Berghaus and Eldon Leisure are pleased to promote a bouldering competition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of arguably the UK's... [ full story ]

thumb Carlton is an important, well established Outdoor Centre and has over the years, delivered curricular based adventurous activity... [ full story ]

thumb Designed and constructed to withstand the toughest of conditions, the Superfly XT is built to endure in the mountains. Used by... [ full story ]

thumb The Climbing Academy's New Online Shop offers training equipment for boulderers and ice climbers. We have a great deal of the... [ full story ]

thumb Last week there was a discussion at about the availability of the new range of tools from Petzl Charlet.Frank... [ full story ]

thumb Hi All, Stephanie here again from Spring PR.We have 400 packs of Kudrati Naturally to giveaway in exchange for a bit of feedback. [ full story ]

thumb Special offer for clubs on Altissimo Macro Volumes! [ full story ]

thumb The perfect, lightweight, insulated layering piece for backpacking, climbing and mountaineering. With minimal weight and pack... [ full story ]

thumb The Westway Climbing Centre are looking for a Climbing Wall Duty Manager to join their Climbing department at Westway Sports... [ full story ]

thumb Designed for moving fast in cold conditions in the mountains. Featuring layered 60g and 40g Primaloft constructed in such way to... [ full story ]

thumb An opportunity to join the Montane field sales team has become available. We require a relevantly experienced individual to work... [ full story ]

thumb Montane require a Marketing assistant operating in immediate support of the Head of Marketing. We are seeking an enthusiastic... [ full story ]

thumb The Wood Grips boards include rounded jugs, slopers and a mix of 2-, 3- and 4- finger pockets. Made from sustainable Alder, the... [ full story ]

thumb Berghaus has announced that Leo Houlding's first show on the Berghaus Adventure Tour 2010 has been postponed. Houlding was due... [ full story ]

thumb The latest version of a best seller! Large screw gate karabiner designed for belaying and rappelling with either a Munter hitch... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb The Duetto is 8.4mm and built to be lightweight with great handlling. The smooth, abrasion resistant sheath glides over the rock... [ full story ]

thumb Beacon Climbing & Big Rock are appointing a joint marketing manager. The job will involve a split between promoting our... [ full story ]

thumb Love Mammut gear? Then it could be worth your while hiking over to Mammut's new shop-in-shop at The Square, Hathersage on the... [ full story ]

thumb The forthcoming relocation of the Wild Country business to Llanberis, Wales has created three job opportunities. [ full story ]

thumb Here, in glorious colour, are some of our key products for this winter and a list of stockists. Let's hope we have another great... [ full story ]

thumb Altissimo Macro Volumes were chosen to completely fit out the climbing wall for the International Climbing Championship of... [ full story ]

thumb Interested in ice and alpine climbing? This is a must watch video. Introducing the new line of Petzl Charlet ice axes: the... [ full story ]

thumb Mammut's new Chalten Jacket for men is a waterproof and highly breathable jacket offering realiable protection in high alpine... [ full story ]

thumb The 8th Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival soars back into the capital from 21-24 October 2010. Tickets for the popular festival... [ full story ]

thumb Looking for a way to keep fit and improve your climbing grade over the winter? The HCC winter bouldering league has the answer! [ full story ]

thumb Berghaus mountaineer Mick Fowler will join a host of world renowned climbers and mountaineers at International Mountain Summit... [ full story ]

thumb Climber magazine is back bigger than ever this month with a fantastic new look all packed into more pages. Tim Emmett starts a... [ full story ]

thumb The latest in the Rock Trails series from Paul Gannon. Learn about the formation of this evocative landscape of limestone and... [ full story ]

thumb The Nano Storm Jacket's combination of top quality synthetic insulation with complete stormproof protection provides everything... [ full story ]

thumb Metolius Rock Rings - the portable training aid. [ full story ]

thumb Mammut's Touch Ice Glove is a lightweight, highly durable glove that fits like a second skin for superb tactility and offers... [ full story ]

thumb Evolv Optimus Prime down to £76.50 from an RRP of £85 at THE BARN CLIMBING SHOP, also check out our Prana Clothing end of summer... [ full story ]

thumb DEAL OF THE MONTH: Wild Country Xenon quick draws. Any 5 quick draws for only £42.00! [ full story ]

thumb Following product observation and quality assurance measures, Katadyn Products Inc. announced a voluntary recall of the Optimus... [ full story ]


thumb Win a bundle of Alpkit self-inflating sleeping mats. With a choice between the Family or Adventurer pack, it means that 1 lucky... [ full story ]

thumb Sterling Rope have developed a Chris Sharma Signature rope and it will be available in the UK next Spring. Beta Climbing... [ full story ]

thumb Cotswold Outdoor has teamed up with Rab to offer you the chance to win an unforgettable ice-climbing weekend with Rab climbing... [ full story ]

thumb Each first Friday of the month DMM are running a week long competition at All you have to do is answer three... [ full story ]

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