UKC content in September 2010

© Bernardo Gimenez
This month we've got 13 new articles, 29 product announcements and 7 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb Jon Griffith is based in Chamonix. He's a professional outdoor photographer and is part of the UKC gear review team. He's our... [ full story ]

thumb The Wildest Dream has opened in IMAX theatres and cinemas across the UK. The film retraces British explorer George Mallory's... [ full story ]

thumb Marmot Presents: The Slackers Guide to Climbing Featuring: Lucy Creamer, Steve McClure and presented by John Horscoft When Adam... [ full story ]

thumb In this new article - 'The Ledge is Narrower' - a follow up to the Stoney weekend, Mick Ward reflects on climbing, life and... [ full story ]

thumb Timmy O'Neill is America's most outrageous climber. He has set "gob-smacking" speed climbing records from Yosemite to Patagonia,... [ full story ]

thumb With the Matterhorn in his backyard and four generations of mountaineering in his genes, it is little wonder that Hervé Barmasse... [ full story ]

thumb In this short article, UKC Editor Jack Geldard visits Gurnard's Head in Cornwall, the superb greenstone sea cliff, home to... [ full story ]

thumb Belgian big-waller Nico Favresse stars in this short film from Bernardo Gimenez and Black Diamond. Nico climbs the F8c+ testpiece... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 8 new articles, 22 product announcements... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb Magnificent rock, superb routes, perfect seaside ambience, a great holiday atmosphere and better weather than the rest of the... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb A true all rounder? asks Paul Lewis. Evolv say the Bandit is for sport, trad and wall use by beginner to advanced climbers... [ full review ]

thumb Britain has a rich climbing literary tradition. Climbers and mountaineers love writing about what they have done, and we love... [ full review ]

Primus ETA Solo 23-Sep-10

thumb The Primus ETA Solo looks rather like a Jetboil PCS... Toby Archer leaves the lawsuits to the judges and asks: which is best? [ full review ]

thumb Fell running brand Walsh has recently added a range of all-round trail and approach shoes to their lineup. Viv Scott says... [ full review ]

thumb "In my old age of 27 I have realised that I can no longer just sleep anywhere - I've got fussy," says Jon Griffith. "Comfort... [ full review ]

thumb Sarah Stirling tests much-loved British brand DMM's new harness for women. "If you've studied the female form, or own one, you'll... [ full review ]

thumb "For Alpinists or those wanting a multi-pitch climbing sac: the Podsacs Alpine 30 is a state-of-the-art front runner", says Mark... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb From Mountain Hardwear, a lightweight windproof jacket designed for a wide variety of outdoor activities. Our Conduit SL fabric... [ full story ]

thumb Climbers and mountaineers need a shell that doesn't get in the way, is comfortable to wear and packs very small. We feel we have... [ full story ]

thumb The annual BMC Huts and Clubs Seminar is free for all BMC Affiliated Clubs. It's a one day event that seeks to address as many... [ full story ]

thumb The BMC Climbing Walls Committee need actors to be in the new BMC Climbing Wall Essentials DVD. [ full story ]

thumb The rope-friendly Piu is engineered to provide solid lock-offs when belaying and smooth rappels... [ full story ]

thumb 3 large holds with unusual shapes forcing open hand, crimp and pinch positions. Their specific design will force you to optimise... [ full story ]

thumb Summer has barely finished but already keen ice climbers are looking towards the next few months with eager anticipation,... [ full story ]

thumb Our new Alpinist jacket has been completely redesigned to meet the high end needs of alpinists, guides and off piste skiers. [ full story ]

thumb Are you looking to begin or develop your career in the outdoors? Our Centre Assistant Scheme offers the opportunity to gain... [ full story ]

thumb The town of Bishop, in eastern California, is a boulderer's paradise, one of the few places in the world where a high... [ full story ]

thumb The greatly anticipated Reading Climbing Centre will open its doors to the public for the first time this Thursday, the 23rd... [ full story ]

thumb To celebrate its 15th year as the French climbing specialist, Altissimo is offering its unique series of climbing holds in the... [ full story ]

thumb Hello Everyone, Here's a chance to win Montane's Sabretooth softshell made with Polartec Power Shield - value £150.00.Thank you... [ full story ]

thumb We are rapidly expanding and are seeking a highly motivated and flexible Customer Sales and Service Representative to join our... [ full story ]

Climb On! Bar 17-Sep-10

thumb Climb On! Bar is a completely pure (organic), powerful skin nourishing and first aid product to be applied to burns, cuts,... [ full story ]

thumb This weekend 18th and 19th September will see the first Ambleside Outdoor Festival, where a collection of outdoor shops and... [ full story ]

thumb High Sports are looking to recruit a senior instructor for their climbing wall based at the Elmbridge. [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb From the 15th September to the 15th November, Altissimo is celebrating its 15th brthday and is offering 15 mega climbing holds at... [ full story ]

thumb Are you an MIA Trainee and/or Aspirant Level 5 Coach looking to boost your career? Our Instructor Scheme offers the opportunity... [ full story ]

thumb To mark the official opening of Big Rock we have organised a great day of events with something for everybody, whether you are... [ full story ]

thumb Catalunya is widely recognized as one of the finest sport-climbing destinations anywhere on earth, with brilliant crags set... [ full story ]

thumb More information on Mammut's range of high technology lightweight, I Beam construction locking karabiners. [ full story ]

thumb A robust and agile jacket for mountaineers and serious off-piste skiers.Tough enough for a gnarly grade 8 on the Ben, light... [ full story ]

thumb Fat Mat thickness with thin mat lightness. A mat for those looking for minimum weight but with some much deserved added comfort. [ full story ]

thumb The Latok jacket is an ideal choice for Scottish winter climbing, winter Alpinism and expeditions. SRP £275. Only £189 at Joe... [ full story ]

thumb If you have sore fingers from climbing or worse a gruesome gobi, flapper, rope burn, or cracked hands that are so painful you... [ full story ]

thumb A 9.5 lightweight, Superdry treated single rope, ideal for onsighting and working routes... [ full story ]

thumb Experience what the Gower Peninsula has to offer on its limestone cliffs and beautiful beaches. The team will supply full colour... [ full story ]

thumb Mountain Intelligence UKC Deal Of The Month - Mountain Equipment Mistral Pull On, the perfect superlight windshirt, a great year... [ full story ]


thumb PRIMUS has launched the EtaSolo, £80, the latest addition to the award-winning Eta-Series of high-efficiency stoves. It's a wind... [ full story ]

thumb Allcord are running a competition at to find two sunset images, one featuring climbing and one... [ full story ]

thumb The Prize Draw for a Podsacs Super Crash Pad with 5 runner up chalk bag prizes plus a Podsacs bar towel for every winner... [ full story ]

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