UKClimbing.com content in March 2010

by UKC News Apr/2010
This article has been read 4,788 times
This month we've got 20 new articles, 48 product announcements and 9 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumbPaul Torode and Rich Burt from the British Antarctic Survey give a photographic account of their adventures on the frozen... [ full story ]

thumbImagine a land where ice fills the valleys from November to April, where alpine ridges and huge icy walls rise from the sea,... [ full story ]

thumbToni Lamprecht is one of the World's most accomplished sport climbers and boulderers. He has climbed Font 8C boulders and F9a... [ full story ]

thumbSarah Flint explores what it is that makes the perfect climbing partner: "...a perfect partner is someone who's more than a... [ full story ]

thumbThis brand new UKC mini-series combines words, photos, diagrams and video to make clear some of the trickier technical aspects of... [ full story ]

thumbSimon Carter, the Australian climbing photographer takes us through some tips about how to make it as a professional climbing... [ full story ]

thumbStephen Venables was the first Briton to climb Everest without supplementary oxygen. He reached the summit alone, after climbing... [ full story ]

thumbWhat is a CWIF? It stands for Climbing Works International Festival and this year, on Saturday 20th March, some of the best... [ full story ]

thumbPete Rhodes, George Ullrich and Mason Earle attempt an extreme new free route on a Patagonian Big Wall. “Can you give me a... [ full story ]

thumbVisiting French climber and expert photographer Alexandre Buisse makes an ascent of Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis in glorious winter... [ full story ]

thumbGuy Robertson gives a full first hand account of his and Pete Macpherson's new super-route Super Rat. “Super Rat is a most... [ full story ]

thumbA summary of all the latest content on UKClimbing.com from the past month, including: 8 new articles, 39 product announcements... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumbAn overview of the stunning rock climbing on offer on the mediterranean island of Mallorca. This highly regarded European winter... [ full story ]

thumbUKC Editor Jack Geldard gives the low down on the Black Canyon of Gunnison, Colorado, USA. "The rock is at times suspect and... [ full story ]

Costa Blanca 16-Mar-10

thumbThe Costa Blanca is Spain's most popular winter sun destination for climbers from all over Europe and further afield. With sport... [ full story ]

Llanberis Pass 04-Mar-10

thumbAn overview of the superb rock climbing and bouldering in the Llanberis Pass, North Wales. “It is without a doubt one of THE... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumbThis brand new UKC mini-series combines words, photos, diagrams and video to make clear some of the trickier technical aspects of... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb"I don't like this book, I love it. I read it twice in a day, and was still reading bits of it out aloud to myself that... [ full review ]

thumb"He's captured what we see and experience. The colour reproduction is lifelike, there's no tacky sliding of the saturation... [ full review ]

thumbWhen I first saw the Nano Puff I thought 'not a chance', says Jon Griffith. I couldn't see myself ever using it. I think it was... [ full review ]

thumbStripped down to the bare minimum in a world where every gram counts - it's a sport climbing harness, right? Es Tresidder has... [ full review ]

thumb"I used this for 10 days of climbing in the Norries this November in horrible conditions and felt like I was in a bomb shelter... [ full review ]

thumbPeter Beal takes a look at Dave MacLeod's new book; 9 out of 10 climbers make the same mistakes. The climber who needs this... [ full review ]

thumbSoft shell? Never been a fan of it, says Jon Griffith. Or so he thought, anyway... "Too flimsy and not windproof enough. It's... [ full review ]

thumbEs Tresidder snuggles up in style in Patagonia, on a partially down-filled inflatable mattress: the Exped DownMat 7... [ full review ]

thumbThe Marmot Genesis Jacket has identity issues but - like the moody kid dressed in black at the back of the class - this only... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbMarmot's new Stretch Man jacket offers year round weather protection without compromising on fit, performance and features. [ full story ]

thumbWant to try out Mammut climbing kit before you buy? Mammut's first UK Touch & Feel product testing event on the 3rd and 4th April... [ full story ]

thumbRock Over Climbing is coming to Manchester City Centre very soon...... We are currently looking for staff to work in the UK's most... [ full story ]

thumbThe Footprint Chronicles examine Patagonia's life and habits as a company. The idea is to give more of our practices some air and... [ full story ]

thumbAward-winning author and mountaineer Andy Kirkpatrick has signed a deal with award-winning independent publisher Vertebrate... [ full story ]

thumbBlox is a new climbing clothing company based in Sheffield. “Most of our products are hand-made by virgins in Barnsley....” [ full story ]

thumbPractical, organised and unflappable, you'll have what it takes to work in the most challenging climate on Earth - enabling us to... [ full story ]

thumbYou've seen our shop in Ambleside. Now try our Website. www.theepicentre.co.uk [ full story ]

thumbAccess & Conservation Officer (Regions) Based in Manchester; salary £24,083 - £30,298 depending on experience The British... [ full story ]

thumbNeed a harness for winter sports? You've come to the right place. The Super Couloir is an alpine/ski touring harness that has... [ full story ]

thumbOn Thursday 25th March, Red Chili and Core will be at HCC offering the chance to try their boots and win your favourite pair!... [ full story ]

thumbA new women's technical waterproof jacket will be available from the end of March. The lightweight and technical 3-layer... [ full story ]

thumbOn Friday the 26th of March the Depot is holding the final of Leeds Bouldering League 2009/10 as well as celebrating the Depot's... [ full story ]

Stretchon Grip 22-Mar-10

thumbA close fitting, durable and quick drying stretch glove with a gripping palm. [ full story ]

thumbLeo Houlding, Britain's best-known rock climber and the Lake District's own golden boy is returning to lead a scramble and talk... [ full story ]

thumb"A bright lad who was good at maths and things....." Rab Carrington, BMC President, alpinist and 8a sport climber, explains the... [ full story ]

Who is AMI? 18-Mar-10

thumbThe Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) is the representative body for professional mountaineering instructors.... [ full story ]

thumbThe MCofS are now seeking nominations from MCofS individual members and members of MCofS clubs to stand for election to our Board... [ full story ]

thumbAvailable in the UK for the first time ever, Climbing Technology has been created by the most important of Italian qualities –... [ full story ]

thumbWith just a few days left to the 4th CWIF, we at The Climbing Works are finishing off the final touches for Saturday's big... [ full story ]

thumbFull Time Sales Assistant - Milton Keynes The Outdoor Shop in Milton Keynes is a busy specialist outdoor retailer with an... [ full story ]

thumbThe latest map in the award-winning British Mountain Map series covers the wild granite landscape of Dartmoor. Published by... [ full story ]

thumbMountain Plan is happy to announce the new arrival of our ski mountaineering site. Watch the VIDEO here... [ full story ]

thumbThis ultra-lightweight mid-cut boot is fashioned from rugged Dropstop textile with velour leather reinforcements – perfect for... [ full story ]

thumbAction Challenge UK was set up to create and organise exciting challenge events worldwide for charity and corporate clients.... [ full story ]

thumbAction Challenge UK was set up to create and organise exciting challenge events worldwide. This position sits at the heart of our... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbOutside in Hathersage is looking for someone to help with processing, packaging and dispatching online orders and dealing with... [ full story ]

thumbThe Instinct Lace Up uses the same revolutionary XS GRIP2 rubber as the Instinct Slipper. Where the Instinct Slipper uses Lorica... [ full story ]

thumbOur most compressible storm shell is so light it practically floats, or at least it's so light that you won't notice you're... [ full story ]

thumbYou know how some sponsored climbers have to resole their rock shoes to get the stickiest rubber? Learn their latest secret. [ full story ]

thumbStay protected with Patagonia's most durable, stormproof 3-layer waterproof/breathable jacket, now made with an updated fabric... [ full story ]

thumbThe latest Rockfax guidebook North Wales Classics is now available for pre-order. It contains 340 climbs across North Wales and... [ full story ]

thumbKing Kong Climbing Walls are looking for experienced climbing wall technicians to work in the South of England. The work will be... [ full story ]

thumbClimbzone is part of the Xscape, Braehead leisure facility. The Xscape brand stands for excitement, adventure and good times.... [ full story ]

thumbPyB, The National Mountain Centre, is about to launch its fourth real ale. Lush Summer is a light refreshing real ale... [ full story ]

thumbThe Patagonia Talus Jacket loves those sunshine ice days on the Ben and looks good about town. Take advantage of yet another... [ full story ]

thumbBargain climbing harnesses from Zero-G. [ full story ]

thumbSales Supervisor Full time staff member required to join the team at the Outside Rock Shop at the new Harrogate Climbing... [ full story ]

thumbAs part of the Llanberis Mountain Film Festival, The Beacon Climbing Centre will be hosting two masterclasses by Dave MacLeod and... [ full story ]

thumbWe've always wanted to do our own proper climbing gear, who wouldn't?So we approached DMM to bash out a limited number of... [ full story ]

thumbClimbers needing organisation and inspiration look no further than our 2010 Rock Chicks Calendar - now 1/2 price! The full... [ full story ]

thumbThe enhanced version of the Ultimate Jacket, now in a winter version with ruffled and warm inside. Made from the same proven... [ full story ]

thumb'A Life in Adaptation', the award-winning documentary about world-renowned Sheffield climber/artist, Andy Parkin, is set for DVD... [ full story ]

thumbThe Hooded Nitrous jacket from Mountain Hardwear is one of the best lightweight down jackets out there, available while stocks... [ full story ]

thumbA full time Website Sales and Customer Service Administrator is required to join the Outside.co.uk team. [ full story ]

thumbThere is nothing like seeing theory in practice to fully appreciate the facts and figures behind how well a product works. DMM's... [ full story ]

thumbMontane's limited edition Lite-Speed jacket is windproof, water resistant and when packed is the size of an orange. ... [ full story ]

thumbThere is now a non-residential option for the UKClimbing.com Alpine Festival hosted by Plas y Brenin on the weekend of 24 and 25... [ full story ]

Competitions

thumbSomeone out there is going to get the chance to be a UKClimbing.com gear tester for a year. We are after someone who is active... [ full story ]

thumbThe LLanberis Mountain Film Festival held in early March was a great success. The event featured a photography competition hosted... [ full story ]

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

These articles [XML], reviews & product news [XML] are also available as feeds for RSS browsers (e.g. Firefox or Opera)

Forums ( Read more )

Staff Picks

Sep 2013

thumbIn this UKC Exclusive, legendary climber Johnny Dawes gives us his unique take on Indian Face, how he did it, how it fits with... Read more

What's Hot Right Now

28 Mar 2017

thumbThe Nepalese tourist authorities have unveiled a pilot scheme to put GPS trackers on some Everest climbers for the coming season,... Read more

Top Spot: Climbing Destination

Sep 2016

thumbMany climbers travel to the South West in search of granite, but most head straight to the classic cliffs in Cornwall: Bosigran,... Read more