content in August 2011

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This month we've got 7 new articles, 28 product announcements and 4 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumbStephen Goodwin gives a fitting obituary to George Band, one of British climbing's elder statesmen and first ascensionist of the... [ full story ]

thumbThe Dead Sea, 420m below sea level, is not the most obvious Base Camp for an attempt on Mt Everest. However, in order to do the... [ full story ]

thumbAlthough Andy Houseman's and Nick Bullock's 2011 attempt on Kyashar was unsuccessful, it still included some of the "scariest and... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumbUKC regular Rog Wilko gives us some alternative ideas for some cragging on one of Langdale's finest: Gimmer Crag. Read on for... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumbDeveloped as part of Leo Houlding's Asgard Project antics, the Mount Asgard Jacket is Berghaus' latest flagship 'fast and light'... [ full review ]

thumbSarah Stirling is looking for the perfect performance rock shoe to drive her up the wall. "The Miura VS leapt out at me last... [ full review ]

thumbDan Bailey regresses to childhood with a palm-sized kit for every wilderness eventuality, billed as the first product to distill... [ full review ]

thumb"What you take and what you leave behind can make all the difference when scrambling," says Paul Lewis. "A small rucksack, a well... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbCold Wars is the follow-up to Andy Kirkpatrick's award-winning debut book Psychovertical, winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize for... [ full story ]

thumbOn the 3rd and 4th September, Big Rock will be celebrating its first birthday. An action packed weekend is planned, with lots of... [ full story ]

thumbJet Boil Helios Stoves for only £65! Please note these are cosmetic seconds. This is a good opportunity to pick up a really great... [ full story ]

thumbWith Grower's Cup brewing a cup of fresh, Fair Trade, organic coffee on the hill is easy peasy. Grower's Cup is a durable... [ full story ]

thumbPetzl's Frame Construction harnesses feature high-strength bias tape on the edges of the waistbelt and leg loops to provide... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbFirst shipment of our new Alpkit Mountain Tents has just left our factory. With three tents in the range there is a model for... [ full story ]

thumbThis year UKClimbing and UKHillwalking sent four reporters to Europe's biggest gear event, OutDoor. In this fifth news... [ full story ]

thumbClimbing Instructor (20, 15 and 10 hour contracts available primarily evenings and weekend): £8.22 per hour, plus 10.6% holiday... [ full story ]

thumbCorax is the multi-purpose harness par excellence. It comes in two sizes, so adapts to all user shapes. Its comfort and ease of... [ full story ]

thumbThe new Primus OmniLite Ti has won Gold at the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen. Just 11 out of the 46 recipients of an OutDoor... [ full story ]

thumbAltitude Films presents THE WILDEST DREAM: CONQUEST OF EVEREST. This stunning feature documentary, directed by BAFTA and Emmy®... [ full story ]

thumbRab Atlas Explorer 350 Sleeping Bag. RRP £125.00. Now only £89.00! [ full story ]

thumbMountain Equipment celebrates its 50th year with the release of a short film looking back on 50 years of climbing history.... [ full story ]

thumbTo celebrate the launch of the new Mammut 'Eiger Extreme' collection at Ellis Brigham we've teamed up with Mammut, SWISS and... [ full story ]

thumbAt OutDoor 2011 most rope manufacturers were continuing the trend of thinner ropes with better handling. There were also some... [ full story ]

thumbThe new nut tool from Metolius supercedes the original Freenut. The Metolius Freenut tool was a classic design, with super strong... [ full story ]

thumbA classic reborn in Gore-tex: Our bomber big-mountain jacket is engineered with waterproof/breathable 3-layer nylon Gore-Tex Pro... [ full story ]

thumbRab won a prestigious iF Design Award for their new MeCo Base Layers, which are landing in September. The new base layers elevate... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbElite Mountain Supplies is proud to present our new range of Nemo Sleeping Pads! To celebrate, we have an exclusive EMS offer of... [ full story ]

thumbThe award winning air-support tent from Nemo. [ full story ]

thumbThis year UKClimbing and UKHillwalking sent four reporters to OutDoor 2011, to find out what innovative gear is in the pipeline... [ full story ]

thumbOur Centre Assistant Scheme offers the opportunity to gain valuable experience and qualifications whilst working at Plas y... [ full story ]

thumbA select guide to rock climbing on the Island of Jersey. The best 101 routes to be found on the island, Severe to E3. The... [ full story ]

thumbCalifornia climbers Beth Rodden and Randy Puro are featured in a New York Times online article today, called No Need for a... [ full story ]

thumbA weekend of adventure, music and entertainment. 14-16th October 2011. Alpkit has teamed up with Thornbridge Outdoors to present... [ full story ]

thumbThe lace up version of the famous Katana model offers the same multifunctional use with additional technical solutions enabling... [ full story ]

thumbThe brand new Climb Magazine website has just been launched. The all-new site features a digital preview of the latest issue,... [ full story ]

thumbPaul Pritchard is on his travels again, this time taking his trike across Tibet in a gruelling 1,100km trip across the roof of... [ full story ]


thumbWe've teamed up with Visit Wales to give you the chance to win a pair of La Sportiva Katana Velcro rock shoes. Answer a simple... [ full story ]

thumbIn October Petzl are running a RocTrip to the Gétû Valley located in southwest China. To mark this occasion Petzl have made... [ full story ]

thumbMammut are giving away two pairs of Mamook GTX boots (they retail at £330) – one pair of mens and one pair of womens – to... [ full story ]

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