content in November 2011

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This month we've got 13 new articles, 40 product announcements and 8 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumbhis year's Kendal Mountain Festival took place over the long weekend of the 17th to the 20th of November. With a huge array... [ full story ]

thumbFeaturing at this year's Kendal Festival is Dom Bush's début film; Islands: Traditional Tales of Lakeland Climbing. Here at UKC... [ full story ]

thumbAs top American climber Tommy Caldwell sits out a Yosemite snow-storm on the side of El Capitan - a week in to his attempt to... [ full story ]

thumbThe Marmot 'A Question of Climbing' quiz on Friday the 18th of November is a climbing version of the popular TV show A Question... [ full story ]

Site Use Videos 29-Nov-11

thumbVideos explaining how to use some features of and [ full story ]

thumbSteve Scott takes a look at the ever-present winter conditions debate ahead of a meeting in the Lake District. To have your say... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumbAre you an aspiring mountaineer? Nothing beats a good ridge. From harder walks to low grade climbs, Dan Bailey runs through... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumbHow do you buy a waterproof breathable jacket? These days there's loads of choice on offer, so Dan Bailey takes a look at the... [ full story ]

thumbThere was once time when the only way that most people could go climbing was by joining a climbing club. In recent years clubs... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumbRob Greenwood has been testing the Lowe Alpine 'Alpine Attack' 45-55 - the flagship rucksack model in Lowe Alpine's Mountain... [ full review ]

thumbA review of the stunning new film from Hot Aches, The Long Hope. "The Long Hope is a superb production, which has a real... [ full review ]

thumbThe Scarpa Force is a comfortable but competent all-round shoe that will well serve many mid-grade climbers, says Toby Archer. [ full review ]

thumbDan Bailey reviews The World's Longest Climb, Pauline Sanderson's account of a remarkable journey from the Dead Sea to Everest... [ full review ]

thumbUKC Chief Editor Jack Geldard reviews the new book 'Cold Wars' by well known climber Andy Kirkpatrick. "...tales of derring-do... [ full review ]

thumbGeorgie Smith tests out and reviews Patagonia's Rock Guide Pants on climbs in Chamonix and walks along Itay's Amalfi Coast. The... [ full review ]

thumbEd Douglas takes a look at the long awaited and much anticipated autobiography by Johnny Dawes. [ full review ]

thumbAlan James and his son, Sam, test out and review the big daddy of Lightwave's Trek range of tents - the G30 Trek XT. [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbAn important consideration when using quickdraws is being totally consistent in which carabiner of the pair is used for... [ full story ]

thumbNorth Wales Rock Climbing iPhone Guide now available from the App Store. Written by Mark Reeves and published by... [ full story ]

thumbThe iconic Anasazi Lace-up has made a QUANTUM leap into the future. [ full story ] are running a special offer for UKC and UKH readers where you can download a free audio book. In this short series... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbIce climbing is about more than just getting freezing cold, beating your knuckles on the ice and spending your leisure time in... [ full story ] are running a special offer for UKC and UKH readers where you can download a free audio book. In this short series... [ full story ] are running a special offer for UKC and UKH readers where you can download a free audio book. In this short series... [ full story ]

thumbWe've teamed up with Audible to offer UKC and UKH Readers one free audiobook download from their site. There are many classic... [ full story ]

thumbThe Talon has been a popular shoe amongst hardcore climbers and boulders since 2009. The Talon is now back in the UK having been... [ full story ]

thumbFor decades, climbers have been testing themselves on the walls of Craig Bwlch y Moch, Tremadog, drawn by famous routes such as... [ full story ]

thumbHigh Sports are currently looking for a Climbing Wall Manager for their Basildon site. [ full story ]

thumbEvolv boot demo, free coaching with Matt Birch and Kendal Wall shop discount evening! Thurs 24th November from 6pm. [ full story ]

thumbThe featherweight ice axe for alpinists: 515 grams! [ full story ]

thumbBoulder Britain is a select guidebook to the bouldering in the UK, perfect for a bouldering roadtrip, to keep in the car when... [ full story ]

thumbFrom high-energy trail runs to extended climbs in cold and wet winter weather, these jackets cover the entire spectrum of outdoor... [ full story ]

thumbMetolius' innovative safe and strong personal anchor system (PAS). [ full story ]

thumbAll-round performance at a reasonable price. For the climber who demands versatility, finding a harness that ticks all the boxes... [ full story ]

thumbGrab yourself a bargain this coming weekend. There will be up to 60% off RRP in a sample sale of outdoor clothing and climbing... [ full story ]

thumbThere are still tickets available for the premiere of Moonflower Buttress as well as several of the other lectures and events at... [ full story ]

thumbWith its strong ABS shell, EPS liner and soft cradle aids, our Safetech Helmet offers incomparable protection. There is... [ full story ]

thumbThe 13th edition of the Ice Climbing Festival will take place from 6 to 8 January 2012, in Kandersteg in the Bernese... [ full story ]

thumbThe North Face® is taking over the Kendal Mountain Festival on the evening of Saturday 19th November, with lectures and films... [ full story ]

thumbHoliday Norway are looking for an experienced self employed instructor/guide to work with their small team in... [ full story ]

thumbRed Chili is proud to announce its sponsorship of the new new flagship bouldering wall in Ireland, the Gravity Climbing centre... [ full story ]

thumbTo avoid benightment and bewilderment in the hills, here follows a couple of useful links and a round up of a few headtorches... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbAnother month and another series of inspiring expeditions to vote for on the Berghaus Adventure Challenge [ full story ]

thumbThe latest innovative waterproof soft shell jacket made from Polartec Neoshell for technical alpine use, all year round and in... [ full story ]

thumbFor the ultimate in expedition insulated comfort, The North Face Men's Diez Jacket is a down filled jacket that is a first class... [ full story ]

thumbThe current state of the art. A pinnacle hardshell designed to be used on the hardest routes in the toughest conditions. [ full story ]

thumbWe have TWO pairs of VIP tickets + Goodie Bags to give away to The North Face Speaker Series in London on 17th November. See... [ full story ]

thumbFor the second year running Rock UK Summit Centre will host The Welsh Climbing Championships on Saturday 12th November 2011. [ full story ]

thumbThe Scottish Tooling Series now in it's 5th year has gone from strength to strength and we wanted to share it's success with you.... [ full story ]

thumb12 places just re-realeased on our Big Winter Climb at Plas y Brenin. A block cancellation has made 12 beds available for this... [ full story ]

thumbAn ultralite waterproof pant, using 2.5-layer Drilite Ultra fabric for extreme lightweight performance. RRP £80. Our SP Only £50. [ full story ]

thumbTop selling lace up rock shoe. The Bandit shoe, with a medium stiffness and a chiselled toe box for responsive edging, is... [ full story ]

thumbFollowing from last year's buy out of Black Diamond (see news from 2010 on Climbingnarc) by the Clarus Corporation, yesterday saw... [ full story ]

thumbThe Zhota is an extremely versatile 3-4 person mountain tent. Every feature on the tent has been designed to make your life in... [ full story ]

thumbSteve McClure and Leah Crane are giving free workshops at Kendal Wall this Saturday. Plus we have a 30 Problem fun day comp... [ full story ]

thumbThe New Helix has been designed to help emerging climbers progress swiftly through the grades, with a particular focus on the... [ full story ]

thumbA highly innovative and technical tent, The Cave, from Heimplanet, is a stable and rigid geodesic structure, which utilises... [ full story ]


thumbAllcord Limited, the UK distributor for Soto is offering the chance to win one of three fantastic prizes from their stove and... [ full story ]

thumbWin a place on a weekend course this December with Cairngorm Adventure Guides by answering one simple question. [ full story ]

thumbA couple of clicks and you stand a good chance of winning some great climbing gear from Metolius, Evolv and prAna courtesy of... [ full story ]

thumbWin a Cave from Heimplanet - a revolutionary new tent worth £550. All you need to do to enter is answer two simple questions. [ full story ]

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