UKClimbing.com content in December 2011

by UKC News Jan/2012
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This month we've got 16 new articles, 34 product announcements and 4 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumbNiall Grimes surrenders and makes his way back home for Christmas. [ full story ]

thumbLouder Than 11 present a new feature length bouldering movie: Brian Antheunisse, Scott Cory, Rob D'Anastasio and Dave Wetmore... [ full story ]

thumbUKC User Alister Martin takes a look at the friendly world of competition climbing, and why he thinks it is actually a team... [ full story ]

thumbAl Baker gives a tribute to Ben Wintringham, a climber, a good friend and a great loss to the climbing world. "One typically... [ full story ]

thumbOn the 23rd of August The Raru valley 2011 expedition team departed from Heathrow airport bound for a remote valley in the Ladakh... [ full story ]

thumbA summary of all the latest content on UKClimbing.com from the past month, including: 13 new articles, 40 product announcements... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumbLooking for a warm winter break? Look no further! "Tucked away in Northern Thailand in the lush Mae On Valley near Chiang Mai... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumbThere's no doubt that having the skills to create an effective emergency winter shelter is an essential skill for all winter... [ full story ]

thumbTop winter climber and professional instructor George McEwan takes us through some essential tips for ice climbing. As we... [ full story ]

thumbThis is the fourth piece in a series of training articles and is aimed at intermediate climbers (Approximate grade range of... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumbTom Dixon tests out the Five Ten Arrowhead. Is it the perfect compromise between two darlings of the Five Ten range: the mighty... [ full review ]

thumbGear for walking with babies and toddlers: Dan Bailey tests out the Deuter Kid Comfort III Child Carrier rucksack. [ full review ]

thumbCharlie Boscoe reviews Mountain Equipment's 'tough and super hard' Kalanka jacket. Made from stretch Gore-Tex Pro Shell, and... [ full review ]

thumbSarah Stirling tests three general purpose 30-40 litre rucksacks priced around £90-£100: the 30 litre Marmot Myrina, 32 litre... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbPlas y Brenin, the national mountain centre, has partnered with The Climbing Centre Group to enable you to attend PyB instructor... [ full story ]

thumbAudible.co.uk are running a special offer for UKC and UKH readers where you can download a free audio book. In this short series... [ full story ]

thumbAudible.co.uk are running a special offer for UKC and UKH readers where you can download a free audio book. In this short series... [ full story ]

thumbHas your Petzl Scorpio via ferrata lanyard been inspected following the May 2011 recall procedure? As of 1st December 2011, 70%... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbTGO (The Great Outdoors) magazine have a limited time special offer available to UKC Readers. You can also download a free copy... [ full story ]

thumbA blind man's journey to climb farther than the eye can see... Audible.co.uk are running a special offer for UKC and UKH readers... [ full story ]

thumbThe RK30 is a compact, frameless, roll-top sac for fast and light technical routes. It is completely waterproof and made from a... [ full story ]

thumbAudible.co.uk are running a special offer for UKC and UKH readers where you can download a free audio book. In this short series... [ full story ]

thumbAudible.co.uk are running a special offer for UKC and UKH readers where you can download a free audio book. In this short series... [ full story ]

thumbUniversity College School (UCS) has a fantastic opportunity to work with our pupils... [ full story ]

thumbPossibly the lightest, most packable 16-litre rucksack you can find, the Illusion Pack was designed to carry 60m of 10mm rope to... [ full story ]

thumbClimbing:2012, the only UK-centric climbing calendar, is now available. Get a copy direct from Keith Sharples (for £12.99 - P&P... [ full story ]

thumbFor maximum warmth with minimal bulk, this piece is a true fleece alternative. The hood fits perfectly under a helmet, which... [ full story ]

thumbWe've all heard the saying 'money for old rope' but have you heard the one about 'money for old boots'? If not, read on... [ full story ]

thumbSave on EMS ice screw set deals with various combinations of Black Diamond Express Ice Screws and an Ice Screw-Up to keep them in. [ full story ]

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

thumbIf you know of or are involved with a non-profit project that encourages kids in the outdoors, and think it would appreciate a... [ full story ]

thumbThe X-Alp is built with the same lightweight design as the X-Dry, but features a less radical curve in the shaft to make it more... [ full story ]

thumbNew Alpkit tents are arguably the best value in their class but, just like when buying a good quality mountain bike, some people... [ full story ]

thumbUrban Ascent is looking to employ a dedicated full time Centre Manager for their new bouldering centre in Parsons Green,... [ full story ]

thumbFor 35 years, Gore-Tex dominated the waterproof, breathable fabric market, but recently the company has had more competition.... [ full story ]

thumbMountain Equipment Fitzroy Jacket in Black. Only £129! [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbThe eXplorist 610 captures your outdoor life in picture-perfect detail. A rugged handheld GPS device has high sensitivity GPS,... [ full story ]

thumbA round up of the best winter gloves from Marmot's 2011 collection. [ full story ]

thumbFingers crossed winter is on its way so get tooled up for a safe season in the hills with Mammut's range of avalanche hardware,... [ full story ]

thumbThe Apache MF sleeping bag pushes the traditional boundaries of a 3-season classification... [ full story ]

thumbThree sleeping bags, nine great deals! We have just introduced three new Western Mountaineering Sleeping bags to the EMS website... [ full story ]

thumbTreat yourself to a monster Christmas! It'll make you wonder if you really are safe out in there them hills... Some gifts are... [ full story ]

thumbAudible.co.uk are running a special offer for UKC and UKH readers where you can download a free audio book. In this short series... [ full story ]

thumbThis advert appeared in the New York Times last month, to co-incide with Thanksgiving shopping. As the next step in their Common... [ full story ]

thumbUK-based company Jöttnar are looking for a senior technical apparel designer. Initially in a home-based role but with the... [ full story ]

thumbHitting the stores early in the UK and USA (and making great Xmas presents by the way!!) the first of Wild Country's 2012... [ full story ]

thumbAudible.co.uk are running a special offer for UKC and UKH readers where you can download a free audio book. In this short series... [ full story ]

thumbDMM Cosmetic Seconds: a funny video to explain what they are: quality gear for less expense, only available at V12. [ full story ]

Competitions

thumbWin a place on a Hot Rock expedition which is worth nearly £3000. All you need to do is email your interest and state which stage... [ full story ]

thumbThe 13th Kandersteg Ice Climbing Festival, held between 6-8th January 2012, in one of the world's premier ice climbing areas is... [ full story ]

thumbSeattle based Outdoor Research are known for their solidly designed outdoor gear: from gaiters, gloves and hats to innovative... [ full story ]

thumbThe Lowe-Alpine Alpine Attack series ticks every box for the modern alpinist: lightweight, durable, clean design yet capable of... [ full story ]

thumbWe have FIVE BMC Climbing Wall Essentials DVD to win. [ full story ]

thumbIt's beautiful to climb in, is unsurpassed in mountaineering and hill-walking situations and I cut a dashing figure down the pub... [ full story ]

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