content in January 2012

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This month we've got 14 new articles, 32 product announcements and 7 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumbNick Bullock gives a flavour of this year's BMC International Meet in Scotland - with some hard ascents thrown in for good... [ full story ]

thumbIn this article Stuart34 gives his account of a fun, but slightly cold-footed trip to the Bugaboos in Canada. His novel approach... [ full story ]

thumbKevin Thaw is one of the UK's most accomplished all around climbers. He has climbed Everest, made first ascents of 8b/+ sport... [ full story ]

thumbA summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 16 new articles, 34 product announcements... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumbIn this article we explore a French limestone crag just an hour and a half drive from the famous sandstone bouldering mecca of... [ full story ]

thumbResurrection is a North West Highlands snow and ice classic of alpine proportion. In this article British Mountain Guide Owen... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumbIn this article, Glenmore Lodge Senior Instructor George McEwan takes a look at a study of ice anchors and explores the... [ full story ]

thumbTop winter climber and professional instructor George McEwan explains how to make your winter climbing safer by protecting your... [ full story ]

thumbBritish Mountain Guide Jim Blyth looks at what climbers need to do to access the magic of ski touring. Including suggestions... [ full story ]

thumbTop winter climber and professional instructor George McEwan gives us step by step instructions on good ice climbing... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumbAre you a walker, a mountaineer, a climber or a bit of all three? Dan Bailey tries out three winter boots, each designed for a... [ full review ]

thumbMatt Bird enjoys a pleasant few nights testing the Zhota, a 3-man tent from Alpkit's new mountain tent range, which sits between... [ full review ]

thumbUKC's chief editor Jack Geldard takes a look at a set of avalanche gear from Mammut including their transceiver, shovel and probe. [ full review ]

thumbThis large format picture book documents 100 mountain adventurers using a potted biography and stunning photography. Stephen Reid... [ full review ]

thumbSteve Long, Technical Officer at MLTUK reviews the latest incarnation of Wild Country's multi-talented ascender. [ full review ]

thumbMark Glaister reviews the Evolv Shaman, the rock shoe with the 'love bump', developed with Chris Sharma. [ full review ]

thumbThe USA's North Cascades won't been known to many. But with John Scurlock's aerial photography here is your chance to get... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbExperience the adventure of the great outdoors, extreme expeditions, remote cultures, and the world's last great wild places at... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbBlue Ice, founded in 2008 in Chamonix, France provide high quality technical products for mountaineering, rock and ice climbing... [ full story ]

thumbThe Barn Climbing is one of the only gear shops to now have a full size range of La Sportiva Python's. Since last year the RRP of... [ full story ]

thumbOver the last year you've probably started to see and hear more of Edelrid, the German brand primarily renowned for their... [ full story ]

thumbWant to see what you are missing at Kendal Wall? Size Does Matter. Check out our new walls - the tallest in England, the amazing... [ full story ]

thumbThe Vertical Chill Ice Wall is an 8 metre ice climbing wall located within the Ellis Brigham store in a central part of... [ full story ]

thumbA selection of the latest intermediate to top end ice axes for Winter 2011/12, priced from £150 to £210 [ full story ]

thumbGary Rolfe is a professional dog musher living in Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland, where the sun never rises from November until... [ full story ]

thumbIn 2012 the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust (JCMT) is offering a number of subsidised 3-day Alpine courses in Chamonix,... [ full story ]

thumbSpend a week with our walking guides enjoying some of Snowdonia's finest, valley walks, woodland trails and coastal paths. A real... [ full story ]

thumbBeacon Climbing Walls in North Wales are currently recruting new staff for their climbing wall building team. The posts will be... [ full story ]

thumbEvolution of the model Nepal Extreme, ideal for technical use on high elevation terrain and ice. [ full story ]

thumbToday Petzl launch The Nao, a head torch featuring Reactive Lighting technology. Report from the Outdoor Retailer Show, Salt Lake... [ full story ]

thumbEvolv have developed and launched a 2012 line of 7 high performance toe down rock shoes including Geshido, Geshido Lace,... [ full story ]

thumbArc'teryx, through its Birds Nest Project grassroots initiative, hopes to offset some of the unkindness of winter through the... [ full story ]

thumbThe Mountain Equipment Omega Jacket: RRP £280; only £175! A winter alpinist's dream, offering cutting edge technical performance... [ full story ]

thumbThe Super Alpine Bibs are Patagonia's new top of the range waterproof alpine legwear. [ full story ]

thumbThe Climbing Centre Group, who operate three busy climbing centres in Manchester, Harrogate and Reading, are introducing a new... [ full story ]

thumbThe February issue of Climb is a photography special featuring stunning images from some of the world's leading climbing... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbYou have to feel the softness of our new Realfleece fabric to believe it. When winter's getting you down, the cosy, luxurious... [ full story ]

thumbIt's been a great year for Wild Country and Red Chili's climbers who, between them, have managed to post a host of incredible... [ full story ]

thumbTo make way for Mammut's new Bionic Evo's the last shipment of Mammut Bionics and Bionic Wiresafe have just landed in the UK. [ full story ]

thumbWinter climbing brings with it a unique set of challenges, not least in terms of the effects it can have on your rope. Extended... [ full story ]

thumbIf you're looking to improve your rock climbing, indoors or out, then come along to the BMC Climbing Movement Masterclasses -... [ full story ]

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

thumbPerfect for a windy and cold arrival to the summit. The hood is fitted so it can be worn under a ski/snowboard/ice climbing... [ full story ]

thumbThe descendant of the first eVent® shell from Montane. Built for the British mountains, from the Lake District to the Cairngorms. [ full story ]

thumbThe Ama Dablam jacket has been designed to offer the best warmth to weight possible without compromising on warmth or protection... [ full story ]

thumbThe new Trangoworld Crash Pad has just arrived in the country! It is a huge, hinged pad, which uses air cushion technology as... [ full story ]

thumbThe Mammut Climbing Challenge kicks off at the Foundry Climbing Centre in Sheffield on the 10th of January. It will run for four... [ full story ]

thumbHere at Mammut UK we've had a pretty busy year and we're now looking for four UK-based climbers to sponsor in 2012. Fancy being... [ full story ]

thumbThe very first mountaineering boot from The North Face has been released early and exclusively to Ellis Brigham in the UK. It's... [ full story ]


thumbThe new rechargeable CORE battery is designed for the Petzl TIKKA- ZIPKA2 line of headlamps. This battery is easily inserted into... [ full story ]

thumbLa Sportiva's hugely successful Mythos climbing shoe must have been spot-on when they first introduced it in 1991 as here it is,... [ full story ]

thumbThis competition is now closed. We have two CRUX Halo Tops to win in this and; plus some tips on... [ full story ]

thumbThank you to everyone who entered this bouldering competition. Read on to see if you are a winner of Trangoworld bouldering gear... [ full story ]

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