content in February 2012

by UKC News Mar/2012
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This month we've got 17 new articles, 34 product announcements and 5 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumbIn this article we take a look at the results from the 2011 season for the GB Bouldering Team as well as getting to know who is... [ full story ]

thumbAn exclusive excerpt from Bernadette McDonald's book Freedom Climbers, winner of the 2011 Boardman Tasker Prize and the Grand... [ full story ]

thumbIn this interview Jack Geldard talks to Sasha Digiulian, the 19 year-old, 9a climbing, puppy-loving, pink-wearing American who... [ full story ]

thumbThis article, covering the basics of any first aid incident, or 'DR ABC', is the first in a series by Rocio Siemens. Rocio has... [ full story ]

thumbIn this lighthearted article, Huw Davies gives us a few hard earned tips about juggling normal life with a winter climbing... [ full story ]

thumbLes Larmes du Chaos is a superb four pitch ice climb in one of the 'must visit' valleys for all ice-climbers. In this article... [ full story ]

thumbTomo Thompson tells the story of his seven year quest to tackle on the the Costa Blanca's most impressive limestone... [ full story ]

thumbIn this article Colin Haley, one of the world's leading alpinists, gives a run down of his personal experiences on Cerro Torre,... [ full story ]

thumbAuthor of A Canvas of Rock, his new book, Mark Radtke tells us a story about the bolt wars in Yorkshire in the late 1980's. [ full story ]

thumbA summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 14 new articles, 32 product announcements... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumbSue Hazel takes us on a tour of the sunny island of Tenerife. "The rock is volcanic rock. It feels a bit like fine granite to... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumbThe award-winning book, Freedom Climbers, has just been published in the UK by Vertebrate Publishing. In this review, Ed Douglas... [ full review ]

thumbDan Bailey reviews three synthetic insulated jackets, made by UK-based brands, and built with the soggy British cold in mind. He... [ full review ]

thumbHow do these lightweight winter climbing boots compare to the Scarpa Phantom Guide and La Sportiva Batura? Viv Scott takes the... [ full review ]

thumbMarmot's top of the range jacket made from the new Polartec NeoShell fabric. Has it reached the sweet spot of soft shell... [ full review ]

thumbTom Hutton puts a pair of Climb-X Redpoint shoes through their paces on the crags and walls of Wales. [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbThere is a new policy called The Relevant Life Policy which takes into account your sport. [ full story ]

thumbThe latest range of chalk bags have just arrived. Check them out at your nearest Climb X stockists! [ full story ]

thumbRed Chili's new models for 2012 are in stores soon and there's something for everyone with the new releases. The Spirit Speed's a... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbLissa Cook talks to Outcrop Film's Nick Brown ahead of the premiere of Life on Hold at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival... [ full story ]

thumbNeil Gresham reports on his recent trip to Austria with Ian Parnell. On the last day of the trip, Ian and I set out to attempt... [ full story ]

thumbWild Country are proud to unveil their 2012 UK climbing team - a group of reckless and hardy individuals who help us test and... [ full story ]

thumbBlack Diamond wins an IF Design Award, Plus X Award and is nominated for an ISPO Award. [ full story ]

thumbFreedom Climbers is the multi award-winning book by Bernadette McDonald, published this week in the UK in paperback and ebook... [ full story ]

thumbWith a zip neck collar to guard against wind chill, the Icebreaker Terrain Zip is one top certain to keep you in your comfort... [ full story ]

thumbDue for completion in June 2012, Beacon Climbing has just begun construction of a huge new indoor climbing facility in North... [ full story ]

thumbA new dedicated bouldering centre is planned for the West Midlands. Read about it here, see a virtual tour and have a chance to... [ full story ]

thumbThe final ISPO Munich 2012 report: some interesting new climbing and walking equipment to look out for this season, plus sneak... [ full story ]

thumbSpring 2012 will see outdoor manufacturer Marmot launch its second European flagship store at the Westfield Stratford City... [ full story ]

thumbThe annual Arc'teryx Photo Shot photography competition at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival returns for 2012 and YOU could see... [ full story ]

thumbThe Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has hit the road once again in 2012 and is now touring the UK with a collection of... [ full story ]

thumbThe deadline has passed - now the judging begins! Back in January Mammut UK launched a search for UK climbers to sponsor with... [ full story ]

thumbA mountaineering down jacket built for extreme conditions, the Black Ice is probably the most versatile boxwall down jacket ever... [ full story ]

thumbThe Kintaro is a precise and sensitive shoe with an aggressive asymmetric and downturned shape designed to excel on steep and... [ full story ]

thumbClimb X is a new brand to the UK and features product ranging from shoes to crash pads to chalk bags and chalk. The Nomad... [ full story ]

thumbValentine's Day is fast approaching. Search no more because nothing says "I love you" more than a plastic bag... [ full story ]

thumbAs seen at ISPO Munich 2012. With videos: Conrad Anker, Ueli Steck and others talk us through the mountain clothing coming next... [ full story ]

thumbThe new Bridgedale Midweight Control Fit ski socks have been designed for a performance fit and feature a friction-free heel and... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbClimbing Technology Nevis 10pt walking crampons. Only £55! [ full story ]

thumbRefined and updated for Winter 2011/2012, the Filo down jacket looks set to cement its position as one of the most sought after... [ full story ]

thumb75 adventures + 4 big screens = 1 epic weekend. "Unless you are on top of Everest, there are few better places to be on a March... [ full story ]

thumbBook information and sample route. Winter Climbs in the Cairngorms by Allen Fyffe and Blair Fyffe, now in its sixth edition,... [ full story ]

thumbHigh Sports will shortly be opening a major new climbing wall at the Plymouth Life Centre and are recruiting for a Centre Manager... [ full story ]

thumbThe Climbing Works International Festival(CWIF) returns for the 6th year bigger and better than ever before. Much more than just... [ full story ]

thumbAt ISPO 2012, DMM unveiled a stack of new gear they've been toiling over in their Llanberis factory, including the tools that... [ full story ]

thumbThe new Dorset Rockfax is now available for pre-ordering at a special offer price. Read on for details. [ full story ]

thumbThe buzz at ISPO on Monday was all about the BIG news from Wild Country - rumours were going round that it had been sold. I... [ full story ]

thumbAt a lecture sponsored by GORE-TEX®, Dave MacLeod and climbing partner Andy Turner will present their first free ascent of the... [ full story ]

thumbEMS Exclusive Offer: The Petzl Meteor helmet and Petzl Corax climbing harness combination set. [ full story ]

thumbUKC/UKH were at ISPO Munich earlier this week, checking out the latest innovations in outdoor gear at this massive winter... [ full story ]

Competitions is running a competition. Simply answer the question below correctly and you go into a weekly prize draw. 3... [ full story ]

thumbWinner of the 2011 Boardman Tasker Prize, and the Grand Prize at the 2011 Banff Mountain Book Festival, Freedom Climbers by... [ full story ]

thumbWatch the BMC's star-studded video to get just a flavour of what the BMC do on behalf of and with support from the climbing... [ full story ]

thumbFill out a simple form for your chance to WIN 1 of 5 Arc'teryx prizes. [ full story ]

thumbWe have a competition for the forthcoming Sheffield Adventure Film Festival and the Climbing Works International Festival. [ full story ]

thumbThe Epicentre has partnered with the BMC to help promote their 2012 Helmet campaign. We will be running a regular competition... [ full story ]

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