content in July 2012

by UKC News Aug/2012
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This month we've got 12 new articles, 27 product announcements and 5 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumbA memorial service for Roger Payne, the climber and mountain guide who was tragically killed on Mont Maudit recently, took place... [ full story ]

thumbKilian Jornet has been described as the world's greatest runner. He is also a multiple ski-mountaineering world champion and... [ full story ]

thumbBangor University students Tom Livingstone (21) and Tom Ripley (22) have just returned from a 5 week expedition to the Central... [ full story ]

thumbIn this interview Jack Geldard talks to Alexandra Schweikart, one of Germany's top female climbers. Her travels have taken her... [ full story ]

thumbIn this article we have a short introduction to Italian climbing legend Emilio Comici, written by Fabrizio Mamolo, and a... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumbThe first and perhaps most important skill you learn as a climber is how to tie on to the end of the rope. The most commonly... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumbDan Fitzgerald reviews Edelrid's new simple, lightweight, fully adjustable and reasonably priced Creed harness. [ full review ]

thumbNeil Foster reviews three innovative new devices: the Petzl Reverso 4, Mammut Bionic Alpine and Grivel Master Pro. [ full review ]

Soft Shells 20-Jul-12

thumbStephen Horne reviews the TNF Alpine Project WS, Berghaus Sella II and Arc'teryx Gamma SL Hybrid Hoody. [ full review ]

thumbPaul Lewis reviews the Petzl Nao headtorch with its 'reactive lighting' technology. A new direction in the evolution of head... [ full review ]

thumbSarah Stirling reviews the Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket. Back in Spring 2011, Patagonia introduced 'the lightest piece of... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbBeacon Climbing Walls are looking for somebody to look after sales and administration for their range of bolt on climbing... [ full story ]

thumbThe Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody is a lightweight insulated jacket which may become your new friend and is now half price! [ full story ]

thumbDespite its best efforts, the weather over the last few months hasn't stopped the team from dodging rain and ticking off the... [ full story ]

thumbSometimes you just want to have a weekend away and enjoy yourself by doing something a little different. On our big weekends... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbThe Baltoro vest is a lightweight, wind-resistant vest using Polartec Power Shield fabric. [ full story ]

thumbThe BMC is planning its annual hill walking and scrambling photo shoot. Every year we need a stack of fresh images representing... [ full story ]

thumbProgression and Transgression Hang Boards: a new way to more power. Chris Gore describes a way to more power and greater... [ full story ]

thumbIt's only a few days before the start of the epic Montane Lakeland 100 and 50 ultra races and already preparations are well... [ full story ]

thumbThe Climbing Station is a huge new 800 sqm bouldering wall scheduled to open its doors to the Midlands public this Autumn. [ full story ]

thumbAfter 18 years based on the Ceunant hillside, the Beacon Climbing Centre has now relocated to a huge new modern facility,... [ full story ]

thumbWe had a phenomenal response to the request for help with the building of the White Spider Climbing wall from all you good folks... [ full story ]

thumbThree summer soft shell options from Marmot. [ full story ]

thumbHere we have a selection of exciting new hardware that stood out to us on our roving reporter travels. [ full story ]

thumbKayaking, White Water Sea & Surf, Introduction to Adventure Sports, Introduction to Rock Climbing. This August (13-17) we're... [ full story ]

thumbAward-winning product highlights from OutDoor, Europe's main summer gear event. This year 900 exhibitors from 40 countries were... [ full story ]

thumbThe Five Ten Newton is comfortable, supportive and features a sticky Stealth Onyxx sole. [ full story ]

thumbWestway Sports Centre is currently seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the management team and contribute positively to... [ full story ]

thumbThe new range of approach shoes from Evolv hit UK shores this month! [ full story ]

thumbWith The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival moving closer, the confirmed athlete line-up for the PROject competition has had... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbElite Mountain Supplies Exclusive MSR tent and Footprint offers. [ full story ]

thumbThe Climbing Barn based in Crossflats in West Yorkshire are currently seeking dynamic individuals to join their team as Assistant... [ full story ]

thumbNeil Gresham runs through the benefits of Petzl Ange carabiners and quickdraws, and explains how and when best to use them. [ full story ]

thumbDeuter Guide Lite 32 and 28SL. Classic lightweight climbing packs, available only while stocks last. [ full story ]

thumbThe world's first intergrated harness shorts, tried and tested by the world's best, 7 time (in a row) World Cup Winner Jakob... [ full story ]

thumbBlack Diamond's rock climbing digital catalogue 2012 has launched. Sport and trad harnesses, helmets, hardware, packs, head... [ full story ]

thumbChamonix Adventure Festival brings together adventurers, explorers, athletes and enthusiasts from near and far, to share tales... [ full story ]

thumbMetolius were one of the first companies to offer products for the dedicated boulderer. Our pads, chalk, tape and brushes are the... [ full story ]


thumbThe Mountain Equipment Bastion is a cutting edge synthetic jacket combining Polarloft® insulation with the protection and... [ full story ]

thumbWe have 30 SOL Origins, the survival kit from Adventure Medical Kits up for grabs. [ full story ]

thumbIn September Vertebrate Publishing will release Nick Bullock's first book Echoes. In this competition answer a question about... [ full story ]

thumbThis is your chance to win a place on this year's Petzl RocTrip Argentina. [ full story ]

thumbIn a spell of extraordinary good weather in May, two teams from Outside in Hathersage and V12 - Outdoor in Llanberis raced along... [ full story ]

thumbIt's time for the Keith Sharples and 'Be in my Calendar' Competition again. The previous competitions have all... [ full story ]

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