content in August 2012

by UKC News Sep/2012
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This month we've got 13 new articles, 41 product announcements and 3 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumbChris Sharma, the 31 year old American sport climber, is perhaps the most famous rock climber in the world. His achievements in... [ full story ]

thumbNick Bullock was a prison officer working in a maximum-security jail with some of Britain's most notorious criminals. Trapped in... [ full story ]

thumbThere is a wonderful feeling of freedom when you can run it out above gear, climbing as hard as you can, totally consumed by the... [ full story ]

thumbIn this video from Wild Country, we see Jordan Buys climbing the very hard 8b+ Cry Freedom, at Malham Cove, Yorkshire. Jordan... [ full story ]

thumbTo help all those winter climbers out there keep the psyche, here's a clip of the irrepressible Nick Bullock. The clip is of... [ full story ]

thumbIn this article Neil Foster describes an adventurous day out on the classic Etive Slabs. These perfect blank walls are home to... [ full story ]

thumbA summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 12 new articles, 27 product announcements... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumbHere Dave Clarke gives us an account of his day out up on Craig Yr Ysfa, North Wales. "Amphitheatre Buttress has been on my... [ full story ]

thumbPeak District limestone, it's not all chossy quarries, honestly! And, it's not all overhanging crimp-fests either. So for... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumbIn this short video from Canadian competition climber Sean McColl, we see Sean training at a private wall in Chamonix, France. ... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumbCharlie Boscoe reviews the VCR version of the Red Chili Habanero. "As soon as the Habaneros emerged from their packaging, it... [ full review ]

Summer Trousers 17-Aug-12

thumbDan Bailey has been out in the hills testing three pairs of summer trousers. Here follows his thoughts on the Mountain Equipment... [ full review ]

thumbAndy Popp reviews the long-awaited and warmly received Ground Up guidebook: Llanberis Slate. "After years of neglect the slate... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbThe debut book by mountaineer and former prison guard Nick Bullock. Available 3rd September in hardback and ebook. [ full story ]

thumbThe Ice Factor is recruiting instructors for its new project in X-Scape Braehead, and a Chief Instructor for its main wall in... [ full story ]

thumbA selection of new and coming-soon rucksacks, which stood out to us at OutDoor 2012... [ full story ]

thumbThe Snow and Rock Summer Sale is on. [ full story ]

thumbBoulder Breaks - bouldering and break beats till 4am! Boulder Breaks is the first in a new series of events that combine climbing... [ full story ]

thumbJames McHaffie, one of Britain's top climbers, started climbing at his local wall aged 14/15 and really liked the movement. His... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbAn insulated soft shell hybrid jacket for alpine expeditions. [ full story ]

thumbThe Trion Alpinist from Mammut combines durability and simplicity in a simple design. The fixed one-buckle top lid offers easy... [ full story ]

thumbAn evening hosted by Ian Parnell in conversation with Kenton Cool and Neil Gresham about their recent exploits, projects and... [ full story ]

thumbAward winning Evolv Cruzer approach shoes... [ full story ]

thumbDesigned to withstand Scottish mountain winters, cold winter trekking, frostbite bouldering and spring Alpine touring, the... [ full story ]

thumbDo you hold a climbing instructor qualification and enjoy providing excellent customer service? If so then we have two great new... [ full story ]

thumbThe new Rock Shops at Manchester and Harrogate Climbing Centres have some great deals for climbers. Check out these great prices... [ full story ]

thumbLiterally coming off the heels of their latest collaboration, the new Rebel GTX Carbon alpine boot, speed climbing supercharger... [ full story ]

thumbFacewest are an online outdoor sports company. We specialise in skiing, climbing and adventure racing kit. [ full story ]

thumbTime to get out on the rock! Our European Climbing Road Trip has started! But don't worry, there's still time to get in on the... [ full story ]

thumb10mm x 50m single rope. RRP £90, sale price £50! [ full story ]

thumbThe mid-sized Blade 24 features a small fleece lined top pocket to protect electronics and a suspended laptop compartment with a... [ full story ]

thumbA selection of new and coming-soon camping gear, which stood out to us at OutDoor 2012... [ full story ]

thumbDon't miss out on great offers in the Berghaus End of Season Sale. Find up to 50% off a great range of products from men's... [ full story ]

thumbEdelrid are urgently recalling certain via ferrata sets, due to safety concerns... [ full story ]

thumbScarpa's new Boostic is designed to bring together elements from four other shoes in the range - the Stix, Booster, Mago,... [ full story ]

thumbThe Crag Station is a new specialist climbing shop for North / East Manchester, Saddleworth, Holmfirth and Huddersfield areas. We... [ full story ]

thumbRegular photography workshops, which are a full-on and hands-on experience involving breathtaking locations, extreme conditions... [ full story ]

thumbThis supple, quick-to-wick tee is Patagonia's stretchiest baselayer, made to help keep you cool, dry and moving freely during... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbAn Extra 20% Off All Climbing Gear THIS WEEKEND - August 11th and 12th - in store and online. [ full story ]

thumbLots of new shoes in this video report, from rock boots to mountain boots, with a few funky approach shoes in the middle. I can't... [ full story ]

thumbEMS exclusive set deals on Metolius and Black Diamond Cams have always been great value, but as a limited offer we are now giving... [ full story ]

thumb12 month contract, 17.5 hours per week. Salary £20,236 full time equivalent... [ full story ]

thumbRab MeCo Base Layer 165 Zip Top. RRP £60; currently £39 at Joe Brown! [ full story ]

thumbThe lightest of Patagonia's merino fabrics, Merino 1 Silkweight is made to keep you dry and comfortable in warm-to-hot... [ full story ]

thumbThe dates for this year's adventure weekend will be 12-14th October, and it will once again be held at Thornbridge Outdoors in... [ full story ]

thumbThe Technical Officers of Mountain Training have joined Kenton Cool, Neil Gresham and Ed Hamer as official UK testers of Sherpa... [ full story ]

thumbRichard Bailey talks us through the features of the top of the range Mountain Equipment Kalanka Jacket, constructed from stretch... [ full story ]

thumbUrban Ascent Bouldering Centre in south-west London is currently looking for a number of part time coaches. Applicants will... [ full story ]

thumbWild Country is looking to recruit a Design Engineer to be based in... [ full story ]

thumbVideo previews of mountain clothing coming in 2013, as seen at The Outdoor Show in Friedrichshafen. [ full story ]

thumbBlurr are a Canadian climbing clothing company based near Squamish, BC, now available in the UK.Blurr athlete Natalie Berry's... [ full story ]

thumbThe Original Mountain Marathon / Polaris Training Camp at Plas y Brenin is an information-rich training camp open to everyone... [ full story ]

thumbWin £400.00 towards your next Heart of the Lakes Cottage Holiday, care of Keen, The Epicentre & Heart of The Lakes [ full story ]

thumbPaul Lewis of Peak Mountaineering has organised the first Envirotrek in the UK. The location is Bamford in the Peak District on... [ full story ]


thumbWant to keep yourself powered whilst on the go? We have three Goal Zero Guide 10 Adventure Kits (solar panel and battery pack)... [ full story ]

thumbThis September, in conjunction with Sherpa Adventure Gear and hosted by Ian Parnell, Kenton Cool and Neil Gresham are doing a... [ full story ]

thumbFill in a simple form and be entered into a drawing for some Arc'teryx gear including: Alpha SL Hybrid jacket, Gamma SL Hybrid... [ full story ]

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