content in September 2012

by UKC Articles Sep/2012
This article has been read 1,652 times
This month we've got 15 new articles, 25 product announcements and 5 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumbBack in June British Alpinists Andy 'Nice Guy' Houseman and Nick 'Bad Cop' Bullock jetted off to Alaska for a last minute trip to... [ full story ]

thumbMina Leslie-Wujastyk recently climbed the classic 8b+ Mecca, the mid-life crisis at Raven Tor in the Peak District - making her... [ full story ]

thumb2012 British Bouldering Champion and British Lead Champion Dave Barrans talks to about winning both titles in the... [ full story ]

thumbSteve McClure is one of the strongest climbers in the UK, first ascensionist of virtually all of Britain's hardest sport routes,... [ full story ]

thumbWith just one round of the Bouldering World Cup to go, British climber Shauna Coxsey was sat in second place. Fit and in the form... [ full story ]

On the road 04-Sep-12

thumbIn this article, regular UKC contributor Charlie Boscoe reflects on the travelling and climbing lifestyle that many people aspire... [ full story ]

thumbA summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 13 new articles, 41 product announcements... [ full story ]

thumbJerry Gore is a 51 yr old insulin-dependent diabetic dad and an extremely accomplished climber. This year he has set himself... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumbThe rock on both climbs is generally excellent, the best that I have ever encountered in the Dolomites. It is a world of... [ full story ]

thumbItaly... known for great food and great climbing in places like Finale, Sardinia, Arco, and Sicily - but who would have guessed... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumbWorking closely with Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk, The North Face created an outfit designed from the ground up for... [ full review ]

thumbThe new flagship hot-forged DMM Alpha karabiners are now available. There are four 'biners in the range - a Trad, a Trad Light,... [ full review ]

thumbIn this review, UKC Chief Editor Jack Geldard takes a look at the long-awaited debut book from Nick Bullock; Echoes. The... [ full review ]

thumbToby Archer reviews some rough and tough approach shoes that are well-suited to UK terrain, with soles that grip both well on mud... [ full review ]

thumbThis guide is, in some ways, a new venture for the FRCC and marks their first foray outside of the Lake District. In fact it... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbThe Adventure Film Festival travels the UK each year showcasing the best in extreme sports and adventure films. Experience an... [ full story ]

thumbBeyond Hope Sample Sale, Sunday 30th September, Uppermill. [ full story ]

thumbA down jacket with 'body-mapping' designed to offer excellent warmth and mobility on the mountain. A minamist profile keeps bulk... [ full story ]

thumbEverything you need in a pair of waterproof pants - tough and durable fabrics combined with a great cut. A great chance to buy... [ full story ]

thumbThe North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival will take place next week from the 27th to 30th September. A weekend in Greece, packed... [ full story ]

thumbNew triple layer expedition boots consisting of a removable inner bootie, mid/shell boot and an integrated gaiter... [ full story ]

thumbThe North Face Meru Gore Jacket is a lightweight, breathable climbing shell for waterproof performance on the mountain. Designed... [ full story ]

thumbAre you passionate about leading, motivating and developing young people? Are you travel wise and enjoy travelling overseas?... [ full story ]

thumbHigh Sports will shortly be opening a new climbing wall in St Albans at the new Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre and are... [ full story ]

thumbWith the winter climbing season approaching, now is the time to start promoting your wall and where better than on the UK's most... [ full story ]

thumbFollowing huge international success with an audience of more than 65,000 in 2011, the Reel Rock Film Tour is about to head out... [ full story ]

thumbThe UltraLite is just one of seven lightweight bags in the ExtremeLite Series, for when volume and weight matters. [ full story ]

thumbA series of five killer bouldering festivals running from October to March... [ full story ]

thumbThe new TNF Meru Range was developed with TNF athletes Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk specifically for their second... [ full story ]

thumbThe new 2012 Fizan Compact Ultralite 3 is the world's lightest three section aluminium trekking pole, weighing just 158g... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbThe countdown begins, two months to go and the Kendal Mountain Festival organisers are working flat out behind the scenes... [ full story ]

thumbPaul Cornforth of King Kong Climbing Walls is fast. Not just out on the fells running but when building climbing walls and his... [ full story ]

thumbVIDEO: Introducing the Camalot X4—the latest addition to the gold-standard Camalot family. [ full story ]

thumbDue to continued growth we have a new position based at our European HQ in the South of the UK, Poole. The European Marketing... [ full story ]

thumbI am looking for someone (or several) to climb one of several seas stacks in Dorset (Old Harry), carrying a HandyHammock... [ full story ]

thumbMountain clothing made from the new Polartec Neoshell fabric available in the UK this autumn/winter... [ full story ]

thumbNew for Winter 2012. The Elementalist Jacket is a highly technical soft shell designed for cold weather outdoor activities. [ full story ]

thumbDMM describe the anatomy of a carabiner looking at strength, design, ergonomics, weight and functionality. And what is the answer... [ full story ]

thumbWeekend Film and Photography course with Alex Ekins and Dom Bush... [ full story ]

thumbRab Latok and Guide Gloves Only £39! [ full story ]


thumbFill out this quick Brand Desirability and Quality/Functionality survey to have a chance of winning a Force10 Helium 100 Tent ... [ full story ]

thumbMade in Canada, the Alpha SV Jacket is Arc'teryx's top of the range hard shell jacket. Here's how you can win one. [ full story ]

thumbLast year DMM launched a new range of carabiners, The Alphas. Here is your chance to win some. [ full story ]

thumbThe new Jetboil Sumo™ Group Cooking System is suitable for groups or individuals. Submit a recipe for the Jetboil and be included... [ full story ]

thumbNavigational Mobile Apps and GPS units are all very well, they are useful navigational tools, but you still need to take a proper... [ full story ]

These articles [XML], reviews & product news [XML] are also available as feeds for RSS browsers (e.g. Firefox or Opera)

Forums ( Read more )

Staff Picks

May 2015

thumbIt began for me in 2005, with my first ever outdoor lead climb. This is not a description of an epic first ascent or even a... Read more

What's Hot Right Now

8 May 2017

thumbToby Dunn is a talented climber from Newton Abbot. Having moved north and worked his way through the grades on Yorkshire... Read more

Top Spot: Climbing Destination

Oct 2010

thumbAn article on the high quality roadside trad climbing to be had at Tremadog. The crag is historically significant and home to... Read more