content in April 2013

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This month we've got 9 new articles, 32 product announcements and 5 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumbIf you're thinking of heading out on the popular area of the Southern Sandstone in South England this year, then it's worth... [ full story ]

thumbIn this article Tiffany Stoneman briefly recounts a fantastic holiday to Spain. "With roadside or very short walk-ins, it's a... [ full story ]

thumbIn this exclusive account Nick Bullock looks back on one of the most significant winter routes of this season, the bold and... [ full story ]

thumbAn account of a fantastic hut to hut climbing trip, chasing 4000m peaks in the Bernese Oberland last summer. "The success of... [ full story ]

thumbIn February 2013, a British team consisting of Neil Gresham, Ian Parnell, Mark Garthwaite and Kenton Cool visited the Lyngen... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumbThe snow might be melting away on the hills of home, but out in the Alps the ski mountaineering season is in full swing. Keen... [ full story ]

thumbThey may be small, but few things can spoil a hill day as effectively as blisters. A bad case might even put you temporarily out... [ full story ]

thumbAre navigation errors always the fault of the individual navigator, or might there sometimes be a problem with the compass, a... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumbSarah Stirling has been 'shredding the gnar' in the Scarpa Gea RS touring boots. "Very free and flexible in walk mode,... [ full review ]

thumbSarah Stirling reviews some lightweight skis from Ski Trab. They were good on the uphills, but how did they cope with the... [ full review ]

thumbThis innovative assisted-braking belay device from Climbing Technology is aimed at the single-rope sport climber and indoor... [ full review ]

thumbSarah Stirling reviews a lightweight down jacket from British brand, Rab... [ full review ]

thumbIn this review we outline the important things to look for in a hard shell, then compare eight men's and women's jackets we've... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbMountain Hardwear is inspired by the way its athletes redefine the limits of their sports and by the way they live their lives.... [ full story ]

thumbAs a special offer for readers of and you can get the SOTO Muka Stove from Mountain Leisure for... [ full story ]

thumbValor is the new rock all round rock shoe from Evolv. Featuring the same comfort and fit as the popular Defy, but with increased... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbThe legendary Masters of Stone series is back – and as good as ever! The entire series is now available to download or rent from... [ full story ]

thumbThis three-season 750+ fill-power goose down sleeping bag features a cutting-edge combination of technology, design and... [ full story ]

thumbNeedlesports, Outside, RockOn and V12 are announced as Mammut 'Pro Rope Dealers'. [ full story ]

thumbWith a maximum weight of 165 g, the SIROCCO becomes the new standard for lightweight helmets. [ full story ]

thumbFantastic deals on 2 fantastic technical sleeping mats from Hyalite Equipment, with Free UK Delivery! [ full story ]

thumbThe Summit Register carries on the work of MSR's Mountain Safety Research Newsletter. MSR's founder Larry Penberthy created and... [ full story ]

thumbGerman climbing specialists EDELRID recently introduced two new climbing harnesses to the UK market – the Orion (RRP: £85), a... [ full story ]

thumbIcebreaker unveils GT150 base layer, an ultralight technical base layer with great stretch and shape retention. The Bolt series... [ full story ]

thumbCardiff based company are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Camping & Leisure Sales Executive. [ full story ]

thumbHarrogate Climbing Centre is looking to recruit an Assistant Manager for the centre. [ full story ]

thumbThe Epicentre is running a monthly promotion on selected Osprey packs Up to 20% off while stocks last [ full story ]

thumbMoungtain Equipment are looking for an Insulated (Down) Garment Technologist/Developer. The successful candidate will be... [ full story ]

thumbThe Kriti Tech is from our Khangri Alpine Series – Athlete inspired and athlete driven this range consists of product that use... [ full story ]

Ultra Tour 22 12-Apr-13

thumbNew for spring summer 2013. Ultra Tour 22: Fast ultra distance trail race and summit day pack [ full story ]

thumbThe BMC has a vacancy for an IT & Database Co-ordinator at their Manchester office. [ full story ]

thumbThe Epicentre, Ambleside, are recruiting for a full time Supervisory position. The ideal candidate will have Supervisory... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumbA new light weight climbing pant from Trangoworld - perfect for rock and for urban life. [ full story ]

thumbMontane will be supporting Andy Kirkpatrick in his forthcoming climbing exploits and will also be working with him to create... [ full story ]

thumbAlready feted as 'among the best approach shoes we've ever tested' by Climbing Magazine in the USA the new Wildfire is an... [ full story ]

thumbFollowing the success of last year's Big Walks, we're dedicating the entire centre to a relaxing summer weekend walking event.... [ full story ]

thumbBoulder Central, The West Midlands' biggest bouldering centre, will be turning one this May and will be celebrating with two... [ full story ]

thumbGeckos Climbing Ltd runs climbing sessions for children mainly aged 9-16 at The Castle Climbing Centre in London. We are... [ full story ]

thumbThe Castle - London's premier climbing wall - is looking for a new maintenance manager to form an integral part of the team.... [ full story ]

thumbThe Castle Climbing Centre, London's premier climbing wall, is looking for freelance Climbing Instructors. [ full story ]

thumbThe new Nacho from Red Chili is a full-blooded slipper built to complement and complete Red Chili's high-end climbing shoe range.... [ full story ]

thumbRab are looking for someone who's a team player and passionate about their products and the outdoors. The ideal candidate will... [ full story ]

thumbFizan has developed a new 'concept' in external locking systems. [ full story ]

thumbChamonix Mountain Festival invites all climbers and mountain enthusiasts to join in a week of climbing, ski touring and... [ full story ]

thumbIn a radical departure for Rockfax, we have decided to tackle a major new book to the wonderful climbing found in the remote... [ full story ]


thumbWe have teamed up with VisitScotland to offer you the chance to win an exhilarating outdoor break! Your prize includes: a... [ full story ]

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