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UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Packing for Wild Camping

Rachael Crewesmith runs through what to take overnight camping in the hills and where to pack it in the bag.


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UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Packing for Mountain Cragging

Rob Greenwood talks through what he would pack for a mountain cragging day.

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Packing for Winter Hillwalking

Rachael Crewesmith talks through what she would pack for a day of winter hillwalking.

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Winter Gloves Explained

Rachael Crewesmith runs through the features to look out for on winter gloves and explains the differences between a general purpose winter glove and a climbing glove.

Trad Onsighting Tips from Steve McClure

Steve McClure, a master of onsight climbing, takes us through his top tips on developing the style and the ethical...

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Different Types of Glove

Rachael Crewesmith and Rob Greenwood talk us through the overwhelming number of gloves on the market; from power stretch, wool,...

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Multi-Day Packs

Rachael Crewesmith talks through what to look for in a multi-day pack where you will be carrying overnight kit, a range of food, clothes, and...

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab When To Use A Larger Pack

Rachael Crewesmith talks us through the situations where it would be applicable to use a larger rucksack and examines some of the...

Understanding and Managing the High-Altitude Environment

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Choosing a rucksack and fitting it correctly

Montane Alpine Preparation Tips for Down Climbing

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Mid-Layers Explained

Montane Alpine Preparation Racking up for an Alpine Scramble

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Baselayers Explained

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Down Jackets Explained

Montane Alpine Preparation Scrambling & Climbing Safely and Efficiently


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Montane Alpine Preparation

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Using Boards For Training

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The Female Climber Series

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Understanding Winter Weather With Plas Y Brenin

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Lattice Home Training


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Ten Top Tips for Buying Rock Shoes

In this article we look at tips and hints for buying rock shoes / rock boots. The tips and advice are aimed primarily at beginners, but some are also useful for experienced climbers. The article also contains links to our UKC rock shoe reviews and gives...

How to Heal Elbow Tendonitis

In this article experienced climber Bart van Deenen shares his personal experiences of beating elbow tendonitis and gives us an exercise routine that worked for him. The instructions are clear and simple and include photos and a short video. We hope it works for...

5 Things to Improve Your Bouldering

Neil Gresham concentrates on bouldering and comes up with a five point plan to get more out of your bouldering. He includes a little scoring system so that you can try and self-evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses.

Belaying - 'Rope Loop' or 'Belay Loop'?

A guide to where you should attach your belay plate. To your harness belay loop? Or to your 'rope loop'?

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