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Using SARLOC for Rescue on your Smartphone

Getting smart with your smartphone might just save your life in an emergency, writes Judy Whiteside, Editor of Mountain Rescue Magazine. 'There are many apps for smartphone which show the phone's location, but these rely on the lost person having the app installed before they get lost. The beauty of SARLOC is that is uses the web brow...


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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'?

Buying A Rack Of Climbing Gear

How much should you spend on your first rack of gear? This short article gives some indication of what you should buy and how much you might expect to pay.

Abseiling Tips

Loved by student groups, dreaded by climbers. a series of tips on how to make your abseils run smoother.

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...


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