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MSR DynaLock Ascent Carbon Poles

Tough, compact and light, this new model from MSR is an excellent pole for the money, says Alan James - and you don't have to be skiing the backcountry to appreciate it!


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Group Test
Half Ropes for UK Trad

Over the last few months the UKC Test Team have been putting six pairs of half ropes through their paces. Though they're all good, we came to an easy consensus on our favourites.

Osprey Mutant 38 Pack

It's light, comfy and well featured - but why did this superb climber's pack have to be so dark coloured, asks Toby Archer?

GSI Outdoors Microlite Flasks

They're tough, they're light and they keep things hot for ages - and that's pretty much all you could ask of an insulated bottle, says Dan Bailey

Macpac Pursuit 40 V3 Rucksack

Tough and functional but still surprisingly light - in terms of technical packs, does the Pursuit 40 have it all, wonders Martin...

Group Test

Group Test 2-Person 3-Season Tents

The balance of space, weather performance and packability makes this a versatile size of tent. We've been using seven different...

Tides, A Climber's Voyage by Nick Bullock

Rob Greenwood takes a look at Nick Bullock's award winning Tides, the follow-up to his first book Echoes.

Petzl SITTA Harness

The SITTA is both the lightest and the most comfy harness Tom Ripley has ever used, and perhaps that explains the high price...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Montane Announce New Alpinist

Montane announce support of international expedition leader, alpinist, and mountaineer Becky Coles.

George Fisher Ski Servicing

All our ski servicing is done in-store by fully qualified ski technicians, if you have any particular concerns or queries there's always someone to talk you through all your options.  To book your skis in for a service please contact us.

Ocun Rope Range

Low impact force, long lifespan and zero sheath slippage achieved solely by perfect control over the manufacturing process. These are just some of the advantages of the new OCÚN ropes.

Thermowave Merino Baselayers

HIDDEN behind the Iron Curtain for over 60 years, Lithuanian base-layer brand Thermowave has been one of the major success...

REEL ROCK 13 - Big Screen Sends and Stories

The Reel Rock Film Tour is returning to the UK and Ireland bringing a collection of climbing's greatest...

Edelrid Riot & Shark: The Perfect Combo

Now that the weather is turning colder it's time to start thinking about venturing into the mountains for some...

Climbing Technology Winter Range

Climbing Technology's range of winter specific equipment gets better each year. For winter 2018 / 2019 they have a...


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