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Montane Alpine Resolve

While the Alpine Resolve is Montane's current top of the range shell for alpine climbing and winter mountaineering, it wouldn't be overkill for foul weather hillwalking too. It's not cheap, but compared to some of the competition it represents really good value, says John McKenna.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Silva Trail Runner Free H - more than just a runner's headtorch

With its smooth tilting head and power lead cleverly integrated into the headband, the Trail Runner Free is a much more adaptable torch than the name suggests, and will be of interest not just to runners, but to hillwalkers too. Arguably its gr...

Jöttnar Grim women's shell

Now available in a women's version, the Grim is a rugged mountaineering shell intended for general mountain use, from skiing, to climbing, to walking, to sliding down Glas Maol on your belly like an excitable penguin. Fliss Freeborn road tests it in suitably grim...

La Sportiva G5 Evo

With some crucial improvements to the old version, as well as a few attractive modern features, the newly updated G5 Evo should become a popular boot for winter climbers and mountaineers alike, says John McKenna.

Trekmates Gloves - Strath, Gulo and Thaw

Trekmates make a lot of different gloves; Dan Bailey checks out three budget-friendly models well suited to...

Jöttnar Asger HS lightweight hoodless softshell

Lightweight, quick-drying, and really breathable on the move, the collared version of this popular lined...

La Sportiva Aequilibrium ST GTX 

With lightweight materials and a striking new outsole that offers enhanced downhill braking, La Sportiva's Aequilibrium boot...

Rab's Xenair range - a jacket for all seasons?

Synthetic insulated jackets genuinely breathable enough to wear on the move are rare, but thanks to the...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

EDELRID #climbGREEN carabiner range

Enviromental sustainability has been one of the main driving forces behind EDELRID products for many years and the #climbGREEN range continues that trend.

Climbing Psychology by Kevin Roet

Climbing psychology is a complicated subject, not very well covered in climbing literature.  As a climbing instructor I see that most, if not all climbers struggle with a psychological aspect within their climbing, whether this is the fear of falling,...

A' Chreag Dhearg - Climbing Stories of the Angus Glens

Compiled and co-authored by veteran climber Grant Farquhar – author of The White Cliff (2018) and Crazy Sorrow (2019) – and with contributions from a range of voices within Scotland's close-knit climbing community, A' Chreag...

COROS VERTIX 2 GPS Adventure Watch

An adventure by definition is an exciting experience. With the VERTIX 2 GPS Adventure Watch, COROS brings you bold...

Trango Raptor Ice Tool

The Raptor is our all-around ice and mixed tool. The grip is one-piece molded rubber for comfort, durability and reduced...

DOLOMITE Crodarossa Pro GTX 2.0

The Crodarossa Pro GTX 2.0 is a shoe designed for mountain approach and technical treks, like via ferratas and...

Hamish MacInnes: Fox of Glencoe

Hamish MacInnes was born in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland in 1930. A legend in the field of mountaineering, he...


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