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24 Feb 2017

thumbOn 25-26th January UKC were invited to the launch of the forthcoming Petzl GRIGRI+, which is due to hit the shops in April this... Read more

23 Feb 2017

thumbEdelrid have recently joined other hardware brands in releasing a range of headtorches. With its balance of output and burn time,... Read more

21 Feb 2017

thumbBeta Climbing Designs have long been known for by sport climbers for their famous clipstick; now the Project Brush Stick marks... Read more

17 Feb 2017

thumbWith its tailored fit, waterproof high fill power down and ultralight fabric, the Ramche 2.0 gives you tons of warmth for not... Read more

13 Feb 2017

thumbA winter baselayer should be warm, but still breathable. A high zipped neck and long hem are also essential. In this group test... Read more

5 Feb 2017

thumbHandwear with central heating sounds great, but does the technology meet the needs of climbers and hillwalkers? Dan Bailey can't... Read more

2 Feb 2017

thumbThe new Salamander 2.0 is a complete redesign on the popular Salamander mark one. In fact pretty much the only things that... Read more

30 Jan 2017

thumbDescribed as "suitable for day-long mountain walks on well-marked trails, easy off trail sections and regular slopes without the... Read more

27 Jan 2017

thumbA super-light sleeping bag of high quality goose down - this half kilo bag is not cheap, but it's hard to beat in terms of warmth... Read more

Jan 2017

thumbRob Greenwood reviews this new guidebook to "one of the most underrated rock climbing areas in the UK". Has he hyped it, or hit... Read more

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Dec 2016

thumbFor all-round climbing, mountaineering and hillwalking, 35-45 litres is a versatile size of pack. From alpine and winter-oriented... Read more

Jan 2017

thumbThe result of 12 years of development, Alpkit's new top-end shell is billed as a fully-featured mountain waterproof at a highly... Read more

13 Feb 2017

thumbA winter baselayer should be warm, but still breathable. A high zipped neck and long hem are also essential. In this group test... Read more

Dec 2016

thumbChristmas is nearly here, and as usual we've left present buying til the last minute. From seasonal staples like hats and torches... Read more

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Dec 2013

thumbIn this indepth review, we look at several top-of-the-range headtorches, some lightweight models, and some budget options. If you... Read more

Jan 2012

thumbAre you a walker, a mountaineer, a climber or a bit of all three? Dan Bailey tries out three winter boots, each designed for a... Read more

Dec 2010

thumbEdinburgh-based climber Viv Scott takes a look at modern Scottish winter clothing systems and gear, and reviews his top pick of... Read more

Jan 2013

thumbThe UKC team looks at high performing ice axes from top brands such as Petzl, DMM, Black Diamond, Grivel and Edelrid. If you... Read more


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