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17 Nov 2017

thumb Crack gloves aren't just for softies and North Americans, says Toby Archer, they're great for gritstone too - particularly in the... Read more

14 Nov 2017

thumb Tough, reliable and simple to use, the ACTIK packs a lot of power into a compact body. For general climbing and hillwalking use,... Read more

10 Nov 2017

thumb In September Black Diamond and Visit Innsbruck teamed up to invite UKClimbing, among others, to the World Youth Championships. As... Read more

8 Nov 2017

thumb Made in Nottingham, and built to last, Alpkit's Chamois has a stripped-back design that makes it ideal as a pack for cragging,... Read more

2 Nov 2017

thumb Updated for 2017, the new version of Boreal's classic Diabolo is described as "a great compromise between comfort and... Read more

31 Oct 2017

thumb ME's first foray into synthetic down insulation, the Superflux has the softness, loft and warmth-to-weight you'd normally... Read more

24 Oct 2017

thumb Technical hill runs, big races, training in the park, hillwalking, scrambling, crag approaches and long distance backpacking -... Read more

Oct 2017

thumb The clipstick has become a standard piece of equipment in the sport climber's rack, but the Pongoose Climber 700 offers something... Read more

Oct 2017

thumb It may be a niche product, but if you're saving weight on big mountain routes then this incredibly light double rated rope should... Read more

Oct 2017

thumb Richard Prideaux puts these bombproof, 'technically advanced trekking trousers' through their paces Read more

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Sep 2017

thumb Whether it's a weekend or a month away, rucksacks ranging from 50-70 litres should cover most needs. The 14 models on test here... Read more

Oct 2017

thumb The clipstick has become a standard piece of equipment in the sport climber's rack, but the Pongoose Climber 700 offers something... Read more

Sep 2017

thumb First sold over 30 years ago, Rab's classic down smock is back in production. Its vintage looks haven't changed, but it's what's... Read more

24 Oct 2017

thumb Technical hill runs, big races, training in the park, hillwalking, scrambling, crag approaches and long distance backpacking -... Read more

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Dec 2013

thumb In 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

thumb Are 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

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

Sep 2015

thumb Here we put all the top cams head to head in one massive review! Which cams have the largest range? Which are the lightest?... Read more


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