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Winter Hardware News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

Nov 2015

thumbClimbing Technology's range of winter hardware continues to grow and for winter 2015 they have crampons and axes in the range to... Read more

Aug 2015

thumbAvailable from September The new SALEWA North-X Adze and Hammer is designed to bridge the gap between technical climbing tools... Read more

Feb 2015

thumbThe award-winning NEO Avalanche Beacon (£225) has a bandwidth of 60 metres, 10m more than existing models thanks to ISOTECH... Read more

Dec 2014

thumbClimbing Technology's range of winter hardware continues to grow and for winter 2014 they have a crampon in the range to suit... Read more

Oct 2014

thumbTrain for Ice and Dry Tooling, Anytime. DRY ICE Tools, and now the new ICICLES, are the Perfect Solution for Indoor Training... Read more

Aug 2014

thumbMSR (Mountain Safety Research®), the Seattle-based manufacturer of high-performance outdoor equipment, has gripped the snowshoe... Read more

Jul 2014

thumbThree new MSR snow shovels offer unparalleled strength and efficiency. MSR (Mountain Safety Research®), the Seattle-based... Read more

Feb 2014

thumbPurchase a pair of Black Diamond Fusion ice axes and Punisher ice climbing gloves in either black or lime green from First Ascent... Read more

Jan 2014

thumbDoes your idea of a great day out involve a classic grade II or III winter climb? Do you enjoy mountaineering and winter hill... Read more

Jan 2014

thumbThere are many different aspects to the winter climbing and mountaineering game - from ice falls and snowed up buttresses, to... Read more

Winter Hardware Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

Jan 2017

thumbA classic mountaineering axe, the DMM Raptor has been around since 1999. In this review the current model goes head-to-head... Read more

Feb 2016

thumbMost winter fans need an all-rounder in their crampon stash - one pair for everything from Munro walks to lower grade... Read more

Feb 2015

thumbThe absolutely brilliant new Tech Machine Ice Axes from Grivel are, well, brilliant. We've passed them round 5 different testers... Read more

May 2014

thumbThe lightest technical crampons currently available allied to a very clever modular design that means they will fit many... Read more

Mar 2014

thumbDMM's new top of the range ice tools do not disappoint when it gets steep and lairy, but are they versatile enough to span across... Read more

Apr 2013

thumbSarah Stirling reviews some lightweight skis from Ski Trab. They were good on the uphills, but how did they cope with the... Read more

Mar 2013

thumbSteve Long reviews the RescYou, Mammut's innovative crevasse rescue device, which can be used to rescue yourself or other... Read more

Mar 2013

thumbAccording to Viv Scott, the Petzl Lynx and Black Diamond Stinger are leading the charge in lightweight replaceable front crampon... Read more

Jan 2013

thumbViv Scott tests out DMM's new Apex ice axe, and a revision of their old favourite – the Fly. "Both the Apex and Fly feel... 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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