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DMM Spire and Spire Tech axes

Light yet solid; simple but effective - DMM's new Spire walking axe and Spire Tech mountaineering axe may not win awards for innovation, but both are superb value for money, says Dan Bailey, with the Spire Tech in particular being a bit of a winner all round.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Black Diamond Raven Pro axe

With its light weight and refined design, the updated Raven Pro is a joy to handle, says Dan Bailey. Whether you're winter walking, ski touring, or climbing something big but non-technical overseas, this is one satisfyingly ergonomic ice axe.

Edelrid Beast Crampon

Similar to models such as the BD Cyborg, Petzl LYNX and Grivel G14, the Beast can be set up in twin or monopoint mode. You also get three different toe bails for the price of just one pair of crampons. This versatility is a real bonus, reckons Dan Bailey. It's just a...

Petzl QUARK

Last winter Petzl brought out a revamped range of technical axes. We covered the NOMIC and ERGONOMIC back in March, but a broken leg put our review of the updated QUARK on hold. So here it is...

Edelrid Attila Tec Axe

The Attila Tec mountaineering axe features a fold-out grip rest and a plastic head grip. But how well do these additions stand up to the...

Petzl NOMIC and ERGONOMIC

Martin McKenna makes the best of a lean season to trial Petzl's two new top-end technical ice tools.

Climbing Technology Nuptse Evo Crampon

A classic 12-point crampon that will cover you from winter walking, though mountaineering, to climbing at a respectable...

Rab Sharp Edge Jacket

The Sharp Edge is a versatile and genuinely female-tailored ski mountaineering shell that will serve you well both up and downhill, all...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

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 fatigue. The pick penetrates the hardest ice, cleans easily, and comes with removable weights for added versatility...

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe Range

Our modern take on Chouinard's original curved-pick mountain axe, the Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe is a classic mountaineer's piolet that has been used on classic climbs the world over for decades.

Blue Ice - premium rucksacks, harnesses and ice axes

Blue Ice is celebrating its 10th year. To demonstrate how far they have come in terms of technical product you only have to look at this year's offering of best-in class-products for all aspects of mountaineering.

Expedition Kit Hire

Expedition Kit Hire offer high quality clothing (inc B2/B3 boots) and equipment for any type of expedition, e.g. from Polar, High...

Grivel - North Machine and North Machine Carbon

Now that Greg Boswell and Guy Roberston have kicked off their Scottish Winter season with the first ascent...

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...

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...


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