Damian Hall


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Damian Hall is an ultra distance runner, UKA coach, journalist, and - in his own words - a climate emergency hypocrite. He's most at home running long distances over lumpy things, having won a variety of horrific sounding events crossing mountains in distinctly unappealing environments.

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News Damian Hall Breaks 30-Year-Old Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Record

Damian Hall has broken the 30-year-old Wainwright's Coast to Coast record held by Mike Hartley since 1991. According to his Open Tracking, he ran the route in a time ...

Video Kendal Mountain Festival: Damian Hall Interview

Considering a few mitigating circumstances in 2020, Damian Hall has had a superb year. He set the tone in January when he broke the Fastest Known Time (FKT) for a winter Paddy Buckley, completing the round solo and unsupported. After lockdown,...

News New South Wales Traverse Record for Damian Hall

Ultra-runner Damian Hall has set a new fastest known time on the South Wales Traverse; a 72-mile route that covers 31 summits and 18,000ft of ascent over the Brecon Beacons. The previous record-holder was Dan Doherty who ran a time of 14 hours...

News Damian Hall Breaks Pennine Way Record

For the second time in the space of two weeks, the Pennine Way record has been broken. Damian Hall ran the route in...

Interview Damian Hall on the Paddy Buckley, Baking Brownies, & Extinction Rebellion

Damian Hall recently completed a record breaking winter Paddy Buckley Round,...

Newsflash Damian Hall Breaks Winter Paddy Buckley Record

On Wednesday 29th January Damian Hall successfully completed a Winter Paddy Buckley Round in a time of 21:20:30,...

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Reviews from the UKC editorial team

PETZL IKO CORE - gimmick or innovation?

With its unique fit, the IKO CORE is a genuinely different and innovative headtorch. But whether it's much better than a more conventional model depends what you want it for, says Rob Greenwood. If you're climbing, look elsewhere; but if comfor...

Petzl SWIFT RL - One Headtorch to Rule Them All?

The SWIFT RL offers an amazingly heavyweight power output in a light and compact package, says Rob Greenwood, while its Reactive Lighting helps preserve battery life. Is this all the headtorch you need?

Large Bouldering Mats

Biggest isn't always best, but in bouldering it certainly has its place. Larger pads are ideal for higher problems, awkward landings, or anyone with lower limb niggles - but on the other hand they're less ideal when it comes to storing or carrying them. Here we...

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five...


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...

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.

Petzl VOLTA 9.2mm & VOLTA GUIDE 9mm Triple Rated Ropes

From Red Rocks to the Alps, UK trad to Scottish winter, Tom Ripley conducts a long-term test on these...

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The New Petzl SWIFT RL Headlamp

With 900 lumens of lighting power at only 100 grams, the SWIFT RL is Petzl's brightest compact headlamp. Designed with a reflective two-part headband for a stable and secure fit, this lamp is ideal for outdoor recreation with a mixed beam pattern ...

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity to...

Choosing A Petzl Helmet

Wearing a helmet in a wide variety of outdoor sports is an obvious choice for many people. For Petzl, offering more than simple protection for your head is one of our primary concerns!

The Best Belayer In The World

Who is the one that checks that you are properly tied in before leaving the ground? Who yells out the beta that helps you move...

Petzl Helmets - Top and Side Protection

Petzl's latest helmets guarantee a certain level of protection throughout the entire helmet and not just the top....

ISPO 2019 - New Climbing Hardware Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of...

OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment Roundup

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative,...

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