Dan Turner


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Dan is one of Britain's most accomplished boulderers, having completed problems of the highest standard across the length and breadth of the country. In 2014 he also completed the impressive feat of climbing E8, French 8a+ and Font 8A in a day - so isn't exactly bad at routes either!!

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Video Out of Obsession

A short film focussing on British boulderer Dan Turner which follows his obsession and commitment to bouldering and training. Dan pinpoints five problems which he thought represented some of the best climbing in the UK and filmmaker Rowan Spear-Bu...

News Dan Turner repeats Voyager Sit Start 8B+

Dan Turner has climber Voyager Sit Start (8B+) at Burbage North. This was the 5th  ascent after Ben Moon, Niccolò Ceria, Ned Feehally and David Fitzgerald. Dan has been trying Voyager for the past two years and has faced a protracted battle against...

News Monk Life 8B+ for Dan Turner

Dan Turner has climbed Monk Life 8B+ at Kyloe-in-the-wood (Kyloe-In) in Northumberland. The problem was first climbed in 2003 by Malcolm Smith and has come back into the spotlight recently after a repeat by 17 year-old William Bosi last October.

Video Dan Turner Climbs Lakes E8, 8a+ and 8A in a day

Dan Turner recently took advantage of some good weather in the Lakes and knocked off a triple 8 challenge in a...

Video Isles of Wonder, 8B Repeated by Dan Turner

Dan Turner has just made a quick repeat of Pete Robins' Ogwen Valley 8B Isles of Wonder, a very impressive feat given...

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Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Scarpa Instinct S

Combining performance, sensitivity, and comfort, the Instinct S is surprisingly versatile. If you've had doubts about slippers in the past, then they might well turn your head, says Rob Greenwood.

Scarpa Rush Mid Kid GTX Boots

Combining the lightness and cushioning of a trail shoe with the support of a boot, the Rush Mid Kids GTX seems a bit of a winner for younger walkers, says Dan Bailey, and would be a particularly good choice for spring and summer.  

Scarpa Mago

The Scarpa Mago is an updated version of an old classic. The old Mago was known for its toe power and, whilst it was amazing on small footholds, it was a bit of a one-trick pony. The new Mago retains that power whilst having an updated construction and shape, new materials and...

Scarpa Spin Infinity

The Spin Infinity is very much Scarpa's offering to the ultra running community, with a chunky stack height and a dual-density midsole...

Mountain Shells Around £200

Can you pick up a decent shell for only around £200? We think so! While top-end technical waterproof jackets cost big money,...

Scarpa Ribelle Run

Incredibly well made, and capable of taking on a wide variety of terrain and a range of distances, these are superb all-round running shoes,...

Scarpa Gecko Approach Shoe

Those looking for top easy climbing and scrambling performance will find it in the new Scarpa Gecko, says Alan James. 

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New Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

In our final roundup of new gear for Autumn/Winter 2021, we take a look at an eclectic mix of headtorches, footwear, packs, and sleeping mats:

New Climbing Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

For the past couple of months, we've been finding out about all the shiny new gear that's hitting the shops this Autumn/Winter. We've taken a look at everything from the latest harnesses and helmets, to new rock shoes and cool cams. Take a peak:

New Climbing Gear Spring / Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the latest hardware, ropes, harnesses, helmets and every other form of gear. Plus, everything is hitting the shops imminently...

New Footwear Spring / Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products...

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...

Black Diamond Ice Series + Crack Gloves

Whether you're freezing your mitts off on a cold belay in a snowstorm, working your tan in Indian Creek,...

Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

The Scarpa Manta has been an icon for over three decades. As a multi award winning model in various generations it has...

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