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Wild Country 'Crack School' is a series of six short videos designed to utilise the skills and knowledge of Wild Country climbers Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker to give an introduction to basics of crack climbing. Over six episodes Tom and Pete have covered all widths of crack: Fingers, Hands, Fists and Offwidths as well as looking at the skills of gear placement and taping up.

Watch and view the final episode Wild Country Crack School - Taping
Reviewed: WITH VIDEO: Primus OmniLite Ti Stove
Primus Omnilite Ti Stove, 3 kbJonathan Miles tests the lightweight version of the Primus OmniFuel. The Primus OmniLite Ti won a Gold award for outstanding innovation and design achievement at the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen last year, and was the Scandinavian Outdoor Overall Winner for summer 2012.
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Photo of the Week
An outcome of trial photo shoot on Aiguille du Midi. Testing the lights before Mont Blanc du Tacul ice cave climbing., 63 kb
"An outcome of trial photo shoot on Aiguille du Midi. Testing the lights before Mont Blanc du Tacul ice cave climbing." © Kamil Tamiola & Luminita Toma
Mountain Adventures in Chamonix, 68 kb

Chamonix Mountain Adventures

The world-renowned valley and surrounding mountains of Chamonix have long been regarded as a dream destination for alpine adventures. For a whole range of activities all set in an exciting mountain playground, lovers of the outdoors need look no further.

For more information or to purchase this book:

Visit the Cicerone website

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The No.1 poster in our Top 40 Posters this week was EZ.
The Petzl Nao, 23 kb

Win a Petzl NAO: A new-generation head torch

In January and reported from Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City about the launch of Petzl's new NAO head torch.

The Petzl NAO will shortly be available in the UK and we have two of them to give away.

Click here to Enter

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James Rushforth on 'Looning the Tube', 4 kb
Gallery of the Week
Our Photo Gallery contains a unique collection of over 144,800 images from UKClimbing users, with 286 new photos added this week.

As a registered user you can upload your photos into your personal gallery, as well as voting on any photo on the site. This week we had 1,910 votes, and the top voter was Richard Smith.

Congratulations to James Rushforth, our Gallery of the Week as voted by UKC users.

Events Diary
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Latest Articles
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Win a Petzl NAO: A new-generation head torch: In January and reported from Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City about the launch of Petzl's new NAO head torch. The NAO will shortly...
Wild Country Crack School Competition - Winners: Wild Country have finished our fantastic 'Crack School' video series. Here are the winners to the competition that accompanied the series.
COMPETITION: 5 Copies of Over The Moors To Win: Do you know your crags? If so, identify three of the crags in this competition and stand a chance of winning Over The Moors, the new BMC guidebook to Kinder, Bleaklow...
VIDEO + INTERVIEW: Alex Honnold - Triple Solo: We speak directly to Alex Honnold about his speed solo of 'The Triple'; the three biggest faces in Yosemite Valley, in a single day. This ascent is, to put it bluntly,...
Win a Micro Sleeping Bag from Sea to Summit: Win one of the best preformance-to-weight sleepings bags currently available. Sea to Summit's Micro series down sleeping bags are ultra light, weighing in at only 550g, and...
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