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UKC Weekly Newsletter for 28th August Search:
Scotland's hills are under threat from industrialisation in the form of wind turbine farms.

As part of their lobbying against wind turbine farms in Scotland the Mountaineering Council of Scotland is attempting to mobilise travel and tourist businesses to voice their dissent against this 'industrialisation'

For more on this story read Call for Tourism To Save Scotland From Wind Farms

There's a lot happening on North Wales limestone. Chris Doyle reports North Wales Limestone 2012 News Round-Up

Fancy Pembroke? Because It's Pembroke open season!
New Product: Boulder Breaks At The Climbing Hangar
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Photo of the Week
Consolation Prize E56a,Wimberry., 96 kb
"Consolation Prize E56a,Wimberry." © Mike Hutton
Climbing in la Buitrera Canyon, Piedra Parada, Chubut, Argentina, 37 kb


Petzl have announced this years RocTrip. For 2012 they are heading to the La Buitrera Canyon, Piedra Parada, located in the Chubut Valley in the Patagonia region of southern Argentina.

They are looking for someone from the UK to join them.

To stand a chance of going all you have to do is submit a climbing photo by 14th September 2012.

You can enter and vote here

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The most popular Climbing Forums in the world, with 7,600 new messages last week. Talk about the routes you're going to do, ethical debates, foreign trips, winter routes and conditions or expeditions. Some of the busiest of the 900+ topics this week included:
*  British motorists and attitudes towards cyclists
*  Lance refuses playground fight, baying mob...
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*  New cam design
*  Where would you like to see a new wall?
*  Dear Rock Shoe Retailers/Importers
*  Abseil puzzle
The No.1 poster in our Top 40 Posters this week was Tim Chappell.
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Dank Day, 3 kb
Gallery of the Week
Our Photo Gallery contains a unique collection of over 148,000 images from UKClimbing users, with 266 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 1,676 votes, and the top voter was Fraser.

Congratulations to Dave Foster, our Gallery of the Week as voted by UKC users.

Events Diary
All the dates you need in our Events Diary for Competitions, lectures and even club meets:
Latest Articles
Read our Latest Articles for inspirational rock destinations, interviews, gear reviews, competitions and much more:

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