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UKC Weekly Newsletter for 2nd January Search:
Famed gear gurus Matt Fuller, Dr Matthew Morrissey, and Dr Mark Taylor continue to explain how clothing insulation works.

Knowledge is Power,and will make you more comfortable outdoors and possibly save your life.

You can find out more HERE

Happy New Year Everyone
New Product: Primus Express Lander Multi-Fuel Stove
At just ?100 this ultra-light (175g), super efficient, stable and durable stove works using a variety of fuels and is exclusive to the UK market. Use Primus LPgas cartridges or Primus Powerfuel (white gas) and you've got yourself a lightweight backpacking stove.
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Photo of the Week
Solo climber at the top of Escalator, 39 kb
"Solo climber at the top of Escalator" © BD
Lyon, 22 kb

Win 2 Days Climbing With Andy Turner

Lyon are offering a competition winner, plus a friend, exclusive instruction and guiding from Lyon sponsored team member Andy Turner. Glenmore Lodge is the venue and are generously providing 2 days of food and accommodation for the winner and climbing partner.


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SP Jan, 92 kb
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Latest News
All the Latest News from the UK and around the world. No more waiting for next month's magazine:
Early morning rescue on the infamous Aiguille Noire du Peuterey, 4 kb
Gallery of the Week
Our Photo Gallery contains a unique collection of over 153,800 images from UKClimbing users, with 138 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 1,161 votes, and the top voter was Fraser.

Congratulations to Jon Griffith, 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: content in December 2012: A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 16 new articles, 29 product announcements and 7 independent gear reviews from the UKC...
Avalanche Basics Part 1: Anatomy of an Avalanche: From the still-evolving science behind them to tips on how best to avoid getting caught out, avalanches are a huge and complex subject. But even a little knowledge...
Insulation Explained, part 2: How Clothing Works: In part 1 of this comprehensive two-stage article Matt Fuller, Dr. Matthew Morrissey and Dr Mark Taylor discussed the science of insulation and staying warm. Here in...
TRIP REPORT: Imperial College Alaska Expedition: Last June-July a team of four students from Imperial College set off to a skiing and mountaineering expedition in the Wrangell-St Elias mountains in Alaska, in the...
Scottish Sport Climbing for All: Topher Dagg and Sebastien Rider, authors of the new guidebook '7aMax Scottish Sport', give us a tour of low to mid grade sport venues in Scotland. "Whilst not perhaps on the usual sport...
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