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OutDoor 2014 - Climbing Hardware Report

A few weeks ago the UKClimbing.com team headed out to a wet Friedrichschafen in Germany to attend the 2014 OutDoor Show. This is one of the biggest outdoor trade events on the calendar and was stuffed full of new climbing products. This is the first of a...

NEWSFLASH: First British 8c for Emma Twyford

Yesterday Emma Twyford climbed Unjustified at Malham Cove in Yorkshire, becoming the first British woman to climb 8c on British soil, and the second...

REVIEW: MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2-Person Tent

Since its launch in 2004 the Hubba Hubba has proved a popular three-season staple for MSR. Now for 2014 this lightweight two person tent has had a...
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Applications for Hanwag's first ever Alpine Experience are now open

Bavarian boot-maker Hanwag has opened applications for its exclusive Alpine Experience 2014 event which will take place between the 14th and 17th of September. Offering you the opportunity to tackle the Zugspitze - Germany's highest peak - places on the Alpine Challenge will be strictly limited to just 36 participants. With four routes to the summit to choose from, the 36 Alpine Experience participants will be divided into four teams, each led by a dedicated mountain guide.

The Alpine Experience 2014 offers an exciting opportunity for any climber or mountaineer to push themselves to the limit. At the mountain's summit all four teams will celebrate their achievements, enjoying a traditional Bavarian breakfast party while taking in the stunning alpine scenery.

The overall cost of the event is €190 and you will need to register by 15th August 2014. The participation cost includes:

  • Three nights accommodation (2x hotel, 1x en route)
  • All food and drink including snacks
  • Provision of state-certified mountain guides
  • Hire of Black Diamond climbing equipment
  • Summit party

n.b. participants will be required to make their own way to Munich Airport.

To find out more or register please click here.

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COMPETITION: Win a Petzl Contact 9.8mm Rope

Petzl's new range of climbing ropes have been developed to meet the needs of today's climbers. Whether you are looking for a single rope, a half/twin rope or a rope...

Photo of the Week
Rob Powell enjoying the fine arete pitch 28 with only a few pitches to go
David Barlow

Congratulations to mac fae stirling for being voted Gallery of the Week by UKC users.

There were 218 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

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Rockfax Dolomites Guidebook OUT NOW

The Rockfax Dolomites Guidbook has just hit the shops. This guide will cover everything you need for a trip, regardless of ability, whether it be sport, trad, via ferrata or a combination of all three. It features all the major areas and is the only guidebook available to have such comprehensive coverage.

The book is being authored by James Rushforth who, together with his partner Lynne Hempton, has spent several years documenting the climbs and via ferratas, and taking some amazing photographs for the book. Regular followers of the UKClimbing Photo of the Week competition have got used to James winning and you can see his amazing gallery here.

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Events Diary
View the Events Diary for Competitions, lectures and even club meets. Here's some for the next 7 days: