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BMC motion of no-confidence defeated

The motion of no-confidence put forward by Bob Pettigrew over the BMC’s executive committee was defeated over the weekend at the AGM. The motion by former president Bob Pettigrew had 30 co-signatures and was loosely related to the BMC’s aborted name change last year,...

IFSC Boulder World Cup: Chongqing - Report

The second round of the 2017 IFSC Boulder World Cup kicked off in Chongqing, China last weekend.

REVIEW: Lowe Alpine's Alpine Ascent 25

Whether it's for mountain rock or lightweight hillwalking, a little pack is sometimes ideal. Smallest of the new Alpine Ascent range, this 25 litre sack from Lowe Alpine...
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NEW Páramo Baselayer line-up

New to Páramo this Spring – choose from three baselayers to cover all temperatures:

New dual colour reversible Cambia Tshirts - two Tshirts in one

Quick drying, directional baselayer offering two levels of cooling through the fabric’s reversibility - so you get two Tshirts for the weight and price of one:

- Smooth, lighter fabric face worn next to the skin is cooler but still reduces pooling of perspiration to eliminate cold spots after exercise.

- Textured, darker fabric face provides ‘dry’ comfort for cooler conditions.

Ideal for high energy and warm weather activities – offers good UV protection (equivalent to SPF 25 or more).

New Tempro Zip Necks – great soft feel, perfect for mid-range temperatures

Fast-drying baselayer providing excellent moisture management with light insulation.

The deep, off-centre zip-neck gives effective temperature control, the high collar gives good protection.

Snug athletic fit with stretch.

New Grid Technic Hoodie - versatility for the coolest conditions

Versatile two-in-one hooded baselayer, to keep you warm or cool. The Grid’s fabric reduces the layers you need by cooling you when exposed to the wind, or providing insulation when covered with a windproof or waterproof. Features a ‘Ninja’ hood with off-centre zip and a chest pocket.

Equally good for high mountain use as for cycling or trekking.

Until 30 April, receive FREE Nikwax BaseWash with every baselayer top purchased online – perfect to keep all your baselayers wicking more effectively, drying faster and smelling less!

Check out the Páramo baselayer line-up – with free Nikwax BaseWash

COMPETITION: Celebrate 50 years of Lowe Alpine. Win a pack from the Ascent Range

For 50 years Lowe Alpine have revolutionised the way we carry gear on the mountain and beyond, combining design expertise with a genuine passion for wild places. From humble...

Photo of the Week
Don't come to Chew Valley; it's always cold, wet & windy, and the climbing...

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Congratulations to James Rushforth for being voted Gallery of the Week by UKC users.

There were 224 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

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NEW 3rd Rock Women's Nora & Men's Ramblas Organic Climbing Trousers RRP £67.99

Just what your summer needs: lightweight movement oriented climbing chinos.

Woven from 97.5% light, breathable Organic Cotton Twill, the NORA & RAMBLAS offer a mix of all our favourite features of a climbing trouser with sustainability in mind.

Enjoy the freedom to move with the elastane mix and diamond-cut crotch, allowing you to bend without restriction. We’ve even added double-layered knees for maximum durability and an adjustable waistband & lock for a perfect fit.

An all-in-one transitional trouser, these smartly tailored organic climbing chinos are ideal to wear out after a session at the crag, or even for day-to-day casual wear. 

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