facebook  twitter
Latest News, Articles and Gear

ARTICLE: Crag Notes: Mowing Word

In this month's Crag Notes, Jim Perrin takes us to Mowing Word - a crag that he developed back in the late 1960s. Nowadays its walls are adorned with classics, but back then it was something of a blank slate. " I had this marvellous cliff to try lines upon", says Jim. "This gleaming-orange, sunset wall of massively-bedded limestone's been my favourite cliff ever since".

NEWS: Lakes Classic Rock Record set (again) by Tom Randall, smashed by Will Birkett

In a whirlwind weekend, Tom Randall and Will Birkett were rushing around the Lakes attempting to beat each other's records for the Classic Rock Round. Not content with his...

REVIEW: Petzl SWIFT RL - One Headtorch to Rule Them All?

The SWIFT RL offers an amazingly heavyweight power output in a light and compact package, says Rob Greenwood, while its Reactive Lighting helps preserve battery life. Is this...
Sponsored Link

Petzl IKO - The Headlamp, Reinvented

What if a headlamp was both high-performance and lightweight? Comfortable and well-balanced? Versatile and inventive? Conceived after months of research, testing, brainstorming, and innovating, the IKO headlamp, little by little, began to see the light.

The rechargeable IKO CORE headlamp combines multiple technologies to offer 500 lumens at only 79 g. Featuring a new AIRFIT headband, an ultra-thin lamp body and an energy source worn in the rear, the headlamp is balanced, comfortable and almost imperceptible.


Win the new Petzl IKO on UKC
Support UKC

COMPETITION: Win a Pair of Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

The Scarpa Manta has been an icon for over three decades. As a multi award winning model in various generations it has represented the "benchmark" in 4 season Mountain boots....

Photo of the Week
Tim Howell completes the UK's first ever mountain wingsuit BASE jump
Hamish Frost

Supported by


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

There were 277 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

Sponsored Link

SMC's Highland Scrambles North now available on Rockfax Digital

Over the past year the Scottish Mountaineering Club (SMC) has been working with Rockfax to digitise their back catalogue of climbing guidebooks. 

"The North-West Highlands and Outer Hebrides contain some of the best scrambling anywhere in Scotland. If you enjoy unfrequented rock on wild, rugged peaks then this is the place for you..."

Earlier this year Scottish Sport Climbs was added to Rockfax Digital, joining Scottish Rock, Scottish Winter Climbs and Highland Outcrops South. Highland Scrambles North represents the first of the SMC's scrambling guides to be released in digital format and covers the wealth of scrambling across the grade range to be found north of the Great Glen and in the Western Isles.

Find out more about Rockfax Digital