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NEWS: Tokyo 2020 - 100 Days to Go

Today (14 April) marks 100 days to go (once again) until the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, where Sport Climbing will make its Olympic debut. Postponed by a year due to the pandemic, the Games will be held with no overseas spectators, reduced media attendance and with a range of COVID-19 protocols in place, in accordance with the latest playbooks. If you're starting to feel the Olympic spirit, check out our UKC Tokyo 2020 athlete profile database and make your own predictions.

REVIEW: Mountain Equipment's new Tupilak Jacket and Pants

For the winter season we're just leaving, Mountain Equipment updated their popular Tupilak shell, making tweaks to the design of both the Jacket and the Pants. As a long-term...

NEWS: Trad Development Scotland 2018-20: South

Summer 2020 fizzled out and the second lockdown was looming. In planning for some long winter days I started opening accounts on a few projects, one of which was a Scottish...
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UK Classic Rock Summer Challenge

To celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the Joe Brown Shops in Snowdonia, The International School of Mountaineering (ISM), The Climbers Shop, The Joe Brown Shops and UKC have teamed up to offer you a fantastic summer rock climbing challenge right here in the UK.

In 2021, we challenge you to focus a summers energy exploring these 15 Classic Rock climbs in the Lake District and/or 21 in Snowdonia, enjoying some of the best climbing at the grade; all of which are below VS.

Complete either the 'Lake District Classic Rock Summer Challenge' or the 'Snowdonia Classic Rock Challenge' (or both if you are feeling keen!) by climbing all the routes from the iconic book Classic Rock, and you'll get not only the satisfaction of all those adventurous days out trad climbing and exploring the magnificent UK mountains, but a serious dose of FUN too! It's what climbing is all about. On top of THAT you will also get a digital £20 voucher e-mailed to you to spend at either The Climbers Shop in the Lake District or either of The Joe Brown Shops in North Wales and a FREE three month subscription to the brilliant Rockfax Digital.

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ARTICLE: Crag Notes: Dunkeld in Winter

Driving through the village at night to claim my few hours of solace amongst pine and rock, a soft glow emanates from steamed up windows of houses that I can't afford. The...

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1st ascent of Gods Gift E7 6B.

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Win a Rab Zenith GTX Waterproof

Why wait for the clouds to clear? Made for unpredictable weather, Rab's Zenith jacket pairs GORE-TEX® PACLITE® Plus with protective features to keep out the worst of the weather. 

You can win one of your very own by entering our competition on UKC:

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