facebook  twitter
Latest News, Articles and Gear

IN FOCUS: Culm Dancing - The Guidebook and a Personal History

The last article in the Culm Dancing series features guidebook author Mark Kemball, who recounts his experiences both of putting the latest guide together, coupled with his own experiences across this dramatic stretch of coastline.

NEWS: Six Medals at IFSC World Championships for GB Paraclimbing Team

The GB Paraclimbing Team's intense two years of training reached its culmination last week at the IFSC Paraclimbing World Championships in Moscow, Russia, where they came...

VIDEO: Choosing a rucksack and fitting it correctly

Rachael and Rob give an overview of different sized packs and show us a variety of sizes, and then explain how to correctly fit them.
Sponsored Link

The North Face Advanced Mountain Kit available exclusively at Ellis Brigham

Here's three pieces from The North Face's latest range of top-quality mountain equipment:

AMK L3 Pullover

The AMK L3 Pullover is a 1000-fill RDS ProDown insulated midlayer. Lightweight and ultra-packable, it achieves the highest warmth-to-weight ratio. Boosting performance further, the L3 Pullover features TNF's all-new 50/50 Down construction. Pairing air-permeable fabric with downproof baffles, it allows increased airflow during aerobic activity. An essential piece for stop-start alpine missions, extensive testing assures high-altitude performance.

AMK Softshell Gloves 

For the AMK Softshell glove, TNF put the focus on dexterity. Designed to give total control in mild alpine conditions, you can handle tools with confidence. A new palm fabric delivers grip, with goat leather overlays boosting durability.

AMK Spectre Pack 38

The Spectre 38 pack is one of the most advanced climbing models in the industry. Designed and tested with The North Face's alpine climbing team, its performance is proven. Built with proprietary Spectra Grid Mesh, the cut-proof yarn combines strength with lightness. Features include a roll-top closure and ice tool carry. With a 38-litre capacity, this is the one you want for the summit day.

Visit Ellis Brigham
Support UKC

COMPETITION: Win Rab's new Xenair Light Jacket

Intelligent Insulation Body mapped for the ultimate versatility, Xenair Light features strategically zoned areas of recycled PrimaLoft® Gold Active+ insulation to...

Photo of the Week
Sunny seaside day

Supported by


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

There were 140 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

Sponsored Link

Gregory Arrio 30

Airy and light at only 725g – the ARRIO 30 daypack by Gregory Mountain Products.

The highlight of the pack is the new FreeSpan suspension system, a trampoline-like construction with an open mesh back panel developed by Gregory's backpack experts. The big advantage of this system is that it relieves your back when the going gets hot, by allowing air to circulate without compromising carrying comfort.

To take this another notch up, the carrying straps, which are seamlessly integrated into the back system, are also perforated for optimised ventilation. Plus, the functional material wicks excess moisture away from the body to ensure a pleasant body temperature while hiking.

Also available, the Arrio 18 and 24.

Visit Gregory