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Over 150 years of alpine expertise

EDELRID was founded by Julius EDELmann and Carl RIDder in 1863. At first, the company made braids and cords. Julius Edelmann was a salesman and mountaineer, Carl Ridder a technician, who specialised in braiding machines. The faces might have changed over the years but EDELRID remains an innovative and creative company to this day. In 1953 EDELRID invented the kernmantel rope and revolutionised the world of climbing. Materials and production techniques were constantly improved and then 11 years later, EDELRID produced a rope capable of withstanding multiple falls – the forerunner of the modern dynamic climbing rope. Climbing has never looked back since.

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Edelrid Attila Tec Axe

The Attila Tec mountaineering axe features a fold-out grip rest and a plastic head grip. But how well do these additions stand up to the rigours of winter mountain use? Tom Ripley soon finds out.


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Our Top 10 Products of 2017

Over a year our reviewers get through a mountain of gear. Here, members of our review team pick their personal highlights from the class of 2017. Stuck for Christmas present ideas? We're here to help...

It's not the most comfortable headtorch I've ever used  © Dan Bailey
It's not the most comfortable headtorch I've ever used  © Dan Bailey

Edelrid Asteri Headtorch

Edelrid have recently joined other hardware brands in releasing a range of headtorches. With its balance of output and burn time, and affordable price tag, the Asteri is a good bet for climbers and walkers.

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gift guide montage  © UKC Gear

Christmas Gift Guide: Goodies for £40 and Under

Christmas is nearly here, and as usual we've left present buying til the last minute. From seasonal staples like hats and torches to climbing hardwear and ultralight packs, here are some ideas that won't break the bank.

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harness group test montage  © UKC Gear

All Round Harnesses

Since most climbers do a bit of everything, there's a lot to be said for a harness that does too. Over spring and summer 2016 the UKC test...

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Rock shoes group test montage  © UKC Gear

Rock Shoes for All-Day Comfort

Most climbers need a comfy rock shoe in their lives. When choosing an all-day all-rounder, pure performance comes second to...

The Edelrid Jay II harness - close up  © Mark Glasiter
The Edelrid Jay II harness - close up  © Mark Glasiter

Edelrid Jay II and Jayne Harnesses

The Jay II and Jayne are two climbing harnesses from the German gear manufacturer Edelrid – The Jay is designed for men...

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Headtorch review montage  © UKC Gear

Head Torches / Head Lamps

In this indepth review, we look at several top-of-the-range headtorches, some lightweight models, and some budget options. If you are...


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Edelrid Riot & Shark: The Perfect Combo

Now that the weather is turning colder it's time to start thinking about venturing into the mountains for some winter activities. Edelrid have a large range of products specifically developed for this purpose.

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OutDoor 2018 thumbnail  © UKC/UKH Gear

OutDoor 2018 - Our Top 10 Products

We're just back from the annual gear fest that is the OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen. From the thousands of products on show, here are a few that really caught our eye.

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ISPO 2018 - Top 10 Products  © UKC Gear

ISPO 2018 - Our Top 10 Products

At ISPO 2018 the world's leading outdoor brands showed off their new stuff. We'll be bringing you updates on the latest clothing and equipment over the next few weeks. But which were our favourites? 

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ISPO Top 10 Products   © UKC Gear

ISPO 17 - Our Top 10 Products

At ISPO 2017 the world's leading outdoor brands showcased new product. We will be bringing you updates on the latest clothing...

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OutDoor 2016 Montage  © UKClimbing

OutDoor 2016 - What's New? Final Report

The UKC/UKH team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. Below are some video...

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Best of Fred 2016 montage  © UKC Gear

OutDoor 2016 - Our Top 10 Products

The annual orgy of gear and beer that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen is over for another year, and UKC & UKH were out in force...

The classic Midi-Plan traverse above Chamonix  © Jack Geldard
The classic Midi-Plan traverse above Chamonix  © Jack Geldard

Walking / Mountaineering Axes

With the alpine summer season now in full swing many people are getting kitted out with spikey, shiney toys to safeguard...


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Competition WINNERS - Light up the night with EDELRID

Edelrid are offering 5 lucky winners a prize of their choice from the new range of headtorches.

Edelrid Corbie Rope  © Edelrid
Edelrid Corbie Rope  © Edelrid

Winner Win an Edelrid Corbie 8.6mm Triple Rated Rope

Certified as a twin, half and single rope it sits at the top of EDELRID's Pro Line collection boasting the full range of treatments: Pro Shield for top class performance; Dry Shield for superior water and dirt resistance and Thermo Shield to...


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