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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 team has put ten all-round harnesses through their paces.


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Grivel Air Tech Crampons

Most winter fans need an all-rounder in their crampon stash - one pair for everything from Munro walks to lower grade mountaineering. The Grivel Air Tech is designed specifically to meet this broad remit. So how does it perform? Dan Bailey gives it a bash.

Trekking Poles

Alison Culshaw from Adventure Expeditions offers some tips on choosing trekking poles, and reviews three pairs, each with their own unique features and types of locking mechanisms, making them suitable for different situations: the Black Diamond Contour Elliptic...

Grivel Trail Pole

The Grivel Trail Pole is a compact, lightweight trekking pole, revolutionary in its design and execution, says Mike Kann. "A pole's a pole right? That's what I thought until I saw the Grivel Trail pole on a stand in Snellsport in Chamonix. It looked different to the other poles on...


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Walking / Mountaineering Axes

With the alpine summer season now in full swing many people are getting kitted out with spikey, shiney toys to safeguard their alpine ascents. If you're in the market for a long handled Ice Axe for either this summer's alpine season or next winter's Scottish maelstrom, then look no further. Here we have listed 8 axes, each from a different manufacturer so that you can compare weights and prices and decide which axe is for you.

Climbing Hardware Report

It's the report everyone has been waiting for... climbing hardware! From the unconventional twin gate carabiner from Grivel to the new ice axes from Black Diamond, with a whole lot in between, if you are looking for some new kit, then look no further...

OutDoor 2013 - Packs Report

Mid-July saw the huge OutDoor Tradeshow descend upon the town of Friedrichshafen in Germany. This is the event of the year for European climbing and outdoor companies, and there are literally hundreds of brands showing off their shiny new stuff... In this report we...

OutDoor 2013 - Climbing Hardware Report

In the first of the UKC/UKH OutDoor Show Reports, we look at what is new or hot on the climbing gear scene, with carabiners,...

OutDoor 2012 Report: Rucksacks

A selection of new and coming-soon rucksacks, which stood out to us at OutDoor 2012...

Hardware, Footwear and Accessories

The final ISPO Munich 2012 report: some interesting new climbing and walking equipment to look out for this season, plus...

Gear News From ispo Munich: What's New For 2011?

News from the winter gear event of the year: an update on what's hitting the shops this Spring and Autumn...


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